The first Bob Cousy appearance on the collegiate basketball scene was not as a player but as a benchwarmer. Hard to believe, but Cousy’s previous coaches were unimpressed of his razzle-dazzle ball handling skills. However, after gaining some much-needed experience, Cousy proved himself on the court, which later made his coach and teammates realize how lucky they were to have him. He led Holy Cross to 26 consecutive wins and second place in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and became a three-time All-American.
Cousy played for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Chicago Stags, and Boston Celtics, where his NBA legend started. By 1957, the Celtics were nearly unstoppable. Their 44-28 record was the best in the league that year. Cousy was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, finishing first in the league in assists and eighth in scoring.
At age 35, Cousy retired as a player, and his farewell statement summoned mixed emotions from the crowd. Following his retirement, he became head coach at Boston College, where he directed the team to a 117-38 record over six years, two NCAA regionals appearances, and one in the NIT Finals.
Cousy was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971 and was only one of the four point guards ever to win an MVP award in the NBA. In 2006, ESPN.com rated Cousy as the fifth greatest point guard of all time. The Celtics also retired his number 14 jersey.
Bob Cousy Speaker
Bob Cousy’s career didn’t start out as smoothly as one might think. He spent his early days playing stickball to earn money. He was cut twice from his high school’s varsity team and injured his right hand. He was then forced to play with his left hand. However, Cousy described it as a “fortunate event” that made him a better player. Cousy also grew up in a in a multicultural environment which made him develop a strong anti-racist sentiment. This and his inspiring life story will definitely mean that a Bob Cousy speaker appearance at your next corporate function will provide your audience with both a moving and heartwarming experience.
Bob Cousy Appearance
At a young age, Cousy established himself on the court. His one-of-a-kind gameplay is still mimicked by NBA superstars. He left the game respected by players and worshipped by fans, making a Bob Cousy appearance an experience your audience will never forget.
Bob Cousy Endorsement
During his career, Bob Cousy was also known as Cooz, Mr. Basketball, and The Houdini of the Hardwood. While these nicknames confirm his wide popularity, another notable proof was his return to the court as a player at age 41. He played for seven games during the 1969 to 1970 season with the Cincinnati Royals in an effort to boost the team’s popularity. Season ticket sales suddenly jumped 77 percent. As he did for the Royals, with his legacy, a Bob Cousy endorsement is sure to promote your product or service. Contact TSE now and we’ll handle all Bob Cousy endorsement negotiations with his agent on your behalf.
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