Brannum, Robert

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Brannum, Robert Gender: M
born on 28 May 1925
Place Winfield, Kansas, 37n14, 97w00
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Lehman
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American athlete, pro basketball player with the Boston Celtics for four years in beginning in 1951 and before that with the Sheboygan Redskins. After his professional career ended in 1955, he coached for 15 years at three colleges.

An aggressive player who earned more than 70 stitches in his head during rough play, he retired after the '54-'55 season. He later explained that "I wasn't making a great deal of money. I had bone spurs on both heels and I had three children."

He married his high school sweetheart when they were both 17 and played All-American at the University of Kentucky. His education was interrupted by a stint in the Army but he finished at Michigan State University, where he also played All-American.

He and his wife had three sons and three daughters.

He died of pancreatic cancer on February 5, 2005 at his home in Marshfield, MA. One of his daughters described him as "He could be scary and gruff, but also gentle and very loving." She added that while playing pro ball, he had to be tough because "His main job was to protect Bob Cousy."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1951 (Signed with the Celtics)
  • Work : Retired 1955 (from playing pro basketball)

Source Notes

Dr. J. Lee Lehman quotes a sport almanac for date; time unknown; PT added place and bio from obituary


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (61 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Married early less than 18
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six; three boys and three girls)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Hazardous work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner