Greg Ballard (basketball)

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Greg Ballard
No. 42, 4, 5
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1955-01-29) January 29, 1955 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Garey (Pomona, California)
College Oregon (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Pro playing career 1977–1989
Career history
19771985 Washington Bullets
19851987 Golden State Warriors
1987–1988 VL Pesaro (Italy)
1989 Libertas Forlì (Italy)
1989 Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,953 (12.4 ppg)
Rebounds 4,858 (6.1 rpg)
Assists 1,733 (2.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory "Greg" Ballard (born January 29, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Ballard attended the University of Oregon where he played at the collegiate level at the forward position. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft and won an NBA Championship with the Bullets in 1978. He played for the Golden State Warriors for the 1986 and 1987 seasons. He finished his career with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1989 with career stats of 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Ballard turned to coaching after his playing career wound up, and in 1989 he moved to Italy to serve as an assistant coach for Il Messaggero Roma. Until recently he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks.[1]

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