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Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and current film producer. He played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA). He was a two-time NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star
and won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

Contents

1 High school career 2 College career 3 NBA career

3.1 Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
(1995–1996) 3.2 Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(1996–2005) 3.3 San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(2005–2010; First NBA Finals title) 3.4 Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
(2010)

4 Personal life 5 Other work

5.1 Basketball 5.2 Film

6 NBA career statistics

6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs

6.2.1 Finals

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

High school career[edit] Finley attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, graduating in 1991. In Finley's senior season, Proviso East won the 1991 IHSA class AA boys basketball tournament,[1] and Finley was named to the all-tournament team. Finley's teammates, known collectively as the "Three Amigos", included future NBA draftees Sherrell Ford and Donnie Boyce. In 2007, Finley was voted one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament".[2] College career[edit] The 6' 7" shooting guard/small forward was originally drafted out of University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison
by the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
as the 21st overall pick of the 1995 NBA draft. Finley held the all-time scoring record at Wisconsin for eleven years before being passed by Alando Tucker on March 10, 2007.[3] NBA career[edit] Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
(1995–1996)[edit] Finley was named to the 1995–96 NBA All-Rookie First Team
NBA All-Rookie First Team
and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting after averaging fifteen points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He became only the third rookie in Suns history to score over 1,000 points in a season. Despite playing all 82 games in his rookie season, Finley was injured on the final day of regular season and did not play in the playoffs. He was traded by the Suns on December 26, 1996[4] to the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
along with Sam Cassell, A. C. Green
A. C. Green
and a second-round draft pick for Jason Kidd, Tony Dumas and Loren Meyer. Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(1996–2005)[edit] In his first season with the Mavericks, Finley led the team in scoring, assists and steals. Along with point guard Steve Nash
Steve Nash
and forward Dirk Nowitzki, he became an integral part of the Mavericks' late '90s "run and gun" offense. In 2000, he was selected to represent the Western Conference in the 2000 All-Star Game, in which he scored eleven points. On January 23, 2001, Finley tied an NBA record by recording eight steals in one half of a game.[5] In 2001, he was again selected to represent the Western Conference on All-Star weekend. He played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship,[6] which lost a record-three games and failed to win a championship for the first time in a major competition since FIBA
FIBA
opened international competitions to NBA players. While Finley began to play more of a supporting role (small forward) as he aged and teammate Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
blossomed, he remained a clutch player for the Mavericks. In 2005, he was waived by Dallas to avoid luxury taxes (as part of the league's new labor agreement) on his 51.8 million US$ salary over the next three years. Finley became an unrestricted free agent and after being pursued by Detroit, Miami, Minnesota, and Phoenix, he elected to remain in Texas
Texas
with the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(2005–2010; First NBA Finals title)[edit] In San Antonio
San Antonio
he adapted well to a secondary role as Manu Ginóbili's backup, developing and emphasizing his outside shooting. The Spurs were knocked out of the 2006 NBA Playoffs by his former team one year after he made the switch. During the series, Finley was punched below the belt by former teammate Jason Terry
Jason Terry
during Game 5, which earned Terry a suspension for the next game of the series. In the fifth and final game of San Antonio's first-round series against Denver in 2007, Finley set the Spurs' record for three-point field goals in a playoff game, making eight of nine attempts. He eclipsed the previous record of seven set by teammate Bruce Bowen
Bruce Bowen
in 2003. Finley won his only NBA championship in 2007 with the San Antonio Spurs in his 12th NBA season. At Finley's request, the Spurs bought out the final year of his contract and waived him on March 1, 2010, freeing him to sign with another team. Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
(2010)[edit] On March 4, 2010, Finley reached a verbal agreement with the Boston Celtics to join the team for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[7] He signed with the Celtics on March 6, 2010.[8] The Celtics would reach the 2010 NBA Finals, but would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
in seven games. At the end of the season, Finley announced he would retire. Personal life[edit] Finley began playing basketball in elementary school. His favorite player was Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
and he would occasionally go to Chicago Bulls games.[9] He majored in business management at Wisconsin.[4] Finley attended the same high school as current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Other work[edit] Basketball[edit] He works in the front office (credited as an assistant vice president) for the Mavericks.[10] Film[edit] Finley was one of the producers of the films Lee Daniels' The Butler and The Birth of a Nation.[11] NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

