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General Manager of the Washington Wizards.

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Ernie Grunfeld Biography

Ernie Grunfeld was born April 24, 1955 and is the General Managerof the Washington Wizards. He was also once a professional basketball player.He served as general manager of the New York Knicks of the National BasketballAssociation from 1989 to 1999, and as the Bucks' general manager from19992003, at which time he became the President of Basketball Operations forthe Washington Wizards.

Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 11th overall selection inthe 1977 NBA draft, Grunfeld played in the NBA for 9 seasons.

After two seasons in Milwaukee, Grunfeld played for theKansas City Kings from 197982. In 1979 he led the NBA in games played, with82. In 1981 he had a .535 field goal percentage.

He signed with the Knicks as a free agent in 1982. Grunfeldplayed in New York for four seasons. In 1982 he averaged 12.7 points a game,and 21.8 per 40 minutes.

In 1986 he was 3rd in the NBA in 3-Pt Field Goal percentage,with .426. He retired following the 198586 season.

He finished his career with a .477 field goal percentage,and a .770 free throw percentage. His playoff shooting percentages were evenbetter. In 693 career NBA games, Grunfeld averaged 7.4 points per game.

In 1987 he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1993 Grunfeld, who is Jewish, was inducted into theNational Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2008 Grunfeld's, number 22 Jersey that he wore while atTennessee was retired, making him the second Tennessee Volunteer in Men'sBasketball to be retired along with his Teammate Bernard King

He was also inducted into the PSAL Wingate Fund Hall of Fame.


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