Quintin Dailey


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quintin Dailey, a former All-American basketball player who also played 10 seasons in the NBA and made the 1982-1983 All-Rookie team, has died in Las Vegas. He was 49.

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday confirmed Dailey's death to The Associated Press. The office said the former University of San Francisco star died naturally of hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

Dailey's death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Former USF coach Dan Belluomini, who recruited Dailey from high school at Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore, said he was a tremendous player and terrific worker.

"He was a big surprise when he came to USF as a freshman and I remember (former Georgetown coach) John Thompson telling me that Quintin was a great player and when you get him at San Francisco you will find out how good," Belluomini said. "About 20 minutes into the first practice, I found out how true that was. It's a shame that he passed so early."

Dailey became one of the best offensive players in Dons history, leaving after three years with 1,841 points, second best in school history at the time.

Dailey won West Coast Conference player of the year in 1981 and 1982 and was an AP All-American in 1982. He played professionally for Chicago, the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle, averaging 14.2 points per game for his career.

Dailey worked as a supervisor at a community center in Las Vegas for at-risk youth. A worker who answered the phone at the center Tuesday referred questions to a county spokeswoman, who declined to comment beyond the coroner's findings.

USF officials said Dailey is survived by his daughter, Quincy, and son Quintin, a junior guard for Eastern Michigan.

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Sorry to hear that Quinton passed I knew him and his brothers growing up in south Baltimore. We would shoot hoops with him and brother Tony at southern high school ball lot. RIP

Quintin, I remember play ball with you at Gibbons. You got the rebound and passed it to me while I made the fast break, all awhile you were yelling trimperkowski! I never asked you why you called me that name, it was just cool that you did. Now 40 years later, I still see your smile and your laughter. Oh by the way, youre still an underclass man. Thanks for the memories brother. CG class of 78.

We had a lot of fun when we were kids at the Police Boys Club.

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

As a former "Don", I was proud to have a part in recruiting Quintin to USF. You will always be a part of the "Hilltop". Rest in peace.

Still missing you.

I first met Q back in 2008. He was always the perfect gentleman. I miss those long talks over the phone. I hate you are gone...I hate we didn't get a chance to speak before you left this world, but I take comfort in knowing you are in a better place. RIP my friend.

amongst the greatest group of prep seniors EVER to grad at one time, you stood atop the mound in the upper tier with the ISIAHs, Sampsons, Kelloggs, Wilkins,and etc. in 1979 and NCAA tenure