Danny Ainge

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Basketball player
Danny Ainge
Danny, calm as always.jpg
Player information
Full name Daniel Ray Ainge
birthday March 17, 1959
place of birth Eugene , Oregon , USA
size 196 cm
Weight 86 kg
position Shooting Guard
High school North Eugene, Oregon
college BYU
NBA draft 1981, 31st Pick , Boston Celtics
Clubs as active
1981–1989 Boston Celtics 1989–1990 Sacramento Kings 1990–1992 Portland Trail Blazers 1992–1995 Phoenix SunsUnited StatesUnited States
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Clubs as coaches
1996-1999 Phoenix SunsUnited StatesUnited States

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene , Oregon ) is a retired American basketball and baseball player . Today he is manager ("President of Basketball Operations") of the Boston Celtics in the NBA .

From 1979 to 1981 he played for the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball before switching to basketball. Between 1981 and 1995 he played in the NBA for the teams of the Boston Celtics , Sacramento Kings , Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns . Ainge is 1.96 m tall and played the shooting guard position .

Together with Larry Bird , he won two championships in the NBA in the 1980s. After playing as a player, he was head coach at the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 1999 . Since 2003 he has worked as a manager at the Celtics. In this position he won the 2008 NBA championship with the team.

In May 2019, Ainge suffered a heart attack.

Web links

Commons : Danny Ainge  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge suffers heart attack, expected to make full recovery. Retrieved May 3, 2019 .