American basketball player (1948–2022)
Robert Jerry Lanier Jr. (September 10, 1948 – May 10, 2022) was an American professional basketball player. He played center for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Lanier was honored into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.
|Born||September 10, 1948|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 10, 2022(aged 73)|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Bennett (Buffalo, New York)|
|College||St. Bonaventure (1967–1970)|
|NBA draft||1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|1994–1995||Golden State Warriors (assistant)|
|1995||Golden State Warriors (interim)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||19,248 (20.1 ppg)|
|Rebounds||9,698 (10.1 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,100 (1.5 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
After retiring from playing he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, and briefly was their interim head coach. He went on to work as an NBA Cares Global Ambassador.
Lanier died on May 10, 2022 from a short-illness, aged 73.
- ↑ "HOFer Lanier, 8-time NBA All-Star, dies at 73". ESPN.com. May 11, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.