Brad Sellers

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Brad Sellers
Personal information
Born (1962-12-17) December 17, 1962 (age 55)
Warrensville Heights, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWarrensville Heights
(Warrensville Heights, Ohio)
College
NBA draft1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1986–1999
PositionPower forward / Center
Number6, 2, 3, 4
Career history
19861989Chicago Bulls
1989–1990Seattle SuperSonics
1990Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1991Aris
1991–1992Detroit Pistons
1992–1993Minnesota Timberwolves
1993–1994ASA Sceaux
1994–1995Paris Basket Racing
1995Gijón
1996–1997Montpellier
1997–1998Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1998Olympique Antibes
1999Paris Basket Racing
1999Hyères-Toulon
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bradley Donn Sellers (born December 17, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player, and now the mayor of his suburban Cleveland hometown, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, as well as a basketball analyst on various local media outlets.

A 7'0" power forward/center from the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State University, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (ninth pick overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

Sellers was a controversial selection among the Bulls' staff and players. General manager Jerry Krause was attracted to Sellers because of his above-average shooting ability, which was rare in a player of Sellers' size. Michael Jordan and others, however, had wanted Krause to draft Johnny Dawkins, a hard-playing guard from Duke University and a friend of Jordan.[1]

Sellers eventually became a part-time starter for the Bulls, but he never averaged more than 9.5 points or 4.7 rebounds in a season, and with the emergence of forward Scottie Pippen during the 1988 NBA Playoffs, he began to see his playing time diminish.[2] In 1989, he was finally traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for the 18th overall pick of the NBA Draft, which would become point guard B. J. Armstrong.

Sellers also played briefly for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Detroit Pistons before leaving the NBA in 1993 to embark on a lengthy overseas career. Sellers played in Spain, Israel, Greece (Aris BC), and France before retiring in 2000 to become community liaison director for his hometown. In 1991, at the Greek Championships Final, Sellers made a 3-point-play(a basket and a foul) which won the game and gave Aris BC its last championship won until today.

Sellers also has become a media personality in Cleveland as he is a postgame analyst for Cleveland Cavaliers radio broadcasts, and a Cavaliers/NBA analyst for WEWS channel 5 (ABC).

Sellers was elected mayor of his native Warrensville Heights on November 8, 2011, and sworn in on January 1, 2012.[3][4] He was re-elected on November 3, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan Retires - Sports Illustrated.com
  2. ^ Jordan Retires - Sports Illustrated.com
  3. ^ Krouse, Peter (2011-11-09). "Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik Wins a Third Term, Incumbent Mayor Richard Balbier Prevails in Brooklyn". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
  4. ^ Brad Sellers for Mayor website Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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