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Clutch City: Pete Chilcutt

POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 1:42 PM ET

By Fran Blinebury


Pete Chilcutt was a regular starter during the Rockets' run to the 1995 championship.

"Clutch City" will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday, June 8, on NBA TV. Produced by the Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA TV Originals, "Clutch City" examines the Houston Rockets' 1993-94 and 1994-95 NBA Championship teams.

These are the then-and-now stories of some of the standout players from those teams:

Name: Pete Chilcutt

Position: Forward

Stats in 1994-95 season: 5.3 ppg, 1.0 apg, 4.7 rpg, 0.4 spg

His part in Clutch City: Signed as a free agent early in the 1994-95 season, Chilcutt became a solid role player for the Rockets. He moved into the starting lineup for 15 of the Rock-ets' 22 playoff games when coach Rudy Tomjanovich wanted to have Mario Elie coming off the bench. A hustler on the front line who could knock down the occasional 3-pointer, he scored a dozen points and was 4-for-5 overall in Game 7 of the West semifinals vs. the Phoenix Suns.

After Clutch City: He was traded with Tim Breaux and a first-round to the Vancouver Grizzlies for three Draft picks in 1996. Also played for the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers before before retiring in 2000. He's been a math and science teacher and now works to support families that home school their children. Lives with his family in Fair Oaks, Calif.