Mike Pratt (basketball)

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Pratt providing radio color commentary for a Kentucky Wildcats scrimmage in 2015

Michael P. Pratt (born August 4, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and coach. He was a 6'4" (1.93 m), 195 lb (88.5 kg) guard.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Pratt attended Meadowdale High School, graduating in 1966.[1] He then went on to the University of Kentucky where he was a three-year letterwinner under legendary coach Adolph Rupp from 1967 through 1970. Following his career with the Wildcats he was selected in the 1970 American Basketball Association draft by the Kentucky Colonels, where he played two seasons and averaged six points per game.[2]

Following his playing days he became an assistant coach under Lee Rose at UNC Charlotte, helping the 49ers to reach the 1977 NCAA Final Four. After Rose accepted the head coaching job at Purdue following the 1977–78 season, Pratt was chosen as his successor. Pratt coached the 49ers for four seasons, compiling a record of 55–52 before being relieved of his duties following the 1981–82 season.

Pratt now does analysis on radio broadcasts of University of Kentucky basketball games.[3] In 2009, he was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Charlotte 49ers (Sun Belt Conference) (1978–1982)
1978–79 Charlotte 16–11 6–4 2nd
1979–80 Charlotte 15–12 9–5 4th
1980–81 Charlotte 10–17 3–9 6th
1981–82 Charlotte 15–12 3–7 5th
Charlotte: 56–52 21–25
Total: 56–52


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