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Greg Foster (basketball)

Greg Foster
Milwaukee Bucks
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968 (age 47)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Skyline (Oakland, California)
College UCLA (1986–1988)
UTEP (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Pro career 1990–2003
Position Power forward / Center
Number 42, 44, 35, 40
Coaching career 2013–present
Career history
As player:
1990 Breogán (Spain)
19901992 Washington Bullets
1992–1993 Atlanta Hawks
1993 Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994 Papagos Athens (Greece)
1994 Chicago Bulls
1994–1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
19951999 Utah Jazz
1999–2000 Seattle SuperSonics
2000–2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2001–2002 Indiana Pacers
2002–2003 Toronto Raptors
As coach:
2013–2014 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2014–present Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,538 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,691 (2.6 rpg)
Stats at

Gregory Clinton Foster (born October 3, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. He currently is an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks after spending 2013-14 season as the assistant for player development of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College years

Foster was born in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School where he played alongside future NBA point guard Gary Payton. He began his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, playing for the Bruins his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to UTEP. As a junior in 1988–89, he played alongside future NBA stars Tim Hardaway and Antonio Davis. Foster helped lead the Miners to two WAC titles, and as a senior he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Foster earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTEP in 2011.[1]

Professional career

A 6'11" center-power forward, Foster was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (35th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA draft. He spent 13 seasons (1990–2003) in the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors. During his long career, mainly spent as a reserve player, he reached the NBA Finals three times (twice with the Jazz and once with the Lakers) and won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2001.


  1. ^ Knight, Bill (May 14, 2011). "UTEP basketball assistant Greg Foster gets degree 17 years after Miner days". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. 

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