Mitch Richmond

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Basketball player
Mitch Richmond
Mitch Richmond
Player information
Full name Mitchell James Richmond
birthday 30th June 1965 (age 55)
place of birth Deerfield Beach , Florida , USA
size 196 cm
Weight 98 kg
position Shooting Guard
High school Boyd Anderson, Florida
college Kansas State University
NBA draft 1988 , 5th pick, Golden State Warriors
Jersey number 2, 9, 23
Clubs as active
1988-1991 United StatesUnited States Golden State Warriors
1991-1998 United StatesUnited States Sacramento Kings
1998-2001 United StatesUnited States Washington Wizards
2001-2002 United StatesUnited States Los Angeles Lakers
National team
1987-1996 United StatesUnited States United States
Clubs as coaches
2015-2019 United StatesUnited States St. John's University (Assistant Trainer)

Mitchell James "Mitch" Richmond (born June 30, 1965 in Deerfield Beach , Florida ) is a retired American basketball player who was active from 1988 to 2002 in the NBA . During his time as a player, Richmond was an NBA All-Star six times and was considered one of the best three-point shooters in the league. In April 2014, it was announced that Richmond would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .


Richmond was selected in the NBA Draft in 1988 in 5th position by the Golden State Warriors , received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season and thus led the NBA All-Rookie Team of this year. As part of Run-TMC , alongside Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway , he reached the NBA playoffs with the Warriors in 1990 and 1991. Richmond was a dangerous scorer in the three years who put up an average of 22 points, but he was not invited to the NBA All-Star Game during his time with the Warriors .

In 1991 he switched to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for rookie Billy Owens, to whom he remained loyal until 1998. During this time he was appointed to the All-Star Team of the Western Conference 6 times , and in 1995 he was selected as the MVP of the All-Star Game. With the chronically unsuccessful Kings Richmond reached the playoffs once in the 1996/97 season . He finished the season with an average of 25.9 points; Richmond's best year of his professional career.

After three years in Sacramento, Richmond was transferred to the Washington Wizards in 1998 in exchange with Chris Webber . He left the Kings as one of the best players in team history. After the end of his career, his jersey number 2 was withdrawn by the Kings and has not been given to other players since. In Washington, the team did not succeed either, although Richmond regularly performed well. He did not succeed in the playoff participation in the jersey of the Wizards.

After Richmond played three seasons in Washington, he moved in the 2001/02 season to the Los Angeles Lakers , with whom he won his only NBA championship in his last season. During the playoffs, Richmond came on two missions for the Lakers.

From 2015 to 2019, Richmond was an assistant coach at St. John's University .

National team

With the US basketball team, he won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics . Later he was able to win the gold medal with the Dream Team III at the 1996 Summer Olympics .

Achievements and Awards

See also

Web links

Commons : Mitch Richmond  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ranking 10 Greatest Florida-Born Players in NBA History. In: Retrieved May 7, 2020 .
  2. Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame , accessed May 3, 2019
  3. Roundball chatter: Richmond joins Mullin's staff at St. John's , accessed November 20, 2018