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Brad Daugherty

Brad Daugherty is known as an American sports analyst and retired basketball player. He is most famous for playing career on the Cleveland Cavaliers and his broadcasting career at ESPN.

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Background and Age

Brad Daugherty was born in 1965 in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Brad Daugherty played basketball at Charles D Owen high school in Black Mountain, North Carolina. It was the time of his young life where he led his team Warhorses to the 1982 stage final. He accepted the scholarship of playing on the University of North Carolina team under the legendary coach of college basketball named Dean Smith.

He was one of the greatest men who played at the University of North Carolina. He entered into the college as a 16 year-old freshman and was an All-Acc first team selection for two separate times. He was named to be part of the ACC 50th Anniversary Men’s Basketball Team. He was inducted into the sports hall of fame of North Carolina. His average points per game were twenty points for every game in the senior season.

Marriage and Wife

Brad Daugherty is married and his wife is named Heidi Rost. They dated for sometime before they decided to get married.

Career and Net Worth

Brad Daugherty was chosen as the first overall pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA draft. The Cavs got the right for the first pick by making a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers where they sent over Roy Hinson and cash. The Cavaliers also drafted Ron Harper with the eighth pick in the 1986 draft. The Cavs made a deal where they traded for Mark Price in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks after they selected him in the 2nd round.

Daugherty, Price, and Harper together with supporting players like John Hot Rod Williams started to pay dividends for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brad Daugherty had to stop his career because of recurrent back trouble at the age of 28. He won the honor of being an NBA All-Star five times. He was named to be NBA all-rookie first team.

He did not play any more games but he made an appearance in his uniform when he was in a movie of Whoopi Goldberg called Eddie. Along with him were current Cavs players like Bobby Phills, Terrell Brandon, John Battle, and Hot Rod Williams.

Brad Daugherty went on to become a NASCAR owner and co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing. In June 2020, he released a statement sent to the Citizen Times in solid support of the racing game's ongoing restriction of the Confederate banner from races, "I was touched to the core when I heard that NASCAR President Steve Phelps was banning the Confederate flag at our events. While some might say, ‘NASCAR, what took you so long?’ I feel that is not the right response. This is a big step in the right direction and now is the time to envision the future."

Not every person is NASCAR feels the same route as Daugherty. NASCAR truck series driver Ray Ciccarelli claimed on his Facebook page that he expects to leave the game toward the finish of the season.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 19 Oct, 1965
Age: 54 yrs
Occupations: Basketball player
NASCAR team owner
Sports commentator
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Black Mountain
Gender: Male
Description: American basketball player
Net Worth 2021: 20 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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