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Bob Feerick

Bob Feerick
Personal information
Born (1920-01-02)January 2, 1920
San Francisco, California
Died June 8, 1976(1976-06-08) (aged 56)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Lowell (San Francisco, California)
College Santa Clara (1938–1941)
Pro career 1946–1950
Position Forward / Guard
Number 10
Coaching career 1949–1963
Career history
As player:
1945–1946 Oshkosh All-Stars
1946–1950 Washington Capitols
As coach:
1949–1950 Washington Capitols
1950–1962 Santa Clara
1962–1963 San Francisco Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,936
Assists 440
Stats at

Robert Joseph "Bob" Feerick (January 2, 1920 – June 8, 1976) was an American professional basketball player, coach and general manager. He was born in San Francisco, California.


  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Head coaching record 3
    • College basketball 3.1
    • Professional basketball 3.2
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

A 6'3" guard from Santa Clara University, Feerick played for the Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1950, the NBA's first four seasons of existence (the league was known as the Basketball Association of America during the first three).[1] Playing under coach Red Auerbach, he was named to the All-NBA first team in 1947 and 1948 after averaging 16.8 (second behind Joe Fulks's 23.1) and 16.1 points per game respectively. In 1949, the league's first season as the newly formed NBA, the Capitols named Feerick player-coach. In 221 games, he scored 2936 points for an average of 13.3 per game.[2]

Coaching career

After his short pro career, Feerick returned to Santa Clara as head coach of its basketball team from 1950 to 1962.[3] Feerick also was Wilt Chamberlain's personal coach with the San Francisco Warriors during the 1962–63 season.[4] The franchise had just relocated from Philadelphia and hired Feerick, the native San Franciscan, to replace Frank McGuire, who resigned rather than make the move with the team. The Warriors finished 31–49 for their first year in San Francisco after losing to the Boston Celtics in each of the previous three Eastern Division finals. The following season, Alex Hannum replaced Feerick as coach. Feerick later served the Warriors as general manager and director of player personnel. He was a finalist for the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971. He is one of only two members nominated to the team not in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.[5]

Head coaching record

College basketball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Santa Clara Broncos (Independent) (1950–1952)
1950–51 Santa Clara 9-15
1951–52 Santa Clara 17-12 NCAA Fourth Place
Santa Clara Broncos (West Coast Conference) (1952–1962)
1952–53 Santa Clara 17-7 6-2 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight
1953–54 Santa Clara 20-7 9-3 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1954–55 Santa Clara 13-11 6-6 3rd
1955–56 Santa Clara 8-16 6-8 6th
1956–57 Santa Clara 15-7 10-4 T-2nd
1957–58 Santa Clara 13-11 6-6 3rd
1958–59 Santa Clara 16-9 9-3 2nd
1959–60 Santa Clara 21-10 9-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1960–61 Santa Clara 18-9 8-4 T-2nd
1961–62 Santa Clara 19-6 8-4 T-2nd
Santa Clara: 186–120 (.608) 77–43 (.642)
Total: 186–120 (.608)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Professional basketball

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
WSC 1949–50 68 32 36 .471 3rd in Eastern 2 0 2 .000 Lost in Eastern Div. Semifinals
SFW 1962–63 80 31 49 .388 4th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs
Career 148 63 85 .426 2 0 2 .000


  1. ^ "Bob Feerick Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Robert Joseph (Bob) Feerick Info Page". Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Santa Clara Magazine - A century of Bronco basketball". Santa Clara Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Teams". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 

External links

  • Feerick's pro statistics (as a player)
  • Feerick's pro statistics (as a coach)
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