Adrian Dantley is a former professional basketball player and coach. Dantley attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he played under legendary coach Morgan Wootten. He went on to play forward at Notre Dame.
In the 1976 NBA draft Dantley was drafted sixth overall by the Buffalo Braves. He became the third Buffalo player in five years to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award when he won it after the 1977 season. In Utah, Dantley reached his peak establishing his reputation as a prolific scorer, twice leading the league in scoring. He averaged over 30 points per game, each season between 1981 and 1984. In his seven years with the Jazz, Dantley picked up all six of his All-Star appearances and two All-NBA second-team honors. He played 15 seasons in the NBA and finished ninth on the all-time NBA scoring list at the time of his retirement and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Utah retired Dantley's uniform number 4, in 2007. He served as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA from 2003 to 2011. Since 2013 Dantley has been working part-time as a crossing guard for Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools, where he grew up.