Bob Kauffman

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Bob Kauffman
Bob Kauffman 1969.JPG
Kauffman in 1969
Personal information
Born (1946-07-13)July 13, 1946
Brooklyn, New York
Died July 25, 2015(2015-07-25) (aged 69)
Lilburn, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Scarsdale (Scarsdale, New York)
College Guilford (1964–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1968–1975
Position Power forward / Center
Number 22, 6, 44
Career history
As player:
1968–1969 Seattle SuperSonics
1969–1970 Chicago Bulls
19701974 Buffalo Braves
1974–1975 Atlanta Hawks
As coach:
1977–1978 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,049 (11.5 ppg)
Rebounds 3,682 (7.0 rpg)
Assists 1,429 (2.7 apg)
Stats at

Robert "Bob" Kauffman (July 13, 1946 – July 25, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and coach.[1]

College Career[edit]

Bob Kaufmann, from Scarsdale, New York, starred at NAIA Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, from 1964-1968. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound center is credited with turning the Quakers into an NAIA basketball powerhouse that won 86 games with three straight trips to the NAIA Tournament in his four seasons. Kauffman scored 2,570 points on 64 percent field-goal shooting and collected 1,801 rebounds in his 113-game career, all current school standards.[2]

Professional Career[edit]

Kauffman was selected with the third pick of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics; he was also selected in the 1968 ABA Draft by the Oakland Oaks. He played seven seasons in the NBA as a member of the Sonics, Chicago Bulls, Buffalo Braves, and Atlanta Hawks. A three-time All-Star (in 1971, 1972, and 1973), Kauffman averaged 11.5 points and 7.0 rebounds for his career. He had his statistically strongest season in 1970–71, when he averaged 20.4 points and 10.7 rebounds for the Braves.[3]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Jerry (July 28, 2015), "Bob Kauffman, Braves’ first star player, dies at age 69", The Buffalo News 
  2. ^ "Guilford Mourns Passing of Bob Kauffman '68". Guilford College Athletics. July 28, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bob Kauffman career statistics. Retrieved on January 2, 2009.