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RIP Jerome Whitehead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The starting center of the 1977 Marquette national championship team, apparently died more than a week ago in San Diego.

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Did he have the longest NBA career of the '77 Warriors? Pretty sure he did.

  3. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    "Ain't No Stopping Us Now..."

    Oh, wait. Different guy.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    He more than twice as many NBA games than everyone else on that team combined.
  5. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Majerus, then Whitehead. Bad month for the 77 Warriors.
  6. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Butch Lee on that squad? Other than these two, I can't recall anyone else, but it's been a long time. RIP.

    EDIT: Bo Ellis just came to mind.
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Recall Al McGuire -- who recruited Whitehead as the last "aircraft carrier" he coached -- referring to him as "Whitebread" or something like that. McGuire never was strong with names.

    Jerome was a cousin of former Northwestern star and longtime NBA exec Billy McKinney, IIRC.

  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    yes and Bernard Toone who ended up in jail for auto theft.
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