Quintin Dailey marked the very first NBA call-up in Skyforce franchise history when he was called up by the Seattle SuperSonics on February 2, 1990.
However, this wasn’t the first time Dailey had broken through to the NBA level. Before joining the Skyforce for their inaugural season in 1989-90, Dailey was selected seventh overall in the 1982 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
Dailey played seven combined seasons for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers prior to joining the Skyforce. After being selected to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1983, Dailey’s NBA career was highlighted by his 1983-84 season, in which he averaged 18.2 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds while started 42 of 82 games played for the Bulls.
Dailey played in just 25 games for the Skyforce prior to being called up, and ended up finishing his playing career with the SuperSonics in 1992 after a season in which he appeared in 11 games.
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Following his playing career, Dailey began working at the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, where he eventually became a recreation and cultural program supervisor, which involved gang intervention, as well as organizing sports, and special events in the community.
On November 8, 2010, Dailey’s life came to a tragic end as he died in his sleep at the early age of 49 in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease and is survived by a son and daughter.