Paul Pressey

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Paul Pressey
Personal information
Born (1958-12-24) December 24, 1958 (age 59)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school George Wythe (Richmond, Virginia)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 1982–1993
Position Small forward
Number 25, 8, 5
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
19821990 Milwaukee Bucks
19901992 San Antonio Spurs
1992–1993 Golden State Warriors
As coach:
19921994 Golden State Warriors (assistant)
19942000 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
20002004 Orlando Magic (assistant)
20042006 Boston Celtics (assistant)
20072010 New Orleans Hornets (assistant)
20102013 Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
20142016 Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As assistant coach:

Career NBA statistics
Points 7,664 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds 2,798 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 3,715 (5.1 apg)
Stats at

Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player who previously was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Pressey is widely, though unofficially, credited[by whom?] with being the originator of the point forward position, combining the attributes of a point guard and forward. While playing small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1980s, Pressey took on many of the ball handling duties, even leading the team in assists for five straight years. He participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing in 6th place out of 8.

Pressey, along with John Johnson, served as a model for later players taking on the point forward role.

In 1992–93 he came out of retirement while an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors to help the team deal with many injuries to other players. He played 18 games before getting injured too.

His daughter[1] attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of the Golden Bear volleyball squad that was a semifinalist at the women's 2007 NCAA Final Four. His sons Jeremiah (Paul Jr.)[2] and Phil[3] played basketball for Missouri.[4]

In 2010, Pressey became an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.[5] He served in that role until 2013.[6] In September 16, 2014; he was added to Byron Scott's coaching staff for the Los Angeles Lakers.


  1. ^ Angie Pressey Archived 2007-12-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ "Matt Pressey". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Phil Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Phil Pre". University of Missouri Sports Information. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ NBA transactions, 2010–11. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
  6. ^ Cleveland Cavaliers might move quickly to court Mike Brown before other teams do, NBA source tells Plain Dealer

External links

  • Player profile @
  • College & NBA statistics @
  • Coach file @
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