Scott Padgett Biography
Scott Padgett born Scott Anthony Padgett is a retired American professional basketball player and the current head basketball coach at Samford University. He has played for NBA’s Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets, and Memphis Grizzlies. He was born on 19th April 1976 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Scott Padgett Age/Family
Scott was born on April 19th 1976. Scott was born to Linda and Will Padgett
Scott Padgett Height
He is 6 feet and 9 inches tall.
Scott Padgett Wife/Kids
Scott is married to Cynthia Padgett and have three kids together Logan, Lucas and Layla.
Scott Padgett Education
Scott attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville where he played basketball. Later he was recruited by head coach Rick Pitino and played basketball for the University of Kentucky.
Scott Padgett Career/NBA
Scott played in college as that was the beginning of his career. Scott saw limited playing time during his freshman season (1994–95) on a roster that included future NBA players Wayne Turner, Tony Delk, Rodrick Rhodes, Walter McCarty, Jeff Sheppard, Mark Pope, and Antoine Walker. Padgett averaged 2.0 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game while appearing in 14 games. He also had academic problems and was not eligible to play during the following year.
He returned for the second half of the season during the 1996-97 season. He became an integral part of that team, playing alongside future NBA players Ron Mercer, Derek Anderson, Nazr Mohammed and Jamaal Magloire. Scott scored 15 points against his hometown University of Louisville, 24 points against the University of Tennessee and 17 points in the NCAA national championship game against the University of Arizona. The 1996–97 Kentucky team finished as the NCAA runner-up. For the season Padgett averaged 9.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game, and was named to the All-NCAA Final Four Team.
Scott was the starting power forward of the 1997-98 team. He was the leading players as the team won the 1998 NCAA. That season he distinguished himself nationally with good inside play, strong rebounding, and surprising outside shooting skills for a big inside player.
On the season Padgett averaged 11.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 48.0% from the floor, 39.4% from 3 point range and 83.7% from the free throw line. In the NCAA tournament, he scored 19 points in a regional semifinal matchup against UCLA, 12 points – including a go-ahead three-pointer to cap a 17-point comeback – in a regional final against Duke University, and 17 points in the NCAA national championship game against the University of Utah.
Scott won that season and was included being named the First Team All-American (Wooden), All-NCAA Final Four Team, All-NCAA Regional Team, Second Team All-SEC (Coaches), Third Team All-SEC (AP), All-SEC Tournament and Academic All-SEC.
During Scotts senior season he tallied his 1000th career point at Kentucky. That 1998–99 team lost the NCAA regional final. In his senior season, he averaged 12.6 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game. Highlights of the season included scoring 29 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against the University of Kansas in a second-round NCAA tournament game.
He was also named the All-NCAA Regional Team, was First Team All-SEC (Coaches) and Second Team All-SEC (AP) and Academic All-SEC. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Scott was selected for the 28th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft. During his rookie season, he started nine games and averaged 2.6 points per game. By his third season, Padgett was already established in the team’s rotation, averaging 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, and appeared in every game during his fourth and final season with the team.
2003, Scott joined the Houston Rockets and was mainly utilized as a backup for two seasons which included the highlight of his NBA career were on January 21, 2005, he made a one-handed, off-balance last-second shot to win against the New York Knicks. After which he signed with the New Jersey Nets.
June 30th, 2006 Scott was waived by the nets and returned to the Rockets on September 30th. February 13, 2007, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for center Jake Tsakalidis. He was waived on April 4. At the end of his seventh NBA season, Padgett scored 1,874 points in 448 games.
Scott Padgett Media
2007 Scott left NBA and returned to Louisville and ao-hosted The Dave and Scott show. He did this with the former University of Louisville football player Dave Ragone. It was a sports talk morning radio show that was syndicated through the state of Kentucky from 6am-8am on 93.9 FM The Ticket (ESPN Radio).
late 2008–2009 93.9 The Ticket (ESPN Radio) was taken off the air moved to their AM 1600 sister station and The Dave and Scott show was moved to television on Louisville’s CW Affiliate in the same time slot.
Scott Padgett Coaching
April 16, 2009, it was announced that Padgett would be returning to his alma mater along with his former college teammate Tony Delk to serve on coach John Calipari’s staff at the University of Kentucky. Padgett left Kentucky to take a job coaching at Manhattan College for the 2010–2011 season where he served as an assistant under former teammate Steve Masiello.
April 25, 2012, Padgett was hired by new head coach Bennie Seltzer to the coaching staff at Samford in Birmingham, Alabama. When Seltzer was dismissed in June 2014, Padgett was promoted to head coach of the Bulldogs.
Scott Padgett Networth
Scott has a net worth of 1.7 million dollars.