28 Facts About Adrian Dantley


Adrian Delano Dantley was born on February 28,1955 and is an American former professional basketball player and coach who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association.


Adrian Dantley finished ninth on the all-time NBA scoring list at the time of his retirement and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.


Adrian Dantley served as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA from 2003 to 2011.


Adrian Dantley played college basketball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.


Adrian Dantley attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten and assistant Terry Truax.


Adrian Dantley was teammates with future NBA player Kenny Carr, who graduated a year after Dantley.


Adrian Dantley accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of Notre Dame.

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Adrian Dantley had a stellar collegiate career for the Fighting Irish.


Adrian Dantley was the leading scorer on the 1976 US Olympic team that captured the gold medal in Montreal.


Adrian Dantley declared for the 1976 NBA Draft after his junior season at Notre Dame.


Adrian Dantley eventually graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in economics in August 1978.


Adrian Dantley was selected by the Buffalo Braves sixth overall of the 1976 NBA Draft.


Adrian Dantley was named a starter at small forward, averaging 20.3 points per game and became the third Buffalo player in five years to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award when he won it after the 1977 season.


Adrian Dantley was the first NBA Rookie of the Year to be traded following his rookie season.


Adrian Dantley still managed to play in 60 games, averaging 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists.


Adrian Dantley displayed an uncanny knack for drawing fouls, leading the league in free throws made with 541 out of 680 attempts.


In Utah, Adrian Dantley reached his peak establishing his reputation as a prolific scorer, twice leading the league in scoring.


Adrian Dantley missed 60 games in 1983 after tearing ligaments in his right wrist.


In 1984, Adrian Dantley recorded his postseason career high in single game scoring, 46 points in a Western Conference Semifinals Game 5 win over the Suns.


Adrian Dantley was knocked unconscious while diving for a loose ball in Game 7 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals.


On February 15,1989, midway through the season he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with a 1991 first round draft pick, in exchange for Mark Aguirre, due to what Adrian Dantley maintained were conflicts with Thomas, but reflected Adrian Dantley's clashes with head coach Chuck Daly and general manager Jack McCloskey over his demand for a focal point role on offense and more minutes than Dennis Rodman.


Adrian Dantley finished his NBA career with an average of 24.3 points per game.


Adrian Dantley scored his points with a mix of flat-footed mid-range jump shots, high-percentage opportunities close to the basket, and frequent trips to the free throw line.


Adrian Dantley led the league in free throws six times and ranks ninth all-time in that category.


Adrian Dantley enjoyed outstanding success at every level of basketball, including high school, college, Olympics, and the NBA.

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Adrian Dantley was an assistant basketball coach at then-Towson State from August 1993 to 1996.


Adrian Dantley had played for Towson head coach Terry Truax in high school.


Adrian Dantley later worked for the Denver Nuggets as an assistant coach for eight seasons.