Joseph Alton Byrd (born March 11, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is an American basketball player who also holds British citizenship. He is the Vice President of Business Operations for the Long Island Nets. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Columbia College in 1979, he attended the Boston Celtics rookie camp, along with a similarly named fellow draftee, Larry Bird. Larry Bird made the team. Alton Byrd, suffering with a foot injury, did not, so he accepted a job offer in London, England. It seemed that his basketball career was over.

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  • Joseph Alton Byrd (* 3. November 1957 in San Francisco) ist ein US-amerikanisch-britischer ehemaliger Basketballspieler und Sportmanager. Byrd wurde nach seinem Studium in seinem Heimatland professioneller Spieler im Vereinigten Königreich, wo er zahlreiche Meisterschaften und individuelle Auszeichnungen gewann. Nach seiner Heirat 1983 mit einer Engländerin erwarb Byrd die britische Staatsbürgerschaft 1984 und wurde schließlich Nationalspieler in der englischen Auswahl bei internationalen Spielen. Bei seinen Vereinsstationen ließ sich Byrd auch in das Management der Vereine einbinden und war nach seiner aktiven Spielerkarriere auch im Management des NFL Europe-Klubs London Monarchs tätig, bevor er von 1999 bis 2001 bei der Maloof Sports Entertainment Group arbeitete und dabei auch Managementaufgaben für den NBA-Klub Sacramento Kings wahrnahm. Anschließend arbeitete Byrd unter anderem freiberuflich als Unternehmensberater. (de)
  • Joseph Alton Byrd (born March 11, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is an American basketball player who also holds British citizenship. He is the Vice President of Business Operations for the Long Island Nets. He grew up in the San Francisco area, where he was a high school basketball star. He continued to be a basketball star at Columbia University, where he was one of the best point guards in the country in spite of his small stature. His height was usually officially listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). He holds the school records for career assists (526) and assists in a single season (210). After receiving his bachelor's degree from Columbia College in 1979, he attended the Boston Celtics rookie camp, along with a similarly named fellow draftee, Larry Bird. Larry Bird made the team. Alton Byrd, suffering with a foot injury, did not, so he accepted a job offer in London, England. It seemed that his basketball career was over. Professional basketball was still in its infancy in Britain when he began playing ball with Crystal Palace of the British league just for the exercise and the fun of it. However, he soon blossomed into a major star: thanks to his exciting style of play and his compelling personality, he became the most famous basketball player in Britain. During his rookie season, he led Palace to a 50–5 record. He later started for teams in Glasgow, Manchester, Guildford and Kingston. In 1984 he became a British citizen and made his debut for England. Off the court, he pursued a variety of broadcasting and business ventures, including a weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live dedicated to American sports. From 1997 to 1998, he was the general manager of the London Monarchs of NFL Europe, while there he guided the team to rebrand to London Monarchs. In 1999, he returned to the United States to be a Vice President of the Sacramento Kings. He then founded a management consulting company, Clear Focus Communications. In September 2013, the Atlanta Dream hired him as the Chief Revenue Officer. On March 24, 2016, the Brooklyn Nets hired Alton Byrd as the Vice President of Business Operations. (en)
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  • Joseph Alton Byrd (born March 11, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is an American basketball player who also holds British citizenship. He is the Vice President of Business Operations for the Long Island Nets. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Columbia College in 1979, he attended the Boston Celtics rookie camp, along with a similarly named fellow draftee, Larry Bird. Larry Bird made the team. Alton Byrd, suffering with a foot injury, did not, so he accepted a job offer in London, England. It seemed that his basketball career was over. (en)
  • Joseph Alton Byrd (* 3. November 1957 in San Francisco) ist ein US-amerikanisch-britischer ehemaliger Basketballspieler und Sportmanager. Byrd wurde nach seinem Studium in seinem Heimatland professioneller Spieler im Vereinigten Königreich, wo er zahlreiche Meisterschaften und individuelle Auszeichnungen gewann. Nach seiner Heirat 1983 mit einer Engländerin erwarb Byrd die britische Staatsbürgerschaft 1984 und wurde schließlich Nationalspieler in der englischen Auswahl bei internationalen Spielen. Bei seinen Vereinsstationen ließ sich Byrd auch in das Management der Vereine einbinden und war nach seiner aktiven Spielerkarriere auch im Management des NFL Europe-Klubs London Monarchs tätig, bevor er von 1999 bis 2001 bei der Maloof Sports Entertainment Group arbeitete und dabei auch Manageme (de)
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