18 Facts About Allan Bristow


In 1991, Allan Bristow was hired to be the third head coach for the recently created Charlotte Hornets franchise, a position he held for five years.

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Allan Bristow became the New Orleans Hornets' general manager in 2004, a position he relinquished in 2005.

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In 1997, Allan Bristow was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

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Allan Bristow paced the Virginia Tech basketball team to the 1973 National Invitation Tournament championship, and became the fourth Tech basketball player to have his jersey retired by the university.

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Allan Bristow holds the record for most consecutive double-figure scoring games, reaching that mark in all 78 of his Hokie appearances.

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Allan Bristow holds the Tech record for career scoring average at 23.

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Allan Bristow led the Hokies in rebounding all three of his varsity seasons and in scoring his final two years.

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Allan Bristow was named to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and his jersey was retired by the university in 1998.

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Allan Bristow was selected in the second round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Allan Bristow played in 55 games in his rookie year averaging 11.

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Allan Bristow moved to the ABA's San Antonio Spurs for one season before the Spurs joined the NBA the following year in 1976.

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Allan Bristow spent four years total with San Antonio before signing as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz in 1979.

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Allan Bristow then moved to the Denver Nuggets as an assistant to coach Doug Moe for six seasons from 1984 to 1990.

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Allan Bristow replaced Gene Littles as coach of the Charlotte Hornets in summer 1991, becoming the Hornets' third head coach.

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Allan Bristow was the first Hornets coach to bring major success to the franchise.

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Allan Bristow guided Charlotte to its first ever playoff appearance and first ever playoff series victory in the same year.

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Allan Bristow is still the Hornets all-time leader in wins with 207 regular season victories.

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Allan Bristow later served as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Nuggets from 1997 to 1998.

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