Mitch Richmond


SG | 6-foot-5 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Kansas State | #2

KEY FACTS:
1989 NBA Rookie of the Year
6-time NBA All-Star
2-time Olympian (bronze, gold)
1995 NBA All-Star Game MVP
CAREER STATS:
PPG: 21.0
RPG: 3.9
APG: 3.5

Nicknamed “The Rock,” Mitch Richmond was solid from the get-go of his NBA career – winning NBA Rookie of the Year honors as a member of the Warriors in 1995. He had been the fifth-overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft following two years at Kansas State. He joined Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway in Golden State to form the famous “Run TMC” (Tim, Mitch, and Chris) trio, which led the team to the Playoffs.

After three seasons, Richmond was traded to Sacramento where he would spend the prime of his playing career. The consistent, reliable shooting guard gave the Capital City its first superstar.

He was selected as an All-Star in 1995 and went on to secure MVP honors – the first and only time a Kings player has earned the award.

In the summer of 1996, Richmond helped guide Team USA to Olympic gold in Atlanta – a young Richmond had previously won bronze with Team USA at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Displaying his tremendous scoring ability throughout his Sacramento tenure, he averaged more than 20 points per game in each of his seven seasons and reached a pinnacle of just under 26 points per game during 1996-97.

Nevertheless, arguably Richmond’s finest season was the 1995-96 campaign, as he led Sacramento to a First Round Playoff series against the Seattle SuperSonics. As the No. 8 seed, the Kings pushed the eventual Western Conference Champions to four games. In the Kings lone series victory – also the team’s first-ever postseason win in the Sacramento-era– No. 2 quieted the Sonics in Seattle with 37 points in Game 2.

In 1998, Richmond was traded along with Otis Thorpe to the then Washington Bullets for power forward Chris Webber. By 2001, the former Kings guard had moved on to the L.A. Lakers where he eventually capped a brilliant career by winning an NBA Championship.

His career and legacy is now commemorated in the rafters of Sleep Train Arena. High above the hardwood, hangs the No. 2 jersey of an Olympian, All-Star, MVP, Champion and Sacramento legend.





CAREER SEASON AVERAGES
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
1989-90 Golden State 78 78 35.9 .497 .358 .866 1.3 3.4 4.6 2.9 1.3 0.3 2.58 2.70 22.1
1990-91 Golden State 77 77 39.3 .494 .348 .847 1.9 4.0 5.9 3.1 1.6 0.4 2.99 2.70 23.9
1991-92 Sacramento 80 80 38.7 .468 .384 .813 0.8 3.2 4.0 5.1 1.2 0.4 3.09 2.90 22.5
1992-93 Sacramento 45 45 38.4 .474 .369 .845 0.4 3.0 3.4 4.9 1.2 0.2 2.89 3.00 21.9
1993-94 Sacramento 78 78 37.1 .445 .407 .834 0.9 2.8 3.7 4.0 1.3 0.2 2.77 2.70 23.4
1994-95 Sacramento 82 82 38.7 .446 .368 .843 0.8 3.5 4.4 3.8 1.1 0.4 2.85 2.80 22.8
1995-96 Sacramento 81 81 36.4 .447 .437 .866 0.7 2.7 3.3 3.1 1.5 0.2 2.72 2.90 23.1
1996-97 Sacramento 81 81 38.6 .454 .428 .861 0.7 3.2 3.9 4.2 1.5 0.3 2.93 2.60 25.9
1997-98 Sacramento 70 70 36.7 .445 .389 .864 0.7 2.6 3.3 4.0 1.3 0.2 2.59 2.20 23.2
1998-99 Washington 50 50 38.2 .412 .317 .857 0.6 2.8 3.4 2.4 1.3 0.2 2.72 2.40 19.7
1999-00 Washington 74 69 32.4 .426 .386 .876 0.5 2.4 2.9 2.5 1.5 0.2 2.08 2.60 17.4
2000-01 Washington 37 30 32.9 .407 .338 .894 0.4 2.5 2.9 3.0 1.2 0.2 2.27 2.30 16.2
2001-02 L.A. Lakers 64 2 11.1 .405 .290 .955 0.2 1.3 1.5 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.63 1.00 4.1
Career 976 902 35.2 .455 .388 .850 0.9 3.0 3.9 3.5 1.2 0.2 2.64 2.60 21.0
All-Star 5 1 22.0 .439 .500 .500 0.8 1.6 2.4 2.6 0.2 0.0 1.00 0.20 11.4

CAREER SEASON TOTALS
Year Team G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
1988-89 Golden State 79 79 2,717 649-1,386 33-90 410-506 158 310 468 334 82 13 269 223 1,741
1989-90 Golden State 78 78 2,799 640-1,287 34-95 406-469 98 262 360 223 98 24 201 210 1,720
1990-91 Golden State 77 77 3,027 703-1,424 40-115 394-465 147 305 452 238 126 34 230 207 1,840
1991-92 Sacramento 80 80 3,095 685-1,465 103-268 330-406 62 257 319 411 92 34 247 231 1,803
1992-93 Sacramento 45 45 1,728 371-782 48-130 197-233 18 136 154 221 53 9 130 137 987
1993-94 Sacramento 78 78 2,897 635-1,428 127-312 426-511 70 216 286 313 103 17 216 211 1,823
1994-95 Sacramento 82 82 3,172 668-1,497 156-424 375-445 69 288 357 311 91 29 234 227 1,867
1995-96 Sacramento 81 81 2,946 611-1,368 225-515 425-491 54 215 269 255 125 19 220 233 1,872
1996-97 Sacramento 81 81 3,125 717-1,578 204-477 457-531 59 260 319 338 118 24 237 211 2,095
1997-98 Sacramento 70 70 2,569 543-1,220 130-334 407-471 50 179 229 279 88 15 181 154 1,623
1998-99 Washington 50 50 1,912 331-803 70-221 251-293 30 142 172 122 64 10 136 121 983
1999-00 Washington 74 69 2,397 447-1,049 93-241 298-340 37 176 213 185 110 13 154 191 1,285
2000-01 Washington 37 30 1,216 205-504 45-133 143-160 15 94 109 111 43 7 84 86 598
2001-02 L.A. Lakers 64 2 709 100-247 18-62 42-44 14 80 94 57 18 6 40 61 260
Career 976 902 34,309 7,305-16,038 1,326-3,417 4,561-5,365 881 2,920 3,801 3,398 1,211 254 2,579 2,503 20,497
All-Star 5 1 110 25-57 6-12 1-2 4 8 12 13 1 0 5 1 57