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Eugene Timothy Bassett (April 1, 1951 – December 9, 2018) was an American basketball player. He was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids.
|Born||April 1, 1951|
|Died||December 9, 2018(aged 67)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||McKinley (Washington, D.C.)|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 7 / Pick: 106th overall|
|Selected by the Buffalo Braves|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1973–1975||San Diego Conquistadors|
|1975–1979||New York/New Jersey Nets|
|1980||San Antonio Spurs|
|1980–1982||Turisanda / Cagiva Varese|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||2,933 (6.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,148 (6.7 rpg)|
|Assists||576 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Bassett played for the University of Georgia.
He played for the San Diego Conquistadors (1973–1975) and New York Nets (1975–1976) in the American Basketball Association (ABA). After the 1976 ABA–NBA merger, he played for the Nets (1976–1979) and the San Antonio Spurs (1979–1980) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 473 games.
Bassett was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids centered in the New Jersey-New York urban area. The program focuses on spreading positive messages to young students in the fifth and sixth grades and uses high-school students to help carry out its program. Their website specifically states of its goals being to spread skills such as "sportsmanship, conflict resolution, and positive lifestyle choices highlighting drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention."
ABA/NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes season in which Bassett's team won an ABA championship|
|1973–74||San Diego (ABA)||82||–||22.6||.467||.000||.593||7.3||1.3||0.7||0.4||6.9|
|1974–75||San Diego (ABA)||72||–||27.8||.471||.750||.562||7.3||1.6||0.6||0.5||8.0|
|1975–76†||New York (ABA)||84||–||21.3||.437||.167||.592||6.3||0.8||0.6||0.5||4.8|
|1974||San Diego (ABA)||6||–||40.7||.519||–||.667||14.8||3.3||0.5||1.2||14.7|
|1976†||New York (ABA)||13||–||24.0||.457||.000||.727||7.2||0.7||0.5||0.5||6.3|
- DatabaseBasketball.com page on Tim Bassett Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Staff - Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
- "Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
- Mixon, Joshua (December 12, 2018). "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett passes away". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
- "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett Passes Away". georgiadogs.com. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Hine, Chris. "From His Manhattan Nightspot, Bassett Recalls Old Days," The New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 2009.