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Kevin Pittsnogle - PF/C, 6'11, 250
Retired - Retired again in 2010
       Date of birth: 07/30/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2006
     Out of: West Virginia
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

25th July, 2006 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Boston.
26th September, 2006 CBA Drafted 6th overall in the 2006 CBA Draft by Pittsburgh Xplosion.
20th October, 2006 NBA Waived by Boston.
8th November, 2006 CBA Signed a one year contract with Pittsburgh Xplosion.
27th February, 2007 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Guaynabo (to join after completion of CBA season).
23rd July, 2007 France Signed a one year contract with Cholet.
26th September, 2007 France Released by Cholet.
1st November, 2007 D-League Drafted 12th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Austin Spurs.
9th January, 2008 D-League Waived by Austin Toros.
12th January, 2008 D-League Acquired by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
9th May, 2008 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Bayamon.
1st November, 2009 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
16th February, 2010 D-League Waived by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
26th December, 2010 EBA Signed a one year contract with Winchester Storm.
24th September, 2011 EBA Signed a second one year contract with Winchester Storm.
31st March, 2012 EBA Left Winchester Storm.
When: Where:
2002 - 2006 West Virginia (NCAA)
July 2006 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2006 Miami Heat (Summer League)
July 2006 - October 2006 Boston Celtics (NBA)
November 2006 - March 2007 Pittsburgh Xplosion (CBA)
March 2007 - June 2007 Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
July 2007 Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
July 2007 - September 2007 Cholet (France)
November 2007 - January 2008 Austin Toros (D-League)
January 2008 - May 2008 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
May 2008 - June 2008 Bayamon (Puerto Rico)
November 2009 - February 2010 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
December 2010 - March 2012 Winchester Storm (EBA)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 51

- Kevin Pittsnogle

As was widely reported, Kevin Pittsnogle quit basketball after the 2007/08 season, and began working in a school. As was less widely reported, Pittsnogle returned this year to give it one more try, rejoining the D-League and playing in 27 games with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. As didn't need to be reported, Pittsnogle averaged 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in his comeback. And as was not reported much at all, Pittsnogle asked to be released by the Thunderbirds in February for "personal reasons."

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys

Kevin Pittsnogle - Pittsnogle has retired for the second time. He retired the first time in late 2008, after a thyroid problem caused his weight to balloon, and became a middle school teacher, also volunteering as an assistant on the school's basketball team. When the thyroid problem was cured, and his weight gain curtailed, Pittsnogle made a comeback in the D-League for the 2009-10 season with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. However, Pittsnogle made it only as far as February before being released for personal reasons. At least, that was the team's version of events - Pittsnogle's family's opinion is somewhat different.

Pittsnogle's sister, Erika Blaylock, complained to the NBA Development League about an incident that allegedly took place during a game on Feb. 6 at Tingley Coliseum.

Blaylock claimed in an e-mail dated Feb. 9 and addressed to Chris Alpert, the D-League's vice president of basketball operations and player personnel, that T-Birds co-owner Jackie Bregman said "the West Virginia trailer parks are empty," a notso-subtle jab at Kevin's family seated in the stands.

Pittsnogle's mother, wife and two kids were seated in the first row behind the Albuquerque bench.

Blaylock informed Alpert that the players and several people sitting near the T-Birds bench heard Bregman's comments. So did Pittsnogle's family.

Sam Bregman, Jackie's wife and team co-owner, vehemently denied the claims.

"That's absolutely not true," he said. "All I'll say is I wish Kevin Pittsnogle the best of luck in the future."

Whatever happened, Pittsnogle is once again out of basketball. It is not known whether he returned to teaching.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Kevin Pittsnogle - In 2010 and 2011, Pittsnogle was a player/coach for a semi-pro team, the Winchester Storm, though it's hard to tell who they play against. (It seems they used to be a member of the Eastern Basketball Alliance, but not sure about now.) Pittsnogle only played home games; here's a clip of him doing so. He's the overweight and extremely slow #50 in black.

Not afraid to shoot, not capable of anything else. Still, basketball isn't Pittsnogle's life any more. He continues to work as a substitute teacher in West Virginia, and is a youth case manager for the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

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