Chris Carr

CARR’S TROPHY CASE
• Saluki Hall of Fame (Southern Illinois)
• 1995 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Player of the Year
• 1995 First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
• 1995 MVC Tournament MVP
• Two-time MVC All-Tournament Team
• Four-time MVC Player of the Week

CARR’S PLAYING CAREER
• Cleveland Cavaliers (2003)
• AEK - Athens, Greece (2002)
• Boston Celtics (2001-02)
• Chicago Bulls (2000)
• New Jersey Nets (1999)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (1996-99)
• Phoenix Suns (1995-96)
• Southern Illinois (1992-95)

CARR’S COACHING CAREER
• Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School (2010-15)


Chris Carr is in his third season at Kansas State and his second as an assistant coach. Carr served as the Wildcats’ Director of Student-Athlete Development during the 2016-17 season.

In addition to his coaching duties at K-State under head coach Jeff Mittie, Carr is also responsible for recruiting evaluation, game plan preparation and player development.

During his playing career, Carr played for six organizations in the National Basketball Association - Phoenix, Minnesota, New Jersey, Golden State, Chicago and Boston - in his six year NBA career, where he registered totals of 6.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 297 games played. He also made two NBA Playoffs appearances, one with Phoenix in his rookie season of 1995-96 and another with Minnesota in 1996-97. While in the NBA, Carr played with legends such as Charles Barkley, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. In 1997, Carr was a part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, competing in the Slam Dunk Contest where he finished as a runner-up to champion, Kobe Bryant.

Prior to being a second round pick by Phoenix in the 1995 NBA Draft, Carr was a three-year letter winner at Southern Illinois, where his was teammate for one season with current K-State men’s basketball associate head coach Chris Lowery. Carr, who is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame, concluded his career with Southern Illinois with career totals of 1,251 points and 539 rebounds.

During the 1994-95 season, Carr was the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) scoring champion with an average of 22.0 points per game on his way to earning First Team All-MVC honors. He was a two-time MVC All-Tournament Team selection, including the 1995 MVC Tournament MVP and was a four-time MVC Player of the Week.

Following his NBA career, Carr founded 43 Hoops in Hopkins, Minnesota, in 2003 to provide personal training and skill development for young players and oversaw 20 boys and girls AAU Teams and coached both Elite Boys and Elite Girls AAU teams. Carr also jumped into the high school coaching ranks in 2010 and helmed the varsity girls program at Eden Prairie (Minnesota) High School from 2010-15 where he guided the program to an overall record of 106-34 which included a State 4A Runner-Up finish in 2011 and a State 4A Third Place finish in 2014.

Carr and his wife, Tanya, have five children: Tayler, Tamika, Christianna, Nadja and Cameron.