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Brian Dwight Taylor (born June 9, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'2" guard from Princeton University, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft. However, he began his professional career with the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, for whom he played four seasons, appearing in two ABA All-Star Games. He joined the NBA as a member of the Kansas City Kings in 1976, and he averaged a career-high 17 points per game in 1976–77. He also played for the Denver Nuggets and San Diego Clippers, before a torn achilles tendon forced his retirement in 1982[1]. His son, Bryce, played guard for the Oregon Ducks.

Brian Taylor
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Personal information
Born (1951-06-09) June 9, 1951 (age 68)
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolPerth Amboy
(Perth Amboy, New Jersey)
CollegePrinceton (1970–1972)
NBA draft1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1972–1982
Career history
19721976New York Nets
1976–1977Kansas City Kings
1977–1978Denver Nuggets
19781982San Diego Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points7,868 (13.1 ppg)
Assists2,478 (4.1 apg)
Steals1,106 (2.1 spg)
Stats at

Taylor graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1969.[2]

In 2012, Great Hearts Academies hired Taylor to be the Executive Director of Teleos Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona.[3]


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