Michael Bradley (basketball)
|Born|| (1979-04-18) April 18, 1979
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Burncoat (Worcester, Massachusetts)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||5, 33, 7, 31|
|2010–2014||Summit Country Day School|
|2015–2016||Eastern Kentucky (assoc. HC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Thomas Bradley (born April 18, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is a 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), 235 lb (107 kg), power forward/center born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
After attending Burncoat High School, he accepted a scholarship to play college basketball at the University of Kentucky. After his sophomore season at Kentucky, Bradley transferred to Villanova University where he started. That season he averaged 20.8 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Even though he had one year of college eligibility remaining, Bradley left school to go to the NBA in 2001 and was selected as the 17th pick in the 1st round of the NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. During his rookie season, Bradley averaged 1.2 points per game and 0.9 rebounds per game. His statistics improved in 2002-03 (5 ppg and 6 rpg in 20 minutes), but in the following season was sidelined constantly with a right knee injury. He was let go by the Raptors in March 2004, and would later be signed by the Atlanta Hawks. In 2004-05 he started off with the Orlando Magic, but was traded twice during that season, to the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers. Played 46 games with the Sixers in 2005-06, his best in two years, mainly because of constant injuries to Chris Webber.
In the 2006-07 season he signed for Bruesa GBC in the Spanish ACB. After spending one season with the Spanish team, Bradley moved to Germany and signed with ALBA Berlin in August but was released in November. He did not stay unemployed for long, signing with Lithuanian power Žalgiris on November 15. However, he was limited by injuries, averaging only 7 points and 4.9 rebounds in seven games.
Bradley is married to Ellen Bradley (née Suetholz), a top NCAA women's tennis player whom he met at Villanova University, and has three daughters: Taylor Rose, Kya Melat, and Shae. Ellen was instrumental in starting the Michael Bradley Family Foundation  and is the owner of 3 MODO Hot Yoga studios in the States. Modo Yoga Northern Kentucky was the 1st of the MODO community studios to open in the US.
In 2010 Bradley was hired by The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio to be the coach of the Silver Knights boys varsity basketball team.
In March 2012, Bradley coached the Silver Knights to the D3 OHSAA State Championship, defeating Portsmouth High School 53-37.
Bradley and his wife now spend most of the year traveling abroad, as they "world-school" their 3 daughters. For more information visit their website at www.journeyoftheglobe.com.
- Michael Bradley Signs With Bruesa Archived May 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- 2007 Alba Berlin signs big man Michael Bradley
- Berlin releases Michael Bradley, Dojcin injured Archived January 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "Zalgiris signs Bradley, promotes Janavicius". Euroleague.net. November 15, 2007. Retrieved November 16, 2007.
- El CB Granada ficha al pívot Michael Bradley Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
-  Archived February 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine