Glenn McDonald

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For the Canadian jazz saxophonist, see Glenn McDonald (musician).
Glenn McDonald
Personal information
Born (1952-03-21) March 21, 1952 (age 65)
Kewanee, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Los Angeles, California)
College Long Beach State (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1974–1980
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 30, 13
Career history
19741976 Boston Celtics
1976–1977 Milwaukee Bucks
1977–1978 Alvin BK
1979–1980 U/Tex Wranglers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Glenn McDonald (born March 21, 1952) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played three seasons for the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks before going overseas most notably in the Philippines, with the U/Tex Wranglers in the early-80's. He averaged 4.2 points in 146 games played in his NBA career.

He played a huge role in Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals, scoring eight points in the third overtime period as the Celtics won 128-126 before eventually winning the championship in six games.

In the Philippines, McDonald was instrumental in U/Tex's 1980 PBA Open Conference championship against Toyota Tamaraws. He scored two free-throws to send the fifth game into overtime after Toyota led by four with 16 seconds left in regulation. U/Tex eventually won the championship, 99-98.

In 1981, he became the head coach of the U/Tex franchise. McDonald was also the Long Beach State 49ers' head coach in the early 1990s and was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.[citation needed]

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