"Bob Lanier had an engaging manner. He connected with people. He had a clear vision for the city and I heard him exclaim many times... he didn't do a lot of different projects. He focused on a few things and did them well. And he felt that was the way to approach the job," said current Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
Bob Lanier played 14 seasons in the NBA, nine with Detroit and then five in Milwaukee. He averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds for his career.
HOUSTON - Hundreds of Houstonians said goodbye to one of the city's most influential leaders. Three-term Houston Mayor Bob Lanier was larger than life, and fittingly Tuesday, his memorial ceremony was a grand affair.
Today’s blog entry features retired professional basketball player Bob Lanier, in his yearbook pictures from Bennett High School, 1966. Lanier played for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks, retiring in 1984.