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Encyclopedia > Brad Daugherty (basketball)

Bradley Lee Daugherty (born October 19, 1965 in Black Mountain, North Carolina) is an American former basketball player at the University of North Carolina and later with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Brad played basketball at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There he led the Warhorses to the 1982 state finals. Daugherty accepted a scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina under legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... NBA redirects here. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ...

Daugherty was one of the greatest players ever to play at the University of North Carolina. He entered college as a 16 year old freshman and was a two-time ALL-ACC first team selection, and a first team All-American in 1986. Brad was named to the ACC basketball ALL TIME team in 2002 and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Brad averaged more than twenty points per game in his senior season with the UNC Tar Heels. The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame was established in February 1963, with the support of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, to honor those persons who by excellence of their activities in or connected with the world of sports have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and to the State...

Brad was taken as the first pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA Draft. Cleveland had obtained the rights to the first pick in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Roy Hinson. The Cavaliers also drafted Ron Harper with the ninth pick in the 1986 draft and obtained the rights to Mark Price (in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks). Harper, Price and Daugherty immediately began to pay dividends for Cleveland and were all named to the NBA ALL ROOKIE team in 1986. The 1986 NBA Draft is perhaps most notable for the drug-related death of highly-touted Len Bias less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. ...

Daugherty averaged nineteen points and ten rebounds per game over eight seasons in the NBA and retired as the Cavaliers all time leading scorer (10,389 points) and rebounder (5,227). He played in 41 postseason games and led the Cavaliers as far as the Eastern Conference Finals in 1992. Brad was a five time ALL STAR (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993). He was one of the greatest players in Cleveland Cavalier history. As part of the Cavaliers 30th Anniversary in 1999-2000, Daugherty was a unanimous selection to the ALL TIME Cleveland Cavalier team. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Brad's career in the NBA was cut short at the age of 28 because of recurrent back troubles. Daugherty never played another game after the 1993-94 season. After two consecutive seasons of inactivity, he announced his retirement after the 1995-96 season. His #43 jersey, a number he picked as a tribute to NASCAR legend Richard Petty (who Daugherty lists as his favorite sportsman), was retired by the Cavaliers on March 1, 1997. He currently lives in Asheville, NC with business interests that include car dealerships and commercial real estate. He is also a college basketball analyst for ESPN. The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... ESPN, formerly the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Following his retirement from the NBA, Daugherty owned a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team featuring such drivers as Kenny Irwin Jr. and Kevin Harvick. Irwin won two Irwin won two Craftsman Truck Series races driving for Daugherty in 1997, the first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March and the second at Texas Motor Speedway in June. Daugherty will join ESPN's return to NASCAR racing telecasts in 2007. He will be an analyst on NASCAR Countdown, ESPN's new pre-race show, and on NASCAR Now, a nightly newscast on the sport. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... NASCAR on ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ... NASCAR Countdown is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series prerace show set to debut on July 29, 2007. ... NASCAR Now is a NASCAR news and analysis show that debuted on February 5, 2007 with Erik Kuselias and Rusty Wallace hosting. ... A newscast typically consists of the coverage of various news events and other information, either produced locally by a radio or television station, or by a broadcast network. ...

Preceded by
Patrick Ewing
NBA first overall draft pick
1986 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
David Robinson

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Brad Daugherty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (117 words)
Brad Daugherty: A former NBA player, currently a television sportscaster.
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Len Bias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Leonard K. Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a college basketball player who suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia that resulted from a cocaine overdose fewer than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft.
Bias was the second player selected in the draft, after Brad Daugherty of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Many basketball enthusiasts have argued that he was the first player to come under the title of "the next Michael Jordan", even though Jordan himself was only in his second professional season at the time Bias was drafted.
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