Bernard Thompson

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Bernard Thompson
Bernard Thompson - Phoenix Suns.jpg
Thompson in 1987
Personal information
Born (1962-08-30) August 30, 1962 (age 57)
Phoenix, Arizona
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Mountain (Phoenix, Arizona)
CollegeFresno State (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1984–2001
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Coaching career2001–present
Career history
As player:
1984–1985Portland Trail Blazers
19851988Phoenix Suns
1988–1989Houston Rockets
1989Columbus Horizon
1989–1990Grand Rapids Hoops
1990Rockford Lightning
1990–1991Maccabi Haifa
1991–1992Oklahoma City Cavalry
1992–1993Tokyo Kumajei Gumi
1993Fargo–Moorhead Fever
1993–1994Oklahoma City Cavalry
1994Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs
1994–1995TBB Trier
1995–1996Universidad de Concepción
1996–2001TBB Trier
As coach:
2001–2003UC Santa Cruz
2002–2004TBB Trier
2005–2008Arizona Rhinos
Career highlights and awards
As player
Stats at

Bernard Thompson (born August 30, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. At a height of 6'6" (1.98 m), he played as a small forward-shooting guard, from Phoenix, Arizona.

College career[edit]

After attending South Mountain High School, in Phoenix, Arizona, Thompson played college basketball at Fresno State, from 1980 to 1984.

Professional career[edit]

Thompson who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers, in the first round (19th overall) of the 1984 NBA draft. Thompson played in 5 NBA seasons, from 1984 to 1989. He played for the Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. Thompson's best year as a pro came during the 1985–86 season, as a member of the Suns, as he appeared in 61 games and averaged 8.5 points per game.

After the close of his NBA career, Thompson played four seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), with the Columbus Horizon, Grand Rapids Hoops, Rockford Lightning, Oklahoma City Cavalry and Fargo-Moorhead Fever. He averaged 18.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during his CBA career.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Thompson was the assistant coach of the Arizona Rhinos, of the ABA, for 2 years.


  1. ^ 1994–95 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 343

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