Greg Ballard (basketball)
January 29, 1955|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||November 9, 2016(aged 61)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Garey (Pomona, California)|
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Number||42, 4, 5|
|1985–1987||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||9,953 (12.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,858 (6.1 rpg)|
|Assists||1,733 (2.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. Ballard died on November 9, 2016 from prostate cancer.
- NBA.com Greg Ballard
- "Greg Ballard, who won NBA title with Bullets, dies at age 61". ESPN.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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