Olympic gold medalist and 19-year NBA standout Grant Hill was named on April 3, 2021 by USA Basketball as the 2021-24 managing director of the USA Men’s National Team. Hill succeeded Jerry Colangelo as managing director after the Tokyo Olympics.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as managing director of USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team. I am looking forward to working with the USA Basketball staff and Board of Directors to lead this organization so uniquely positioned for continued growth and for developing and promoting our top talent in events around the world,” said Hill. “As a member of the 1996 Dream Team, I know the thrill and responsibility it is to represent our country. I am confident USA Basketball will continue to showcase the top talent and highest character players in our country.”
“We are very excited that Grant Hill will join USA Basketball as our USA Men’s National Team managing director. Grant is a proven leader of consequence and character who will continue to help us achieve on our twin goals of winning international competitions and representing our country with honor,” said USA Basketball Board of Directors chair and retired General Martin Dempsey.
Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018, Hill enjoyed remarkable success with his USA Basketball, NBA and college teams.
"Grant is the epitome of the person and the player that I love to coach and to have play in my basketball program at Duke University,” said USA Basketball and Duke legendary head coachMike Krzyzewski. “As great as he was on the court at Duke, I love Grant even more for being the way he is off the court. He is sensational. He strives to be excellent in all aspects of his life - family, profession, business, and yes, art collecting. To be good at something you have to have passion for it. Grant Hill has passion for every part of his life. I love that about him."
Hill played for five USA Basketball teams, won two gold medals and one bronze medal and compiled an overall record of 26-1 (.963 winning percentage). He was a member of the gold medalist 1996 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team and the 1996 USA National Team that posted a 5-0 record in the lead-up to the Olympics. Hill as a collegian was a part of the 1992 USA Developmental Team that trained against the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team (i.e. Dream Team), the bronze medalist 1991 U.S. Pan American Games Team and the gold medalist 1990 USA U18 Americas Championship Team.
Hill’s NBA career covered 19 seasons. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star (1995–1998, 2000, 2001, 2005) and a five-time All-NBA selection (1997 All-NBA first team and second team in 1996 and 1998–2000). Drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the third overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, Hill was named the 1994-95 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year.
Playing 1,026 NBA games and starting in 972 of those games, Hill compiled 17,137 points, 6,169 rebounds, 4,252 assists, 1,248 steals. He finished his career as one of 17 players in NBA history to record more than 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
He finished his NBA career as one of 17 players in NBA history with more than 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
In four NCAA seasons at Duke University, he helped lead the Blue Devils to back-to-back NCAA national titles in 1991 and 1992 and a runner-up finish in 1994. Hill compiled 1,924 points, 771 rebounds, 461 assists and 218 steals during his collegiate career and was named an All-American, the 1993 NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the 1994 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, and he was a three-time All-ACC selection.
Hill, who was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Duke University Hall of Fame in 2016, became the first player in ACC history to collect more than 1,900 points, 700 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals, and 100 blocked shots. He was just the eighth player in Duke history to have his jersey number (33) retired.
Following the conclusion of his playing career he became a broadcaster with CBS Sports, Turner Sports and NBA TV. In 2015, Hill was added as a game analyst for the NCAA Final Four and national championship game. He has additionally had substantial on-site responsibilities during the TNT broadcast of the NCAA March to the Final Four and their coverage of the NBA Playoffs. Also an NBA TV studio analyst on “NBA GameTime,” he also serves as an occasional studio analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.”
Hill became a part owner of the Atlanta Hawks in 2015 and also serves as the franchise’s Vice President of the Board. He was named on April 30, 2019, to the NCAA’s Board of Governors.
Hillis married to six-time Grammy-nominated singer Tamia (Washington), and the couple have two daughters, Myla Grace and Lael Rose. He is the son of Calvin and Janet Hill. His father played 12 seasons for the NFL Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns as a running back and was named All-Pro four times.
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