Matt Bullard

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Matt Bullard
Personal information
Born (1967-06-05) June 5, 1967 (age 52)
Des Moines, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa)
College Colorado (1985–1987)
Iowa (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2002
Position Forward
Number 50
Career history
19901994 Houston Rockets
1994–1995 PAOK
1995–1996 Atlanta Hawks
19962001 Houston Rockets
2001–2002 Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,270 (5.3 ppg)
3-Pointers 599
3P% .384
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Matthew Gordon Bullard (born June 5, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA and current color analyst for the Houston Rockets on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. Bullard played 12 years professionally and 11 years in the NBA, most notably with the Houston Rockets from 1990 to 1994, and then again from 1996 to 2001. Other teams he played for include the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, and PAOK in Greece.

Early life

Matt Bullard went to Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. He went undrafted after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1990.

Professional career

Bullard played nine seasons with the Houston Rockets (1990–94, 1996–2001) and one season each with both the Atlanta Hawks (1995–96) and the Charlotte Hornets (2001–02). He also played in the 1994-95 season for the Greek League power PAOK. He has career averages of 5.3 points and two rebounds per game. He was known affectionately in Houston as "Air Bullard" in part for his ability to get extreme height on his three-point shots (due to his height at 2.08 m, 6 ft 10 in) and partly as good-natured ribbing about his poor vertical jump, but Bullard was also a fan favorite and an essential part to Houston's first championship in 1994.

Post–basketball life

In 2004, Bullard lost to Dee Brown on the ESPN reality television program Dream Job in the finals as they competed for a coveted sports analyst position on the sports network. When asked about losing to Dee Brown, Bullard remarked "at least it wasn't Pete Chilcutt". He and Clyde Drexler share color commentating duties for local Houston Rockets game telecasts alongside long-time play-by-play man Bill Worrell.

External links

  • Matt Bullard - Hawkeye Sports News
  • NBA.com player profile
  • Matt Bullard at the Houston Rockets Fan Site
  • Matt Bullard Basketball Camp
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