BC legend Michael Adams leaves St. Bonaventure

June 22, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Six weeks after he was named an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure, former Boston College and NBA sharpshooter Michael Adams stepped down, saying he wanted to support his son, Michael, in his senior season of high school basketball in Pennsylvania. '€œThis is a decision that I regret to make, but it'€™s the right one for me and my family,'€ Adams said in a statement released by St. Bonaventure. '€œMy son only gets to go through one senior year of high school in his life and I want to make sure I'€™m there to support him and be a part of it. I want to thank coach [Mark] Schmidt and the rest of the St. Bonaventure department of athletics for giving me a chance to get back into college basketball and for being very understanding of my decision.'€ Adams, a Hartford native, played 11 seasons in the NBA. He led the league in 3-pointers two years and made at least one 3-pointer in 79 straight games, the second-longest streak of all-time. Schmidt, St. Bonaventure's head coach, is a North Attleboro native and 1985 BC grad who played with Adams in Chestnut Hill. '€œMichael and I have been friends for almost 30 years and while I am obviously disappointed that we won'€™t be able to coach together, I respect his decision,'€ Schmidt said in a statement. '€œWe wish Michael and his family all the best." St. Bonaventure went 15-16 last season, 7-9 in the Atlantic-10 Conference.