Fred Carter
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Fred Carter
Fred Carter
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Carter in 1969
Personal information
Born (1945-02-14) February 14, 1945 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolTemple (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeMount St. Mary's (1965-1969)
NBA draft1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1969-1977
PositionGuard / Small forward
Number3, 5
Career history
As player:
1969-1971Baltimore Bullets
1971-1976Philadelphia 76ers
1976-1977Milwaukee Bucks
As coach:
1978-1981Mount St. Mary's (women's)
1981-1983Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
1983-1985Chicago Bulls (assistant)
1985-1987Washington Bullets (assistant)
1987-1993Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
1993-1994Philadelphia 76ers
Career statistics
Points9,271 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,381 (3.9 rpg)
Assists2,122 (3.5 apg)
Stats at

Fredrick James Carter (born February 14, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.

A 6' 3" guard from Mount St. Mary's University, Carter was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the third round of the 1969 NBA draft. He played eight seasons (19691977) in the NBA as a member of the Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 9,271 career points. Carter was the leading scorer on the 1973 Sixers team that lost an NBA record 73 of 82 regular-season games. He later became the assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets, and Philadelphia 76ers before becoming the head coach of the Sixers for almost two seasons, from late-1992 to mid-1994.

Following his tenure with the Sixers, Carter began a successful career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. During his time as co-host of "the NBA 2Night" he was known for his claim of being "the best player on the worst team in NBA history." He is currently an analyst on NBA TV.

On December 1, 2007, Carter had his jersey, number "33", retired at halftime of the Mount St. Mary's v. Loyola men's basketball game at Coach Jim Phelan Court in Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

He is also known for popularizing the "fist bump."[1]


  1. ^ Kennedy, Pagan (2012-10-26). "Who Made That Fist Bump?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .

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