||JockBio Vital Stats
Height: 6' 3"
- As a kid, Kirk
watched videos of Michael Jordan to learn the fundamentals of basketball.
- Kirk set records
at West High School with 1,274 points, 456 assists and 240 steals.
- Kirk was a member
of the North Team at the 1998 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development
Festival that finished in fourth place. He issued 18 assists, shot a
team-high 69.2 percent from the floor and a team-best 57.1 percent from
- Kirk ended his
career at Kansas as the school’s third all-time leader in both
assists (668) and steals (206), eighth in scoring (1,753) and third
in 3-point field goal percentage (.429) and 3-point field goals made
- During his four
years at Kansas, Kirk's scoring improved from 5.5 points to 17.3 points.
- Kirk earned the
team’s Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award his first two
years on campus and received the Ted Owens’ Defensive Player Award
his junior year.
- Hinrich threw down
the first dunk of his professional career in 2004, a one-hander after
soaring past 7-foot-3 center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
- Kirk registered
the first triple-double of his NBA career with 11 points, 12 rebounds
and 10 assists during his rookie season against the Golden State Warriors.
- When Kirk was in
the seventh grade, he was asked to predict what he would be doing in
10 years. This piece of paper was then sealed in envelope, which his
mom opened in 2005. Kirk's prediction read, "I'm going to be a
starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls."
- Kirk's hobbies
include golf and collecting DVDs. His favorite movie is "Old School."
- Kirk is known
for being somewhat cheap. His two big purchases after signing with the
Bulls were cars: a Hummer H2 and a Chrysler 300.
- Kirk has his own
page at MySpace.com.
- Kirk majored in
Communication Studies at Kansas.
- Ray Nacke not only
coached Jim Hinrich in college, but also Nick Collison's father Dave,
though the two dads were never teammates at Briar Cliff.
Michael Jordan, 1998 Vanity Fair
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, 2005 Bazooka