24 Facts About Bob Kauffman


Robert Kauffman was an American professional basketball player and coach.


Bob Kauffman played at Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, New York.


The Bob Kauffman family was in the saddle and bridle business.


Bob Kauffman averaged 22.7 points and 15.9 rebounds in his career.


Bob Kauffman was selected with the third overall pick of the 1968 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics behind future Hall of Fame inductees Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld.


Bob Kauffman was selected in the 1968 American Basketball Association Draft by the Oakland Oaks, but chose to play in the NBA.


On May 11,1970, Bob Kauffman was traded by the Chicago Bulls with Jim Washington to the Philadelphia 76ers for Shaler Halimon and Chet Walker.


Bob Kauffman was sent as the player to be named later on May 11,1970.


Bob Kauffman was a reserve for the first six games of the season, scoring 26 points total, before being inserted into the starting lineup.


Bob Kauffman had 44 points against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Milwaukee Bucks on November 13,1971.


On May 20,1974, Bob Kauffman was drafted by the New Orleans Jazz from the Buffalo Braves in the NBA expansion draft.


Bob Kauffman was immediately traded by the Jazz in a landmark trade.


Bob Kauffman was traded with Dean Meminger, a 1974 first round draft pick, a 1975 first round draft pick, a 1975 second round draft pick, a 1976 second round draft pick, and a 1980 third round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Pete Maravich.


Bob Kauffman played seven seasons in the NBA as a member of the Sonics, Chicago Bulls, Buffalo Braves, and Atlanta Hawks.


Bob Kauffman had a short career as an NBA team executive with the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons.


Bob Kauffman spent two seasons as assistant general manager for the Hawks before Detroit hired him as the Pistons' general manager in 1977.


Bob Kauffman was with the Pistons from May 25,1977 to July 14,1978.


Bob Kauffman eventually left the Pistons after a disagreement with team owner Bill Davidson.


Bob Kauffman wanted to hire Cotton Fitzsimmons or Al Bianchi for the coaching vacancy.


Bob Kauffman came from a relatively small college and was one of the prominent and promising players in all of college basketball at his time.


Many believe Bob Kauffman should have played longer but due to injury had to call it quits sooner than expected.


Bob Kauffman made 943 career field goals, shot an impressive 71.2 percent in single-season from the field, 273 free-throws attempted in a single-season while shooting a total of 344 in a single-season, made nearly one third of his career free-throws, and had 344 single-season free-throw attempts.


Bob Kauffman was the first real star for the Buffalo Braves, now the Los Angeles Clippers, making three consecutive appearances in the all-star game.


Bob Kauffman was survived by his wife, Judy and four daughters; Lara, Joannah, Carey, and Kate.