Mr Bradley Lee Daugherty, also known as Big Dukie and The Hooch, is a famous former professional basketball player, hailing from the United States who is now an analyst for ESPN and a co-owner of the NASCAR Cup Series team JTG Daugherty Racing.
|Full Name||Bradley Lee Daugherty|
|Birth Date||19 October 1965|
|Birth Place||North Carolina, USA|
|Profession||Basketball Player / NASCAR Team Owner|
|Life & Career|
Bradley Lee Daugherty was born on October 19, 1965, in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and played basketball with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Brad was a professional basketball player from 1986 to 1995, and he now works for ESPN as a college basketball and NASCAR analyst.
In the summer of 1982, Brad Daugherty enrolled at the University of North Carolina. Daugherty began his career under the shadow of future NBA stars Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Sam Perkins. When they all went on to play in the NBA, Daugherty was the one who carried the team on his big shoulders.
He finished his collegiate career with a top-level season in which he averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game. Then, everyone expected that he would have a successful NBA career. He was much passionate about his career and sports from the very first days of his life.
In terms of his professional career, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked Brad Daugherty in the first round of the NBA Draft in 1986. Daugherty had a strong first season, averaging 15.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game, and was named to the All-Rookie Team with the support of Ron Harper and Mark Price.
The next season, Daugherty was named the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, and he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Larry Bird. With 57 victories and 25 defeats in 1988-1989, Daugherty led the Cavaliers to their greatest record in team history. Unfortunately, Daugherty missed 41 games during the 1989/90 season due to injury, but he recovered in time to help the Cavaliers reach the playoffs for the third year in a row.
Brad Daugherty’s greatest season was the following one. He was the first player in team history to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in a season. Daugherty established his status as a great center in the league by averaging 21.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game during the 1991/1992 season.
Daugherty was named to the All-NBA Third Team as a result of his accomplishments, but after another season in the playoffs, Daugherty announced his retirement from the professional sport at the age of 28 due to a herniated disc. Despite his brief tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brad Daugherty set 4 team records.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Daugherty ventured in waste management, real estate, and auto dealerships after retiring. Brad co-owns JTG Daugherty Racing and is an ESPN commentator for college basketball and NASCAR. He was a co-owner of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, which is worth highlighting.
There is nothing much about the dating life of Brad, however he is a happily married man. Brad married to Heidi Ross in year 1990, and the couple is said to have one child named as Colton Daugherty.
Approximately $20 million dollars is projected to be Brad Daugherty’s net worth or net income. His principal profession as a basketball player has resulted in a substantial amount of riches for him.
This NBA star has amassed a sizable fortune via advertising and lucrative sponsorship deals. Brad’s endorsement arrangements also bring in a lot of money for him.