Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bob Tough

Robert "Red" Tough

August 28, 1920
New York, NY

April 7, 1999
San Ramon, CA

1936-37 Jamaica High School - New York (High School)
1937-38 Jamaica High School - New York (High School)
1938-39 Jamaica High School - New York (High School)
1940-41 St. John's University (College)
1941-42 St. John's University (College)
1943-44 Brookyn Eagles (independent)
1943-44 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1944-45 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1947-48 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA)
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1949-50 Waterloo Hawks (NBA)
1949-50 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1950-51 Kansas City Hi-Spots (NPBL)

Born to Scottish immigrants Robert and Mary Tough in New York City, Bob's father died before his 5th birthday. He played college basketball at St John's, and then played professionally for Brooklyn and Trenton before heading to the Midwest to join with the Pistons in Fort Wayne. After bouncing around a bit for 8 seasons, he retired from the game and eventually moved out to the San Francisco area, where he died in 1999.


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