October 17, 1955 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Lompoc (Lompoc, California)|
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1981–1982||San Antonio Spurs|
|1983–1985||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||4,081 (7.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,030 (1.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,851 (3.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Michael Louis Bratz (born October 17, 1955) is a retired American basketball guard and is currently the assistant general manager for the Sacramento Kings. He played professionally in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings.
Early life and career
After being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977 NBA Draft, and made his NBA debut on October 18, 1977 with the Suns. Bratz played nine seasons in the NBA. He is famous for being the last Bulls player to wear number 23 prior to Michael Jordan. Referencing his time wearing number 23 while with the Bulls, Bratz appeared in a commercial for the Chicago area sports bar Candlelite in 2008. The commercial teased that he was Michael Jordan before being revealed on camera, to which he said "What, you're expecting someone else?"
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- "Bulls by the Numbers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 27, 2012.