Bob Ferry, who led the Washington Bullets to the 1978 NBA championship, dies at 84

Bob Ferry (Courtesy: NBA Photos)

Bob Ferry – a former Bullets center who went on to build the 1978 NBA championship team as general manager – has died at the age of 84.

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Ferry’s career in the organization spanned the Bullets’ years in both Baltimore and D.C.

After his 10-year career as a player, Ferry built his reputation as an executive – earning NBA Executive of the Year honors in 1979 and 1982.

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He served in the team’s front office for 17 years.

His son, Danny Ferry, began his career at DeMatha High School before moving on to Duke and then the NBA.

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He most recently served as GM of the New Orleans Pelicans.