| 195 lb (88 kg)|
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
| September 22, 1923
Eureka, California (1923-09-22) |
(Long Beach, California)
Long Beach State
June 10, 1992, Portland, Oregon, United States
California State University, Long Beach
Al Brightman Wikipedia
Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923 – June 10, 1992) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
Born in Eureka, California, he played collegiately for the California State University, Long Beach, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca.
He played for the Boston Celtics during the 1946–47 BAA season for 58 games. He became the first Celtic to score 20 points in a regular season game. Brightman served as a player-coach for the Seattle Athletics of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League during the 1947–48 season.
He later coached Seattle University from 1948 to 1956, leading the Chieftains to 4 NCAA Appearances and 1 NIT appearance. He had a coaching winning percentage of .726. He went on to coach the Anaheim Amigos in the ABA in the 1967-68 season.