Mike Bratz

Mike Bratz
Personal information
Born (1955-10-17) October 17, 1955 (age 65)
Lompoc, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Lompoc (Lompoc, California)
College
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1977–1986
Position Point guard
Number 23, 10
Career history
1977–1980 Phoenix Suns
1980–1981 Cleveland Cavaliers
1981–1982 San Antonio Spurs
1983 Chicago Bulls
1983–1985 Golden State Warriors
1986 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 4,081 (7.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,030 (1.8 rpg)
Assists 1,851 (3.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Louis Bratz (born October 17, 1955) is a retired American basketball guard and is currently the assistant general manager for the Sacramento Kings.[1] He played professionally in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings.

Early life and career

Bratz was born in Lompoc, California and graduated from Lompoc High School. He played college basketball at Allan Hancock College and Stanford University.[2]

After being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977 NBA Draft,[3] and made his NBA debut on October 18, 1977 with the Suns.[4] Bratz played nine seasons in the NBA. He is famous for being the last Bulls player to wear number 23 prior to Michael Jordan.[5] Referencing his time wearing number 23 while with the Bulls, Bratz appeared in a commercial for the Chicago area sports bar Candlelite in 2008. The commercial teased that he was Michael Jordan before being revealed on camera, to which he said "What, you're expecting someone else?"

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1977–78 Phoenix 80 – 11.7 .403 – .824 1.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 4.7
1978–79 Phoenix 77 – 16.8 .454 – .818 1.8 2.3 0.8 0.1 8.1
1979–80 Phoenix 82 – 19.4 .392 .244 .870 2.0 2.7 1.1 0.1 8.5
1980–81 Cleveland 80 – 32.4 .390 .337 .811 2.5 5.7 1.7 0.2 10.0
1981–82 San Antonio 81 3 20.0 .407 .333 .783 2.0 5.4 0.8 0.1 7.7
1982–83 Chicago 15 0 9.3 .333 .125 .769 1.3 1.5 0.5 0.0 2.6
1983–84 Golden State 82 0 17.4 .409 .294 .876 1.7 3.1 1.0 0.1 6.8
1984–85 Golden State 56 6 13.3 .424 .231 .841 1.0 2.2 0.8 0.1 5.1
1985–86 Sacramento 33 0 8.2 .371 .286 .778 0.7 1.2 0.4 0.0 2.1
Career 586 9 18.1 .407 .305 .830 1.8 3.2 0.9 0.1 7.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1978 Phoenix 2 – 4.5 .200 – – 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0
1979 Phoenix 15 – 19.5 .496 – .763 1.4 2.0 1.0 0.2 10.6
1980 Phoenix 8 – 21.1 .512 .391 .900 2.5 2.0 1.1 0.0 13.0
1982 San Antonio 9 – 20.0 .288 .278 .800 1.6 5.3 1.0 0.0 4.8
1986 Sacramento 3 0 5.0 .500 – 1.000 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 2.3
Career 37 0 18.0 .454 .341 .788 1.6 2.6 0.9 0.1 8.5

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2015-09-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". databaseBasketball.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "Michael Louis Bratz (Mike)". Legends of Basketball. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bulls by the Numbers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 27, 2012.

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