Al Brightman

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Al Brightman
Personal information
Born (1923-09-22)September 22, 1923
Eureka, California
Died June 10, 1992(1992-06-10) (aged 68)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Wilson Classical
(Long Beach, California)
College
Playing career 1946–1948
Position Forward
Number 8, 16
Coaching career 1947–1968
Career history
As player:
1946–1947 Boston Celtics
1947–1948 Seattle Athletics
As coach:
1947–1948 Seattle Athletics
1948–1956 Seattle University
1967–1968 Anaheim Amigos

Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923 – June 10, 1992) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

Born in Eureka, California, he played collegiately for the California State University, Long Beach, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca.

He played for the Boston Celtics during the 1946–47 BAA season for 58 games. He became the first Celtic to score 20 points in a regular season game. Brightman served as a player-coach for the Seattle Athletics of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League during the 1947–48 season.[1]

He later coached Seattle University from 1948 to 1956,[2] leading the Chieftains to 4 NCAA Appearances and 1 NIT appearance. He had a coaching winning percentage of .726. He went on to coach the Anaheim Amigos in the ABA in the 1967-68 season.

BAA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Boston 58 .256 .627 1.0 9.8
Career 58 .256 .627 1.0 9.8

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Seattle Chieftains (Independent) (1948–1956)
1948–49 Seattle 12–14
1949–50 Seattle 12–17
1950–51 Seattle 32–5
1951–52 Seattle 29–8
1952–53 Seattle 29–4 NCAA Sweet 16
1953–54 Seattle 26–2 NCAA First Round
1954–55 Seattle 22–7 NCAA Sweet 16
1955–56 Seattle 18–11 NCAA Sweet 16
Seattle: 180–68 (.726)
Total: 180–68 (.726)

ABA[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
ANA 1967–68 36 12 24 .333 5th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs
Career 36 12 24 .333 - - - -

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