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Joe Hassett

Born: Sep 11, 1955

Birthplace: Providence

Nationality: United States

Joe Hassett

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1955
Birth Place : Providence

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Hassett is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A 6'5" 180 lb guard, he played college basketball at Providence College, where he still shares a record with four other players to score at least 500 points in a season in three consecutive years. He also represented the US in the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City. Hassett was selected with the 8th pick in the third round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He was part of the Sonics' 1979 NBA championship winning team, but moved on to the Indiana Pacers the following season after being released by the Sonics. In his only year with the Pacers he ranked fourth in the league with 69 three-pointers made. He also played with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors, with whom he concluded his NBA career in 1982-83. Hassett is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Providence College Hall of Fame, the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He is now an investment advisor/banker and provides color commentary for the Providence Friars basketball team on 103.7 FM radio.

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