Tyrone Hill (born March 19, 1968) is an American retired basketball player and, since 2008–09, assistant coach for the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks. Hill spent four years playing collegiately at Xavier University, in his last season averaging 20.2 points and 12.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.1% from the field. The Golden State Warriors selected him with the eleventh pick of the 1990 NBA draft.
After three years in Golden State, Hill was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 1993. Playing under Mike Fratello, Hill earned an All-Star Game appearance in 1995. He set Cleveland’s single-season franchise record by shooting a career-best 60.0% from the field (and ranked second in the NBA). Hill was sent to the Milwaukee Bucks in a 1997 three-team deal involving notably Terrell Brandon and Shawn Kemp, and spent the remainder of his career between the Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland (2 stints; 1993–94 to 1996–97 and 2001–02 to 2002–03), and the Miami Heat.
As the starting power forward for Philadelphia, Hill teamed up with Theo Ratliff and later with Dikembe Mutombo with whom he played in the 2001 NBA Finals, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers. He is frequently referred to as the ultimate “lunch pail and hard hat” player, due to his rugged style of play and relentless defense and rebounding prowess.
Hill had a career field-goal shooting percentage of 50.2 and free-throw percentage of 63.
Tyrone also owned a Cincinnati, Ohio-based record company called All Net Records and released various singles and albums by groups including OTR Clique, D’Meka, Renaizzance, and KompoZur
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Star (1995)
Horizon League Player of the Year (1990)
No. 42 retired by Xavier
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,532 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds 6,854 (8.6 rpg)
Assists 647 (0.8 apg)