1965 NBA draft

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1965 NBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)May 6, 1965
Location New York City, New York
Overview
112 total selections in 17 rounds
LeagueNBA
Territorial pick(s) Bill Bradley, New York Knicks
Bill Buntin, Detroit Pistons
Gail Goodrich, Los Angeles Lakers
First selection Fred Hetzel, San Francisco Warriors
  1964
1966  

The 1965 NBA draft was the 19th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 6, 1965, before the 1965–66 season.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

The 1965–66 NBA Season was the 20th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning an unprecedented 8th straight NBA Championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3 in the 1966 NBA Finals.

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In this draft, nine NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. Teams that finished last in each division, the San Francisco Warriors and the New York Knicks, were awarded the first four picks in the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season.

A draft is a process used in some countries and sports to allocate certain players to teams. In a draft, teams take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players. When a team selects a player, the team receives exclusive rights to sign that player to a contract, and no other team in the league may sign the player.

College basketball Amateur Basketball consisting of current students of colleges or universities.

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

New York Knicks professional basketball team based in New York City, New York.

The New York Knickerbockers, more commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, an arena they share with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the Brooklyn Nets. Alongside the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of two original NBA teams still located in its original city.

Before the draft, a team could forfeit its first-round draft pick and then select any player from within a 50-mile radius of its home arena as their territorial pick. [1] [2] The draft consisted of 17 rounds comprising 112 players selected. This draft was the last in which the territorial pick rule remained in effect, before it was eliminated prior to the 1966 draft. [3]

NBA territorial pick

A territorial pick was a type of special draft choice used in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) draft in 1949 and in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft after the 1950 season, the year in which the BAA was renamed the NBA. In the draft, NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. Territorial picks were eliminated when the draft system was revamped in 1966.

The 1966 NBA draft was the 20th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 11 and 12, 1966 before the 1966–67 season. In this draft, ten NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The New York Knicks won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Detroit Pistons were awarded the second pick. This draft was the first to use the coin flip method, which replace the territorial pick rule. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. An expansion franchise, the Chicago Bulls, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the last pick of each round. The draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising 112 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

Bill Bradley, Bill Buntin and Gail Goodrich were selected before the draft as New York Knicks', Detroit Pistons' and Los Angeles Lakers' territorial picks respectively. Fred Hetzel from Davidson College was selected first overall by the San Francisco Warriors. Rick Barry from the University of Miami, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season, was drafted second by the Warriors. [4] Four players from this draft, Barry, Bradley, Goodrich and fifth pick Billy Cunningham, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. [5] Barry and Cunningham were also named in the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History list announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996. [6]

Bill Bradley American politician

William Warren Bradley is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2000 election.

William L. "Bill" Buntin was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the University of Michigan and in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Buntin died of a heart attack at age 26.

Gail Goodrich American basketball player

Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is best known for scoring a then record 42 points for UCLA in the 1965 NCAA championship game vs. Michigan, and his part in the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971–72 season. During that season the team won a still-record 33 consecutive games, posted what was at the time the best regular season record in NBA history, and also won the franchise's first NBA championship since relocating to Los Angeles. Goodrich was the leading scorer on that team. He is also acclaimed for leading UCLA to its first two national championships under the legendary coach John Wooden, the first in 1963–64 being a perfect 30-0 season when he played with teammate Walt Hazzard. In 1996, 17 years after his retirement from professional basketball, Goodrich was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Barry's achievements include one NBA championship with the Warriors in 1975, one Finals MVP, five All-NBA Team selections and four All-Star Game selections. [7] Cunningham's achievements include an NBA championship with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967, four All-NBA Team selections and four All-Star Game selections. [8] He also played two seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the Carolina Cougars. In his first season there, he won the ABA Most Valuable Player Award and was selected to the ABA All-Star Game and All-ABA Team. [9] He later coached the 76ers for eight seasons and won the NBA championship in 1983. [10] Goodrich's achievements include an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, one All-NBA Team selection and five All-Star Game selections. [11] Bradley, who spent all of his 10-year playing career with the Knicks, won the NBA championships twice in 1970 and 1973 and was also selected to one All-Star Game. [12] Bradley became a successful politician after retiring from basketball. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for 18 years. He was also a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000, losing to incumbent Vice President Al Gore in the presidential primaries. [13]

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The 1966–67 NBA Season was the 21st season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Philadelphia 76ers winning the NBA Championship, beating the San Francisco Warriors 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals, ending the Boston Celtics' record title run at 8.

