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RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:11 pm
by ptctitan
Cancer sucks.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:09 pm
by TitanVoiceofReason
Sad news......he was the most electrifying shooter I saw at Calihan. May he rest in peace. Prayers for his family.


https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2020/11/13/terry-deurod-legendary-detroit-basketball-player-and-city-firefighter-dies-cancer-64/6281009002/

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:43 pm
by TerryTylerFan
So sad. One of our greatest Titans ever, on and off the court.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:26 pm
by Rogobob77

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:34 pm
by Titan Jim
RIP, Terry.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:52 am
by Rogobob77
From the Detroit Free Press:

“Ex-Piston Terry Duerod, a Detroit Titans icon and city firefighter, dead at 64”

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/ ... 287377002/

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:46 pm
by EarlTheTwirl
I can remember listening to a radio broadcast when he was still in high
school. I believe HP beat Berkley and Bruce Flowers, all because of
Terry’s shooting. I remember thinking how great it was going to see
him play at U of D. And it was! So sad, he was too young. 2020 continues
to suck.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:59 pm
by Rogobob77
EarlTheTwirl wrote:I can remember listening to a radio broadcast when he was still in high
school. I believe HP beat Berkley and Bruce Flowers, all because of
Terry’s shooting. I remember thinking how great it was going to see
him play at U of D. And it was! So sad, he was too young. 2020 continues
to suck.

That Berkley vs. Highland Park game took place at Calihan Hall, a 100% sellout days in advance. I remember intending to attend but waited too long to buy tickets.

The following is the newspaper narrative for Duerod when he made the first-team all-state team:

Terry Duerod – Highland Park, 6-2

A deadly shooter. Averaged 27.9 points and 13.6 rebounds in leading Highland Park to the Class A final. Had one of his finest games in the quarterfinals, where he made 20 of 27 long-range shots in a 43-point effort in powering Highland Park to victory over previously unbeaten Berkley.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:11 pm
by uofdfan1983
The sweet chorus of "Due Due Due" every time he was announced during TitanVision and every time he let go of that beautiful rainbow jumper will remain in my head and heart for my lifetime. I was in high school at the time and I remember how cool that dude was. In reality, he went on to lead a simple but honest life as a firefighter/hero and that makes him even cooler in my book. Peace to his wife. May God bless his family. Due certainly blessed me with wonderful childhood memories.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:33 pm
by Rogobob77
Great article by Mick McCabe in the Detroit Free Press about Highland Park’s matchup with Berkley in 1975. Unfortunately, I believe it is currently behind a pay wall so you may not be able to access it if you don’t subscribe:

“Remember the night Terry Duerod became a Michigan high school basketball legend”

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/high ... 294453002/

Attendance for the game was 9,353. The final score was 84-55. Bruce Flowers, who would go on to play at Notre Dame, scored 31 points.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:25 am
by NC Titan
Due is one of seven Titans to win an NBA ring. Duke has eight players with rings.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:33 pm
by 1975SHjoe
NC Titan can you share who the 7 NBA ring holders are?

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:51 pm
by HSScout1
There's an article below from 2012 naming 5 players. I know Willie Green has won one since for 6



https://detroittitans.com/news/2012/6/22/MBB_0622120002

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:33 am
by ptctitan
Didn't Bob Calihan play on the NBL champion Chicago Gears before several of that league's teams, including the Pistons, joined the NBA?

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:50 am
by NC Titan
1975SHjoe wrote:NC Titan can you share who the 7 NBA ring holders are?


Ooops. Seven championships, by five different Titans: Dave Debusschere (2), Earl Cureton (2), Terry Duerod, John Long and Spencer Haywood.

We were tied with Duke on total rings until Quinn Cook won his second with the Lakers last month. Now Duke has six players with eight total rings.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 am
by dennycrane
I was thinking the same thing, pct, that Bob Calihan was an NBL champion in 1947, I believe, and that WAS the professional basketball league at the time, so it's legitimate. The NBA is a relatively young league, compared with the other major sports, forming in 1949 and, like you stated, some of the teams came from the NBL.

For further amplification, Willie Green, while an accomplished player and a very nice young man, was an assistant coach with the Warriors of recent vintage. He was on the bench for one or perhaps two of their championships between '14-'18. Willie is coaching with Phoenix now, I believe.

Re: RIP Terry Duerod

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:48 pm
by Commissioner
dennycrane wrote:I was thinking the same thing, pct, that Bob Calihan was an NBL champion in 1947, I believe, and that WAS the professional basketball league at the time, so it's legitimate. The NBA is a relatively young league, compared with the other major sports, forming in 1949 and, like you stated, some of the teams came from the NBL.

For further amplification, Willie Green, while an accomplished player and a very nice young man, was an assistant coach with the Warriors of recent vintage. He was on the bench for one or perhaps two of their championships between '14-'18. Willie is coaching with Phoenix now, I believe.

Yes, Calihan and the Chicago Gears won the NBL in 1947. The other star of that team was George Mikan. There were multiple pro leagues in the 1940s. The NBL was the best league in terms of talent, but tended to have smaller markets, and was less successful financially than the Basketball Association of America, founded in 1946. When the two leagues merged, the BAA was the dominant partner, and BAA records, not NBL records, were counted for the NBA history books. So technically, no, no NBA ring for Calihan. But in reality, sure, we should count it.

Here's a bit on Calihan's career I wrote at the other board a while back. https://udtitanbasketball.freeforums.ne ... 467/thread

And definitely, RIP Terry Duerod. A great and exciting player, a good man. I'm so glad the Titans retired his number a couple years back, when he could come to Calihan. Who'd have thought he'd be gone so soon?