Bob McCann

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Bob McCann
Bob McCann
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 240
Nationality: American
Born: 4/22/64
Birthplace: Morristown, NJ
Draft: Second Round, 32nd overall
Drafted By: Milwaukee
College: Morehead State University; Upsala
NBA Career: 1989-1998
Mavs Tenure: 1989-1990

Bob McCann (born April 22, 1964 in Morristown, New Jersey) was signed, as a free agent, by the Dallas Mavericks on February 12, 1990.

McCann attended Division III Upsala College his freshman season before transferring to Morehead State where he averaged 17.1 points per game as a sophomore. His scoring average had risen to 18.6 ppg, to go along with 11.3 rebounds per game, his senior season when he was selected Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. He finished the season ranked sixth nationally in rebounds and 11th in blocked shots.

The Milwaukee Bucks drafted McCann in the second round of the 1987 NBA draft but he opted to play that season in Spain. The following year, the Mavericks invited McCann to training camp but was waived on November 1 when Dallas signed Terry Tyler. He returned to the CBA playing splitting time between Charleston and Pensacola averaging 18.5 ppg on .514 shooting and 8.3 rebounds.

He finally made his NBA debut in February of 1990 with Dallas and was signed through the remainder of the year. With the Mavs, McCann appeared in ten games averaging 2.6 ppg and 1.2 rebounds per game in 6.2 minutes per contest. He was released the following off season.

After 26 games with Detroit in 1991-1992, McCann had his most successful NBA campaign the following year. He was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 5, 1992 after playing on the summer league squad. That season he appeared in 79 games averaging 6.3 ppg and 3.6 rpg. He managed double-figures in scoring 18 times and had high-games of 18 twice during the season. The Wolves released the 6'6 forward in July of 1993.

McCann had two more NBA stints, in 1995-1996 playing 62 games with Washington and a one-game appearance in 1997-1998 with Toronto.

After his NBA career, he returned to play in a number of foreign countries including Spain, France, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Argentina before calling it quits in 2001. While abroad, McCann loved to pick up cooking tips and after returning to the States he worked as a cook in a high-rise retirement community.

Morehead State honored McCann in 2007 electing him to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bob McCann passes away from heart failure on July 1, 2011