Chat With Portland Director of Player Personnel Kevin Pritchard
Chat with Pritchard at noon PT on Friday April 29.|
The 37-year-old Pritchard is in his first season with the Trail Blazers. He was named the club's Director of Player Personnel last August. Pritchard spent a year and a half as a scout with the San Antonio Spurs. Prior to that, he was with the Kansas City Knights of the American Basketball Association where he served as the team's general manager, head coach and director of player personnel. In 2001-02, he led the Knights to the ABA Championship.
After a stellar career at Thomas Edison H.S. in Tulsa, OK, Pritchard went on to the University of Kansas where he became one of the all-time best players for the storied program. He started 129 of 139 career games, averaging 12.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 3.6 apg. He was an All-Big 8 selection as a senior and was a three-time All-Big 8 Academic Team selection.
As a sophomore, he hit 6-of-7 shots from the field to score 13 points as Kansas defeated Oklahoma, 83-79, to win the 1988 NCAA Championship. Fourteen years after leaving the Jayhawks, Pritchard is No. 4 all-time in steals (199), No. 6 all-time in assists (499), No. 7 all-time in three-pointers made (154) and No. 9 all-time in points scored (1,692).
Pritchard was a second round selection (34th pick overall) of the Golden State Warriors in the 1990 NBA Draft. He spent the 1990-91 season with the Warriors, averaging 3.9 ppg in 62 games. During his NBA career, Pritchard also played for the Boston Celtics (1991-92), Philadelphia 76ers (1994-95), Miami Heat (1994-95) and the Washington Bullets (1995-96). He also played in Spain, Italy and Germany as well as in the Continental Basketball Association.
Pritchard is scheduled to chat live with fans at noon PT (3 p.m. ET) on Friday, April 29. Post your questions now and come back for the live chat.
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