Pete Maravich was arguably one of the greatest players in the history of basketball. Who was Pistol Pete Maravich? Where did he go to college? How did Pete Maravich die? On this page, we’ll answer these and some of your other most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Basketball Hall-of-Fame legend, Pistol Pete Maravich.
When was Pete Maravich born?
Peter “Pete” Press Maravich was born on June 22, 1947.
Where was Pete Maravich born?
Pete Maravich was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
Where did Pete Maravich go to high school?
Pete Maravich went to high school at Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina.
Where did Pete Maravich go to college?
Pete Maravich attended LSU – Louisiana State University.
What was Pete Maravich’s average points-per-game in college?
Pete Maravich averaged 44.2 points per game in his three-season varsity career at LSU from 1967 through 1970.
Who did Pete Maravich play for in the NBA?
Pete Maravich played for the Atlanta Hawks (1970-1974), New Orleans Jazz (1974-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-1980), and the Boston Celtics (1979-1980).
How many years did Pete Maravich play in the NBA?
Pete Maravich played 10 seasons in the NBA, from 1970 through 1980.
When did Pete Maravich retire?
Pete Maravich retired from basketball in the fall of 1980.
Why did Pete Maravich retire?
Pete Maravich suffered a severe knee injury in 1978 which was a major factor that led to his eventual retirement in 1980.
Is Pete Maravich in the Hall of Fame?
Yes, Pete Maravich was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.
Did Pete Maravich have children?
Yes, Pete Maravich had two sons, Josh and Jaeson Maravich.
How did Pete Maravich die?
Pete Maravich died of heart failure due to a rare congenital heart defect. He only had a single right coronary artery while the normal heart has a right and a left coronary artery.
When did Pete Maravich die?
Pete Maravich died on January 5, 1988.
How old was Pete Maravich when he died?
Pete Maravich was 40 years old when he died on January 5, 1988. (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988)
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