Dave Magley

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Dave Magley
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Personal information
Born (1959-11-24) November 24, 1959 (age 58)
South Bend, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school LaSalle (South Bend, Indiana)
College Kansas (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 1982–1986
Position Small forward
Number 30
Coaching career 2002–2015
Career history
As player:
1982–1983 Wyoming Wildcatters
1982–1983 Cleveland Cavaliers
1983–1984 Albany Patroons
1985–1986 Tampa Bay Thrillers
As coach:
2002–2013 Bradenton Christian School
2013–2015 Brampton A's
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David John Magley (born November 24, 1959) is a retired American basketball player and coach. He is currently the president of the North American Premier Basketball League after serving as commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). Prior to becoming an NBLC executive, Magley was head coach of Bradenton Christian School in Bradenton, Florida, for 11 years and then led the Brampton A's for two seasons.[1] He played basketball at South Bend LaSalle High School. Following his senior year, Magley was named Indiana Mr. Basketball, beating Randy Wittman and Ted Kitchel for the award,[2] and was selected to the Academic All-State and Parade All American teams.[3] Dave was drafted with the fifth pick in the second round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his one NBA season, Dave appeared in fourteen games, recording a total of twelve points and ten rebounds.[4] Magley also spent several years in the Continental Basketball Association for the Wyoming Wildcatters, Albany Patroons and Tampa Bay Thrillers.[5]

Commissioner of the NBL Canada[edit]

On May 28, 2015, Magley officially became the commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada, succeeding Paul Riley.[6] Several months prior, the league's Board of Directors unanimously voted to end Riley's stint as commissioner.[7] Magley's overseeing of the 2015 NBL Canada Finals brawl helped him get the job.[6] After completing his two-year contract as commissioner, he left to become the president and chief operating officer of the upstart North American Premier Basketball League in 2017.[8]


  1. ^ Dell, Alan. "Former BCS boys basketball coach Dave Magley takes reins of Canadian pro team". The Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Chris. "Bradenton Christian coach is an 'Indiana legend'". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "David Magley-Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame". hoopshall.com. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dave Magley NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  5. ^ 1986-87 CBA Official Guide, page 240.
  6. ^ a b "New commish sees growth". StCatharinesStandard.com. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "NBL Canada Parts Ways With Commissioner Riley". NBLCanada.com. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Magley eyes new pro basketball league". South Bend Tribune. July 6, 2017. 
Preceded by
Paul Riley
Commissioner of the NBL Canada
Succeeded by