† Denotes seasons in which Finley won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1995–96 Phoenix 82 72 39.2 .476 .328 .749 4.6 3.5 1.0 .4 15.0

1996–97 Phoenix 27 18 29.5 .475 .255 .812 4.4 2.5 .7 .1 13.0

1996–97 Dallas 56 36 35.6 .432 .387 .807 4.5 2.8 .9 .4 16.0

1997–98 Dallas 82 82 41.4 .449 .357 .784 5.3 4.9 1.6 .4 21.5

1998–99 Dallas 50 50 41.0 .444 .331 .823 5.3 4.4 1.3 .3 20.2

1999–00 Dallas 82 82 42.2 .457 .401 .820 6.3 5.3 1.3 .4 22.6

2000–01 Dallas 82 82 42.0 .458 .346 .775 5.2 4.4 1.4 .4 21.5

2001–02 Dallas 69 69 39.9 .463 .339 .837 5.2 3.3 .9 .4 20.6

2002–03 Dallas 69 69 38.3 .425 .370 .861 5.8 3.0 1.1 .3 19.3

2003–04 Dallas 72 72 38.6 .443 .405 .850 4.5 2.9 1.2 .5 18.6

2004–05 Dallas 64 64 36.8 .427 .407 .831 4.1 2.6 .8 .3 15.7

2005–06 San Antonio 77 18 26.5 .412 .394 .852 3.2 1.5 .5 .1 10.1

2006–07† San Antonio 82 16 22.2 .412 .364 .918 2.7 1.3 .4 .2 9.0

2007–08 San Antonio 82 61 26.9 .414 .370 .800 3.1 1.4 .4 .1 10.1

2008–09 San Antonio 81 77 28.8 .437 .411 .823 3.3 1.4 .5 .2 9.7

2009–10 San Antonio 25 6 15.8 .381 .317 .667 1.5 0.8 .2 .2 3.7

2009–10 Boston 21 1 15.0 .506 .463 .333 1.6 1.1 .2 .1 5.2

Career 1103 875 34.5 .440 .390 .813 4.1 2.9 .9 .3 15.7

All-Star 2 0 14.5 .476 .250 1,000 2.0 2.5 .0 .0 11.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2001 Dallas 10 10 43.4 .360 .362 .818 5.3 4.4 1.2 .2 19.7

2002 Dallas 8 8 46.6 .466 .378 .900 6.3 2.3 1.5 .5 24.6

2003 Dallas 20 20 41.1 .435 .412 .864 5.8 3.0 1.3 .6 18.3

2004 Dallas 5 5 39.2 .382 .269 .600 3.2 2.6 .8 .6 13.0

2005 Dallas 13 13 37.8 .425 .393 .889 4.3 2.2 1.3 .0 13.1

2006 San Antonio 13 4 31.6 .476 .383 .900 3.8 1.4 .6 .2 10.5

2007† San Antonio 20 20 26.9 .410 .419 .897 2.9 1.1 .6 .2 11.3

2008 San Antonio 17 11 23.0 .402 .365 1.000 1.9 1.0 .3 .2 6.7

2009 San Antonio 5 5 28.6 .441 .467 .750 3.0 1.0 .2 .2 8.0

2010 Boston 18 0 6.0 .250 .273 1.000 .6 .2 .2 .0 .8

Career 129 96 30.3 .418 .388 .866 3.5 1.8 .8 .2 11.8

Finals[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2007† San Antonio 4 4 18.5 .261 .083 .667 2.0 .8 1.3 .0 3.8

2010 Boston 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

Career 6 4 13.2 .250 .077 .667 1.3 .5 .7 .0 2.5

See also[edit]

List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career 3-point scoring leaders List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career playoff 3-point scoring leaders List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
single-game steals leaders List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
annual minutes leaders List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career minutes played leaders

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 17, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2006.  ^ IHSA – Legends of Boys Basketball ^ Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers
– Recap – March 10, 2007 – ESPN ^ a b NBA.com : Michael Finley
Michael Finley
Bio Page ^ Regular Season Records: Steals ^ 2002 USA Basketball Archived July 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stein, Marc (March 4, 2010). " Michael Finley
Michael Finley
says he has agreement to join Boston Celtics". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-03-04.  ^ "Celtics sign Michael Finley". NBA.com. March 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-07.  ^ "Michael Finley". JockBio.com. Retrieved 2013-05-26.  ^ http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article106006812.html ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1186828/

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