Butch Beard


Butch Beard

Infobox NBA Player
name = Butch Beard



birthname = Alfred Beard Jr.
nickname = Butch
height_ft = 6
height_in = 3
weight_lbs = 185
position = Point guard
league = NBA
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1947|5|5
birth_place = Hardinsburg, Kentucky
highschool =
college = University of Louisville
draft = 1st round, 10th pick overall
draft_team = Atlanta Hawks
draft_year = 1969
career_start = 1969
career_end = 1979
former_teams = Atlanta Hawks (1969–1970)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1970–1971)
Seattle SuperSonics (1972–1973)
Golden State Warriors(1973–1975)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1975–1976)
New York Knicks (1976–1979}

awards = NBA Champions 1974-75 Golden State Warriors

Alfred "Butch" Beard Jr. (born May 5, 1947 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky) is a former National Basketball Association player and head coach. He was the head coach at Morgan State University until he stepped down in March 2006. Butch Beard played college basketball at the University of Louisville. Additionally, Beard led Breckinridge County High School to the 1965 Kentucky State Championship.

Beard played nine seasons (1969-1970; 1971-1979) with five teams: the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Golden State Warriors, and the New York Knicks. He scored 5,622 career points and represented Cleveland in the 1972 NBA All-Star Game. He later served as head coach of the New Jersey Nets in the 1990s.

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/beardbu01.html Butch Beard career player stats at database-basketball.com]


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