Throwback Thursday - Danny Ainge

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, born March 17, 1959, is currently President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics.

Ainge was an outstanding high school athlete. He is the only person to be named a high school first team All-American in football, basketball, and baseball. At Brigham Young University he was named national basketball college player of the year and won the John R. Wooden Award for the most outstanding male college basketball player. While in college, Ainge also played parts of three seasons, mostly at second base, with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He was then drafted into the NBA by the Celtics. Ainge completed 14 seasons, playing for the Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, and Phoenix Suns, primarily as a shooting guard. Ainge went on to coach the Suns for three seasons before joining management of the Celtics.

Career information
High school     North Eugene (Eugene, Oregon)
College     BYU (1977–1981)
NBA draft     1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career     1981–1995
Position     Shooting guard
Number     44, 7, 9, 22

Career history
As player:
1981–1989     Boston Celtics
1989–1990     Sacramento Kings
1990–1992     Portland Trail Blazers
1992–1995     Phoenix Suns
As coach:
1996–1999     Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards

As player:

    2× NBA champion (1984, 1986)
    NBA All-Star (1988)
    John R. Wooden Award (1981)
    NABC Player of the Year (1981)
    Consensus first-team All-American (1981)
    Third-team All-American – NABC (1980)
    WAC Player of the Year (1981)
    4× First-team All-WAC (1978–1981)
    No. 22 retired by BYU

As executive:

    NBA champion (2008)
    NBA Executive of the Year (2008)

Career statistics
Points     11,964 (11.5 ppg)
Assists     4,199 (4.0 apg)
Steals     1,133 (1.1 spg)


Reference: Wikipedia

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