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Ricky Pierce
Nickname Deuces[1]
Position Shooting guard
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Born August 19, 1959 (1959-08-19) (age 50)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
High school Garland
College Rice
Draft 18th overall, 1982
Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1982–1998
Former teams Detroit Pistons (1982-1983)
San Diego Clippers (1983-1984)
Milwaukee Bucks (1984-1991, 1997-1998)
Seattle SuperSonics (1991-1994)
Golden State Warriors (1994-1995)
Indiana Pacers (1995-1996)
Denver Nuggets (1996-1997)
Charlotte Hornets (1997)
AEK Athens (1997)
Awards 1990-91 NBA All-Star
1986-87 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
1989-90 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Ricky Charles Pierce (born August 19, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

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Playing career

He graduated from Garland High School and from Rice University. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award twice as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

His first was during the 1987-88 season, and the second two years later, in 1989-1990. He set the then-second longest consecutive free throws streak in NBA history with 75 in 1991 with the Seattle SuperSonics. He retired after the 1997-98 season in his second stint with the Bucks.

He also once had a playing stint in the Greek league with AEK Athens in the beginning of his last active season as a player.[1]

Post playing career

Since retiring, Pierce has developed his own basketball system that assists with shooting accuracy with specially-designed fingertip-placement markers.[2] Pierce developed the idea after watching his son, Aaron, playing basketball at the YMCA. Pierce was giving advice to parents on how to teach their kids the perfect jump shot.[3] A product would later be developed known as the Accushot22, a specially designed basketball with 10 oval indentations.[3] The product sells for $37.95, although hundreds are given away free to underprivileged children.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ricky Charles Pierce
  2. ^ Shoot like All-Star? Ricky Pierce says no problem by Kate Hairopoulos, The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 11, 2006.
  3. ^ a b c Sports Illustrated, July 2, 2007, p. 118.

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Awards
Preceded by
Bill Walton
NBA Sixth Man of the Year
1987
Succeeded by
Roy Tarpley
Preceded by
Eddie Johnson
NBA Sixth Man of the Year
1990
Succeeded by
Detlef Schrempf
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