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August 23, 1951 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Henrico (Richmond, Virginia)|
|College||Virginia Tech (1970–1973)|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Forward / Guard|
|Number||44, 30, 23|
|1975–1979||San Antonio Spurs (ABA and NBA)|
|1983–1984||San Antonio Spurs (assistant)|
|1984–1990||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|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 Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
- BasketballReference.com: Allan Bristow (as player)
- BasketballReference.com: Allan Bristow (as coach)
- HoopsHype.com General Managers: Allan Bristow
- Virginia Tech Hall of Fame