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NIR Radio 8/28/2013

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Emmette Bryant was drafted in the seventh round out of DePaul University in 1964 by the New York Knicks. After four seasons in New York, Bryant went on to play for the Boston Celtics for two seasons and was a key member of the 1969 NBA Champion Celtics. Bryant scored 3,722 points during his NBA career and ended his career with the Buffalo Braves in 1972. Immediately after his playing days, Bryant became an assistant coach; one year at Columbia University and two years with the Seattle Supersonics under Bill Russell as Head Coach. Bryant then went on to work for the State of Washington for the next 30 years and later became the Recreation Director at Mission Creek Youth Camp. Bryant is a member of the DePaul University Sports Hall of Fame, ChicagoLand Sports Hall of Fame and Rucker Professional Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bryant grew up on Chicago's Westside; infamous training ground for some of the best NBA/NFL bound athletes pro sports had ever seen. He was being drafted by the New York Knicks of the NBA as a guard and the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive back.