Friday, December 16, 2016

Bob O'Brien

Robert Lee O'Brien

January 26, 1927
Kansas City, MO

September 19, 2008
Castle Rock, CO

1941-42 Westport High School - Kansas (High School)
1942-43 Westport High School - Kansas (High School)
1943-44 Westport High School - Kansas (High School)
1944-45 Pepperdine University (College)
1946-47 Kansas City M&O Smokies (ABL-AAU)
1947-48 Kansas City Blues (PBLA)
1947-48 Birmingham Vulcans (SPBL)
1947-48 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1948-49 Pottsville (EBL)
1949-50 Philadelphia SPHA's (Independent)
1950-51 Carbondale Aces (ABL)
1950-51 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
Washington Generals (Independent)

He went to Pepperdine before serving in the military. He allegedly went to Kansas University after the war, but apparently did not play basketball there (his name is absent from their all-time player list). After his professional basketball career, O'Brien went into teaching and coach. He later worked as an insurance salesman (as well as being in charge of insurance at True Value Corporation) and along with his wife was an accomplished amateur tennis player in Colorado.

He and his wife, Boots, had four daughters.

Obituary, Newport Daily News, Sept. 2008


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