Geoff Petrie is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. After his stint as a player with the Portland Trail Blazers, he became an NBA Executive and was named the NBA Executive of the Year in 1999 and 2001.

Player Profile and High School and College Career

Geoffrey Michael Petrie was born on April 17, 1948, in Darby, Pennsylvania. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 86 kg.

He played high school basketball for Springfield High School in Pennsylvania. Later, he went on to play collegiate basketball for Princeton University. In his sophomore year, he helped the team become Ivy League Champions.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 86 kg
Born 17 Apr 1948
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
227 portland trail blazers Portland 1970 - 1976

Professional Career

Petrie joined the NBA in 1970 and was picked 8th overall in the first round. In 1971, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In the same year, Petrie was named an NBA All-Star.

His entire career was played with the Portland Trail Blazers. In 1974, he was named an NBA All-Star a second time. In 1976, he suffered a career-ending knee injury.

Post-retirement in 1985, he started working for the Trail Blazers. In 1994, he was hired by the Sacramento Kings as their President of Basketball Operations. In 1999 and 2001, he was named the NBA Executive of the Year. He served as team president through the end of the 2012-2013 season when he was replaced by Pete D’Alessandro.

Career Highlights

As a Player:

  • 1971, 1974 - NBA All-Star
  • 1971 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1971 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • No. 45 retired by Portland TrailBlazers

As an Executive:

  • 1999, 2001 - NBA Executive of theYear

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