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September 22, 1923|
|Died||June 10, 1992
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Wilson Classical
(Long Beach, California)
Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923 – June 10, 1992) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
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.
He later coached Seattle University from 1948 to 1956, 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
|APG||Assists per game|
|PPG||Points per game|
Head coaching record
|Seattle Chieftains (Independent) (1948–1956)|
|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|
|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 %|
|ANA||1967–68||36||12||24||.333||5th in Western||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
- Kenyon, J. Michael. "Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League 1946-47 to 1947-48". Accessed on June 14, 2017.
- Rockne, Dick (June 11, 1992), "Brightman, Former Su Coach, Dies -- Basketball Innovator Put Seattle In National Spotlight", The Seattle Times
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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