Greg Ballard (basketball)

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Greg Ballard
Personal information
Born(1955-01-29)January 29, 1955
Los Angeles, California
DiedNovember 9, 2016(2016-11-09) (aged 61)
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolGarey (Pomona, California)
CollegeOregon (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1977–1989
PositionPower forward
Number42, 4, 5
Career history
19771985Washington Bullets
19851987Golden State Warriors
1987–1988VL Pesaro
1989Libertas Forlì
1989Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,953 (12.4 ppg)
Rebounds4,858 (6.1 rpg)
Assists1,733 (2.2 apg)
Stats at

Gregory Ballard (January 29, 1955 – November 9, 2016) was an American professional basketball player and NBA assistant coach.

Born in Los Angeles, Ballard attended the University of Oregon where he played at the collegiate level at the forward position. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1977 NBA draft and won an NBA Championship with the Bullets in 1978. He played for the Golden State Warriors for the 1986 and 1987 seasons. He finished his career with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1989 with career stats of 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Ballard turned to coaching after his playing career wound up, and in 1989 he moved to Italy to serve as an assistant coach for Il Messaggero Roma. Until his death, he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks.[1] Ballard died on November 9, 2016 from prostate cancer.[2]


  1. ^ Greg Ballard
  2. ^ "Greg Ballard, who won NBA title with Bullets, dies at age 61". November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.

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