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Rick Brunson
Point guard
Born June 14, 1972 (1972-06-14) (age 37)
Syracuse, New York
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League NBA
High school Salem in
Salem, Massachusetts
College Temple
Draft Not drafted
Pro career 1995–present
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (1997-98, 2001-02)
New York Knicks (1998-99, 2001)
Boston Celtics (2000-01)
Chicago Bulls (2002-04)
Toronto Raptors (2003)
Los Angeles Clippers (2004-05)
Seattle SuperSonics (2005-06)
Houston Rockets (2006)
Philadelphia 76ers (2006)
Profile Info Page

Rick Daniel Brunson (born June 14, 1972, in Syracuse, New York), is an American former professional basketball player.


Professional Playing Career

Brunson (full name: Eric Daniel Brunson) graduated from Temple University. Undrafted in 1995, he played in Australia in 1995-96, and in the CBA next season. He was signed as a free agent by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1997-98, playing again in the CBA at the start of the 1998-99 season. Brunson then signed with the New York Knicks, and was a member of the 1999 Eastern Conference championship team. In 2000-01, he started off with the Boston Celtics, but finished the season with the Knicks again. He rejoined the Trail Blazers in 2001-02. He then signed with the Chicago Bulls the next season, splitting between the Bulls and the Toronto Raptors in 2003-04, before moving on to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004-05. A breakout season in which he averaged a career-high 5.5 points per game landed him a 2005-06 contract with the Seattle SuperSonics, but only appeared in four games due to injury. On February 28, 2006, the Sonics waived Brunson. He was subsequently signed by the Houston Rockets, finishing his ninth and final season as a professional basketball player.

Coaching career

From January to April 2007, Brunson worked as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets, focusing on player development. From 2007 to 2009, he was with the University of Virginia as the Cavaliers’ director of basketball operations. In May 2009, Brunson was hired as Assistant Coach for the Hartford Hawks men's basketball team.

Career Highlights

  • Career Scoring Average
  • 3.2
  • Scoring Average - Career High
  • 5.5 (04-05)
  • Most Points in a Season
  • 437 (04-05)
  • Most Points in a Game
  • 19 (against the L.A. Lakers 02/04/98)
  • Career Points Scored
  • 1,090
  • Average Minutes Per Game (Career)
  • 13.5
  • Most Blocks in a Season
  • 7 (04-05)
  • Most Offensive Rebounds in a Season
  • 23 (01-02 and 04-05)
  • Most Free Throws Made - Game
  • 7 (Twice)

Complete statistics are preserved at Rick Brunson's player profile page. [1]

External links


  1. ^ Rick Brunson Career Statistics, Retrieved on 2008-03-23.


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