Keith Askins

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Keith Askins
Personal information
Born (1967-12-15) December 15, 1967 (age 51)
Athens, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High schoolAthens (Athens, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Undrafted
Playing career1990–1999
PositionForward / Guard
Coaching career1999–2013
Career history
As player:
19901999Miami Heat
As coach:
19992013Miami Heat (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:
Stats at

Keith Bernard Askins (born December 15, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Basketball career[edit]

After playing at the University of Alabama, the 6'7" Askins signed with the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat in 1990, after not being drafted. A versatile athlete who could play at multiple positions, he spent his entire career as a reserve and defensive specialist, retiring after being waived in 1999 with career totals of 1,852 points and 1,428 rebounds.

Immediately after retiring, Askins joined the Heat's coaching staff, going on to serve as assistant for Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra and winning three championships.[1][2] In September 2013, he was promoted to the team's director of college and pro scouting.[3]


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