Bob Houbregs

Bob Houbregs

Birth
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 28 May 2014 (aged 82)
Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Evergreen Cemetery, Section 17, Lot 0645, Grave 4.
Memorial ID 130532249 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player. He was a key player in helping the University of Washington basketball program reach national prominence, as he led the Huskies to the "Final Four" in 1953. Raised in Seattle, he attended Queen Anne High School. During his collegiate years at Washington, he achieved consensus All-America honors and was named the Helms Foundation Player of the Year for 1953. Selected by the Milwaukee Hawks as the number 2 overall pick during the 1953 NBA Draft, he played for five seasons (1953 to 1958) in the National Basketball Association with the Milwaukee Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics and Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons. In 281 regular season games, he compiled 2,611 points playing at the center and power forward positions. After retiring as a player, he served as general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1969 until 1973. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Additionally, he was named to the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame in 1979 and was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. His uniform number 25 was retired by the University of Washington.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 28 May 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 130532249
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Houbregs (12 Mar 1932–28 May 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130532249, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .