Brian Oliver

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For the Australian track and field athlete with the same name see Brian Oliver (athlete).
Brian Oliver
No. 31, 2
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1968-06-01) June 1, 1968 (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Wills (Smyrna, Georgia)
College Georgia Tech (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1990–2007
Career history
19901992 Philadelphia 76ers
1992–1993 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1994 Washington Bullets
1994–1995 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1995–1996 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)
1996–1997 Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy)
1997–1998 Polti Cantù (Italy)
1998 Atlanta Hawks
1998–1999 Apollon Patras (Greece)
1999–2000 Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy)
2001–2003 Pallacanestro Messina (Italy)
2003–2004 Coop Nordest Trieste (Italy)
2004–2005 Upea Capo d'Orlando (Italy)
2005–2006 Carifabriano (Italy)
2007 Cimberio Novara (Italy)
Career NBA statistics
Points 389 (3.3 ppg)
Rebounds 123 (1.0 rpg)
Assists 114 (1.0 apg)
Stats at

Brian Darnell Oliver (born June 1, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" (1.93 m) and 210 lb (95 kg) shooting guard out of Georgia Tech, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 1990 Draft. Oliver played four years in the league, mainly with the 76ers from 1990–1992 and two brief stints with the Washington Bullets (1994–95) and Atlanta Hawks (1997–98). His best year as a pro came during his rookie year with the Sixers, appearing in 73 games and averaging 3.8 ppg.

Brian Oliver, along with Dennis Scott and Kenny Anderson, formed the famed trio "Lethal Weapon 3" which led the GT basketball team to the final four in 1990.[1] In 1999, he teamed with Manu Ginóbili, Brent Scott and Sydney Johnson to earn promotion for Viola Reggio Calabria from the Italian 2nd Division to the Italian First Division.[2]

He is of no relation to the former Georgia Tech and Seton Hall forward also named Brian Oliver.[3]


  1. ^ " "Lethal Weapon 3" article". 
  2. ^ Tomlinson, Brett (2007-11-21). "The Captain Returns: Basketball’s Sydney Johnson ’97 has been ‘a coach all along’". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 

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