Brad Lohaus (aka Big Bird) is a retired center/power forward from the University of Iowa who played for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors.
Lohaus was a McDonald's All-American in high school in Phoenix, Arizona and then played at the University of Iowa from 1982-1987. In his senior season the team recorded 30 wins and made it to the Elite Eight.
He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft. On February 23, 1989 Lohaus was traded with Danny Ainge to the Sacramento Kings for Joe Kleine and Ed Pinckney. On June 15, 1989 he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the expansion draft from the Sacramento Kings. On January 4, 1990 he was traded with a 1992 second round draft pick (Duane Cooper) by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Milwaukee Bucks for Randy Breuer and a 1992 second round draft pick (Chris Smith.)
On October 7, 1994 he signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat. On July 1, 1995 he was released by the Miami Heat, and on September 29, 1995 he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.
On February 8, 1996 he was traded by the San Antonio Spurs with J.R. Reid and a 1996 first round draft pick (John Wallace) to the New York Knicks for Charles Smith and Monty Williams. On July 14, 1996 he was traded with Anthony Mason by the New York Knicks to the Charlotte Hornets for Larry Johnson.
On October 31, 1996 he was waived by the Charlotte Hornets, and on November 13, 1996 he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors. On December 2, 1996 he was waived by the Toronto Raptors. On April 1, 1998 he signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs, and on April 11, 1998 he signed a contract for the rest of that season with the San Antonio Spurs.
Over his career he would shoot three-point shots with good accuracy for a big man. He would play for eight NBA teams and one Italian team (Scavolini Pesaro.) His last NBA season was 1997-98.