Washington Bullets/Wizards, NBA
- Current basketball analyst on ESPN’s SportsCenter, NBA Shootaround and NBA Fastbreak
- Won the Three-Point Shooting contest during NBA All-Star weekend in 1996
- 4th on all-time three-point accuracy percentage list
- One of only 3 NBA players to shoot better than 50% from the field and 3-point line in one season
- A powerful public speaker with experience providing motivational speeches to a wide array of audiences including corporate, athletic and student
Tim Legler is a retired NBA shooting guard whose 11-year career spanned from 1989 to 2000. Tim started his professional career with the Omaha Racers of the Continental Basketball Association. As the leagues highest scorer, Tim led the Racers to a CBA championship in 1990. Tim is probably known most as a player in Washington, where he played for four seasons, two with the Washington Bullets and two with the re-branded Washington Wizards, from 1995-1999. His best NBA season was in 1995-1996, when he ranked first in the league in both 3-point field goal percentage and true shooting percentage, second in turnover ratio, and won the 1996 Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend. He holds the record for a 3-round aggregate of 65 points. Tim also was a runner up for the Sixth Man of the Year award, which was won by Toni Kukoc of the Chicago Bulls. Tim was well known as an accurate three-point shooter, making 260 of his 604 attempts from that range in his career with an accuracy of 43%. This figure ranks fourth on the all-time list, behind only Steve Kerr, Hubert Davis, and Drazen Petrovic. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Golden State Warriors. His career ended after a re-occurring knee problem and he was one of three NBA players to finish a season shooting better than 50% from the field, better than 50% from the three-point line, and better than 80% from the free-throw line. Before going pro, Tim attended La Salle University, where he became an Academic All-American and scored 1,699 career points in four seasons for the men's basketball team. He was named to the First Team All-Big 5 in 1987 and All-MAAC teams in 1987 and 1988. Tim's 3.40 GPA earned him a berth on the 1988 GTE Academic All-American Team. Tim led La Salle to the 1987 National Invitation Tournament championship game at Madison Square Garden, as well as the 1988 NCAA Tournament. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1995 and the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1997. Since 2002, Tim has worked as an analyst for ESPN. He currently appears regularly on the ESPN programs NBA Shootaround, NBA Fastbreak, NBA Coast to Coast, and as a basketball analyst for SportsCenter and on various shows on ESPN Radio.