Bob Love, the 33rd pick, was selected to two All-NBA Teams and three All-Star Games. [14] Jerry Sloan, the 4th pick, was selected to two All-Star Games during his playing career before becoming a head coach. He coached the Chicago Bulls for three seasons before being fired during the 1981–82 season. He then became the head coach of the Utah Jazz in 1988, the position he held until resigning in early 2011. [15] He has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. [5] Twin brothers Dick and Tom Van Arsdale, who were drafted with the 10th and 11th picks, became the first set of twins to play in the NBA. [16] [17] Each of them had three All-Star Game selections. They played for different NBA teams until their last season, which they spent together as a member of the Phoenix Suns. [18] [19] Dick Van Arsdale also had a coaching career. He was the interim head coach of the Suns in 1987. [20] Two other players from this draft, 15th pick Flynn Robinson and 24th pick Jon McGlocklin, have also been selected to an All-Star Game. [21] [22] Bob Weiss, the 22nd pick, also became a head coach after ending his playing career. He coached four NBA teams, most recently with the Seattle SuperSonics. [23] Tal Brody, the 12th pick, never played in the NBA. He joined Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1966 and played there until his retirement in 1980, winning several Israeli league titles and a European Cup Championship in 1977. He also became an Israeli citizen and played for Israeli national team. [24] [25] Aside from playing in the NBA, 20th pick Ron Reed also played professional baseball in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He ended his dual-sport career in 1967 to focus on baseball. [26] He played 19 seasons in the MLB with three teams, winning the World Series once. He was also an MLB All-Star. [27] He is one of only 12 athletes who have played in both NBA and MLB. [28] [29] [30]

Bob Love American basketball player

Robert Earl "Butterbean" Love is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the prime of his career with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls. A versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, Love now works as the Bulls' Director of Community Affairs.

Jerry Sloan American basketball player and coach

Gerald Eugene Sloan is an American former National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former NBA commissioner David Stern called Sloan "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history". Sloan had a career regular-season win–loss record of 1,221–803, placing him third all-time in NBA wins at the time he retired. Sloan was only the fifth coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 victories and is one of two coaches in NBA history to record 1,000 wins with one club. He also coached for one team longer than anyone in NBA history. The 2009–10 season was his 22nd season as coach of the Jazz. Sloan coached the Jazz to 15 consecutive playoff appearances from 1989 to 2003. Although he never won a Coach of the Year award, he is one of only four coaches in NBA history with 15-plus consecutive seasons with a winning record. He led Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but lost to the Chicago Bulls both times.

Chicago Bulls American professional basketball team from Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team plays its home games at the United Center, an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Key

Pos.GFC
Position GuardForwardCenter
^Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
*Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
#Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game

