Tim Bassett

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Tim Bassett
Personal information
Born(1951-04-01)April 1, 1951
Washington, D.C.
DiedDecember 9, 2018(2018-12-09) (aged 67)
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school McKinley (Washington, D.C.)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 7 / Pick: 106th overall
Selected by the Buffalo Braves
Playing career1973–1982
Position Power forward / Center
Number25, 21
Career history
19731975 San Diego Conquistadors
19751979 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   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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.


Playing career

Bassett played for the University of Georgia.

He was selected by the Buffalo Braves in the seventh round (106th pick overall) of the 1973 NBA draft, and by the San Diego Conquistadors in the second round of the 1973 ABA Supplemental Draft. [1]

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.

Post-playing career

Bassett was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids centered in the New Jersey-New York urban area. [2] 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." [3]

Bassett died from cancer on December 9, 2018. [4] [5]

ABA/NBA career statistics

  GPGames 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

Regular season

1973–74 San Diego (ABA) 8222.6.467.000.5937.
1974–75 San Diego (ABA) 7227.8.471.750.5627.
1975–76 New York (ABA) 8421.3.437.167.5926.
1976–77 N.Y. Nets 7632.1.396.5718.
1977–78 New Jersey 6522.7.388.5156.
1978–79 New Jersey 8218.4.371.6795.
1979–80 New Jersey 713.1.364.6672.
1979–80 San Antonio 514.4.333.6673.


1974 San Diego (ABA) 640.7.519.66714.
1976 New York (ABA) 1324.0.457.000.7277.
1979 New Jersey 28.5.4001.0001.
1980 San Antonio 36.3.5000.

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  1. DatabaseBasketball.com page on Tim Bassett Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Staff - Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  3. "Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  4. Mixon, Joshua (December 12, 2018). "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett passes away". Athens Banner-Herald . Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett Passes Away". georgiadogs.com. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.