Paul Pressey

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Paul Pressey
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1958-12-24) December 24, 1958 (age 55)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school George Wythe (Richmond, Virginia)
College Western Texas CC (1978–1980)
Tulsa (1980–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro playing career 1982–1993
Career history
19821990 Milwaukee Bucks
19901992 San Antonio Spurs
1992–1993 Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,664 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds 2,798 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 3,715 (5.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player. Pressey is widely, though unofficially, creditedby whom? with being the originator of the point forward position, combining the attributes of a point guard and forward. While playing small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1980s, Pressey took on many of the ball handling duties, even leading the team in assists for five straight years. He participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing in 6th place out of 8.

Pressey, along with John Johnson, served as a model for later players taking on the point forward role.

In 1992–93 he came out of retirement while an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors to help the team deal with many injuries to other players. He played 18 games before getting injured too.

His daughter1 attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of the Golden Bear volleyball squad that was a semifinalist at the women's 2007 NCAA Final Four. His sons Matt (Paul Jr.)2 and Phil3 played basketball for Missouri.4

In 2010, Pressey became an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.5 He served in that role until 2013.6

References

  1. ^ Angie Pressey. Calbears.cstv.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ "Matt Pressey". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Phildead link
  4. ^ "Phil Pressey". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ NBA transactions, 2010–11. Nba.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
  6. ^ Cleveland Cavaliers might move quickly to court Mike Brown before other teams do, NBA source tells Plain Dealer

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