Junior Bridgeman talks about his transition to the Business sector

03/14/2016 04:16 PM

Junior Bridgeman solidified his spot in Louisville history in the early 1970’s after earning multiple Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Awards, leading the Cards to a Final Four appearance in 1975, and helping usher in the Denny Crum Era of Louisville Basketball.

Bridgeman translated collegiate success into NBA success with the Milwaukee Bucks, where his number has since been retired. After his retirement from the NBA, Bridgeman entered the business sector where he arguably grew to even bigger heights after franchising over 100 Wendy’s restaurants.

Bridgeman stopped by the cn|2 studios Monday, and we had the opportunity to discuss the current Cardinals and his transition from pro-ball to the business world, but we started by asking him what it was like playing under Denny Crum during his years in a Louisville jersey.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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