Kiki Vandeweghe

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Ernest Maurice "Kiki" Vandeweghe III (born August 1, 1958 in Wiesbaden, Germany), is a former NBA player, former General Manager of the Denver Nuggets, and former Dallas Mavericks assistant coach. Vandeweghe is the son of former NBA player Ernie Vandeweghe and Colleen Kay Hutchins, the winner of the 1952 Miss America pageant. Vandeweghe is also the nephew of another NBA player, four-time All-Star Mel Hutchins. As a player, Vandeweghe was regarded as an excellent scorer and outside shooter, as well as an excellent passing forward; his teams made the NBA Playoffs in 13 of his 14 seasons in the league. However, he was generally considered to be a poor defensive player and rebounder.

Vandeweghe was a collegiate star at UCLA, where he (along with head coach Larry Brown) led the Bruins to the 1980 NCAA championship game, which they lost to Louisville. He was then drafted 11th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, but refused to play for Dallas and demanded a trade. (For virtually the remainder of his career, he was subjected to boos whenever he played in Dallas). He got his wish, and was traded to the Nuggets on December 3rd of that same year.

As fate would have it, he returned to the Dallas Mavericks for the 1999-2000 season as Player Development Coach.

Currently he is working in the front office of the New Jersey Nets.