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Danny attended North Eugene High School, and during his time there starred on the school’s football team. He also helped the school’s basketball team win back-to-back state championships in 1976 and 1977. He was considered a top prospect in football, baseball, and basketball, becoming the only first team All-American in three sports. He then attended Brigham Young University, and would become very popular in the NCAA. He finished his senior year with the Eastman Award and the John R. Wooden Award, and would also finish college with a double-figure scoring record of 112 consecutive games.

In 1977, Danny was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, and would work his way to the major leagues in two years. He played mainly as a second baseman, and became the youngest player in Blue Jays history to hit a home run. After three years with the Jays, he decided to switch to a professional basketball career, and entered the 1981 NBA Draft, being selected by the Boston Celtics which would buy his contract from the Blue Jays.

Danny had difficulties adjusting to professional basketball, but eventually started to improve his game, and he was partly responsible for helping the Celtics win the NBA title in 1984 and 1986. He also became known for his brash personality, and often got into exchanges with other players. In 1989, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings, and the following year to the Portland Trailblazers. He was a favorite among Portland fans, and would help the team get to the 1992 NBA Finals, only to lose against the Chicago Bulls. After the season ended, he became a free agent and would then sign with the Phoenix Suns. He helped the team get a 62-20 record that year, and made it once again to the NBA finals, facing and losing once again to the Chicago Bulls. After the 1994 to 1995 season ended, he decided to retire.

In 1996, Ainge became the head coach of the Phoenix Suns but eventually decided to resign to spend more time with his family. In 2003, he was then hired as the Executive Director of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics, and was responsible for helping the team restructure in 2008 by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. They held the best record in the NBA during that season at 66-16, and it earned Danny the NBA Executive of the Year Award. In the same year, the Celtics would win the NBA Championships, which would lead to his promotion to President of Basketball Operations.

For his personal life, it is known that Danny has been married to Michelle since 1979, and they have six children; his son Austin is the director of player personnel for the Boston Celtics. Aside from that, he and his family are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Danny Ainge
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 17, 1959
  • Place Of Birth: Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
  • Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
  • Weight: 79 kg
  • Profession: General Manager of the Boston Celtics
  • Education: Brigham Young University, North Eugene High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Michelle Ainge
  • Children: Austin Ainge, Ashley Ainge, Crew Ainge, Tanner Ainge, Taylor Ainge, Cooper Ainge
  • Parents: Kay Ainge, Don Ainge
  • Siblings: David Ainge, Doug Ainge, Laurie Ainge
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielrainge
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0014673/
  • Awards: NBA Executive of the Year Award, John R. Wooden Award, NABC Player of the Year, Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year

Facts

  • Played basketball at Brigham Young University, 1977-1981.
  • Inducted into the Brigham Young University Hall of Fame in 1991.
  • Head coach of the Phoenix Suns, 1996-2000.
  • Professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics (1981-82 thru 1988-89[start]), Sacrameto Kings (1988-89[end]-1990), Portland Trail Blazers (1990-1992), and Phoenix Suns (1992-1995).
  • Named to Baseball Digest magazine’s 1979 Rookie All-Star Team.
  • Made major league baseball debut on 21 May 1979.
  • Played second base for the Toronto Blue Jays. At 6′ 5″, he is the tallest man ever to play that position in major league baseball history.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
The Singles Ward 2002 A Sunbeam Teacher
Space Jam 1996 Danny Ainge
Self
Title Year Status Character
Open Court 2016 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sport Jerks 1998 TV Series Himself
Children’s Miracle Network Telethon 1990 TV Movie
1988 NBA All-Star Game 1988 TV Special Himself
The NBA on CBS 1985 TV Series Himself – Boston Celtics Guard / Forward
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself – Boston Celtics General Manager
NBA Awesome Endings 1989 Video documentary Himself