October 17, 1955 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Lompoc (Lompoc, California)|
|College||Allan Hancock College (1973–1974)
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1981–1982||San Antonio Spurs|
|1983–1985||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||4,081 (7.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,030 (1.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,851 (3.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Michael Louis Bratz (born October 17, 1955) is a retired American basketball guard. He played professionally in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings.
Early life and career
After being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977 NBA Draft, and made his NBA debut on October 18, 1977 with the Suns. Bratz played in nine seasons with the Suns. He is famous for being the last Bulls player to wear number 23 prior to Michael Jordan. Referencing his time wearing number 23 while with the Bulls, Bratz appeared in a commercial for the Chicago area sports bar Candlelite in 2008. The commercial teased that a "certain Chicago Bull that wore number 23" would be coming by to eat dinner. The employees believed that Michael Jordan was coming to the restaurant to eat, but they were disappointed as it was revealed Bratz was the one coming to eat, to which he said "What, you're expecting someone else?"
- "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- "Michael Louis Bratz". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". Legends of Basketball. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- "Bulls by the Numbers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
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- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Legends of Basketball
- Sports Illustrated: Bulls by the Numbers