Dave Magley
Personal information
Born (1959-11-24) November 24, 1959 (age 62)
South Bend, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaSalle (South Bend, Indiana)
CollegeKansas (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1982–1986
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2002–2015
Career history
As player:
1982–1983Wyoming Wildcatters
1982–1983Cleveland Cavaliers
1983–1984Albany Patroons
1985–1986Tampa Bay Thrillers
As coach:
2002–2013Bradenton Christian School
2013–2015Brampton A's
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

David John Magley (born November 24, 1959) is a retired American basketball player and coach. He is currently the president of The Basketball League after serving as commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). Prior to becoming an NBLC executive, Magley was head coach of Bradenton Christian School in Bradenton, Florida, for 11 years and then led the Brampton A's for two seasons.[1] He played basketball at South Bend LaSalle High School. Following his senior year, Magley was named Indiana Mr. Basketball, beating Randy Wittman and Ted Kitchel for the award,[2] and was selected to the Academic All-State and Parade All American teams.[3] Dave was drafted with the fifth pick in the second round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his one NBA season, Dave appeared in fourteen games, recording a total of twelve points and ten rebounds.[4] Magley also spent several years in the Continental Basketball Association for the Wyoming Wildcatters, Albany Patroons and Tampa Bay Thrillers.[5]

Commissioner of the NBL Canada

On May 28, 2015, Magley officially became the commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada, succeeding Paul Riley.[6] Several months prior, the league's Board of Directors unanimously voted to end Riley's stint as commissioner.[7] Magley's overseeing of the 2015 NBL Canada Finals brawl helped him get the job.[6] After completing his two-year contract as commissioner, he left to become the president and chief operating officer of the upstart North American Premier Basketball League in 2017.[8]


  1. ^ Dell, Alan. "Former BCS boys basketball coach Dave Magley takes reins of Canadian pro team". The Bradenton Herald. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Anderson, Chris. "Bradenton Christian coach is an 'Indiana legend'". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "David Magley-Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame". hoopshall.com. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Dave Magley NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  5. ^ 1986-87 CBA Official Guide, page 240.
  6. ^ a b "New commish sees growth". StCatharinesStandard.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "NBL Canada Parts Ways With Commissioner Riley". NBLCanada.com. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Magley eyes new pro basketball league". South Bend Tribune. July 6, 2017.
Preceded byPaul Riley Commissioner of the NBL Canada 2015–2017 Succeeded byAudley Stephenson