December 24, 1958 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||George Wythe (Richmond, Virginia)|
|College||Western Texas CC (1978–1980)
|NBA draft||1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Pro playing career||1982–1993|
|1990–1992||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
- Angie Pressey. Calbears.cstv.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
- "Matt Pressey". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- Phildead link
- "Phil Pressey". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- NBA transactions, 2010–11. Nba.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
- Cleveland Cavaliers might move quickly to court Mike Brown before other teams do, NBA source tells Plain Dealer
- Player profile @ tulsahurricane.cstv.com
- College & NBA statistics @ basketball-reference.com
- Coach file @ nba.com
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