Ron Boone


Ron Boone

Ronald Bruce Boone (born September 6 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a retired American Basketball Association (ABA) player.

During his years at Tech High in North Omaha, Nebraska, Boone stood 6'2" and weighed 175 pounds.

After college, at Idaho State University, he played for the Utah Stars team, which had relocated from Los Angeles, California to Utah. He was also on their championship team in the 1971 ABA Finals. After the merger of the ABA with the NBA he had limited success. In Terry Pluto's collection of the oral history of the ABA, "Loose Balls", interviewees noted that Boone's nickname was "The Legend," because he always showed up each season in shape and always was remarkably consistent. At the time of his retirement, Boone had the distinction of having played the most consecutive games of any player of the ABA and NBA with 1,041 between both leagues.citation | title = Jazz Waive Boone, Ending His Streak of 1,041 Games | newspaper=The New York Times | year=2007 |date = January 27, 1981 | url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E02E1DF123BF934A15752C0A967948260] This record has since been broken by A. C. Green.

American Basketball Association (ABA) accolades

*3rd All-Time in Scoring (12,153)
*6th All-Time in Assists (2,569)
*5th All-Time in Games Played (662)
*5th All-Time in Minutes Played (21,586)
*2nd All Time in Personal Fouls (2,245)
*1st All-Time in Turnovers (2,327)

After basketball

For the past 15 years, Boone has worked in broadcasting for the Utah Jazz. For many fans, the duo of "Hot" Rod Hundley and Ron Boone is synonymous with Jazz basketball.

References

External links

*basketball-reference|id=b/boonero01|name=Ron Boone


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