College - California
Shareef Abdur-Rahim begins his third season as an assistant coach for the Kings, upon recently retiring a 12-year NBA career as a player due to a recurring knee injury. In his new role, one of his main responsibilities is to work extensively with frontcourt players.
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies (now Memphis) as an undergraduate out of California with the third overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, Abdur-Rahim's NBA career has spanned 12 seasons with four different teams (Vancouver 1996-97 to 2000-01, Atlanta 2001-02 to 2003-04, Portland 2003-04 to 2004-05 and Sacramento 2005-06 to 2007-08), amassing career averages of 18.1 points (.452 FG%, .297 3FG%, .810 FT%), 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 830 contests. He averaged 20 or more points and seven or more rebounds in five consecutive seasons. Abdur-Rahim was a member of the gold-medal winning United States Olympic team in 2000 while still with the Vancouver Grizzlies. He also was selected to the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star Team in 2002.
On December 28, 2002, Abdur-Rahim became the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point plateau at age 26, trailing only Kobe Bryant, Bob McAdoo, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with that distinction. He scored a career-high 50 points versus Detroit on November 23, 2001, becoming the first Hawks player to hit that mark since Dominique Wilkins poured in 52 points in 1991.
Abdur-Rahim has a long-standing history of community service involvement. He was named by The Sporting News as the NBA’s Number 1 Good Guy for 2004 after funding the Reef House in Atlanta through his Atlanta-based Future Foundation with the purpose of assisting at-risk and underprivileged youth.
Abdur-Rahim and his wife Delicia live with their eight-year-old son, Jabri Shareef, and six-year-old daughter, Samiyah.