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On This Date in Warriors History: Tim Hardaway Makes NBA Debut in 1989

A Bay Area fan favorite during his Warriors tenure, Tim Hardaway was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 14th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft. The 6-foot point guard went on to play six seasons for the club, becoming an integral player in Warriors franchise history.

The Warriors legend went scoreless in his NBA debut, a 30-point loss in Phoenix on Nov. 3, 1989, but his rookie season turned around after that, averaging 14.7 points, 8.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 steals to earn first-time All-Rookie honors in 1990. Known for his crossover dribble ("UTEP Two-step"), Hardaway joined forces with former Warrior greats Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond to form Run TMC, an iconic trio that played an up-tempo and high-scoring brand of basketball.