Bob McAdoo is a retired basketball player and assistant basketball coach from the United States. He played and coached for the National Basketball Association. As a player, he won the NBA Championships twice while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, and as an assistant coach, he did the same – winning the championship three times.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Robert Allen McAdoo Jr. was born on September 25, 1951, in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States of America. He stands 206 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 95 kg. He is right-handed and he plays center and power forward.

He has been married twice and he is related to basketball players, James Michael McAdoo and Epjhiram Salaam.

Position Center
Height / weight 2.06 m / 95 kg
Born 25 Sep 1951
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Mac
Team History
Filanto Forlì 1990 - 1992
Teamsystem Fabrian 1992
Olimpia Milano 1986 - 1990
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 1986
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles Lakers 1981 - 1985
209 detroit pistons Detroit 1979 - 1981
203 new jersey nets New Jersey Nets 1981
204 new york knicks New York Knicks 1976 - 1979
26 boston celtics Boston Celtics 1979
Buffalo Braves Buffalo Braves 1972 - 1976

High School and College Career

McAdoo attended Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Later, he committed to play college basketball for Vincennes. He transferred to the University of North Carolina in 1971.

While in college, he was named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American.

Professional Career

In the 1972 NBA Draft, he was signed by the then-Buffalo Braves, currently known as the Los Angeles Clippers.

He became one of the well-known players in a very short period. His average for the 1975 season was one of the best statistic records of his career. He averaged scoring 34.5 ppg, 14.1 rpg, and 2.12 apg. He played for the Braves until 1977, after which he was traded to the New York Knicks.

While with the Knicks, his career was affected by persistent injuries. From 1979 to 1981 he was transferred to the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and the New Jersey Nets.

In 1981, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to sign him. With a drastic improvement in his performance, McAdoo went on to win 2 NBA titles with the Lakers in 1982 and 1985. In the 1986 season, McAdoo was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he decided to retire at the end of the season.

After that, he started to play in Europe, starting with Olimpia Milano then he played for Filanto Forli in Italy. The last team he signed with before retiring in 1992 was the Teamsystem Fabriano.

In 1995, he returned to basketball, this time in a coaching capacity – serving as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat. While with the Heat, he helped them win three NBA titles. He retired from coaching in 2014.

Career Highlights

As player:

  • 1982, 1985 - NBA champion
  • 1975 - NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1974–1978 - NBA All-Star
  • 1975 - All-NBA First Team
  • 1974 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 1973 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1973 - NBA All-Rookie Team
  • 1974–1976 - NBA scoring champion

  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team

  • 1987 - FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion
  • 1987, 1988 - EuroLeague champion
  • 1988 - EuroLeague Final Four MVP
  • 1988 - EuroLeague Finals Top Scorer
  • 2008 - 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors
  • 1987, 1989 - Italian League champion
  • 1987 - Italian Cup winner
  • 1972 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 1972 - First-team All-ACC
  • 1971 - National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American

As assistant coach:

  • 2006, 2012, 2013 - NBA champion

Career NBA Statistics

  • Points - 18,787 (22.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 8,048 (9.4 rpg)
  • Blocks - 1,147 (1.5 bpg)

  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player, 2000
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006

Team History:

As coach:

1995–2014 - Miami Heat (assistant)

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