Robert Terrell Cummings ( born March 15, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois ) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the NBA on the position of the power forwards or centers.
After Terry Cummings attended the DePaul University, he was selected in 1982 by the San Diego Clippers in the second place the Draft. For the Clippers he played from 1982 until 1984. 1984, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. For the Bucks, he was active until 1989. Then he stood in the cadre of the San Antonio Spurs, until he moved to the 1995 back to the Milwaukee Bucks. After that, he was active for the Seattle SuperSonics just one season. In the 1997/98 season he played games for the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. Finally, from 1998 to 2000 was Cummings for the Golden State Warriors on the hardwood floor.
Terry Cummings was elected 1982/83 to the NBA Rookie of the Year after he scored 23.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He led the NBA All- Rookie Team this vintage. In addition, Cummings stood twice in an NBA All-Star Game (1984 /85 and 1988/89 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks ).
Cummings has three children, two with his ex-wife. His son, T. J. Cummings himself is a professional basketball player.
Cummings was at the age of 16 years, a Protestant pastor and took, among other things the marriage of his teammate Sean Elliott. Therefore was his nickname is "The Preacherman " (engl.: the preacher ).