The Atlanta Hawks organization today has received official confirmation on the death of Dan Roundfield. The 59-year-old Roundfield was vacationing with his family in Aruba when he drowned on Monday.
A six-year veteran with the Hawks from 1978-79 to 1983-84, Danny was named to three NBA All-Star teams (1980-82) and second-team All-NBA (1979-80) during his time in Atlanta. He spent 11 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Indiana Pacers (1976-78), Detroit Pistons (1984-85) and Washington Bullets (1985-87) in addition to his time with the Hawks, and was selected to five NBA All-Defensive teams.
Selected the 28th pick overall by Cleveland in the 1975 Draft, the Detroit native attended Chadsey High and played collegiately at Central Michigan University. Danny was the 1975 Mid-American Conference’s Player of the Year and was chosen twice to the MAC All-Conference team.
Danny is survived by his wife Bernadette, his sons Christopher and Corey and their grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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