Bruce Hale

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Bruce Hale (August 30, 1918 – December 30, 1980) was an American basketball player and coach.

A 6'1" guard/forward from Medford, Oregon, Hale played college basketball at Santa Clara University, then played professionally in the early NBA as a member of the Indianapolis Jets, Fort Wayne Pistons, and Indianapolis Olympians. He averaged 9.1 points per game over his NBA career.[1] He later held coaching positions with the University of Miami, the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association, and St. Mary's College of California. Before he died of a heart attack in 1980, he had been working as a marketing director at the KNBR radio station.[2]

Hale's daughter, Pam, married basketball player Rick Barry, who played for Hale at the University of Miami.[3]

Hale was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.[4]


  1. ^ Bruce Hale playing statistics. Retrieved on August 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Former basketball coach dies". The Ledger. January 2, 1981. Retrieved on August 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Frank Deford. "Razor-cut Idol Of San Francisco". Sports Illustrated. February 13, 1967. Retrieved on August 23, 2009.
  4. ^ University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Retrieved on February 1, 2010.