NBA and BGSU great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team’s most iconic players less than a month after they lost the NBA championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Both franchises previously retired the Akron, Ohio native’s No. 42 and he is an iconic figure in both cities. Thurmond, who played college basketball at Bowling Green State University from 1960-63, played 11 of his 14 seasons with the Warriors and retired after the 1976-1977 season, one year after leading the “Miracle” Cavaliers to an improbable trip to the NBA finals.
Updated Jul 16, 2016 at 5:17 PM