Kevin Pritchard

 

Kevin Lee Pritchard (born July 18, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player and currently serves as general manager for the Indiana Pacers.

Pritchard played college basketball for the University of Kansas, where he was the starting point guard on the Jayhawks team that defeated the Oklahoma Sooners for the 1988 NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship. While at KU, he played under head men’s basketball coach Larry Brown, assistants R.C. Buford and Alvin Gentry, and one year under then-volunteer assistant coach Gregg Popovich, now the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

Pritchard holds the distinction of being the first player to make a 3-point shot at Allen Fieldhouse in 1986. During his time at University of Kansas, Pritchard became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was also named three times on the Academic All-Big Eight

Pritchard was drafted by the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association as the 34th overall pick 1990. He had a six-year NBA career spanning five teams—the Warriors, the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Miami Heat, and the Washington Bullets. He also holds the distinction of being the first player signed in the history of the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995, although he was released before getting an opportunity to play a game for them. Pritchard’s playing career also included a stint with Caceres C.B. in Spain, Pfizer Reggio Calabria in Italy in 1993-1994 and Bayer Leverkusen in Germany 1996-1997. He retired from playing in 1998.

After a year working outside of basketball, Pritchard became the coach and general manager of the Kansas City Knights of the ABA, which he led to a championship in 2001. Later, he was hired by San Antonio Spurs general manager R. C. Buford to be a scout in the Spurs’ organization, and two years later was hired by the Portland Trail Blazers as director of player personnel.

In July 2011, Pritchard joined the Indiana Pacers to become their Director of Player Personnel. Later on, he was promoted to general manager in June 2012 to replace David Morway.

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Men’s basketball
Representing United States
FIBA U19 World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1987 Bormio Team competition

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