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Steve Alford

Stephen Todd Alford

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 183 lbs.
Born: November 23, 1964 in Franklin, Indiana
High School: Chrysler in New Castle, Indiana
College: Indiana University
Draft: Dallas Mavericks, 2nd round (3rd pick, 26th overall), 1987 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 6, 1987

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Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 28 0 197 21 55 .382 1 8 .125 20 47 .426 16 17 .941 3 20 23 23 17 3 12 23 59
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PG 66 3 906 148 324 .457 20 55 .364 128 269 .476 50 61 .820 10 62 72 92 45 3 45 57 366
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PG 9 0 38 3 11 .273 0 2 .000 3 9 .333 1 2 .500 0 3 3 9 1 0 1 3 7
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 57 3 868 145 313 .463 20 53 .377 125 260 .481 49 59 .831 10 59 69 83 44 3 44 54 359
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 41 0 302 63 138 .457 7 22 .318 56 116 .483 35 37 .946 2 23 25 39 15 3 16 22 168
1990-91 26 DAL NBA PG 34 0 236 59 117 .504 7 23 .304 52 94 .553 26 31 .839 10 14 24 22 8 1 16 11 151
Career NBA 169 3 1641 291 634 .459 35 108 .324 256 526 .487 127 146 .870 25 119 144 176 85 10 89 113 744
4 seasons DAL NBA 112 0 773 146 321 .455 15 55 .273 131 266 .492 78 87 .897 15 60 75 93 41 7 45 59 385
1 season GSW NBA 57 3 868 145 313 .463 20 53 .377 125 260 .481 49 59 .831 10 59 69 83 44 3 44 54 359

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 28 0 7.0 0.8 2.0 .382 0.0 0.3 .125 0.7 1.7 .426 0.6 0.6 .941 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.8 2.1
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PG 66 3 13.7 2.2 4.9 .457 0.3 0.8 .364 1.9 4.1 .476 0.8 0.9 .820 0.2 0.9 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.9 5.5
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PG 9 0 4.2 0.3 1.2 .273 0.0 0.2 .000 0.3 1.0 .333 0.1 0.2 .500 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.8
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 57 3 15.2 2.5 5.5 .463 0.4 0.9 .377 2.2 4.6 .481 0.9 1.0 .831 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.9 6.3
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 41 0 7.4 1.5 3.4 .457 0.2 0.5 .318 1.4 2.8 .483 0.9 0.9 .946 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.5 4.1
1990-91 26 DAL NBA PG 34 0 6.9 1.7 3.4 .504 0.2 0.7 .304 1.5 2.8 .553 0.8 0.9 .839 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.3 4.4
Career NBA 169 3 9.7 1.7 3.8 .459 0.2 0.6 .324 1.5 3.1 .487 0.8 0.9 .870 0.1 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.7 4.4
4 seasons DAL NBA 112 0 6.9 1.3 2.9 .455 0.1 0.5 .273 1.2 2.4 .492 0.7 0.8 .897 0.1 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.5 3.4
1 season GSW NBA 57 3 15.2 2.5 5.5 .463 0.4 0.9 .377 2.2 4.6 .481 0.9 1.0 .831 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.9 6.3

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 28 0 197 3.8 10.1 .382 0.2 1.5 .125 3.7 8.6 .426 2.9 3.1 .941 0.5 3.7 4.2 4.2 3.1 0.5 2.2 4.2 10.8
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PG 66 3 906 5.9 12.9 .457 0.8 2.2 .364 5.1 10.7 .476 2.0 2.4 .820 0.4 2.5 2.9 3.7 1.8 0.1 1.8 2.3 14.5
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PG 9 0 38 2.8 10.4 .273 0.0 1.9 .000 2.8 8.5 .333 0.9 1.9 .500 0.0 2.8 2.8 8.5 0.9 0.0 0.9 2.8 6.6
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 57 3 868 6.0 13.0 .463 0.8 2.2 .377 5.2 10.8 .481 2.0 2.4 .831 0.4 2.4 2.9 3.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 2.2 14.9
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 41 0 302 7.5 16.5 .457 0.8 2.6 .318 6.7 13.8 .483 4.2 4.4 .946 0.2 2.7 3.0 4.6 1.8 0.4 1.9 2.6 20.0
1990-91 26 DAL NBA PG 34 0 236 9.0 17.8 .504 1.1 3.5 .304 7.9 14.3 .553 4.0 4.7 .839 1.5 2.1 3.7 3.4 1.2 0.2 2.4 1.7 23.0
Career NBA 169 3 1641 6.4 13.9 .459 0.8 2.4 .324 5.6 11.5 .487 2.8 3.2 .870 0.5 2.6 3.2 3.9 1.9 0.2 2.0 2.5 16.3
4 seasons DAL NBA 112 0 773 6.8 14.9 .455 0.7 2.6 .273 6.1 12.4 .492 3.6 4.1 .897 0.7 2.8 3.5 4.3 1.9 0.3 2.1 2.7 17.9
1 season GSW NBA 57 3 868 6.0 13.0 .463 0.8 2.2 .377 5.2 10.8 .481 2.0 2.4 .831 0.4 2.4 2.9 3.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 2.2 14.9

