Brad Sellers

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Brad Sellers
No. 6, 2, 3, 4
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1962-12-17) December 17, 1962 (age 52)
Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Warrensville Heights
(Warrensville Heights, Ohio)
College Wisconsin (1981–1983)
Ohio State (1984–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1986–1999
Career history
19861989 Chicago Bulls
1989–1990 Seattle SuperSonics
1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1991 Aris (Greece)
1991–1992 Detroit Pistons
1992–1993 Minnesota Timberwolves
1993–1994 ASA Sceaux (France)
1994–1995 Paris Basket Racing (France)
1995 Gijón (Spain)
1996–1997 Montpellier (France)
1997–1998 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)
1998 Olympique Antibes (France)
1999 Paris Basket Racing (France)
1999 Hyères-Toulon (France)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bradley Donn Sellers (born December 17, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player, and now the mayor of his suburban Cleveland hometown, as well as a basketball analyst on various local media outlets.

A 7'0" power forward/center from the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State University, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (ninth pick overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

Sellers was a controversial selection among the Bulls' staff and players. General manager Jerry Krause was attracted to Sellers because of his above-average shooting ability, which was rare in a player of Sellers' size. Michael Jordan and others, however, had wanted Krause to draft Johnny Dawkins, a hard-playing guard from Duke University and a friend of Jordan.[1]

Sellers eventually became a part-time starter for the Bulls, but he never averaged more than 9.5 points or 4.7 rebounds in a season, and with the emergence of forward Scottie Pippen during the 1988 NBA Playoffs, he began to see his playing time diminish.[2] In 1989, he was finally traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for the 18th overall pick of the NBA Draft, which would become point guard B. J. Armstrong.

Sellers also played briefly for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Detroit Pistons before leaving the NBA in 1993 to embark on a lengthy overseas career. Sellers played in Spain, Israel, Greece (Aris BC), and France before retiring in 2000 to become community liaison director for his hometown.

Sellers also has become a media personality in Cleveland as he is a postgame analyst for Cleveland Cavaliers radio broadcasts, and a Cavaliers/NBA analyst for WEWS channel 5 (ABC).

Sellers was elected mayor of his native Warrensville Heights on November 8, 2011, and sworn in on January 1, 2012.[3][4]

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