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Ainge , Danny
Daniel Ray Ainge was born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon and attended North Eugene High School where he had a fabled multi-sport career. While at North Eugene High School he was a two-time All-State quarterback and led the basketball team to back to back state titles in 1976 and 1977. He was a high school All-American in football, basketball and baseball. In 1977, just after his senior year of high school, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball free agent draft. Ainge selected Brigham Young University to play basketball, and also played three seasons of professional baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays while a student at Brigham Young University. During his time in professional baseball he mostly played second base and hit .220 in the majors. Ainge was recognized as college basketball's best player in 1981 when he averaged 24.4 points per game and received the Wooden and Eastman Awards. Also in 1981, he was drafted in the second round by the Boston Celtics and played 7 years for the Celtics with a career average of 11.3 points, 4.4 assists and a .386 three-point shooting percentage. He played the 1989-90 season with Sacramento and was traded to the Portland Trailblazers (1990-92)and later played three seasons (1992-95) with the Phoenix Suns before retiring after the 1995 season. After a short stint in NBA television broadcasting he served as Head coach of the Phoenix Suns from 1997-1999 winning 136 games and losing 90. On May 9, 2003 he was named the Boston Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations. Highlights of his 14-year NBA career include:
(2) NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, 1984, 1986
Played in (6) NBA Finals
He is (3rd) in playoff history for games played (193)
He is (6th) in career 3-pointers made (172)
He is (8th) in career 3-pointers attempted (433)
He is one of (3) players to make over 1,000 three pointers (1,002)

In 1999, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, and has also had his Brigham Young University basketball jersey #22 retired by the school.