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Encyclopedia > Tony Massenburg

Tony Arnel Massenburg (born July 31, 1967 in Sussex County, Virginia) is an NBA basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs. He shares an NBA record with Chucky Brown for having played with thirteen different teams over a career. July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining, as the final day of July. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Massenburg was initially signed by the San Antonio Spurs in 1990, when he was chosen in the NBA's second round of the 1990 NBA draft, as the 43rd pick overall. During his first stint with the Spurs, he was able to play alongside David Robinson. He played 35 games during the 1990-1991 NBA season. Massenburg has had major trouble with injuries, which might have helped him tie Brown's record for the players that have played with the most franchises in history. The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There have been several well-known people called David Robinson, including: David Robinson (film critic and author) David Robinson (basketball player) David Robinson (musician) David Robinson (Software Developer/Digital Artist) David C. Robinson, film producer Sir David Robinson (philanthropist) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

As part of his first injury's rehabilitation program, Massenburg went to Italy, where he averaged almost 23 points and 10 rebounds per game in four games with the Reggio team. Reggio is the name of two Italian towns: Reggio Emilia, in the North, sometimes called Reggio nell Emilia or, in ancient times, Reggio di Lombardia or Reggio di Modena Reggio Calabria, in the South (also called Reggio di Calabria) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other...

After playing only one game for Spurs in the 1991-1992 season, Massenburg was traded to the Charlotte Hornets where he played for three games before moving on to the Boston Celtics for seven games, and also the Golden State Warriors for another seven games; ending with a total of 18 games, 90 minutes and four franchises that season. Charlotte Hornets can refer to: A National Basketball Association team now known as the New Orleans Hornets. ... The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ...

Massenburg did not play during the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 seasons, but he came just short of playing an entire season for the first time in his career during 1994-1995, when he was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers for 80 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...

Massenburg was taken in the expansion draft in 1995 by the Toronto Raptors. After 24 games there, he was shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played 30 games. An Expansion Draft, in North American professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to offer a new franchise or franchises. ... The Toronto Raptors are a National Basketball Association team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ...

During the 1996-1997 season, Massenburg once again came very close to playing an entire season for the first time in his career, seeing action in 79 games with yet another team, the New Jersey Nets. Massenburg returned to Canada for the 1997-1998 season, playing with the Brian Winters-coached Vancouver Grizzlies. In Vancouver, Massenburg backed up center Bryant Reeves. He played two seasons in Vancouver before being traded before the 1999-2000 season to the Houston Rockets. With the Rockets, he played ten games, then was promptly returned to the Grizzlies before the 2000-2001 campaign. When the franchise relocated to Memphis in 2001, so did Massenburg. During the Grizzlies' first season on US soil, Massenburg played 73 games, averaging 5.5 points per game. In successive years, he was a member of the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings. The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a National Basketball Association team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Bryant Big Country Reeves (born June 8, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) was a professional basketball player for the Vancouver Grizzlies. ... The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... The word Usa has more than one meaning: U.S.A. - The United States of America The United States Army Usa, Oita - A city in Japan The USA cable network USA Today national daily newspaper The University of Southern Alabama goes by the initials U.S.A. The patriotic cheer... The Utah Jazz are a National Basketball Association team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ...

Massenburg returned to the Spurs for the 2004-2005 season. By then, much was being talked about Massenburg being the only player in thirteen teams to never win an NBA championship. Whereas Chucky Brown had also played with thirteen teams, Brown had actually won an NBA title with the Rockets. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

Massenburg finally achieved his dream of becoming an NBA champion, when the Spurs defeated the Detroit Pistons, four games to three, with Massenburg mainly observing from the bench as his teammates clinched the Spurs' third title in seven years. The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ...

He has participated in 683 NBA games over 15 years, scoring 4,238 points for a career average of 6.2 points per game, collecting 2,964 rebounds for a total of 4.3 rebounds per game, and handling 266 assists, for 0.4 assists per game.

External links

NBA.com's Massenburg page

  Results from FactBites:
InsideHoops.com - NBA Player Interviews - Tony Massenburg Interview (755 words)
Tony Massenburg, of the San Antonio Spurs, has played on almost half of the NBA's 30 teams over the span of his 15-year career.
Tony Massenburg: Offensively, they've taken out a lot of one-on-one isolations, which sometimes I guess can make the game a little bit boring, to see a bunch of guys on one side of the floor and two guys on the other, basically going one-on-one.
Tony Massenburg: The unique thing about my seasons, about my career, is that I've had really good years in the places that I've been.
ESPN Fantasy Basketball 2005: Player News Archive (949 words)
Massenburg, who filled in for an injured Rasho Nesterovic (sprained left ankle) on Saturday, is expected to start Sunday's game against the Warriors, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Massenburg started in place of the injured Tim Duncan (ankle, knee) Tuesday night and scored one point with three rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes in the Spurs' victory over the Bobcats.
Massenburg, who scored four points with one rebound in 16 minutes, wasn't as effective against the Blazers as he was in his first start against the Kings on Sunday (16 points, eight rebounds).
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