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Michael Stewart - PF/C, 6'10, 230
Retired - Retired after 2006 season
       Date of birth: 04/24/1975
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 1997
     Out of: California
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Right

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 63
2010-04-29

- Michael Stewart

Yogi Stewart signed a one year minimum salary as an undrafted free agent with the Kings in 199798, and averaged 4.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in only 21.7 minutes per game. When the lockout came the following summer, Stewart was only able to get a 1 year, $1 million contract with the Raptors (which at the time was quite a lot more than the minimum salary); more importantly, that's all the Raptors were able to give him. Then-GM Glen Grunwald promised Stewart that he would sign him to a big long term contract as soon as he was able to, and he kept his word when he signed Stewart to a 6 year, $24 million deal the following summer. Seemingly, Grunwald didn't think the 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds that Stewart had averaged in the strike shortened 98-99 season was a sufficient reason to break his promise. But he soon wished he had, because Stewart played only 163 games over the life of that 6 year deal, totalling 1,148 minutes, 187 points, 272 rebounds and 55 blocks.

That ambitious six year contract kept him in the league until the 2004-05 season, which he spent with the ramshackle Atlanta Hawks. That season also saw him post his highest averages since his rookie season; 2.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in all of 12 games for the team of expiring contracts that saw Bob Sura go for three straight triple doubles. But after that season, the deal expired, the NBA never called again. Stewart's only other basketball gig came in February 2006, when he played 7 games for LEB Gold team Huelva and averaged 7.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9bpg. But he was released due to injury and never played again. He is now a businessman in south Florida, and a keen proponent of the P90X diet thing.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Michael Stewart - Stewart has assorted business interests. No comeback is planned.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Michael Stewart - Stewart is the vice president of the Unison Group, a medical supply company.

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