Allan Bristow

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Allan Bristow
Personal information
Born (1951-08-23) August 23, 1951 (age 64)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Henrico (Richmond, Virginia)
College Virginia Tech (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1973–1983
Position Forward / Guard
Number 44, 30, 23
Career history
As player:
19731975 Philadelphia 76ers
19751979 San Antonio Spurs (ABA and NBA)
19791981 Utah Jazz
19811983 Dallas Mavericks
As coach:
1983–1984 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
1984–1990 Denver Nuggets (assistant)
19911996 Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 5,450 (7.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,787 (4.0 rpg)
Assists 2,219 (3.2 apg)
Stats at

Allan Mercer Bristow, Jr. (born August 23, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player, coach, and executive. Bristow played college basketball at Virginia Tech, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round of the 1973 NBA Draft. A 6'7", 210 lb (95 kg) forward, he had a 10-year career in the both the NBA and the ABA, playing for the Sixers, the San Antonio Spurs (in both leagues), the Utah Jazz, and finishing his playing career with the Dallas Mavericks. His nickname was "Disco".

In 1991, Bristow was hired to be the third head coach for the recently created Charlotte Hornets franchise, a position he held for five years. Led by players such as Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning, the Hornets were the first of the late-1980s expansion teams to be successful, reaching the playoffs in 1993 and 1995. Bristow resigned in 1996.

Bristow became the New Orleans Hornets' general manager in 2004, a position he relinquished in 2005.

In 1997, Bristow was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

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