Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jerry Bush

Gerard Leon Bush


Born:
September 6, 1914
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
October 27, 1976
Lincoln, NE 

Career
1935-36 St. John's University (College)
1936-37 St. John's University (College)
1937-38 St. John's University (College)
1938-39 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1939-40 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1940-41 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1941-42 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1942-43 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1943-44 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1944-45 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1945-46 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1947-48 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)
1947-48 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1948-49 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1949-50 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1950-51 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1951-52 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1952-53 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1953-54 University of Toledo (NBL) - Head Coach
1954-55 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1955-56 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1956-57 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1957-58 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1958-59 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1959-60 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1960-61 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1961-62 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach
1962-63 University of Nebraska (College) - Head Coach


Jerry Bush was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After playing college basketball at St John's, he went on to play ten years professionally before moving to coaching. While coaching at Toledo, it was discovered that three of his players were point shaving. Although Bush was not involved, he left to take the coacing job at Nebraska, where he stayed 9 seasons. He retired from coaching and went on to sell insurance until his death from a heart attack while going for a walk.
Bush married Asta (1918-1992) and had three daughters, Bonnie, Karen and Jane. His cousin was Detroit Eagles player Jake Ahearn. His grandson, Fred Hoiberg, played for ten seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Chicago Bulls.

Source:
Iola (Kansas) Register, February 21, 1963
Lincoln Star, October 28, 1976


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/bushge01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bushje01 

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