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Bob Ferry
Personal information
Born (1937-05-31) May 31, 1937 (age 80)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Cleveland (St. Louis, Missouri)
College Saint Louis (1956–1959)
NBA draft 1959 / Pick: Territorial
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career 1959–1968
Position Power forward / Center
Number 20, 16, 22
Career history
1959–1960 St. Louis Hawks
19601964 Detroit Pistons
19641968 Baltimore Bullets
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As executive:

Career NBA statistics
Points 5,780 (9.1 ppg)
Rebounds 3,343 (5.3 rpg)
Assists 906 (1.4 apg)
Stats at

Robert Dean Ferry (born May 31, 1937) is an American retired basketball player and executive.

A 6'8" center from Saint Louis University, Ferry was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the seventh pick of the 1959 NBA draft. Ferry played ten seasons in the NBA with the Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Baltimore Bullets, scoring 5,780 points and grabbing 3,343 rebounds. After his playing career ended, he became an assistant coach and later general manager for the Bullets, winning the NBA Executive of the Year Award in 1979 and 1982. He later had a brief stint on The NBA on NBC as an "Insider" alongside Peter Vescey in the early 1990s.[1]

Ferry's son Danny had a thirteen-year NBA playing career and later was general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.


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