Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy was born on the ninth of August, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, United States of America. His parents, French immigrants, were happy to welcome their son. While being a child, he attended the St. Pascal’s elementary school and grew up an ordinary boy. Soon he and his relatives went to live in St. Albans, Queens. Later he studied at the Andrew Jackson High School. Robert was fond of sport and took an active part in some basketball matches. St. He cooperated with the Press League and practiced his skills a lot. After the accident with his right hand, he had to play only with his left one. This injury gave him a good experience.
During the formative years, he was a participant of the JV squad. He led to the victory his team several times. Soon Cousy got the studentship from the College of the Holy Cross. At the age of 19, Robert participatedin the Holy Cross Crusaders' varsity basketball crew. Hescored 227 points for the season, ending with the highest total. Though Cousy played not so often, Holy Cross became the first college winners of the NCAA tourney. One great game after, he was recognized as a captain, who brought Holy Cross 26 straight victories.After graduation, he tried himself in the 1950 NBA draft. The Boston Celtics offered Cousy to sign a contract and become the part of the team.
Cousy was then picked up by the Chicago Stags, but not for a long time. Soon Robert led a Celtics team with future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In the following years, hemade himself as one of the league's best point guards. Cousy also set a record for 19 assists in a half which has never been broken. At the age of 32, according to the fangraph, he scored 18.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, winning another pair of All-NBA First Team and All-Star nominations.
In 1963, Bob announced about his retirement. The same year, he released his autobiography “Basketball Is My Life”. He was also a coach at Boston College. Later he coached the Cincinnati Royals.Currently he is a marketing consultant for the Celtics, and in the highlights makes broadcast appearances with Mike Gorman and ex-Celtic teammate Tom Heinsohn. Due to the persistent work, his net worth and salary is estimated to be nearly $6 million.
As to the personal life in his biography, he has been married. His marriage lasted for almost 63 years with his long-term girlfriend. He and his wife, Missie Ritterbusch, became the parents of two daughters. In the year of 2013, Missie diedfrom dementia.Besides, Cousy is known for his public actions against racism. He is the organizer of several activities against this problem. He was concerned about the problem of racial discrimination since his childhood while living in a multicultural environment. Unfortunately, Troy is not very active in different social media.
|Birth Date:||9 Aug, 1928|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
New York City
|Education:||College of the Holy Cross|
|Description:||American basketball player and coach|