Stacey King

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Stacey King
No. 34, 21, 41, 33
Center
Personal information
Born(1967-01-29) January 29, 1967 (age 47)
Lawton, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawton (Lawton, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career1989–1999
Career history
As player:
19891994Chicago Bulls
1994–1995Minnesota Timberwolves
1995Arese Basket (Italy)
1995–1996Miami Heat
1996–1997Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1997Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1997Boston Celtics
1997Dallas Mavericks
1997–1998Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
1998Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1998–1999Atenas de Córdoba (Argentina)
As coach:
2001–2002Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2002–2003Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,819 (6.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,460 (3.3 rpg)
Blocks210 (0.5 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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For the actress, see Stacy King.
Stacey King
No. 34, 21, 41, 33
Center
Personal information
Born(1967-01-29) January 29, 1967 (age 47)
Lawton, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawton (Lawton, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career1989–1999
Career history
As player:
19891994Chicago Bulls
1994–1995Minnesota Timberwolves
1995Arese Basket (Italy)
1995–1996Miami Heat
1996–1997Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1997Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1997Boston Celtics
1997Dallas Mavericks
1997–1998Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
1998Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1998–1999Atenas de Córdoba (Argentina)
As coach:
2001–2002Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2002–2003Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,819 (6.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,460 (3.3 rpg)
Blocks210 (0.5 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ronald Stacey King (born January 29, 1967) is an American former NBA center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993.

NBA career[edit]

After a stand-out career at the University of Oklahoma, King was selected by the Bulls in the 1989 NBA Draft with the sixth pick. He was one of three first round picks by the Bulls in that draft (the other two were B. J. Armstrong and Jeff Sanders).[1] He played four and a half seasons in Chicago before being traded during the 1993-94 campaign to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for 7'2" Australian-born center Luc Longley.[2] He was last active during the 1996-97 season while playing a handful of games for both the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.[3]

Post NBA career[edit]

Coaching[edit]

King was named the head coach of the CBA's Rockford Lightning in 2001. The team reached the CBA championship game in 2002 with King as coach.[4]

TV commentary[edit]

King began his career with CSN Chicago as a studio analyst for pre and post game shows for the Chicago Bulls. He filled in as a third commentator during the 2006 playoffs joining Johnny "Red" Kerr, and Tom Dore. He was permanently added during the 2007 season.

In 2008, Tom Dore was replaced by Neil Funk and Kerr's duties were significantly reduced, leading King to become the lead color commentator for the Bulls alongside Neil Funk. King is currently working as a color commentator for Chicago Bulls television broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV.[5][6]

King's popularity as an announcer has grown in the past couple of years, thanks to his great enthusiasm as well as his signature catch-phrases and nicknames.[7] They include:

Off the court[edit]

Due to the popularity of his catchphrases, King started a clothing line called 21King. The label mainly consists of t-shirts. He is also an avid tweeter.

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