Mike Bratz
College - Stanford '77
Mike Bratz began the season as the Cavaliers Director of Basketball Operations. On Monday, March 21st, 2005 he was named as an Assistant Coach. He has spent the last three years as the Director of Player Personnel. In 2000-01, he joined the Cavaliers as a college and CBA scout. Bratz has 24 years of NBA experience, including a nine-year NBA playing career, which included one season with the Cavaliers.

In addition to his player personnel duties, Bratz also served in the role of assistant coach on the Cavaliers’ coaching staff for the second half of the 2002-03 season.

In 1999-2000, Bratz served as an assistant coach for Gar Heard and the Washington Wizards. During the 1998-99 season, he scouted for the Utah Jazz. Bratz spent the prior six seasons with the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach. Also in Sacramento, Bratz worked as a scout and as the Kings’ pregame and postgame radio host.

Bratz averaged 7.0 points per game in his 586-game NBA career. He spent the 1980-81 season with the Cavaliers and had career-highs of 10.0 points and 5.7 assists per game in 80 games with the Wine and Gold. Bratz led the NBA with 57 three-point field goals during the ‘80-81 season. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the third round of the 1977 NBA Draft (66th overall pick). Bratz spent three seasons in Phoenix before being selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1980 NBA Expansion Draft. The Cavaliers acquired Bratz from the Mavs in exchange for a 1984 first round draft choice on September 16, 1980. He also had stints with San Antonio, Chicago, Golden State and Sacramento.

An academic All-America at Stanford, Bratz earned All-Pacific Eight Conference honors following his senior season and is a member of the Stanford Hall of Fame. Mike and his wife Marsha have a son, Jesse.


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