Terry Duerod

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Terry Duerod
Personal information
Born (1956-07-29) July 29, 1956 (age 62)
Royal Oak, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Highland Park
(Highland Park, Michigan)
College Detroit (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1979–1984
Position Point guard
Number 42, 40
Career history
1979–1980 Detroit Pistons
1980 Dallas Mavericks
19801982 Boston Celtics
1982 Golden State Warriors
1982–1983 Detroit Spirits
1983–1984 Scavolini Pesaro
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terry Duerod (born July 29, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player.

A 6'2" guard, Duerod played college basketball under Dick Vitale at the University of Detroit. In four seasons at Detroit, Duerod scored 1,690 points, averaging 23.3 points per game during his senior season.

When Vitale accepted a coaching job with the NBA's Detroit Pistons in 1979, the Pistons selected Duerod in the third round of the 1979 NBA draft. Duerod averaged 9.3 points per game during his rookie season in the NBA, shooting 47 percent from the field. After the Pistons replaced Vitale with Richie Adubato, however, Duerod was left unprotected in the 1980 NBA Expansion Draft, where he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks.

Duerod only played eighteen games for Dallas before being waived. He was then signed by the Boston Celtics, with whom he would become a fan favorite as the team's twelfth man. Celtics fans often chanted "Doooo!" whenever Duerod entered games, and he became a frequent subject of discussion among the Celtics' television and radio announcers. Duerod earned a championship ring when the Celtics won the 1981 NBA Finals over the Houston Rockets.

Duerod played one more season with the Celtics, then played five games for the Golden State Warriors during the 1982–83 season. In his NBA career, he averaged 6.7 points per game. He was inducted into the University of Detroit's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.

Duerod served as a Detroit firefighter for 27 years, mostly driving fire trucks. Duerod also played on the fire department's basketball team. He retired because of the department's mandatory retirement policy.[1]


  1. ^ George Hunter. "Ex-Piston Duerod set to retire as Detroit firefighter". Detroit News. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

External links

  • Career statistics
  • Interview with Terry Duerod
  • Detroit Mercy Hall of Fame

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