Al Brightman

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Al Brightman
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Personal information
Born (1923-09-22)September 22, 1923
Eureka, California
Died June 10, 1992(1992-06-10) (aged 68)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Wilson Classical
College Long Beach State
Pro playing career 1946–1948
Career history
As player:
As coach:

Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923, in Eureka, California – June 10, 1992, of liver cancer) was an American basketball player and coach.

He played collegiately for the California State University, Long Beach, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca.

He played for the Boston Celtics (1946–47) in the BAA for 58 games. He became the first Celtic to score 20 points in a regular season game.

He later coached Seattle University from 1948 to 1956,[1] leading the Chieftains to 4 NCAA Appearances and 1 NIT appearance. He had a coaching wining percentage of .726. He went on to coach the Anaheim Amigos in the ABA in the 1967-68 season.

Head coaching record[edit]

College basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Seattle Chieftains (Independent) (1948–1956)
1948–1949 Seattle 12-14
1949–1950 Seattle 12-17
1950–1951 Seattle 32-5
1951–1952 Seattle 29-8
1952–1953 Seattle 29-4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1953–1954 Seattle 26-2 NCAA First Round
1954–1955 Seattle 22-7 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1955–1956 Seattle 18-11 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Seattle: 180–68 (.726)
Total: 180–68 (.726)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Professional basketball[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
ANA 1967–68 36 12 24 .333 5th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs
Career 36 12 24 .333 - - - -


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