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Bob Cousy

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Born
1928 (92 years old)

Birth Place
Manhattan, New York

Position
Point Guard

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14

Height
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Weight
175 lb (79 kg)

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Robert Joseph Cousy (/ˈkuːziː/, born August 9, 1928) is an American retired professional basketball player. Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season. Making his high school varsity squad as a junior, he went on to earn a scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 NCAA Tournament and 1950 NCAA Tournament, and won NCAA All-American honors for three seasons.

Cousy was initially drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA draft, but after he refused to report, he was picked up by Boston. He had an exceptionally successful career with the Celtics, leading the league an unprecedented 8 straight years in assists, playing on six NBA championship teams, and being voted into 13 NBA All-Star Games in his 13 full NBA seasons. He was also named to 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and won the 1957 NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

En route to his assist streak that was unmatched either in number of crowns or consecutive years, Cousy introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills to the NBA that earned him the nickname "The Houdini of the Hardwood". Also known as "Cooz", he was regularly introduced at Boston Garden as "Mr. Basketball". After his playing career, he coached the Royals for several years, capped by a seven-game cameo comeback for them at age 41.

Cousy then became a broadcaster for Celtics games. Upon his election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971 the Celtics retired his No. 14 jersey and hung it in the rafters of the Garden. Cousy was named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971, the NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1981, and the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996, making him one of only four players that were selected to each of those teams. He was also the first president of National Basketball Players Association. On August 22, 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump.


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Sacramento KingsAppearancesNBA1969-19707

Sacramento KingsAssistsNBA1969-197010

Sacramento KingsMinutes PlayedNBA1969-197034

Sacramento KingsPointsNBA1969-19705

Sacramento KingsReboundsNBA1969-19705


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1962-196389

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1962-1963631

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1962-19632,368

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1962-19631,186

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1962-1963225


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1961-196289

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1961-1962707

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1961-19622,588

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1961-19621,399

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1961-1962325


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1960-196186

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1960-1961678

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1960-19612,805

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1960-19611,545

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1960-1961374


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1959-196088

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1959-1960831

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1959-19603,056

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1959-19601,654

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1959-1960400


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1958-195976

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1958-1959676

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1958-19592,863

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1958-19591,511

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1958-1959435


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1957-195876

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1957-1958545

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1957-19582,679

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1957-19581,365

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1957-1958393


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1956-195774

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1956-1957571

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1956-19572,804

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1956-19571,521

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1956-1957370


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1955-195675

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1955-1956668

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1955-19562,891

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1955-19561,435

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1955-1956516


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1954-195578

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1954-1955622

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1954-19553,046

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1954-19551,656

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1954-1955467


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1953-195478

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1953-1954556

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1953-19543,117

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1953-19541,509

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1953-1954426


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1952-195377

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1952-1953584

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1952-19533,215

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1952-19531,560

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1952-1953474


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1951-195269

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1951-1952460

Boston CelticsMinutes PlayedNBA1951-19522,819

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1951-19521,526

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1951-1952433


Boston CelticsAppearancesNBA1950-195171

Boston CelticsAssistsNBA1950-1951353

Boston CelticsPointsNBA1950-19511,106

Boston CelticsReboundsNBA1950-1951489

Bob Cousy
_No League
2018/19
728 Mins Played

28 Goals

10 Assists

72 Dribbles
2019/20
535 Mins Played

24 Goals

13 Assists

89 Dribbles


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