Robert Allen McAdoo ( born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina ) is a retired American professional basketball player. Between 1972 and 1986 he played the 76ers in the U.S. professional league NBA the teams the Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia. McAdoo is 2,06 m tall and played on the positions of the center and the Power Forwards.
After he played until 1972 at the University of North Carolina under Dean Smith, McAdoo joined the NBA. In his first season he was named rookie of the year, and in the third year, he won because of its respectable performance ( 34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game ), the award for best player MVP. But although McAdoo was only 23 years old, his performances began to stagnate. Injuries plagued him and made him lose some of his athleticism.
In the season 76/77, the Braves sent him to the New York Knicks, who had already committed another strong point Lowpost player Spencer Haywood. The following year, McAdoo was the third and last time All-Star. By 1981, McAdoo joined the club three times, until he ended up with the Lakers. As a substitute of Kareem Abdul- Jabbar McAdoo 1982 and 1984 won the NBA championship with the Lakers. Finally, in 1986, after a new change to the 76ers, McAdoo finished his NBA career.
In Europe, McAdoo played then successfully until 1993. He is currently assistant coach with the Miami Heat. On 13 October 2000, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. By 2003, he was 25, the youngest player to reach the 10,000 -point mark ( Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady undercut him so far ).
Bob McAdoo was honored in May 2008 as one of the fifty major personalities of the sport of basketball in Europe. The ceremony was performed by the Euro League Basketball at an official ceremony at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).