A former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout, Brad Daugherty serves as an NBA and college basketball analyst for ESPN. Daugherty appears regularly on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, SportsCenter and on additional news and information programming. He also serves as an analyst for most games in ESPNU’s ACC Sunday night package, in addition to other select games.
Daugherty most recently served as an ESPN NASCAR analyst on NASCAR Countdown, NASCAR Now and across ESPN platforms. He previously covered college basketball as a reporter for ESPN and ABC on ACC telecasts from 1999-2001. Before joining ESPN, Daugherty served as a game analyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs local telecasts.
Daugherty played eight seasons in the NBA for the Cavaliers after being selected as the first overall pick in the 1986 Draft. Throughout his career, Daugherty averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. His No. 43 jersey, a number he wore in honor of Richard Petty, was retired by the Cavaliers in 1997.
A 1986 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Daugherty joined the Tar Heels as a 16-year-old freshman. He was a two-time All-ACC player and a first-team All-America in his senior year, when he averaged 20.2 points and 9 rebounds per game.
A native of Black Mountain, N.C., Daugherty was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May 2001. He is an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer.
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