Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues is a professional basketball player. The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association, the 5 ft 3 in. . After a brief stint playing for the Rhode Island Gulls in the USBL, Bogues was drafted 12th overall in the 1987 NBA draft by the Washington Bullets.
Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA. Although best known for his ten seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, Bogues also played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors.Bogues blocked 39 shots as a professional ball player. Bogues spent ten years in Charlotte as the Hornets, led by Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson, became one of the NBA's most popular teams and a perennial playoff contender. Bogues was one of the most popular players in Hornets history. At the time of his retirement, Bogues was the Hornets' career leader in minutes played, assists, and steals.
After his retierment, he became a WNBA Head Coach for a season. In 2011, he became the Head Coach of United Faith Christian Academy boys' high school basketball team in Charlotte, North Carolina after serving as an assistant to former head coach Shaun Wiseman. His autobiography, In the Land of Giants, recounts the struggles of growing up in inner-city Baltimore and achieving success in the NBA. On March 18, 2014, Bogues was named the Charlotte Hornets' Ambassador, participating in the team's rebranding. Today, Muggsy Bogues is active on social media and promotes many of his current activities that include speaking engagements and personal appearances.