He was a 6'6 swingman with the quintessential NBA physique. I loved him at Louisville in college and was totally stoked when the Celtics acquired him. You probably remember Greg Minor.
He was drafted by the Clippers (on behalf of the Pacers) with the 25th pick in the 1994 draft. But he was waived by the Pacers in October during training camp of that year, and 5 days later, swiftly signed by the Celtics.
His entire career, which consisted of 5, mostly injury-plagued seasons, would come with the Celtics. For his career he averaged 6.9 ppg in 227 contests, 93 of which he started. He played in all 4 of the Celtics' playoff games in 1995 vs the Magic, where the Celtics were really close to pulling off a major upset as the 8th seed.
The end of his career was particularly brutal. He had a career ending injury where I remember there was some mention he might have to permanently walk with a cane. It doesn't appear that's the case. In 2008 he was the assistant coach for the CBA's Lawton Fort-Sill Calvary. Working alongside the infamous Otis Birdsong (the team's general manager) the Calvary would win the CBA Championship that season. I wonder if Greg mentioned to Otis how he pocketed a cool $13 mil for his trouble in the NBA.
Today, in the likeness of Vitaly Potapenko and Jay Humphries, Greg is affiliated with the NBA Developmental League. Minor had been an assistant coach with the Bakersfield Jam and today he's an assistant with the Idaho Stampede. As you can see from the site, it's too bad Randy Livingston never played for the Celtics because this could be the first WTHHT feature where I knocked off 2 players in one article :-)
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