Bob Lanier (basketball)
Robert Jerry Lanier ( born September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York ) is a retired American professional basketball player. Between 1970 and 1984 he played in the U.S. professional league NBA teams for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. Lanier is 2,11 m tall and played on the position of the center. Lanier is one of the few NBA players ever to have a career average of more than 20 points and 10 rebounds. He was appointed in the course of his career as an NBA player six times in the NBA All -Star team. After his first season All- Rookie Team was called to the NBA. In addition, the award him MVP of the All- Star Games were awarded in 1974.
For his social commitment Lanier was awarded the 1978 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
From 1980 to 1985, president of the players union Lanier National Basketball Players Association.
On 11 May 1992 Bob Lanier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1995 he tried his hand as coach of the Golden State Warriors, but was released after a short time.