Greg Ballard (1955-2016)

November 11, 2016

Greg Ballard (January 29, 1955– November 10, 2016) has passed away. Ballard played collegiate basketball at the University of Oregon where he remains the school’s rebounding leader (1,114 total rebounds) to this day. In 1977, he was drafted fourth overall in the NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. He helped lead the Bullets to a NBA Championship in his rookie season. Ballard went on to play eleven seasons in the NBA for the Bullets, Warriors and Supersonics. He averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in his career. Following his playing career, Ballard became an assistant coach and scout for the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.