농구 명예의 전당, 14년 경력 동안 8번의 올스타, 짧은 투병 끝에 화요일에 사망, NBA 발표. 그는 ~였다 73.
Isiah Thomas는 성명을 발표한 사람들 중 한 명이었습니다..
“All of us who love the game of basketball are hurting with the loss of Bob Lanier. He was one of the greatest centers to play the game and one of the toughest and fiercest competitors,” 토마스가 말했다. “Just as he impacted the game on the court, Bob was one of the game’s greatest ambassadors. His class and caring for others set a great example for so many to follow. I’m grateful for his friendship and mentorship as I led the Pistons as a player and later followed his footsteps as president of the Players Association.”
Fellow Hall of Famer Dave Bing said he was saddened to hear about Lanier’s death.
“I have many great memories of Bob, both as a teammate and as a friend. I was lucky to have played with him as a member of the Pistons and to have shared a long-lasting friendship. Bob will be greatly missed,” Bing added.
Lanier was the No. 1 overall pick of the Pistons in 1970. He played for Detroit for more than nine seasons before he was traded to the 밀워키 벅스 for Kent Benson and a first-round draft pick in 1980. He played for the Bucks until the 1983-84 시즌.
그는 평균 20.1 포인트들, 10.1 리바운드 및 1.5 blocks per game over the course of his career. He was the 1973-74 All-Star Game MVP and was on the 1970-71 All-Rookie team. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.
“Big Bob was a fierce competitor and one of the greatest big men to play the game of basketball, but he was an even better human being. He was always ready to share his knowledge of the game and life and had a lasting impact on many lives and communities,” Rick Mahorn said.
“He and Wes Unseld, who we also lost, were like father figures to me. It didn’t matter if I was still playing or when I retired, I was still scared and intimidated whenever I saw him, but it was all out of respect and love. Our world, and especially the basketball world, lost a great one. He will surely be missed.”
Lanier finished his career with the Pistons as the franchise’s leader in points and rebounds before Thomas and Bill Laimbeer broke those marks. Lanier’s previous single-game franchise record of 33 rebounds was topped by Dennis Rodman.
After his career, Lanier was an assistant coach for the 골든 스테이트 워리어스 에 1995. He served as head coach on an interim basis once Don Nelson resigned. 그는 ~였다 12-25 in that span.
Lanier also helped start the NBA’s Stay in School campaign. He was the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award recipient for the 1977-78 season for outstanding community service.
“There’s so much need out here,” Lanier once said. “When you’re traveling around to different cities and different countries, you see there are so many people in dire straits that the NBA can only do so much. We make a vast, vast difference, but there’s always so much more to do.”
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