College - Indiana
Calbert Cheaney, a 13-year NBA veteran, moves to the bench as a Warriors’ assistant coach in 2010-11 after working in the team’s front office last season as a special assistant. In his front office role, Cheaney worked closely with the team’s players to assist with their overall personal and professional development, while also assisting the entire basketball operations staff with various functions, including pro player evaluation.
Cheaney, 39, rejoined the Warriors after playing the final three seasons of his NBA career with the team (2003-04, 2004-05 & 2005-06), during which time he appeared in 176 games in a Golden State uniform. During his playing days with the Warriors, Cheaney teamed with current Warriors Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins.
Overall, the Evansville, IN, native played 13 seasons in the NBA, amassing career averages of 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 26.7 minutes in 825 regular-season games with Washington, Boston, Denver, Utah and Golden State.
Originally drafted by the Washington Bullets with the sixth overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, Cheaney averaged double figures in scoring in each of his first five NBA seasons, including a career-high 16.6 points per game during his sophomore NBA campaign with the Bullets in 1994-95.
Prior to joining the NBA, Cheaney played four seasons at Indiana University, culminating in his being named College Player of the Year and winning both the Wooden and Naismith Awards following his senior season. Cheaney finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in school and Big-10 Conference history with 2,613 points, a record that still stands. In 2003, he was inducted into the Indiana University Sports Hall of Fame.
Cheaney and his wife, Yvette, along with their two children, Julian and Sydney, reside in San Ramon.