|Biography Base Home Link To Us Search Biographies: Browse Biographies A B C D ... Z Danny Ainge Biography Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959), better known as Danny Ainge, is a former baseball and basketball player from Eugene, Oregon. A multi-sport star, Ainge starred in high school on a football team that also included another future NBA star, Joe Dumars, and led North Eugene High School to back-to-back state basketball championships in 1976-77, earning all-state honors both years. He also was named to the 1977 Parade High School All-America team. |
Ainge retired after the 1994-1995 season. While a player of the Suns, he opened a national chain of hat stores, The Hat Club, which he still presides. He has worked at a number of charity organizations, and he has held a number of jobs since retiring, including head coach of the Suns, broadcaster for TNT, and, from 2003 on, executive director of basketball operations for the Celtics.
Also, in an early 1990s episode of Married...with Children, light mockery was made at Ainge's expense: At an all-star basketball game that The Bundys attended, the public announcer said Welcome to the game of the NBA stars and Danny Ainge!
Ainge, a second baseman with the Blue Jays, hit the aforementioned .220 in his baseball career, with 2 home runs. As a basketball player, he became the second man ever to hit 900 or more three-point shots in the NBA (he made 1,002 three point shots), and he scored 11,964 points for an average of 11.5 points per game, 2,768 rebounds for an average of 2.7, and 4,199 assists, for a total of 4.0 per game.