Mike Brittain

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Mike Brittain
Personal information
Born (1963-06-21)June 21, 1963
Clearwater, Florida
Died October 1995 (Age 32)
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Clearwater (Clearwater, Florida)
College South Carolina (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 1985–1987
Position Center
Number 40
Career history
19851987 San Antonio Spurs
1988–1989 Pensacola Tornados
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael James "Mike" Brittain (June 21, 1963 – October 1995) was an American professional basketball player.

In his senior year at Clearwater High School, the 7-foot center led the Jack Wilson-coached Clearwater High Tornadoes to a 32–3 record and the 1981 Class 4A State title.[1] Brittain scored 32 points in the State Championship game,[2] winning easily over Miami Central 79–53.

Brittain went on to play collegiately for the University of South Carolina.

He was selected by the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs in the second round (29th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft and played for the Spurs for 38 games between 1985 and 1987. He also played a season in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Pensacola Tornados, averaging 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15 games.[3]

At the time of his death, Mike was working as regional manager in Atlanta, Georgia for a pharmaceutical company.


  1. ^ Mike Flanagan (1981-03-16). "Day to Remember - The Tornadoes Made History They'll Never Forget". St. Petersburg Independent. p. 40, Section 24-C. 
  2. ^ Mike Flanagan (1981-03-16). "The Great Brittain Lived Up To His Name". St. Petersburg Independent. p. 40, Section 24-C. 
  3. ^ 1989-90 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 244

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