After wrapping up his sophomore season at the University of Arizona in which he earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, Mike Bibby entered the 1998 NBA draft where he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the second overall pick.
The son of former NBA point guard Henry Bibby, Mike Bibby played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami HEAT and New York Knicks. Some of Bibby’s most notable seasons in the NBA came when he was alongside Chris Webber in Sacramento as their teams would have epic battles with the Los Angeles Lakers. For his career, Bibby held averages of 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.2 steals in 33.9 minutes over 1001 games total.
Pro Career: (1998-2001) Vancouver Grizzlies, (2001-2008) Sacramento Kings, (2008-2011) Atlanta Hawks, (2011) Washington Wizards, (2011) Miami Heat, (2011-2012) New York Knicks
Career Highlights & Awards:
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
- NCAA champion (1997)
- Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
- Pac-10 Player of the Year (1998)
- First-team All-Pac-10 (1998)
- Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1997)
- 10 retired by the University of Arizona
Post Pro Career: Bibby returned to his alma mater, Shadow Mountain High School, in 2013 as an assistant basketball coach, working alongside his former high school coach Jerry Connor. His son Michael Jr. is the starting point guard for the Matadors varsity basketball team.
- 1998 NBA Draft – 1st Round/2nd pick overall
- Bibby is the son of Henry Bibby, a former NBA and UCLA player and former USC basketball coach.
- Mike Bibby is the nephew of former Major League Baseball player Jim Bibby, and the brother-in-law of former Miami Heat teammate Eddie House, who was also his Sacramento Kings teammate during the 2004–05 season.