Paul Grant (basketball)

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Paul Grant
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Personal information
Born (1974-01-06) January 6, 1974 (age 44)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Brother Rice (Birmingham, Michigan)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 1997–2004
Position Center
Number 40, 7, 45
Coaching career 2007–present
Career history
As player:
19971999 Minnesota Timberwolves
1999 Milwaukee Bucks
1999–2000 Rockford Lightning
2000–2001 Indiana Legends
2000 Los Angeles Stars
2001–2003 Asheville Altitude
2003 NIS Vojvodina
2004 Utah Jazz
As coach:
2007–2013 MIT (asst.)
Stats at

Paul Edward Grant (born January 6, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Grant attended Brother Rice High School in Michigan,[1] and played at Boston College for three seasons, but then transferred to Wisconsin for his senior year. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten after leading the Badgers in scoring, field goal percentage, and blocked shots. He also played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and the Nike Desert Classic.

Grant was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 20th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. He was on the injured list for his entire rookie season because of a right midfoot sprain. He finally made his NBA debut on February 5, 1999 in a 110–92 win over the Denver Nuggets.

On March 11, 1999, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks with Stephon Marbury, Chris Carr and Bill Curley, in a three-way deal with the New Jersey Nets, for Terrell Brandon, Brian Evans, a 1999 first-round draft choice and a future first-round draft choice.

Grant played for the Rockford Lightning of the CBA in 1999–2000. During the 2000–01 season he played for both the Los Angeles Stars and the Indiana Legends of the ABA, then played for the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL in 2001–02. In January 2003 he signed with KK NIS Vojvodina from Serbia for the remainder of the season.[2]

Grant participated in the 2002–03 and 2003–04 training camps with the Utah Jazz, who signed him on January 1, 2004; he was waived five days later. On January 8, he was signed to a 10-day contract with the Jazz.[3] He coached workouts in Haverhill Massachusetts from 2005–06, working with young players.

In 2007, Grant was named to the staff of the MIT Men's Basketball team as an assistant coach. On April 13, 2008, he assisted MIT associate head coach, Oliver Eslinger, at the NEBCA All-Star Game.[4]


  1. ^ NBA & college stats, retrieved 15 June 2007.
  2. ^ Jazz sign Grant, retrieved 15 June 2007.
  3. ^ Jazz Re-Sign Grant, retrieved 15 June 2007.
  4. ^ MIT Coaches at NEBCA All-Star Game

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