Seattle SuperSonics, NBA
- NBA Most Improved Player (1987)
- NBA All-Star selection (1989)
- NBA Three-Point Shootout Champion (1989)
- 2× SEC Player of the Year selection at the University of Tennessee (1982–1983)
- Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1983)
Dale Ellis currently holds the NBA record for most minutes played in a single game. On November 9, 1989, he scored 53 points in 69 minutes for the Seattle SuperSonics in a 155-154 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in five overtimes to secure the record. He is also seventh all-time in three-point shots made with 1,719, behind Peja Stojakovic, Chauncey Billups, Jason Terry, Jason kidd, Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, respectively.
Dale played for 17 seasons in the NBA, from 1983 to 2000, on six different teams: the Dallas Mavericks, SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets. Dale was drafted with the ninth pick overall by the Mavericks in the 1983 draft. Dale played shooting guard for the Mavericks for three years before joining the SuperSonics in 1986. Throughout his time in Seattle, Dale’s scoring percentage jumped from 7.1 points per game with the Mavericks to 24.9 points per game with the SuperSonics. Dale’s increasing success with the SuperSonics was recognized around the league, which awarded him the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1987. Dale continued to star for the SuperSonics in the late 1980’s, with his scoring average topping out at 27.5 point per game during the 1988-1989 season. The 2,253 points he scored that season broke Spencer Haywood's franchise record of 2,251 and remained the SuperSonics/Thunder record until Kevin Durant broke it in 2009-2010. Dale was selected to the NBA All-Star Game during the same season, and scored 27 points for the West. Dale went on to serve as a reliable shooting guard for the Bucks, Spurs, Nuggets and Hornets before eventually retiring in 2000.
Before playing professionally, Dale played at the University of Tennessee where he was a two-time SEC player of the year in 1982 and 1983 and was a consensus first-team All-American in the 1982-1983 season. Dale also led UT to a SEC title in 1983 and to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Dale Ellis! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 5 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Fantasy Draft$1,250Surprise your basketball buddies by inviting Dale to a live fantasy draft!
Lunch or Dinner$1,250Dale will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Dale will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Pick-Up Game$1,250Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Dale to join.
Celebrations$2,000Invite Dale to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Round of Golf$2,000Dale will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Q&A$2,000Dale will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Dale’s path to success.
Attend a Game$2,000Have an extra seat at the game? Dale will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Dale's career in the NBA and his trajectory in becoming a NBA All-Star.
Appearance$2,000Hire Dale Ellis to make an appearance at your next event! Dale Ellis’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Coaching$1,250To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Dale as a coach will give you access to a NBA All-Star. Dale will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Dallas Mavericks (1983–1986)
- Seattle SuperSonics (1986–1991, 1997-1999)
- Milwaukee Bucks (1991–1992, 1999–2000)
- San Antonio Spurs (1992–1994)
- Denver Nuggets (1994–1997)
Position Shooting Guard College University of Tennessee