James Posey

James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. ( born January 13, 1977 in Cleveland, Ohio ) is a former American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. The 2.03 meter tall Posey plays the positions of the small forward and shooting guard and was founded in 2006 with the Miami Heat and 2008 with the Celtics champions. Since summer 2013 he is an assistant coach of the Canton Charge.


Posey established himself in his college years at Xavier University as a reliable basketball player and was selected in the NBA Draft of 1999 18 out of the Denver Nuggets. There, the athletic Posey quickly became the starting shooting guard and was per game for 9 points and 5 rebounds well. For his performance in the first year as a pro Posey All- Rookie Second Team was called to the NBA. After three respectable years in the weak nuggets he was in the 2002/ 03 first to the Houston Rockets, and of which, in turn, transferred to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he came into the playoffs on the side of Pau Gasol, but never the first round was. In the season 2005/ 06 he was engaged by the Miami Heat, where he played the reserve players Antoine Walker, the small forward the Heat. Together with the Heat won the NBA championship, and Posey was with his power forward teammate Udonis Haslem responsible for ensuring that Star power forward Dirk Nowitzki never came to develop the final opponents the Dallas Mavericks.

After a very weak 2006/07 season, in which the Heat did not get past the first round of the playoffs addition, Posey was " lazy and overweight " stamped by coach Pat Riley and released from his contract. Posey joined the Boston Celtics and won in the 2007/ 08 season as a valuable " sixth man " with the Celtics the NBA championship.

Posey is considered defensively strong all-rounder, coming especially in the final phase provides important defensive and offensive actions with his combination of speed and athleticism off the bench. He is also considered a hothead, inter alia, the due to a hard foul on Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich a game has been banned in the playoffs in 2006. After the season 2010/2011 Posey was from the Pacers by amnesty clause (see salary cap (NBA) ) dismissed. After Posey was able to convince not start a new team in the NBA more of his achievements, he ended his active career.

Career as a coach

After his career end Posey announced to want to work in the future as a coach. For the 2013/2014 season, he was assistant coach for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.

Private life

Posey's girlfriend gave birth to him on 24 January 2008, a daughter named Sai Aleke Posey.