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Sam Cassell
Sam Cassell
Cassell reacting to a referee call during a Clippers game in Dec. 2014.
Boston Celtics
Position:  Assistant coach
Personal information
Born:  November 18, 1969 (1969-11-18) (age 54)
 Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height:  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight:  185 lbs (84 kg)
National Basketball Association debut
Debut: 1993 for the Houston Rockets
Final game: 2009 for the Boston Celtics
Career information
Jersey no.  10, 19, 20, 28
Position:  Point Guard
High school:  Paul Laurence Dunbar (MD)
 Maine Central Institute (ME)
College:  Florida State
NBA Draft:  1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th
Career history

As player:

As coach:

Career highlights and awards profile
stats at Basketball-reference

Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who currently serves as assistant coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft out of Florida State, Cassell played for eight different teams during his 15-year career. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Game and All-NBA Team once, both in the 2003–04 season. He played the point guard position.

In his first two seasons, he helped the Houston Rockets win back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995, and won a third with the Boston Celtics in 2008, before retiring the following season. He also helped the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves reach the Conference Finals of the playoffs in 2001 and 2004 respectively, the latter's first-ever in franchise history, and helped the Los Angeles Clippers to their first-ever playoff series victory in 2006. Known for his mid-range jumpshot, Cassell often made clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter to help his team win games.

His son Sam Cassell, Jr is a professional basketball player who currently plays overseas.


See also[]

  • Photo Gallery - Photos featuring Sam Cassell

External Links[]

Boston Celtics 2007–08 season roster
5 Gаrnett • 9 Rondo • 11 Davis • 13 Pruitt • 20 R. Allen • 28 Cassell • 34 Pierce • 41 Posey • 42 T. Allen • 43 Perkins • 44 Scalabrine • 50 House • 66 Pollard • 93 Brown • 0 Powe
Players who left during the season
Head coach: Doc Rivers
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