Kirk James Hinrich (born January 2, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also been a member of the USA National Team.
Growing up in Sioux City, Iowa, Hinrich was exposed to basketball at an early age. His father, Jim, coached him from the third grade through high school.
As a high school senior, Hinrich was named the 1999 Co-Iowa Mr. Basketball, along with future college teammate and roommate Nick Collison. Hinrich originally committed to play basketball at Iowa State but when the coach at the time, Tim Floyd, took the head coaching position for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, Hinrich changed his mind and decided to attend the University of Kansas. While playing college basketball for Kansas, Hinrich helped his team reach the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament in 2002 and the championship game against the Carmelo Anthony-led Syracuse University in 2003. Hinrich played all four years at Kansas before being drafted into the NBA. He is often referred to as “Captain Kirk” because he was voted as team captain for the Bulls for four consecutive years. Hinrich is the Bulls’ all-time leader in three-point field goals.nAfter seven seasons with the Bulls, he was traded to the Washington Wizards on June 8, 2010. He then was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on February 23, 2011. In 2012, he re-signed with the Bulls.
On July 21, 2014, Hinrich re-signed with the Bulls to a reported two-year, $5.6 million contract.
On June 29, 2015, Hinrich exercised his player option with the Bulls for the 2015–16 season.
2003 Topps Jersey Edition Autograph Rookie GOLD /99
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2007)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
2× Third-team All-American – NABC, TSN (2002, 2003)
Third-team All-American – AP (2003)
Competitor for United States
FIBA World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Japan Team competition