Bob McAdoo

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Basketball player
Bob McAdoo
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Player information
Full name Robert Allen McAdoo
birthday 25th September 1951 (age 68)
place of birth Greensboro , North Carolina , USA
size 206 cm
Weight 95 kg
position Power Forward / Center
college North Carolina
NBA draft 1972 , 2nd pick, Buffalo Braves
Clubs as active
1972–1977 Buffalo Braves 1977–1979 New York Knicks 1979 Boston Celtics 1980–1981 Detroit Pistons 1981 New Jersey Nets 1981–1985 Los Angeles Lakers 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 1986–1990 Tracer Milano 1990–1992 Fulgor Libertas Forlì 1992 Fabriano team systemUnited StatesUnited States
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Clubs as coaches
1995-2014 Miami Heat (assistant coach) United StatesUnited States

Robert Allen McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro , North Carolina ) is a retired American basketball player . Between 1972 and 1986 he played in the North American professional league NBA with the teams of the Buffalo Braves , New York Knicks , Boston Celtics , Detroit Pistons , New Jersey Nets , Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers . McAdoo was considered one of the greatest basketball talents of his time and became one of the youngest MVPs in NBA history in 1975 at the age of 23 . However, serious injuries prevented a more successful career. Although he played power forward and center , his style of play was considered modern for his time, as he could also hit throws from outside, which he dominated the league at the height of his career.


After he had played under Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina until 1972 , McAdoo moved to the NBA . In the 1972 draft , he was selected second by the Buffalo Braves . In his first season he was named Rookie of the Year . In his second year he got 30.0 points and 15.0 in rebounds on average. He became a scoring champion and the last player to date to reach an average of 30/15. In the third year he won the award for best player ( MVP ) because of his performance (34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game ). But even though McAdoo was only 23 years old, his performance began to stagnate. Injuries plagued him and made him lose some of his athleticism. Nevertheless, he led the league for the third time in a row in 1976 as the best point collector.

In the 1976/77 season, the Braves sent him to the New York Knicks , who had already committed another high-point lowpost player with Spencer Haywood . The following year, McAdoo was All-Star for the fifth and final time . By 1981 McAdoo changed clubs three times. He remained a good scorer with an average of 20 points. With his move to the Detroit Pistons , his playing time and points yield dropped drastically and he only got 10 points on average. In 1981 he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent . As a substitute for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes , McAdoo won the NBA championship with the Lakers in 1982 and 1985, in the role of the sixth man . Finally, in 1986, after switching to the 76ers again, McAdoo ended his NBA career.

In Italy, McAdoo then played very successfully until 1992, before he resigned at the age of 41. As a player with Milano , he won the FIBA European Cup in 1987 and 1988 and was honored in May 2008 as one of the 50 most important personalities in the sport of basketball in Europe . The award was made by the EuroLeague during an official ceremony in the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid , in Madrid (Spain).

Between 1995 and 2014, McAdoo worked as an assistant trainer with the Miami Heat . With these he won the NBA championship in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

On October 13, 2000, McAdoo was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . By 2003, at the age of 25, he was the youngest player to reach the 10,000 point mark.

See also

Web links

Commons : Bob McAdoo  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. 50 Contributors, Honored in Madrid ( Memento of July 24, 2009 in the Internet Archive )