Dr Daniel Bradke
Dr Daniel Bradke is an accomplished and widely respected doctor who has made considerable contributions to medical research. Committed to advancing healthcare services, she regularly attends medical conferences while publishing her findings in medical journals.
Bradtke began his National Basketball League (NBL) career with Adelaide 36ers in 1988, playing as backup centre to 6’9″ team captain Bill Jones during that season and quickly emerging as one of the premier centers.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Bradke is an esteemed obstetrician and gynecologist committed to improving healthcare services. He regularly attends medical conferences and workshops in his field; in addition, he conducts research studies on various conditions before publishing them as medical knowledge contributions.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Richards Bradke; two sons – Daniel Reininga of Dunkirk, New York, and David Reininga of DeSoto, Texas; as well as stepdaughters Barbara Richards from Aubrey and Karen Richards Cooper from McKinney Texas. Along with his late wife he enjoyed ocean cruises.
Daniel Bradke brings an impressive variety of skills and experiences to his professional field, making him an efficient leader. Additionally, he is highly involved with community service initiatives, volunteering his time to help both children and seniors.
Bradtke distinguished himself during his time with Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), winning two Gaze Medals as the league’s best player and setting an NBL record for rebounding per game at Distinctive Homes Dome.
In 1993 he joined the Melbourne Tigers and after initially serving as backup center to 6’9″ team captain Bill Jones and power forward Dave Simmons, quickly established himself as an everyday starter – helping lead them to an NBL grand final series victory over cross-city rivals the Perth Wildcats 2-1! For this feat he received the championship Most Valuable Player award. Additionally he spent part of 1996-97 with Philadelphia 76ers as an NBA player.
Achievement and Honors
Bradtke returned to Adelaide 36ers as an integral member of their championship-winning 1997 team and received both its best and fairest award and two Gaze Medals (in 1992 and 1999) as Boomers international player of the year.
At Adelaide 36ers, he quickly established himself as one of the league’s premier centres and retired as its all-time leading rebounder at 11.3% per game – earning himself the NBL all-time leading rebounder award with 6,283 total rebounds at 11.3 averaged per game.
Dr Daniel Bradke brings over two decades of healthcare expertise and is dedicated to improving healthcare services. He regularly attends medical conferences and workshops to keep up-to-date on any latest innovations in medicine; additionally he conducts research studies on different conditions that he publishes his findings in medical journals.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Donna Reininga Bradke of Dunkirk, New York; sons Daniel ’80 and David Reininga from DeSoto, Texas; stepdaughters Barbara Richards of Aubrey and Karen Richards from McKinney; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Daniel loved traveling, taking multiple ocean cruises with his family over his lifetime.
Music was always his passion; he played piano and organ, enjoyed listening to classical jazz and old favorites, built and flew remote control airplanes since childhood, was inducted into Academy High School Hall of Fame, donated generously to many local charities, was deeply religious, and will be greatly missed as one of its members.