Ex-Houston Rockets player Robert Reid cause of death, obituary, bio, age, wife and net worth

Ex-Houston Rockets player Robert Reid cause of death, obituary, bio, age, wife and net worth

Former Houston Rockets star Robert Reid just recently passed away, find out his cause of death, his bio, age, height, career, tributes

Robert most notably played for 10 seasons with the Rockets during his career as a key member of the franchise’s first two NBA Finals teams.

Ex-Houston Rockets player Robert Reid cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family, wife and net worth

Prior to his death, Robert had been travelling around several countries in recent years, hosting basketball clinics for young athletes, including in India.

Robert Reid passes away

Former NBA star Robert Reid passed away on February 19, 2024, in Houston, Texas. Following his death, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta shared a post stating:

It is with great sorrow that my family and I received the news of the passing of Rockets legend, Robert Reid.”

Cause of death

Reid passed away on Monday following a battle with cancer.


Robert Reid bio

Robert Keith Reid was an American professional basketball player who was born on August 30, 1955, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Reid grew up in San Antonio, and attended St. Mary’s University during his early years. During his time as a player, Robert Reid played for 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He first joined the NBA in 1977, during Round 2 of the NBA draft, as the 40th pick.

He is survived by his wife, Diana, and children Robert Jr., Keva, Crystal, and Jana and had a net worth of $1-5 million.

Age and height

Robert Reid was 68 years old at the time of his death and stood at a height of 2.03 m.


Tributes come pouring in for Robert Reid

While announcing his death, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta shared about Robert, saying:

I have had the privilege of knowing Robert for over 40 years, and his presence always brought joy and positivity to any room he entered. I will never forget watching the Rockets teams he was a part of in the ‘80s compete in the Finals and the love he had for the game. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Diana, and all those who held him dear. Robert’s absence will be deeply felt, and he will be fondly remembered.”

Robert Reid playing and coaching career

After playing college football at San Antonio’s St. Mary’s University, the Houston Rockets picked Robert during the second round of the 1977 NBA draft. After joining the team as a rookie, he quickly became a team leader. During his time there, he became well known for his versatility and defensive ability, averaging 11.6 points per game. Notably, he was the third-leading scorer behind Moses Malone and Calvin Murphy back in 1981, when the team made it to the NBA Finals.


Ried took a brief hiatus in 1982, when he retired at age 27, but returned the following season. He went on to play five more seasons with the Rockets, and averaged 12 points while playing for the 1986 team that reached the Finals. By the end of the 1988 season, the Rockets traded Reid, to the expansion Charlotte Hornets, where he spent two seasons. During his time there, he was the team’s third-leading scorer, behind Kelly Tripucka and Rex Chapman. He then briefly played for the Trail Blazers and 76ers before eventually retiring in 1991, aged 35.

Despite having retired a long time ago, Reid still ranks in the top 10 in several of the Rockets’ statistics. He currently ranks fourth in games played (762) behind only Hakeem Olajuwon, Murphy, and Rudy Tomjanovich. Reid also ranks eighth in points (8,823), eighth in rebounds (3,706), and fifth in steals (881). Following the end of his playing career, Reid started coaching and spent two seasons as head coach of the Yakima Sun Kings.

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