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.
|Height / weight||2.06 m / 95 kg|
|Born||25 Sep 1951|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|Filanto Forlì||1990 - 1992|
|Olimpia Milano||1986 - 1990|
|Los Angeles Lakers||1981 - 1985|
|Detroit||1979 - 1981|
|New Jersey Nets||1981|
|New York Knicks||1976 - 1979|
|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.
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.
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.
- 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
1995–2014 - Miami Heat (assistant)
Bob McAdoo FAQ
What is Bob McAdoo known for?
Basketball. He played in the NBA from 1972 to 1986. Then he played for international leagues until his retirement in 1992.
What position did Bob McAdoo play?
Center and Power Forward are the positions he has played.
What NBA team did Bob McAdoo coach?
Miami Heat. He was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat from 1995 to 2014.