Mike Pratt (basketball)

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A man in his sixties wearing a press credential around his neck
Pratt after providing radio color commentary for a Kentucky Wildcats game

Michael (Mike) P. Pratt (born 4 August 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American retired basketball player and coach. He was a 6'4" (1.93 m), 195 lb (88.5 kg) guard.

Pratt attended the University of Kentucky where he was a three-year letterwinner under legendary coach Adolph Rupp from 1967 through 1970. Following his career with the Wildcats he was selected in the 1970 American Basketball Association draft by the Kentucky Colonels, where he played two seasons and averaged six points per game.[1]

Following his playing days he became an assistant coach under Lee Rose at UNC Charlotte, helping the 49ers to reach the 1977 NCAA Final Four. After Rose accepted the head coaching job at Purdue following the 1977–78 season, Pratt was chosen as his successor. Pratt coached the 49ers for four seasons, compiling a record of 55–52 before being relieved of his duties following the 1981–82 season.

Pratt now does analysis on radio broadcasts of University of Kentucky basketball games.[2] In 2009 he was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.[3]

Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Charlotte 49ers (Sun Belt Conference) (1978–1982)
1978–1979 Charlotte 16–11 6–4 2nd
1979–1980 Charlotte 15–12 9–5 4th
1980–1981 Charlotte 10–17 3–9 6th
1981–1982 Charlotte 15–12 3–7 5th
Charlotte: 56–52 21–25
Total: 56–52

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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