Greg Ballard (basketball)

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Greg Ballard
Personal information
Born (1955-01-29)January 29, 1955
Los Angeles, California
Died November 9, 2016(2016-11-09) (aged 61)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Garey (Pomona, California)
College Oregon (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career 1977–1989
Position Power forward
Number 42, 4, 5
Career history
19771985 Washington Bullets
19851987 Golden State Warriors
1987–1988 VL Pesaro
1989 Libertas Forlì
1989 Seattle SuperSonics
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.[1] Ballard died on November 9, 2016 from prostate cancer.[2]

References

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

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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