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Nationality  American
Name  Al Brightman
Positions  Basketball positions
Pro career  1946–1948
Weight  88 kg
Listed weight  195 lb (88 kg)
Height  1.88 m
Listed height  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Role  Basketball Player

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Born  September 22, 1923 Eureka, California (1923-09-22)
High school  Wilson Classical (Long Beach, California)
College  Long Beach State Charleston (1945–1946)
Died  June 10, 1992, Portland, Oregon, United States
Education  California State University, Long Beach

Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923 – June 10, 1992) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

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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.

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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.

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