Tracy Murray


Tracy Lamont Murray (born July 25, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player who currently works as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Murray was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft with the 18th overall selection. Just seven days after being drafted, on July 1, 1992 Murray was dealt twice in the same day. He was first traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard/forward Dale Ellis and then dealt by the Bucks to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Alaa Abdelnaby. During the 93-94 season, he led the NBA in three point average at 45.9%. Murray spent two-and-a-half seasons with Portland before being dealt to the Houston Rockets on February 14, 1995, with guard Clyde Drexler in exchange for forward Otis Thorpe, the rights to Argentinian forward Marcelo Nicola and a 1995 first-round draft choice.

Tracy Murray played in just 25 games for the Rockets where he averaged 3.5 PPG and combined with his 5.9 PPG average in the 29 games he played as a Trail Blazer before the deal finished the campaign with a total PPG average of 4.8. On November 1, 1995 he signed a contract with the expansion Toronto Raptors and played the best NBA season of his career averaging 16.2 PPG, 1.6 APG and 4.3 RPG. Murray then decided to sign a contract with the Washington Bullets (now Washington Wizards) on July 15, 1996.


Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (1995)
2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1991, 1992)
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,943 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,649 (2.5 rpg)
Assists 508 (0.8 apg)
United States Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Havana Team Competition