Vin Baker

Vincent Lamont Baker ( born November 23, 1971 in Lake Wales, Florida ) is a former American professional basketball player. Baker played both power forward and on the position of a center, in the late 1990s he was with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Seattle SuperSonics a star of the NBA, which was vierfachmal elected to the All- Star Game and 2000 Team USA Olympic champion been. After his achievements eased in the new millennium also because of alcohol problems, he finished his career in 2006 as a professional.

During his college years at the University of Hartford (1989-1993) Baker was honored in 1991 in Edmonton with Team USA U-19 world champions and AP as All-American.

After his college graduation, he was drafted in 1993 as 8 out of the Milwaukee Bucks. For the Bucks, he was able to establish almost immediately as a starter and key player. In his rookie season, he came in all 82 games, including 62 times as a starting player, for use and was All- Rookie First elected to the NBA team. From its second year, the 1994/95 season, he could then prevail as a star of his team and was elected to the NBA All- Star Game, he could repeat in each of the next three years. In his first four years, he missed no game the Bucks before he went to the Seattle SuperSonics, where he could build on his achievements from his time with the Bucks in the first year and was even chosen in All- NBA Second Team. Due to the lockout at the beginning of the 1998/99 season and injury problems he first came out of shape, but he could build for the following year again at his old performances, which also led to his nomination for the Olympic tournament in 2000. But he had more and more problems with changing injuries, so that he missed more games before his contract expired in the summer of 2002, and he could go as a free agent with the Boston Celtics, but where he could not go on his old performance but was released during the 2003/ 04 season due to failure and alcohol problems, but was later taken by the New York Knicks under contract, who passed him after the season to the Houston Rockets. After a further station at the LA Clippers ( six games) and the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he came to no stake in the NBA, his career ended in fall 2006.