Bob Ferry

Robert Dean Ferry (born May 31, 1937) is an American retired basketball player and executive.

Bob Ferry
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Ferry as a senior at Saint Louis
Personal information
Born (1937-05-31) May 31, 1937 (age 84)
St. Louis, Missouri
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolCleveland (St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeSaint Louis (1956–1959)
NBA draft1959 / Pick: Territorial
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1959–1968
PositionPower forward / Center
Number20, 16, 22
Career history
1959–1960St. Louis Hawks
19601964Detroit Pistons
19641968Baltimore Bullets
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As executive:

Career NBA statistics
Points5,780 (9.1 ppg)
Rebounds3,343 (5.3 rpg)
Assists906 (1.4 apg)
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A 6'8" center from Saint Louis University, Ferry was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the seventh pick of the 1959 NBA draft. Ferry played ten seasons in the NBA with the Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Baltimore Bullets, scoring 5,780 points and grabbing 3,343 rebounds. After his playing career ended, he became an assistant coach and later general manager for the Bullets, winning an NBA Championship in 1978 and the NBA Executive of the Year Award in 1979 and 1982. He later had a brief stint on The NBA on NBC as an "Insider" alongside Peter Vescey in the early 1990s.[1]

Ferry's son Danny had a thirteen-year NBA playing career and later was general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.


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