Mike Pratt (basketball)

Summary

Mike Pratt
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Pratt providing commentary for a Kentucky scrimmage in 2015
Personal information
Born (1948-08-04) August 4, 1948 (age 73)
Dayton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolMeadowdale (Dayton, Ohio)
CollegeKentucky (1967–1970)
NBA draft1970 / Undrafted
PositionShooting guard
Number54, 33
Career history
As player:
1970–1972Kentucky Colonels
As coach:
1975–1978Charlotte (assistant)
1978–1982Charlotte
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (1969, 1970)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael P. Pratt (born August 4, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and coach. He was a 6'4" (1.93 m), 195 lb (88.5 kg) guard.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Pratt attended Meadowdale High School, graduating in 1966.[1] He then went on to the University of Kentucky where he was a three-year letterwinner under legendary coach Adolph Rupp from 1967 through 1970. Following his career with the Wildcats he was selected in the 1970 American Basketball Association draft by the Kentucky Colonels, where he played two seasons and averaged six points per game.[2]

Following his playing days he became an assistant coach under Lee Rose at UNC Charlotte, helping the 49ers to reach the 1977 NCAA Final Four. After Rose accepted the head coaching job at Purdue following the 1977–78 season, Pratt was chosen as his successor. Pratt coached the 49ers for four seasons, compiling a record of 55–52 before being relieved of his duties following the 1981–82 season.

Pratt now does analysis on radio broadcasts of University of Kentucky basketball games.[3] In 2009, he was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Charlotte 49ers (Sun Belt Conference) (1978–1982)
1978–79 Charlotte 16–11 6–4 2nd
1979–80 Charlotte 15–12 9–5 4th
1980–81 Charlotte 10–17 3–9 6th
1981–82 Charlotte 15–12 3–7 5th
Charlotte: 56–52 21–25
Total: 56–52

References

  1. ^ Harris, Doug (April 28, 2010). "Pratt values local upbringing, Kentucky ties". Dayton Daily News. p. B2.
  2. ^ BasketballReference.com Mike Pratt page
  3. ^ "'UK Adds Seven in 2009 Hall of Fame Class: Former Greats Join Other Legends in Wildcat Shrine', University of Kentucky Athletics Association, July 7, 2009". Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "'UK Adds Seven in 2009 Hall of Fame Class: Former Greats Join Other Legends in Wildcat Shrine', University of Kentucky Athletics Association, July 7, 2009". Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2009.

External links

  • ABA stats @ basketballreference.com
  • Mike Pratt stats at bigbluehistory.net