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Pete Myers : biography

September 15, 1963 -

Peter Eddie "Pete" Myers (born September 15, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player and an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

Pro playing career

Chicago Bulls (1986–1987)

In the 1986 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Myers in the sixth round as the 120th overall pick. As a rookie, Myers played in 29 games with the Bulls and averaged 5.3 minutes and 2.3 points per game.

Rockford Lightning (1987)

In 1987, Myers played for the Rockford Lightning of the CBA, was named a league All-Star, and won second place in the CBA slam dunk contest.

San Antonio Spurs (1988)

Myers then signed with the San Antonio Spurs in January 1988 and averaged 14.9 minutes, 5.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 22 games.

Philadelphia 76ers and Cai Zaragoza (1988)

The Spurs traded Myers to the Philadelphia 76ers in August 1988. Controversially, Myers chose to play in the Spanish Liga ACB team Cai Zaragoza during the NBA preseason, and the 76ers sued to stop Myers. In 4 games with Zaragoza, Myers made 48.9% of field goals and averaged 12.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. In 4 games, Myers totaled 49 points, 9 rebounds, and 11 assists and made 22 of 41 two-point field goals and 0 of 4 three-pointers. Before being waived by the 76ers on December 15, Myers played 4 games with an average 10.0 minutes, 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.5 assists.

New York Knicks (1988–1990)

On December 20, Myers signed with the New York Knicks and played 29 games with an average 7.9 minutes, 2.8 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. In the season with the Knicks, Myers played 24 games with 8.7 minutes per game along with 1.9 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

New Jersey Nets (1990)

Four days after the Knicks waived him, Myers signed with the New Jersey Nets on February 27, 1990 and played 28 games for the Nets. In those 28 games, Myers averaged 19.4 minutes, 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists and made 2 starts for the first starts in his NBA career.

San Antonio Spurs (1990)

On December 10, 1990, Myers signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs and played 8 games with 1 start before being waived on December 24. Myers averaged 3.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna and Albany Patroons (1991–1992)

Myers then played for Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna (sponsorship name Aprimatic Bologna) of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A and signed with the CBA team Albany Patroons in April 1991. Myers returned to Fortitudo Bologna (new sponsorship name Mangiaebevi Bologna) after the CBA season ended.

Scavolini Pesaro (1992–1993)

After spending the NBA preseason with the Washington Bullets, Myers played for Scavolini Pesaro of Serie A in the 1992-1993 season. Myers averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.

Chicago Bulls (1993–1995)

Myers returned to the NBA in by signing with the Chicago Bulls and replaced the retiring Michael Jordan as starting shooting guard. Myers played all 82 regular season games for the first time in his NBA career and started 81. Myers made career-high averages of 24.8 minutes, 7.9 points, 1.0 steal, and 3.0 assists per game as well as 2.2 rebounds. The following season, Myers played 71 games with 14 starts and averaged 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. On March 15, 1995, Myers scored a season-high 14 points. However, Myers faced the possibility of being replaced as Michael Jordan was considering a comeback to the NBA.

Miami Heat (1995–1996)

Myers signed with the Charlotte Hornets on October 3, 1995 but was traded to the Miami Heat on November 3 before playing a game for the Hornets. With the Heat, Myers started 1 of 39 games played and averaged 4.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

Charlotte Hornets (1996)

After the Heat waived him, Myers returned to the Hornets on February 16, 1996. In 32 games and 1 start, Myers averaged 2.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

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