Thinking of a man who loves racing and has been a basketball player, striking image is of a legendary but former basketball player Bradley Lee Daugherty.
Bradley Lee Daugherty is an American retired basketball player. He played basketball for college at the University of North California and professionally with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Commonly, he is shortly known as Brad Daugherty. He is an analyst as well.
After his love for basketball, the next one in the queue is racing. He has a passion for his games as he says “I grew into this big ‘ol body and I wanted to utilise that realistically, I got to go to college for free. That was my entire goal playing basketball. I loved to play basketball, but I was always passionate about racing.”
He is a co-owner of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and team JTG Daugherty Racing.
He has been married to Heidi Rost since July 1, 1990. They have two children.
Education: This tall beast took birth on 19 October, 2017 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA. He is 7 feet tall, which is just a reflection of the game he chose to play and made his career. Brad Daugherty didn’t play basketball for his school until he was a 10th grader. Like his two older brothers, Brad skipped the eighth grade. Then he blossomed from a modest 6-foot-3 to 6-10 between his sophomore and junior years.
By his senior year, Brad led the ACC in field goal percentage and scored 20 points a game. In NCAA tournament games he was as reliable as they come, with a 68 percent field goal average. And by the time he took the 1986 Patterson Medal and left the nest, he held one of those Carolina trademarks, one of those first-class tickets to the next level: He was a big man with exceptional defensive skills. He was the first player taken in the 1986 NBA draft.
As Daugherty was taken as the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA draft. Cleveland had obtained the rights to the first pick in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Roy Hinson and cash. The Cavaliers also drafted Ron Harper with the eighth pick in the 1986 draft and obtained the rights to Mark Price (in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks) the 25th pick (second round). Harper, Price and Daugherty, along with fellow rookie John “Hot Rod” Williams immediately began to pay dividends for Cleveland. Daugherty, Williams, and Harper were all named to the 1986–87 All-Rookie team.
Daugherty’s career in the NBA was cut short at the age of 28 because of recurrent back troubles. He never played another game after the 1993–94 season, though he did make one appearance in uniform for the Whoopi Goldberg movie Eddie along with teammates Hot Rod Williams, John Battle, Terrell Brandon, and Bobby Phills. After two consecutive seasons of inactivity, he announced his retirement after the 1995–96 season. His #43 jersey, a number he picked as a tribute to NASCAR legend Richard Petty (whom Daugherty lists as his favourite sportsman) was retired by the Cavaliers on March 1, 1997.
He is also an actor, known for ‘1986 NBA Draft’ (1986), ‘1992 NBA All-Star Game’ (1992) and ‘1991 NBA All-Star Game’ (1991).
Brad Daugherty Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $22 Million US Dollars
Brad Daugherty estimated net worth is $22 million US dollars as of 2017.
After basketball Brad Daugherty has invested in car dealerships, commercial real estate, and waste management. He works for ESPN as a NASCAR and college basketball analyst. He co-owned a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team and is part owner of JTG Daugherty Racing.
Now he is an entertaining advocate for the game as a successful broadcaster. He has a good word for the Tar Heels now and then—but like any good broadcaster, he has proven to be appropriately objective. And recently he has honoured again, as one of the top 50 players in the first 50 years of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has focused on his racing series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and team JTG Daugherty Racing.
Brad Daugherty has proved himself as a passionate sports person as even after his retirement from basketball, he didn’t forget his values as a sportsperson. He is looking forward for his dream sport that is racing.
Brad Daugherty makes UNC look good. And as proud as Carolina is in his success on the court, today everyone pays tribute to his sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of the larger community. It is indeed a big man who is honoured today.