Bob Houbregs

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Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs (March 12, 1932 – May 28, 2014) was a Canadian professional basketball forward-center. He stood at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m). Houbregs was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, and Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons.

Houbregs played college basketball at the University of Washington with the Huskies. In 1953, he was named NCAA Player of the Year. He was also named as a Consensus All-America selection and helped lead the Huskies to the Final Four.[1][2]

After retiring in 1958, Houbregs became the general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics. He served as the general manager from 1970 until 1973.[3]

Houbregs was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.[4][5]

On May 28, 2014, Houbregs died in Olympia, Washington. He was 82.[6]

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  1. "Looking Back 90 Years: Houbregs Crosses the Border". Canada Basketball. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  2. "Washington star and NBA Hall of Famer, Bob Houbregs, dies at 82". NCAA. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  3. "Bob Houbregs, Husky basketball icon, dies at 82". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. "Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  5. "Houbregs named to Canadian Basketball Hall". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  6. "Hall of Famer, ex-No. 2 overall pick Houbregs dies at 82". NBA. Retrieved 2015-10-20.

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