Former Bulls No. 1 Draft Pick Dead at 49
Posted: 11/10/2010 6:25:00 AM
Source: Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune
Quintin Dailey, the Bulls. No. 1 draft pick in 1982, the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft, a vivid reminder of the worst of times in Bulls history, died at 49 in his sleep earlier this week in his Las Vegas home of heart disease.
“It’s very sad,” said Rod Thorn, now Philadelphia 76ers president who then was the Bulls general manager who drafted Dailey. “He was a very talented kid who had so many problems with drugs off the court. When he was straight, he was a terrific scorer, a friendly type guy. But he never could overcome those problems with us. Once he went to Vegas, he got his life together and seemed to have everything going in the right direction. It’s unfortunate, such a young guy.”
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Saw this in most of my other "read" sites...very sad...dude was only 49...
Last edited by ziggy; 11-10-2010 at 05:38 PM.