Robert Davis “Bob” King, 82, of Denver, passed away on Christmas morning after a long illness. He is survived by wife Carol, sisters Helen, Betty, Beatrice, and Kaliko, sons Stephen and Michael, daughter-in-law Nancy, and grandchildren Samuel, Kawa, Andromeda, and Summer.
Bob was born in 1928 in Honolulu, HI, and attended Punahou School. He enlisted in the Army when he graduated and moved to San Diego, CA, after his discharge, where he attended college and received a degree in mathematics. Bob and Carol were founding members of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in San Diego and long-time members of the Legion of Mary. He worked as an engineer at Convair after graduation, but his passion was always sports. He coached basketball at St. Patrick’s High School in San Diego, he covered local sports for the San Diego Independent newspaper, and he worked as game statistician for the San Diego Chargers. In time, he became Public Relations Director for the San Diego State Aztecs, then later held the same position with the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Rockets.
In 1971, Bob and his family relocated to Denver, CO, where he worked as Public Relations Director for the Denver Rockets, the Denver Racquets, and, later, Executive Vice President of the Denver Nuggets. He also served for a time as Vice President of the National Basketball Association. He wound up his career as a management consultant to the Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Continental Basketball Association.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO. A short reception at the church will follow the service.