Dave DeBusschere

United States

Basketball

B: October 16, 1940
D: May 14, 2003

Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Debusschere was a graduate of the University of Detroit and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1962 as a territorial draft pick. An eight-time N.B.A. All-Star and six-time All-Defensive First Team, DeBusschere played his career with the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks. He was a player-coach for the Pistons for three years, a move the Pistons made to end his baseball career. He later was an important part of the Knicks championship teams of 1969-'70 and 1972-'73. Following his playing career, DeBusschere served as commissioner of the A.B.A. and later in the Knicks front office. In his baseball career for the Chicago White Sox, DeBusschere was 3-4 in 36 games in 1962 and '63 with a 2.90 E.R.A. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983. DeBusschere died of a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 62.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1976 Preliminary 2
4
30 1/2
$3,050
Bike Race
1976 Final
8
12
$3,600
Baseball Hit
TOTALS
42 1/2
$6,650
2

PERSONAL BESTS
Tennis

3rd

1976 Preliminary 2
Swimming - 100 Meters
2:55.0
1976 Preliminary 2
Weight Lifting
140
1976 Preliminary 2
Rowing

42.02

1976 Preliminary 2
Bowling
108
1976 Final
Baseball Hit
23
1976 Final
Bike Race - Mile
2:41.62
1976 Preliminary 2
Half Mile Run
2:25.32
1976 Final
Obstacle Course
44.9
1976 Final
Points Scored

30 1/2

1976 Preliminary 2


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