Kauffman in 1969
July 13, 1946|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||July 25, 2015
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Scarsdale (Scarsdale, New York)|
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||22, 6, 44|
|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 Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.
- Sullivan, Jerry (July 28, 2015), "Bob Kauffman, Braves’ first star player, dies at age 69", The Buffalo News
- "Guilford Mourns Passing of Bob Kauffman '68". Guilford College Athletics. July 28, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- Bob Kauffman career statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 2, 2009.