Brad Davis (basketball)
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Davis with the Los Angeles Lakers
December 17, 1955 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Monaca (Monaca, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Number||30, 20, 12, 15|
|1977–1978||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1978–1979||Great Falls Sky|
|1979–1980||Anchorage Northern Knights|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,866 (8.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,738 (1.8 rpg)|
|Assists||4,709 (4.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Born in Rochester, Pennsylvania, Davis graduated from Monaca High School and played basketball there under coach Dave Nichol. Davis attended the University of Maryland for four academic years (1973–77) and was a member of the Terrapins' varsity basketball team.
Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 1977 NBA Draft. Davis played for the Lakers for parts of two seasons and then for the Indiana Pacers for parts of two seasons. In between, he played with the Great Falls Sky of the Western Basketball Association. He played only part of the 1979-1980 NBA season for the Utah Jazz. In between his time with the Pacers and Jazz, he played with the Anchorage Northern Knights of the CBA during the 1979-80 basketball season.
Davis returned to the NBA with an expansion team, the Dallas Mavericks, for the 1980-81 basketball season. Davis spent the rest of his NBA career (12 seasons) with the Mavericks. These included four seasons in which he played in all 82 games of the season, plus three other seasons in which he played in 81, 80, and 79 games.
In April 1992, Davis retired after 15 NBA seasons, and he was the final Maverick remaining from the team's first season in 1980-81. On November 14, 1992, Davis was the first Maverick to have his number retired when his #15 jersey was raised to the rafters of Reunion Arena.
In 1993, Davis became an assistant for the Mavericks under head coach Dick Motta. At the same time, he took a position as the color commentator for Mavericks televised games. He later moved to radio broadcasts. Davis remained the radio analyst until the 2007-08 season, when he swapped positions with Mavericks TV commentator Bob Ortegel. Davis and Ortegel later switched back to their original positions, and Davis continues to be the color commentator on Mavericks' radio broadcasts. Davis also serves as the Mavericks' player development coach and a community services representative for the team.
He is the brother of former NBA player Mickey Davis. He is married to Kelli Davis and father to three children: son Michael, and daughters Erin and Cara Davis.
- Career statistics from basketball-reference.com