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Encyclopedia > Steve Smith (basketball)
Steve Smith
Position Shooting guard
Nickname Smitty From the City
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg)
Nationality USA
Born March 31, 1969 (1969-03-31) (age 38)
Flag of Michigan Highland Park, Michigan
College Michigan State
Draft 5th overall, 1991
Miami Heat
Pro career 1991–2005
Former teams Miami Heat (1991–1994, 2005)
Atlanta Hawks (1995–1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (1999–2001)
San Antonio Spurs (2001–2003)
New Orleans Hornets (2003–2004)
Charlotte Bobcats (2004-2005)
Awards 2002 NBA Sportsmanship Award
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Gold Sydney 2000 United States

Steven (Steve) Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association player. He played with several teams in his 14-year career, including the Miami Heat, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs, but is perhaps best known for his five-year stint with the Atlanta Hawks which included an All-Star Game appearance in 1998. He won a championship with the Spurs in 2003. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Highland Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... 1991 NBA Draft - 26 June 1991 - New York City, New York Darrell Armstrong (PG), Fayetteville State Categories: | | ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The NBA Sportsmanship Award (also named the Joe Dumars Trophy after its first recipient) has been presented by the National Basketball Association each year since 1996, to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity[1]. In its twelve-year... This article is about the sport. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Highland Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


Smith was widely regarded as an excellent three-point shooter and an experienced veteran and won the 1994 FIBA World Championship [1] and an Olympic gold medal with the Olympic USA basketball team in 2000 at Sydney. Official logo The 1994 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ...


Smith was selected fifth overall in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat for whom he played for three seasons before being traded two games into the 1994-95 season to the Atlanta Hawks. He spent five seasons with the Hawks before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jim Jackson and Isaiah Rider. 1991 NBA Draft - 26 June 1991 - New York City, New York Darrell Armstrong (PG), Fayetteville State Categories: | | ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jackson, as a member of the Phoenix Suns, signing autographs before a game in Cleveland, Ohio during the 2005-06 NBA season. ... Isaiah Rider, Jr. ...


He was traded to the Spurs for Derek Anderson in the off-season of 2001. He won an NBA title with the Spurs before signing as a free agent with the New Orleans Hornets in 2003 where he played for one season. He began the 2004-05 season with the newly-formed Charlotte Bobcats, but was re-acquired by the Heat at the February 24, 2005 trade deadline in exchange for Malik Allen. He announced his retirement at the end of that season.[2] For the American football player, see Derek Anderson (American football). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malik Allen (born June 27, 1978 in Willingboro, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. Allen was undrafted after a college career at Villanova University, and began his career with the Miami Heat. ...


Smith is also well known for his many charitable pursuits, including a USD $2.5 million gift to his alma mater, Michigan State University. Smith's donation helped to fund the Clara Bell Smith Student Athletic Center, which is named for his mother. At the time, this was the largest single donation by a professional athlete to his alma mater in history. In recognition for his generosity, during the 1997-98 NBA season, Smith received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, and in 2001-02 received the Joe Dumars NBA Sportsmanship Award. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... The NBA Sportsmanship Award (also named the Joe Dumars Trophy after its first recipient) has been presented by the National Basketball Association each year since 1996, to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity[1]. In its twelve-year...


He holds career averages of 14.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 35.8 percent from behind the three-point line. He also holds the Hawks' single-game record for 3 pointers with 9.


He is currently an announcer on Atlanta Hawks games with Bob Rathbun. Bob Rathbun is a sports television announcer. ...


Notes

  1. ^ 1994 USA Basketball
  2. ^ Steve Smith to retire

External links

  • Steve Smith Player Info at NBA.com
  • Steve Smith Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • NBA.com: Where Are They Now: Steve Smith
2000 Olympic Champions Men's Basketball
Shareef Abdur-Rahim | Ray Allen | Vin Baker | Vince Carter | Kevin Garnett | Tim Hardaway | Allan Houston | Jason Kidd | Antonio McDyess | Alonzo Mourning | Gary Payton | Steve Smith
Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich

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SPURS: Steve Smith Hosts Basketball Clinic (180 words)
Smith was on hand to host a one-hour clinic for the children of Spectrum members, ages 8-12.
The clinic included a 15-minute presentation where Smith discussed his childhood and his path to the NBA, a 30-minute drill session that included a shootout contest, and the last 15 minutes reserved for an autograph session.
Smith was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the San Antonio Spurs in 2001.
USA Basketball: Bio - Mens - Smith (999 words)
Smith in 1999 led the Hawks in scoring for the fourth straight season, was voted the team's Most Valuable Player by Hawks.com voters.
An experienced member of three USA Basketball teams that have all captured gold medals in international play, most recently Smith wore the red, white and blue in 1999 at the Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas that was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Smith, who is married (Millie), while quietly establishing himself on the court as one of the NBA's top players, has also been one of the NBA's biggest givers off the court.
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