Brian Taylor (basketball)
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. His son, Bryce, played guard for the Oregon Ducks.
|Born||June 9, 1951|
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Perth Amboy|
(Perth Amboy, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|1972–1976||New York Nets|
|1976–1977||Kansas City Kings|
|1978–1982||San Diego Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||7,868 (13.1 ppg)|
|Assists||2,478 (4.1 apg)|
|Steals||1,106 (2.1 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- "THE ULTIMATE NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: T-Z AND ALSO...", The Star-Ledger, June 27, 1999. Accessed August 4, 2007.
- Angela Gonzales. "Brian Taylor to head Teleos Preparatory Academy in Phoenix". Phoenix Business Journal. May 1, 2012. Accessed August 19, 2012.