Bob Hopkins

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Bob Hopkins
Personal information
Born (1934-11-03)November 3, 1934
Jonesboro, Louisiana
Died May 15, 2015(2015-05-15) (aged 80)
Bellevue, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Jonesboro (Jonesboro, Louisiana)
College Grambling State (1952–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 10 / Pick: 74th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career 1956–1962
Position Power forward / Center
Number 9
Career history
As player:
19561960 Syracuse Nationals
1960–1962 Philadelphia Tapers (NABL)
As coach:
1977 Seattle SuperSonics
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,237 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,526 (5.6 rpg)
Assists 189 (0.7 apg)
Stats at
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2013

Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (November 3, 1934 – May 15, 2015) was an American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball at Grambling State University, where he scored 3,759 points (averaging 29.8 points per game for his career), and then played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for four seasons with the Syracuse Nationals. He later coached the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA during part of the 1977–78 season, posting a 5–17 record before being fired midseason. He was replaced by Lenny Wilkens, who led the Sonics to the NBA Finals that season and the following, winning the NBA championship in 1979. He died of heart and kidney failure on May 15, 2015.[1]


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