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Bob Rule passes away

In sad news, one of the original Sonics, Bob Rule passed away in his sleep at the age of 75.

Rule was a second-round pick of the Sonics in 1967. During his rookie campaign, he averaged 18.1 points per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie team. His 18.1 points per game as a rookie was a Sonics record that stood for over 40 years. It was broken by Kevin Durant in 2008.

In 1970 Rule made the All-Star Game averaging 24 points and 11.5 rebounds for the season. In 1971 he started off strong averaging almost 30 points and 12 rebounds a night. During the fifth game of the season, he tore his achilles tendon and missed the rest of the season. Sadly, he could never regain his All-Star form and played in the NBA for only a few more seasons and finally retiring in 1974.

We send out our heartfelt condolences to all the friends and family of Mr. Rule. May he rest in power.

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