After spending more than 14 years in the NBA, Brad Miller is excited to be focusing all his time and energy on the next chapter in life his passion for hunting lifestyle as a good ol’ country boy. He’s worked hard for his toys, and now he’s ready to play!
Even after the glitz and glam of being an NBA superstar, Brad has stayed true to his roots as a small town Indiana country boy. Now with 900 acres of his own farmland, Brad has the resources to live out his dream of hunting, fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Now in entering his fourth season as the host of Country Boy Outdoors, Brad is well adjusted to the pressure of getting the kill. After a successful three seasons with Jon Brunson, Brad is ready to branch out on his own to take his all-star friends and hometown buddies on the adventure of a lifetime.
Tune in to the Sportsman Channel to join Brad as he travels the world doing what he loves: Whackin’ and Stackin’ baby!
Brad Miller was born on April 12, 1976 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He rose to basketball stardom playing for Purdue. Shortly after finishing his college career, Brad joined the US national team in the 1998 FIBA World Championship, winning the Bronze medal. After playing for three months in Italy, Brad began his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent. After two seasons with the Hornets, he was signed to the Chicago Bulls. In 2002, Brad moved back home when he was traded to the Indiana Pacers. It was in his only season with the Pacers that Brad made the NBA All-Star team for the first time. In 2003, the Pacers made a deal with the Kings and Brad moved out west to Sacramento. In 2009, he returned to Chicago when he was traded to the Bulls.
After one season with the Bulls, Brad signed a 3-year contract with the Houston Rockets, but was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2011 NBA Draft. In 2012, Brad sunk his last 3-pointer before retiring from the NBA altogether.
Sporting size 16 Nikes and a No. 52 jersey, Brad Miller is ranked first in the NBA among centers in assists. He is one of only five undrafted NBA players to make an All-Star team. In fact, he’s played on two All-Star teams. In his spare time, Brad focuses on helping underprivileged children. Every winter, he hosts a Christmas shopping spree for kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters in Sacramento. When he goes home to Kendallville in the summer, he hosts a golf tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. Brad helped reestablish the Kings Reading and Learning Center in Sacramento. He was also the King’s representative for the Reading Team Challenge during the 2003-04 season. After Hurricane Katrina, Brad participated in an event that helped displaced families in the Sacramento area. He’s been on Wheel of Fortune for NBA Week in 2003. He saluted his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, by singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at a Cubs-Astros game. He loves NASCAR, which goes hand-in-hand with his love of country music. Brad loves to play golf as well. When he’s not playing ball, or helping kids, he goes home to his 900 acres in Indiana to hunt, fish, and ride four wheelers.