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 28 197 11.6 .472 .391 .309 .145 1.7 10.9 6.3 15.4 4.3 0.9 16.1 15.6 101 103 0.0 0.3 0.3 .082
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PG 66 906 11.9 .522 .488 .188 .170 1.1 6.8 4.0 13.2 2.2 0.2 11.4 16.6 107 110 0.7 0.7 1.4 .072
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PG 9 38 7.2 .295 .273 .182 .182 0.0 8.6 4.4 32.0 1.3 0.0 7.8 14.7 87 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.026
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 57 868 12.1 .530 .495 .188 .169 1.2 6.8 4.0 12.4 2.3 0.2 11.5 16.7 108 110 0.7 0.6 1.4 .076
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 41 302 18.7 .544 .482 .268 .159 0.8 8.5 4.7 21.2 2.5 0.6 9.4 24.7 113 108 0.6 0.3 0.9 .144
1990-91 26 DAL NBA PG 34 236 20.5 .578 .534 .265 .197 4.8 6.8 5.8 16.4 1.7 0.3 10.9 27.5 112 113 0.5 0.1 0.6 .121
Career NBA 169 1641 14.4 .533 .487 .230 .170 1.7 7.6 4.7 15.4 2.5 0.4 11.3 19.6 109 109 1.8 1.4 3.2 .093
4 seasons DAL NBA 112 773 16.9 .536 .478 .271 .171 2.2 8.6 5.4 18.8 2.7 0.5 11.1 22.8 110 108 1.0 0.8 1.8 .113
1 season GSW NBA 57 868 12.1 .530 .495 .188 .169 1.2 6.8 4.0 12.4 2.3 0.2 11.5 16.7 108 110 0.7 0.6 1.4 .076

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 4 0 12 3 8 .375 0 2 .000 3 6 .500 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 6
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 6 0 52 9 22 .409 4 9 .444 5 13 .385 3 4 .750 2 2 4 5 2 0 1 7 25
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 3 0 42 8 18 .444 2 6 .333 6 12 .500 5 5 1.000 1 2 3 8 1 0 3 4 23
Career NBA 13 0 106 20 48 .417 6 17 .353 14 31 .452 8 9 .889 4 5 9 15 3 0 5 11 54
2 seasons DAL NBA 7 0 54 11 26 .423 2 8 .250 9 18 .500 5 5 1.000 2 3 5 10 1 0 4 4 29
1 season GSW NBA 6 0 52 9 22 .409 4 9 .444 5 13 .385 3 4 .750 2 2 4 5 2 0 1 7 25

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 4 0 3.0 0.8 2.0 .375 0.0 0.5 .000 0.8 1.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.5
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 6 0 8.7 1.5 3.7 .409 0.7 1.5 .444 0.8 2.2 .385 0.5 0.7 .750 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.2 1.2 4.2
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 3 0 14.0 2.7 6.0 .444 0.7 2.0 .333 2.0 4.0 .500 1.7 1.7 1.000 0.3 0.7 1.0 2.7 0.3 0.0 1.0 1.3 7.7
Career NBA 13 0 8.2 1.5 3.7 .417 0.5 1.3 .353 1.1 2.4 .452 0.6 0.7 .889 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.8 4.2
2 seasons DAL NBA 7 0 7.7 1.6 3.7 .423 0.3 1.1 .250 1.3 2.6 .500 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.6 4.1
1 season GSW NBA 6 0 8.7 1.5 3.7 .409 0.7 1.5 .444 0.8 2.2 .385 0.5 0.7 .750 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.2 1.2 4.2

