Monday, August 21, 2017

TTM Triumph: Bobby Hansen

After taking a break for a couple of months, I have started sending out requests again, which thankfully, usually results in some successful returns -- hence the recent return (pun?) of these TTM posts, including today's:

In 1979, Bobby was a member of the U.S. team that won the gold at the inaugural FIBA Men's Junior World Championship in Brazil.

He played four years at Iowa, which included going to the Final Four in 1980.

Drafted in 1983, he would go on to play for ten seasons in the NBA, seeing action with Utah, Sacramento, and Chicago. The highlight of Bobby's career came during the 1992 NBA Finals as a member of the Chicago Bulls, where the three pointer he hit (followed by a steal) to start the fourth quarter of game 6, is often credited for sparking the rally that saw Chicago erase a 15-point deficit to beat the Portland Trailblazers (and break a young Jon's heart) for the NBA Championship.

Retiring in 1992, Bobby has spent the last 25 years doing color work as member of the Hawkeyes radio broadcasting team.

As always, I would like to send a big thank you out to Mr. Hansen for taking the time to sign my card.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

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