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.
22 Facts About Allan Bristow
Allan Bristow became the New Orleans Hornets' general manager in 2004, a position he relinquished in 2005.
In 1997, Allan Bristow was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Allan Bristow was second on the team in scoring that season to Loyd King, marking the only time that two Hokies ever averaged over 20 points in a single season.
Allan Bristow scored a total of 91 points in the four NIT games.
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.
Allan Bristow holds the record for most consecutive double-figure scoring games, reaching that mark in all 78 of his Hokie appearances.
Allan Bristow holds the Tech record for career scoring average at 23.1 points per game.
Allan Bristow led the Hokies in rebounding all three of his varsity seasons and in scoring his final two years.
Allan Bristow was named to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and his jersey was retired by the university in 1998.
Allan Bristow was selected in the second round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Allan Bristow made his NBA debut on October 13,1973.
Allan Bristow played in 55 games in his rookie year averaging 11.7 minutes per game with 4.7 points per game and 3.0 rebounds per game with Philadelphia.
Allan Bristow moved to the ABA's San Antonio Spurs for one season before the Spurs joined the NBA the following year in 1976.
Allan Bristow spent four years total with San Antonio before signing as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz in 1979.
Allan Bristow had averages of 7.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 648 games.
Allan Bristow then moved to the Denver Nuggets as an assistant to coach Doug Moe for six seasons from 1984 to 1990.
Allan Bristow replaced Gene Littles as coach of the Charlotte Hornets in summer 1991, becoming the Hornets' third head coach.
Allan Bristow was the first Hornets coach to bring major success to the franchise.
Allan Bristow guided Charlotte to its first ever playoff appearance and first ever playoff series victory in the same year.
Allan Bristow is the Hornets' second-winningest head coach with 207 regular season victories.
Allan Bristow later served as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Nuggets from 1997 to 1998.