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Al Daniel
  Al Daniel

Assistant Coach

Al Daniel is in his first year on the Tulsa coaching staff.

Daniel returns to coaching following three years as the associate director of Howell Sports Management, Inc. Before leaving the coaching profession, Daniel spent six years (1990-96) as an assistant coach under Les Robinson at North Carolina State. He was elevated to associate head coach following the 1990-91 season and served the next five seasons for the Wolfpack in that capacity.

He rejoins Buzz Peterson after the two worked together as assistant coaches at North Carolina State for three years (1990-93).

As a collegiate player, Daniel was a two-time all-Southern Conference performer at Furman University where he averaged 19.0 points in his two-year career. He helped the Paladins win the 1978 Southern Conference Championship his junior season. As a senior, Daniel scored 29 points to give Furman an 83-70 victory over North Carolina. Daniel completed his career with 1,122 points to rank 19th on the school's all-time scoring list.

Daniel, 43, was chosen in the fourth round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, where he spent 10 years before moving onto NC State. He was promoted to associate head coach at Furman prior to the 1989-90 season.

He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Furman in 1979.