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 4 0 12 9.0 24.0 .375 0.0 6.0 .000 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 18.0
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 6 0 52 6.2 15.2 .409 2.8 6.2 .444 3.5 9.0 .385 2.1 2.8 .750 1.4 1.4 2.8 3.5 1.4 0.0 0.7 4.8 17.3
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 3 0 42 6.9 15.4 .444 1.7 5.1 .333 5.1 10.3 .500 4.3 4.3 1.000 0.9 1.7 2.6 6.9 0.9 0.0 2.6 3.4 19.7
Career NBA 13 0 106 6.8 16.3 .417 2.0 5.8 .353 4.8 10.5 .452 2.7 3.1 .889 1.4 1.7 3.1 5.1 1.0 0.0 1.7 3.7 18.3
2 seasons DAL NBA 7 0 54 7.3 17.3 .423 1.3 5.3 .250 6.0 12.0 .500 3.3 3.3 1.000 1.3 2.0 3.3 6.7 0.7 0.0 2.7 2.7 19.3
1 season GSW NBA 6 0 52 6.2 15.2 .409 2.8 6.2 .444 3.5 9.0 .385 2.1 2.8 .750 1.4 1.4 2.8 3.5 1.4 0.0 0.7 4.8 17.3

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PG 4 12 10.7 .375 .375 .000 .250 9.3 9.3 9.3 25.9 0.0 0.0 11.1 31.7 90 121 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.108
1988-89 24 GSW NBA PG 6 52 13.8 .526 .500 .182 .409 3.9 3.7 3.8 13.4 1.8 0.0 4.0 19.0 119 118 0.1 0.0 0.1 .093
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PG 3 42 17.7 .569 .500 .278 .333 2.8 5.0 3.9 31.3 1.2 0.0 12.9 23.9 116 118 0.1 0.0 0.1 .110
Career NBA 13 106 15.0 .520 .479 .188 .354 4.1 4.8 4.5 21.9 1.3 0.0 8.8 22.4 113 118 0.2 0.0 0.2 .077
2 seasons DAL NBA 7 54 16.2 .514 .462 .192 .308 4.2 5.9 5.1 30.1 0.9 0.0 12.4 25.6 109 118 0.1 0.0 0.1 .062
1 season GSW NBA 6 52 13.8 .526 .500 .182 .409 3.9 3.7 3.8 13.4 1.8 0.0 4.0 19.0 119 118 0.1 0.0 0.1 .093

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Steve Alford 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.3
Howard Komives 91.6 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.3
Keith Askins 89.6 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.3
Reggie Jordan 87.3 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.4
John Warren 85.2 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.3
Patrick Mills 80.4 1.5 0.9 0.7 0.0
Tony Delk 77.7 1.6 1.3 0.8 0.4
Ernie DiGregorio 77.2 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.1
Avery Johnson 76.3 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.3
Chris Douglas-Roberts 75.7 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.1
Brook Steppe 75.7 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Steve Alford 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.3
Patrick Mills 80.4 1.5 0.9 0.7 0.0
Chris Douglas-Roberts 75.7 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.1
Reggie Jordan 74.7 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Richie Frahm 74.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 -0.2
Chris Smith 72.7 1.2 1.1 0.9
John Warren 72.0 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.3
Morlon Wiley 71.6 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Steve Harris 71.4 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Sidney Lowe 70.8 1.7 1.5 0.5 0.3
Antoine Wright 70.1 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.5

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1983-84 19 INDIANA 31 171 289 137 150 82 98 45 3 63 60 479 .592 .913 15.5 2.6 3.2
1984-85 20 INDIANA 32 232 431 116 126 101 85 44 0 49 51 580 .538 .921 18.1 3.2 2.7
1985-86 21 INDIANA 28 254 457 122 140 75 79 50 1 50 46 630 .556 .871 22.5 2.7 2.8
1986-87 22 INDIANA 34 241 508 107 202 160 180 87 123 39 3 64 52 749 .474 .530 .889 22.0 2.6 3.6
Career 125 898 1685 107 202 535 596 345 385 178 7 226 209 2438 .533 .530 .898 19.5 2.8 3.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1985-86 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1986-87 NCAA AP All-America (1st)

Transactions

June 29, 1983: Traded by the New Jersey Nets (as a future 1987 2nd round draft pick) with a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Milt Wagner was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Dirk Minniefield and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Kennedy was later selected).

June 22, 1987: Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (26th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

December 13, 1988: Waived by the Dallas Mavericks.

December 17, 1988: Signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors.

July 5, 1989: Released by the Golden State Warriors.

October 5, 1989: Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Mavericks.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Dallas Mavericks NBA $100,000
1988-89 Golden State Warriors NBA $150,000
1990-91 Dallas Mavericks NBA $250,000
Career (may be incomplete) $500,000

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