Plans Underway for Bob Cousy Statue in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The management company that operates the DCU Center in Worcester is donating $150,000 to the city to fund a statue of former Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy.
The City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night accepting the gift from ASM Global/SMG Management, which operates the arena, The Telegram & Gazette reported.
"The city of Worcester is extremely grateful for this generous donation," City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. said.
The exact location of the approximately 7-foot-tall statue, including a granite base, is yet to be determined but the tentative plan is to place it outside the city-owned arena.
The statue will be designed and created by Rotblatt Amrany, who has done life-size bronze statues of several other sports figures including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neil and Vince Lombardi.
Cousy, 91, is a New York City native but played for Holy Cross in Worcester and has lived in the city most of his adult life. The point guard was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971.
A statue of Cousy was unveiled on the Holy Cross campus in 2008.