KEVIN LEE PRITCHARD (born July 18, 1967 ) is an American basketball
executive and a former player and coach who is currently the general
manager and the president of basketball operations for the Indiana
Pacers . Pritchard played 4 seasons in the NBA and was also the
general manager of the
Portland Trail Blazers
* 1 College career * 2 Professional career
* 3 Executive career
* 4 Head coaching record * 5 References * 6 External links
Pritchard played college basketball for the
University of Kansas
Pritchard was drafted by the
Golden State Warriors
EARLY COACHING AND MANAGEMENT CAREER
After a year working outside of basketball, Pritchard became the coach and general manager of the Kansas City Knights of the ABA , which he led to a championship in 2002. Later, he was hired by San Antonio Spurs general manager R. C. Buford to be a scout in the Spurs' organization, and two years later was hired by the Portland Trail Blazers as director of player personnel.
In 2005, when the Trail Blazers fired head coach
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
In the 2006 off-season, the team fired John Nash , giving Steve Patterson the dual role of general manager and president, while Pritchard was promoted to assistant general manager. In 2007, Patterson resigned, and on March 29, Pritchard was named as the team's general manager.
In December 2008, the Blazers attempted to block other NBA teams from
In the summer of 2009, the Blazers added to their core of young talent by signing veterans Andre Miller and Juwan Howard to free agent contracts. The 2009-10 Blazers suffered a historic level of injuries to key players, yet the team still won 50 games and returned to the playoffs.
Pritchard was relieved of his general manager duties on June 24,
2010. About one hour before the
2010 NBA Draft
Many people expected the release of Pritchard to take place, as they felt the firing of Tom Penn, who was the assistant general manager, was a "drive-by" warning for Pritchard.
Joe Freeman, of
In a press conference after, team President Larry Miller fielded all questions. No reasons were given as to why Pritchard was fired.
Pritchard authored an open letter to Blazers' fans in which he
In July 2011, Pritchard joined the
HEAD COACHING RECORD
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
TEAM YEAR G W L W–L% FINISH PG PW PL PW–L% RESULT
Portland 2004–05 27 5 22 .185 4th in Northwest — — — — Missed Playoffs
27 5 22 .185
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* ^ http://www.adidaseurocamp.com/page.php?pid=kevin-pritchard
* ^ "Miles separated Blazers GM from greatness".
* ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4354227
* ^ http://www.nba.com/2009/news/09/17/blazers.howard.ap/index.html
* ^ "Video: Blazers officials discuss their 2010