Aaron McKie

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Aaron McKie
Personal information
Born (1972-10-02) October 2, 1972 (age 41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Simon Gratz
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Temple (1991–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro playing career 1994–2007
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 23, 8, 2
Career history
As player:
19941997 Portland Trail Blazers
1997 Detroit Pistons
1997–2005 Philadelphia 76ers
20052007 Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
20072013 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,871 (7.4 ppg)
Rebounds 2,587 (3.3 rpg)
Assists 2,126 (2.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player. Throughout his playing career, McKie spent time as a point guard, shooting guard or small forward.

High school basketball career

McKie attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia and was a letterman in basketball. In basketball, as a senior, he was an All-Scholastic choice and an All-Southern Pennsylvania choice, and helped lead his team to the Public League championship and a 26 wins-4 loss record, and averaged 18.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. He graduated from Gratz in 1990.1

College career

After redshirting his freshman year, McKie finished his three-year career at Temple University tied for sixth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,650 points, averaging 17.9 points per game while starting all 92 games. He teamed up with eventual All-Star Eddie Jones at Temple, and was named first-team All-Atlantic 10 and he was named to the A-10 all-tournament team as a senior. As a junior, he was the 1993 Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, after averaging 20.6 points per game.

NBA career

McKie was selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He has since played for the Detroit Pistons, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the 2000–01 NBA season, McKie was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the first Sixers player since Bobby Jones in 1983 to win that honor. McKie played an important role in the NBA Finals-bound team, serving as backup to Eric Snow and Allen Iverson and occasionally played as a starter. He notched consecutive triple doubles during the 2000-01 season, December 30, 2000 vs. the Sacramento Kings (19 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists) and January 3, 2001 vs. the Atlanta Hawks (11 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists).

On August 12, 2005, he was waived by the 76ers as part of the one-time "Amnesty provision" of the new labor agreement, allowing the 76ers to waive a player to avoid the luxury tax on his salary. McKie signed with the Lakers on August 22, 2005 and played 14 regular-season games for them.

In October 2007, McKie rejoined the 76ers as an assistant coach.2

On February 1, 2008, McKie was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, along with Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, rights to Marc Gasol, and the 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks, for Pau Gasol.34 The Lakers' acquisition of Pau Gasol was only approved by the league office when McKie—who was working as an assistant coach with Philadelphia when the Lakers called to inform him that they wanted to sign him and throw him in for salary-cap reasons—agreed to join the Grizzlies.

He was released from the Grizzlies on May 9, 2008.5 He rejoined the Philadelphia coaching staff as an assistant in September 2008. He remained in that position until 2013.6

Statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG7
1994–95 Portland 45 20 18.4 .444 .393 .685 2.9 2.0 0.8 0.4 6.5
1995–96 Portland 81 73 27.9 .467 .325 .764 3.8 2.5 1.1 0.3 10.7
1996–97 Portland 41 8 18.9 .340 .418 .837 2.3 2.0 0.8 0.4 4.1
1996–97 Detroit 42 3 20.2 .464 .375 .836 3.0 1.8 1.0 0.2 6.3
1997–98 Detroit 24 1 19.7 .413 .176 .870 2.8 1.6 1.0 0.0 4.5
1997–98 Philadelphia 57 31 23.5 .347 .196 .688 2.9 2.4 1.4 0.2 3.9
1998–99 Philadelphia 50 4 19.2 .401 .194 .710 2.8 2.0 1.3 0.1 4.8
1999–2000 Philadelphia 82 14 23.8 .411 .364 .829 3.0 2.9 1.3 0.2 8.0
2000–01 Philadelphia 76 33 31.5 .473 .312 .768 4.1 5.0 1.4 0.1 11.6
2001–02 Philadelphia 48 16 30.6 .449 .398 .787 4.0 3.7 1.2 0.3 12.2
2002–03 Philadelphia 80 40 29.7 .429 .330 .836 4.4 3.5 1.6 0.1 9.0
2003–04 Philadelphia 75 41 28.2 .459 .436 .757 3.4 2.6 1.1 0.3 9.2
2004–05 Philadelphia 68 3 16.4 .430 .323 .625 2.5 1.5 0.7 0.3 2.2
2005–06 L.A. Lakers 14 0 8.6 .250 .000 .500 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.5
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 10 0 13.1 .647 .000 .000 1.8 1.3 0.4 0.0 2.2
Career 793 287 24.2 .438 .350 .779 3.3 2.7 1.2 0.2 7.4

Playoff career

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1995 Portland 3 0 11.3 .571 .500 .000 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.0 5.7
1996 Portland 5 4 26.8 .367 .250 .778 3.6 1.8 1.2 0.4 6.2
1997 Detroit 5 0 19.4 .350 .200 .000 2.0 2.0 1.2 0.4 3.0
1999 Philadelphia 6 0 16.2 .304 .000 .857 2.5 1.8 0.7 0.0 3.3
2000 Philadelphia 10 6 33.1 .485 .343 .839 3.6 4.6 0.4 0.2 13.8
2001 Philadelphia 23 16 38.8 .415 .422 .787 5.2 5.3 1.5 0.1 14.6
2002 Philadelphia 5 0 29.2 .435 .375 .700 3.6 2.4 2.0 0.0 10.6
2003 Philadelphia 12 0 26.3 .535 .556 .857 3.6 1.8 0.8 0.2 7.8
2005 Philadelphia 5 0 17.0 .429 .333 .000 2.4 1.0 0.8 0.0 1.4
2006 L.A. Lakers 1 0 8.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 75 26 28.5 .437 .385 .801 3.6 3.2 1.1 0.1 9.5

Off court troubles

On June 22, 2008, McKie was arrested and charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count after turning himself in for violating a restraining order and attempting to purchase two guns on April 8, 2008.8 McKie is accused of lying when trying to buy two pistols in an Abington, Pennsylvania gun shop by concealing a restraining order that forbade him from purchasing firearms. McKie is accused of lying by checking a "no" box on the gun application when asked if he was prevented from purchasing such a firearm by "a restraining order to protect his 'child or an intimate partner or a child of such partner.'"9

Personal

He is a third cousin of Jason McKie of the NFL.10

References

  1. ^ Mulligan, Kevin (April 26, 1990). "Florida Swingman Becomes Owls' Newest Addition". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aaron McKie Joins 76ers as Assistant Coach". Associated Press. October 3, 2007. Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. 
  3. ^ "ESPN - In dire need of frontcourt help, Lakers acquire Gasol from Grizzlies - NBA". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Gasol dealt to Lakers in blockbuster trade". Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Kidd's trade to Mavs could still happen". Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  6. ^ "New Sixers coach Brett Brown will find new assistant coaches". Insidehoops.com. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Aaron McKie Stats - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 1940-01-09. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  8. ^ "DA says McKie attempted gun purchase despite court order". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  9. ^ Former 76er arrested on gun violationsdead link
  10. ^ "Is Maynard's roster spot in jeopardy?". Chicago Bears. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 

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