Mike Bratz

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Mike Bratz
No. 23, 10
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1955-10-17) October 17, 1955 (age 58)
Lompoc, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Lompoc (Lompoc, California)
College Allan Hancock College (1973–1974)
Stanford (1974–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1977–1986
Career history
19771980 Phoenix Suns
1980–1981 Cleveland Cavaliers
1981–1982 San Antonio Spurs
1983 Chicago Bulls
19831985 Golden State Warriors
1986 Sacramento Kings
Career statistics
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[edit]

Bratz was born in Lompoc, California and graduated from Lompoc High School. He played college basketball at Allan Hancock College and Stanford University.[1]

After being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977 NBA Draft,[2] and made his NBA debut on October 18, 1977 with the Suns.[3] 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.[4] 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?"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". Legends of Basketball. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bulls by the Numbers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

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