Bob Lanier


Bob Lanier Famous memorial

Original Name Robert Jerry Lanier, Jr.
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 10 May 2022 (aged 73)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 239634977 View Source

Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player, Coach. For fourteen-seasons (1972 to 1984), he played at the center position in the National Basketball Association with the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics. He attended Bennett High School in New York and played collegiate basketball at St. Bonaventure University where he achieved All-American honors. He was a key member of the St. Bonaventure team which reached the Final Four in 1970. Additionally, he to date holds team records for point average 27.6 per-game and rebound average 15.7 per-game. Signed by the Detroit Pistons as the number 1 overall pick during the 1970 NBA Draft, he totaled 959 career games while amassing 19,248 points with 9,698 total rebounds. During the course of his career, he achieved All-Rookie status (1970-1971 season) and earned all-star honors eight-times. He was the recipient of the MVP Award for the 1973-1974 All-Star Game. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Lanier served as an assistant coach for Don Nelson with the Golden State Warriors during the 1994-1995 season and succeeded Nelson as the interim head coach that year. His uniform number 16 has been retired by both the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 11 May 2022
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