Joe Bryant

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Joe Bryant
Joe Bryant 2010.jpg
Bryant coaching Levanga Hokkaido in 2010
Personal information
Born (1954-10-19) October 19, 1954 (age 65)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolJohn Bartram
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeLa Salle (1973–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1975–1992
PositionPower forward / Center
Number23, 22
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As player:
19751979Philadelphia 76ers
19791982San Diego Clippers
1982–1983Houston Rockets
1984–1986AMG Sebastiani Rieti
1986–1987Standa Reggio Calabria
1987–1989Olimpia Pistoia
1989–1991Reggiana
1991–1992FC Mulhouse Basket
As coach:
2003–2004Las Vegas Rattlers
2004–2005Boston Frenzy
20062007Los Angeles Sparks
2007–2009Tokyo Apache
2010–2011Levanga Hokkaido
2011Los Angeles Sparks
2012Bangkok Cobras
2013Chang Thailand Slammers
2015Rizing Fukuoka
Career NBA and Serie A statistics
Points12,584 (14.8 ppg)
Rebounds4,012 (4.7 rpg)
Assists1,595 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joseph Washington "Jellybean" Bryant (born October 19, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player, current coach, and the father of the former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

Bryant was the head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from August 22, 2005, until April 4, 2007.[1] He returned to that position for the remainder of the 2011 WNBA season after Jennifer Gillom was fired by the Los Angeles Sparks on July 10, 2011.

Bryant has also coached in Italy, Japan and Thailand.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ESPN.com – WNBA – Bryant out, Cooper Back in as Sparks Coach". ESPN.