Television Color Analyst
David Wesley enters his second season on the New Orleans Pelicans broadcast crew as a color analyst. Prior to returning to launching his broadcast career before the 2012-13 season, Wesley spent past two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBDL’s Texas Legends following a 14-year NBA career. First landing with the Nets as an undrafted free agent for the 1993-94 season, Wesley went on to spend time with the Boston Celtics (1994-97), Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (1997-2005), Houston Rockets (2005-2006) and finally the Cleveland Cavaliers (2006-07). Wesley was part of the inaugural team that returned from Charlotte to New Orleans for the 2002-03 season.
During his career, the 6’0’’ shooting guard recorded career numbers of 12.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He did not miss a game for three consecutive seasons between 1998-99 and 2000-2001 and also played all 82 games in 1995-96. He finished fourth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage in 2002-03 and participated in the 2003 Three Point Shootout contest at All-Star Weekend.
Wesley ranks near the top in a number of New Orleans franchise categories, including minutes played (2nd), three-point field goals made (2nd), steals (3rd), points (4th), assists (4th), games played (4th), field goals made (4th), free throws made (5th), assists per game (6th) and steals per game (7th).
Upon retiring in 2007, Wesley ranked second all-time (behind Moses Malone) in NBA history among undrafted players with 11,842 career points.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Wesley attended Longview High School. He played one year of basketball at Temple College before transferring to Baylor University for his last three years. Wesley finished his college career at Baylor in '92. Wesley is married to wife Shannon and is the proud father of four children: Brittany (21), Hallie (12), Jada (10) and David Jr. (8).