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Michael Holton

Template:Infobox NBA biography Michael (Mike) David Holton (born August 4, 1961, in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American professional basketball player, and current television studio analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He played college basketball at UCLA from 1979 to 1983, and was selected in the third round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors,[1] but began his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns in 1984–85. Holton, a 6'4" 185 lb (84 kg) guard, also spent his career with the Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, and Charlotte Hornets. He also played in the CBA[1][2] for four different teams in as many seasons from 1983 to 1992.[3] He started 60 games for the expansion Charlotte Hornets. Holton briefly played for Great Taste Coffee in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Coaching career

In 2001, Holton became head coach of the University of Portland men's basketball team, where he had served as an assistant coach in 1994–95. He was also an assistant coach at Pasadena City College in 1993–94,[3] at Oregon State University in 1995–96, and at UCLA from 1996 until 2001.[1]

Holton was fired in March 2006 after leading the Portland Pilots to a 54–91 win-loss record over five seasons.[4] He still had three years remaining on his contract.[5]

Broadcasting career

Michael Holton is currently employed by Comcast SportsNet as a television analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Teaching career

From September 1993 to June 1994, Holton was also a 7th grade English teacher at Charles W. Eliot Middle School in Pasadena, CA.

Head coaching record

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External links

  • College and NBA stats @
  • Michael Holton's website
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