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Mark Robert Bradtke (born 27 September 1969) is an Australian retired professional basketball player who played mainly in Australia's National Basketball League, but also had a single stint in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996–97. As well as his outstanding play, Bradtke was known in the early part of his NBL career for his mullet haircut.

In 2013 Bradtke was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to basketball both in the NBL and for Basketball Australia.[1]

Despite playing nearly all of his NBL career as a centre owing to his 6'10" (208 cm) height, Bradtke played most of his international career for the Boomers as a

Despite playing nearly all of his NBL career as a centre owing to his 6'10" (208 cm) height, Bradtke played most of his international career for the Boomers as a starting power forward, as the preferred starting centre was 7'2" (218 cm) Chicago Bulls NBA championship player Luc Longley.

Overall, Bradtke played in 179 games for the Boomers and was a two-time winner of the "Gaze Medal" as the Australian Boom

Overall, Bradtke played in 179 games for the Boomers and was a two-time winner of the "Gaze Medal" as the Australian Boomers International Player of the Year (1992, 1999).

At the age of 28, Bradtke signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA during the 1996–97 NBA season for a reported $247,500. He played 36 games for Philadelphia, averaging 1.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.1 blocks and 7 minutes court time per game.

EuropeFollowing the end of the 1992 NBL season with the 36ers Bradtke played the 1992-93 Spanish League season with Juver Murcia. The team unfortunately finished 22nd and were relegated the next season. He also spent part of 2002 playing with Greek League club Olympiacos.

Personal

Bradtke has been married to the Australian former professional tennis player Nicole Provis since 1994. Together they have two boys, Austin (born 2000) and Jensen (born 2004). Austin was selected by the Melbourne Football Club as a category B rookie and will join the club from 2019.[6]

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