Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. Pressey is widely, though unofficially, credited with being the originator of the point forward position, combining the attributes of a point guard and forward. While playing small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1980s, Pressey took on many of the ball handling duties, even leading the team in assists for five straight years. He participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing in 6th place out of 8.
Pressey, along with John Johnson, served as a model for later players taking on the point forward role.
In 1992–93 he came out of retirement while an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors to help the team deal with many injuries to other players. He played 18 games before getting injured too.
His daughter attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of the Golden Bear volleyball squad that was a semifinalist at the women's 2007 NCAA Final Four. One of his sons, Matt (Paul Jr.), completed his college basketball career at the University of Missouri in 2012, and another son, Phil, currently plays for Missouri.
In 2010, Pressey became an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Fri, 17 May 2013 04:26:11 -0700
But he never has doubted his decision since discussing the matter with his father, former NBA star Paul Pressey. “He asked if I thought I was ready to leave,” Pressey said. “I said I felt in three years as a point guard I'd experienced all I needed to ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 22:09:44 -0700
Ex-Missouri point guard Phil Pressey has drawn interest from Orlando, Brooklyn and New York. Pressey is the son of former Bucks standout “point forward” Paul Pressey. Asked if he would like to follow in his father's footsteps and play for the Bucks ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thu, 16 May 2013 19:11:27 -0700
Not too much pressure: Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, the son of former Bucks guard Paul Pressey, said his dad let him find his own way on the basketball court. Pressey, a 22-year-old who just completed his junior year with the Tigers, is ...
Tue, 14 May 2013 11:59:49 -0700
... for the Charlotte head coaching position. Tibbetts' departure would seem to indicate there are three vacancies on Mike Brown's staff since Paul Pressey and Joe Prunty were not retained. Jamahl Mosley is the only remaining assistant. View/Post ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 22:53:15 -0700
The only players to go 0-for-12 or worse in a playoff game since 1986 are Ray Allen, who missed 13 straight in 2010, and Paul Pressey, who missed 12 consecutive in 1987. The Bulls came out more slowly than rush hour on the Kennedy. They missed 11 of ...
Blog a Bull (blog)
Tue, 14 May 2013 11:49:32 -0700
In games when a player finished with 12 or more misses from the field without a make since 1986, Robinson joined Paul Pressey (Bucks, 1986) and Ray Allen (Celtics 2008). Many quickly point to Nate's offensive outbursts as outlier games, but this type ...
Fri, 10 May 2013 16:47:02 -0700
Brown would seem to have at least two openings on his staff after the Cavs cut ties with Paul Pressey and Joe Prunty in the wake of Byron Scott's firing. Assistant coach Nate Tibbetts is a candidate for the vacant head coaching position in Charlotte ...
Tue, 14 May 2013 06:16:32 -0700
1987 : Paul Pressey (Milwaukee) : 2 points à 0/12 aux tirs en 31 minutes face aux Celtics. 1990 : Vinnie Johnson (Detroit) : 2 points à 0/10 aux tirs en 25 minutes face aux Bulls. 1994 : Pat Ewing (New York) : 1 point à 0/10 aux tirs en 28 minutes face ...
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