Bibby playing for the Heat in 2011.
|Born||May 13, 1978Cherry Hill, New Jersey|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lbs (88 kg)|
|High school||Shadow Mountain|
|NBA Draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd|
|Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies|
|Playing career||1998–2012 (14 years)|
|2011–2012||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael "Mike" Bibby (born May 13, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the NBA and is currently a coach. He is a 6'2" point guard and he attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the son of former NBA player Henry Bibby and Virginia Bibby and the younger brother of Major League Baseball pitcher, Jim Bibby.
As a freshman at Arizona, Bibby helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA championship in 1997, scoring 20 points in the title game versus the University of Kentucky. Following his sophomore season, Bibby entered the 1998 Draft and was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the second pick.
In his first season with the Grizzlies, Bibby averaged 13.2 points, 6.5 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game earning NBA All-Rookie honors during the season which was abbreviated by a labor dispute. He improved those numbers in his next two seasons with the team, averaging 14.5 and 15.9 points per game, but the Grizzlies continued to struggle. On June 27, 2001, just after the Grizzlies had re-located to Memphis Bibby and Brent Price were traded to the Sacramento Kings for Jason Williams and Nick Anderson.
During the 2001–02 season, Bibby guided the Kings to the Western Conference Finals where they lost to the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Bibby's performance during the series, perhaps most memorably his Game 5 game winner, earned him a reputation as a clutch performer, and as a reward, he was granted a 7-year, $80.5 million contract.
During the 2002–03 season, Bibby was hampered by injuries, playing in only 55 games, but still averaged a respectable 15.9 points per game with the Kings going 59–23 and securing second seed in the west. For the 2003–04 season, Bibby posted some of the best numbers of his career, scoring 1,506 points (18.4 per game) and helping the Kings reach the playoffs. Bibby helped to lift the Kings over the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, scoring a career playoff-best 36 points in the clinching Game 5.
Even though he battled through thumb, heel ,and quad injuries Bibby put up 14.1 points and 6.6 assists per game while working in an unfamiliar offense to lead the Hawks to their first playoff berth in almost ten years. After the Hawks' first loss to Boston in the opening round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Bibby lashed out at Celtics fans, calling them "bandwagon jumpers" and "fairweather fans." In response, Bibby was loudly booed by the fans every time he touched the ball in Game 2.
On February 23, 2011, he, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans, and a 2011 draft pick to the Wizards, while Hawks would get Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong. He only played 2 games before agreeing to a contract buyout.
New York Knicks
- June 24, 1998: Drafted 2nd overall by Vancouver Grizzlies in 1998 NBA Draft.
- June 27, 2001: Traded by Vancouver along with Brent Price to the Sacramento Kings for Jason Williams and Nick Anderson.
- February 16, 2008: Traded by Sacramento to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright and a future second-round draft pick.
Bibby is the son of former NBA and UCLA player, former USC basketball coach and current Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach Henry Bibby. He is also the nephew of former Major League Baseball player Jim Bibby. He is the brother-in-law of current Boston Celtics guard Eddie House, who was also his Sacramento Kings teammate during the 2004–05 season. He also has two cousins in sports: Real Salt Lake forward Robbie Findley and wide receiver Shaun McDonald of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Bibby and his girlfriend, Darcy, have three children, Michael, Janae and Mia.
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- ESPN - King-size surprise: Hawks, not LeBron's Cavs, get Bibby - NBA
- Atlanta Hawks Acquire Mike Bibby from Kings
- NBA.com: Eddie House Bio Page
- Mike Bibby Bio Page NBA.com
|New York Knicks 2011–12 season roster|
|1 Amar'e Stoudemire|
|3 Tyson Chandler|
|6 Landry Fields|
|7 Carmelo Anthony|
|8 J.R. Smith|
|9 Jared Jeffries|
|16 Steve Novak|
|20 Mike Bibby|
|21 Iman Shumpert|
|44 Jerome Jordan|
|50 Dan Gadzuric|
|55 Josh Harrellson|
|67 Toney Douglas|
|85 Baron Davis|
|Head coach: Mike Woodson|