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Brad Daugherty

Former ESPN NCAA Basketball, NBA & NASCAR Analyst, Five-time NBA All-Star with the Cleveland Cavaliers & Part Owner of JTG Daugherty Racing

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 Brad Daugherty Biography

Brad Daugherty, who was an all-American basketball player at the University of North Carolina and a five-time NBA All-Star, had a love for more than just basketball growing up. His other lifelong passion was racing.

Today, Daugherty is co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing along with Tad and Jodi Geschickter. Last year was his first full season as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owner. During that time, Daugherty coached Marcos Ambrose as he showcased his talent with strong performances including his runner-up finish at Watkins Glen International and a third-place finish at Infineon Raceway. Daugherty was obviously impressed with the road course finishes, but he was also pleased with the top-five finishes Ambrose earned at places like Bristol Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 47 team went on to finish 18th overall in the championship standings.

Daugherty developed a passion for racing while growing up in Black Mountain, N.C. His father and uncles built hot rods and drag racers and raced them locally. Daugherty and his family seemed to always to be working on cars. In 1977 at age 12, Daugherty visited Daytona International Speedway. It was a day he would never forget that fueled his desire to make a name for himself in racing.

Fast forward to the summer of 1985, where Daugherty met longtime friend Robert Pressley at New Asheville Speedway. Daugherty completed his basketball career at the University of North Carolina and was the NBA first overall draft pick in 1986. Pressley had an interest in the game of basketball and Daugherty had a deep interest in racing. It was the beginning of a strong friendship and partnership as Daugherty co-founded a Late Model race team with Pressley. Daughertys race team competed in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, Mid-Atlantic Region, winning the regional championship in 1987 and 1988 with Pressley behind the wheel. Next, Daugherty wanted to try his hand on another level and the next year he advanced his organization to the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

On August 12, 1989, at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., Pressley delivered Daughertys first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory as a team owner. In addition, Pressley posted one top-five and three top-10s in 19 starts that season. Daugherty also co-owned a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team (Liberty Racing) featuring such drivers as Kevin Harvick and the late Kenny Irwin Jr. In 1997, Irwin won two races (Homestead-Miami Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway).

Not only has Daugherty had his fair share of success in NASCAR, but he made his mark in basketball and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May 2001. Daugherty played eight seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The seven-foot center averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds a game in his career. His No. 43 jersey was retired by the Cavs in 1997.

Daughertys basketball career took off after joining 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.

Daugherty is not only known for his basketball and racing careers, but he is widely known for his work with ABC and ESPN. From 1999 through 2001, he served as a college basketball sideline reporter and analyst covering the ACC telecasts. Before coming to ESPN, Daugherty served as a game analyst for the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers from 1996-1998 on the Hometown 43/Cavaliers Television Network. In that time, he also worked as an analyst for the San Antonio Spurs.

After calling college hoops, Daugherty was interested in trying his hand covering NASCAR. He was a familiar face in the garage with an extensive background in racing. Being the worlds biggest racing fan and having a good relationship with ESPN, it made sense. Today, Daugherty continues his work as an analyst for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series and is a regular on other ESPN programs.

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Brad Daugherty

Former ESPN NCAA Basketball, NBA & NASCAR Analyst, Five-time NBA All-Star with the Cleveland Cavaliers & Part Owner of JTG Daugherty Racing

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Brad Daugherty Biography

Brad Daugherty, who was an all-American basketball player at the University of North Carolina and a five-time NBA All-Star, had a love for more than just basketball growing up. His other lifelong passion was racing.

Today, Daugherty is co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing along with Tad and Jodi Geschickter. Last year was his first full season as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owner. During that time, Daugherty coached Marcos Ambrose as he showcased his talent with strong performances including his runner-up finish at Watkins Glen International and a third-place finish at Infineon Raceway. Daugherty was obviously impressed with the road course finishes, but he was also pleased with the top-five finishes Ambrose earned at places like Bristol Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 47 team went on to finish 18th overall in the championship standings.

Daugherty developed a passion for racing while growing up in Black Mountain, N.C. His father and uncles built hot rods and drag racers and raced them locally. Daugherty and his family seemed to always to be working on cars. In 1977 at age 12, Daugherty visited Daytona International Speedway. It was a day he would never forget that fueled his desire to make a name for himself in racing.

Fast forward to the summer of 1985, where Daugherty met longtime friend Robert Pressley at New Asheville Speedway. Daugherty completed his basketball career at the University of North Carolina and was the NBA first overall draft pick in 1986. Pressley had an interest in the game of basketball and Daugherty had a deep interest in racing. It was the beginning of a strong friendship and partnership as Daugherty co-founded a Late Model race team with Pressley. Daughertys race team competed in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, Mid-Atlantic Region, winning the regional championship in 1987 and 1988 with Pressley behind the wheel. Next, Daugherty wanted to try his hand on another level and the next year he advanced his organization to the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

On August 12, 1989, at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., Pressley delivered Daughertys first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory as a team owner. In addition, Pressley posted one top-five and three top-10s in 19 starts that season. Daugherty also co-owned a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team (Liberty Racing) featuring such drivers as Kevin Harvick and the late Kenny Irwin Jr. In 1997, Irwin won two races (Homestead-Miami Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway).

Not only has Daugherty had his fair share of success in NASCAR, but he made his mark in basketball and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May 2001. Daugherty played eight seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The seven-foot center averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds a game in his career. His No. 43 jersey was retired by the Cavs in 1997.

Daughertys basketball career took off after joining 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.

Daugherty is not only known for his basketball and racing careers, but he is widely known for his work with ABC and ESPN. From 1999 through 2001, he served as a college basketball sideline reporter and analyst covering the ACC telecasts. Before coming to ESPN, Daugherty served as a game analyst for the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers from 1996-1998 on the Hometown 43/Cavaliers Television Network. In that time, he also worked as an analyst for the San Antonio Spurs.

After calling college hoops, Daugherty was interested in trying his hand covering NASCAR. He was a familiar face in the garage with an extensive background in racing. Being the worlds biggest racing fan and having a good relationship with ESPN, it made sense. Today, Daugherty continues his work as an analyst for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series and is a regular on other ESPN programs.

Brad Daugherty Videos

  • Brad Daugherty's Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement with ...
    Wayne Embry provides insight into the life and career of Brad Daugherty, whom he signed for the Cavaliers, during the 2013 Induction ...

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  • How to book Brad Daugherty?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brad Daugherty for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brad Daugherty, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brad Daugherty or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brad Daugherty?

    Booking fees for Brad Daugherty, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brad Daugherty, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brad Daugherty?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brad Daugherty for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brad Daugherty for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brad Daugherty or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brad Daugherty or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brad Daugherty is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brad Daugherty for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Brad Daugherty generally travels from McLean, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stephen A. Smith, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Coach Ken Carter, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Dawes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brad Daugherty for an upcoming event.

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  • Brad Daugherty's Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement with ...
    Wayne Embry provides insight into the life and career of Brad Daugherty, whom he signed for the Cavaliers, during the 2013 Induction ...

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