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Tyrone Curtis Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Muggsy Bogues, is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). He played for five teams during his 14-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was the shortest person to play in the NBA, standing at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall. Bogues is best known for his involvement with the Charlotte Hornets. He also played for various teams including the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and the Toronto Raptors.

Bogues was drafted twelfth overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets, and was part of a talent-laden draft class that also included David Robinson, Reggie Miller, Scottie Pippen and Kevin Johnson. In his rookie year, Bogues was a teammate of Manute Bol who stands at 7 feet 7 inches (231 cm) tall, at the time he was the tallest player to have ever played in the NBA. Bol and Bogues appeared on three magazine covers together.

Bogues spent ten years in Charlotte as the Hornets, led by Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson, became one of the most popular teams in the NBA and a perennial playoff contender. Charlotte Hornets replica jerseys, including Bogues', were worn by children all over United States. Bogues was one of the most popular players in Hornets history, despite the fact that he never averaged more than 11.2 points per game in a season.

He is the Hornets' career leader in minutes played (19,768), assists (5,557), steals (1,067) and turnovers (1,118) and in assists per game (8.7927) and assists per 48 minutes (13.4933). Bogues also held the Hornets' single-game record of 19 assists, broken by Chris Paul (another player from Wake Forest University) on Nov. 7, 2007.

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