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Mike Brittain
Personal information
Born(1963-06-21)June 21, 1963
Clearwater, Florida
DiedOctober 1995 (Age 32)
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolClearwater (Clearwater, Florida)
CollegeSouth Carolina (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1985–1987
Career history
19851987San Antonio Spurs
1988–1989Pensacola Tornados
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Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael James Brittain (June 21, 1963 – October 1995) was an American professional basketball player.

In his senior year at Clearwater High School, the 7-foot center led the Jack Wilson-coached Clearwater High Tornadoes to a 32–3 record and the 1981 Class 4A State title.[1] Brittain scored 32 points in the State Championship game,[2] winning easily over Miami Central 79–53.

Brittain went on to play collegiately for the University of South Carolina.

He was selected by the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs in the second round (29th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft and played for the Spurs for 38 games between 1985 and 1987. He also played a season in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Pensacola Tornados, averaging 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15 games.[3]

On October 21, 1995, Brittain was found dead in his Atlanta, Georgia, apartment. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office attributed his death to high blood-alcohol concentration, based on toxicology tests performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.[4] At the time of his death, he was working as a regional manager for a pharmaceutical company there.


  1. ^ Mike Flanagan (March 16, 1981). "Day to Remember - The Tornadoes Made History They'll Never Forget". St. Petersburg Independent. p. 40, Section 24-C.
  2. ^ Mike Flanagan (March 16, 1981). "The Great Brittain Lived Up To His Name". St. Petersburg Independent. p. 40, Section 24-C.
  3. ^ 1989-90 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 244
  4. ^ "Alcohol Blamed for Player's Death". Greensboro News & Record. December 7, 1995. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
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