Draft

Bill Bradley (top) was the New York Knicks' territorial pick. Bill Bradley NYWTS.jpg
Bill Bradley (top) was the New York Knicks' territorial pick.
Gail Goodrich (left) was the Los Angeles Lakers' territorial pick. GailGoodrich-2001.JPEG
Gail Goodrich (left) was the Los Angeles Lakers' territorial pick.
Rick Barry was the 2nd pick, selected by the San Francisco Warriors. Rick Barry 1972 publicity photo.JPG
Rick Barry was the 2nd pick, selected by the San Francisco Warriors.
Jerry Sloan was the 4th pick and selected by the Baltimore Bullets. Jerry Sloan 1969 publicity photo.JPG
Jerry Sloan was the 4th pick and selected by the Baltimore Bullets.
RoundPickPlayerPos.NationalityTeamSchool/club team
Bill Bradley ^G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks Princeton
Bill Buntin F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States Detroit Pistons Michigan
Gail Goodrich ^GFlag of the United States.svg United States Los Angeles Lakers UCLA
1 Fred Hetzel F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States San Francisco Warriors Davidson
1 Rick Barry ^FFlag of the United States.svg United States San Francisco Warriors Miami (FL)
1 Dave Stallworth F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks Wichita State
1 Jerry Sloan + 1[] G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States Baltimore Bullets Evansville
1 Billy Cunningham ^F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States Philadelphia 76ers North Carolina
1 Jim Washington F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States St. Louis Hawks Villanova
1 Nate Bowman CFlag of the United States.svg United States Cincinnati Royals Wichita State
1 Ollie Johnson #CFlag of the United States.svg United States Boston Celtics San Francisco
2 Wilbert Frazier F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States San Francisco Warriors Grambling
210 Dick Van Arsdale +G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks Indiana
211 Tom Van Arsdale +G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States Detroit Pistons Indiana
212 Tal Brody # 2[] GFlag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1[]
Baltimore Bullets Illinois
213 Jesse Branson FFlag of the United States.svg United States Philadelphia 76ers Elon
214 Hal Blevins #GFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks (from St. Louis) Arkansas AM&N
215 Flynn Robinson +GFlag of the United States.svg United States Cincinnati Royals Wyoming
216 John Fairchild FFlag of the United States.svg United States Los Angeles Lakers Brigham Young
217 Ron Watts FFlag of the United States.svg United States Boston Celtics Wake Forest

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game. [31] [32]

RoundPickPlayerPos.NationalityTeamSchool/club team
318 Keith Erickson G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States San Francisco Warriors UCLA
319 Barry Clemens FFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks Ohio Wesleyan
320 Ron Reed FFlag of the United States.svg United States Detroit Pistons Notre Dame
322 Bob Weiss GFlag of the United States.svg United States Philadelphia 76ers Pennsylvania State
324 Jon McGlocklin +G/FFlag of the United States.svg United States Cincinnati Royals Indiana
325 Jim Caldwell CFlag of the United States.svg United States Los Angeles Lakers Georgia Tech
326 Toby Kimball F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States Boston Celtics Connecticut
431 Hank Finkel CFlag of the United States.svg United States Philadelphia 76ers Dayton
433 Bob Love *FFlag of the United States.svg United States Cincinnati Royals Southern
756 Willie Somerset GFlag of the United States.svg United States Baltimore Bullets Duquesne
867 Jim Fox F/CFlag of the United States.svg United States Cincinnati Royals South Carolina
1075 Wayne Molis FFlag of the United States.svg United States New York Knicks Lewis
1182 Thales McReynolds GFlag of the United States.svg United States Baltimore Bullets Miles

Notes

^  1: Jerry Sloan was selected as an eligible junior in the 3rd round of the 1964 draft by the Baltimore Bullets but decided to stay in college.
^  2: Tal Brody was born in the United States and became an Israeli citizen in 1970. He has represented both United States and Israel in international basketball competitions. [24] [25]

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The 1995 NBA Expansion Draft was the tenth expansion draft in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on June 24, 1995, so that the newly founded Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies could acquire players for the upcoming 1995–96 season. Toronto was awarded an expansion team on September 30, 1993, while Vancouver was awarded the league's 29th franchise on April 27, 1994. They were the first NBA teams based in Canada since the 1946–47 season Toronto Huskies.

1968 NBA expansion draft

The 1968 NBA Expansion Draft was the fourth expansion draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 6, 1968, so that the newly founded Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns could acquire players for the upcoming 1968–69 season. Milwaukee and Phoenix had been awarded the expansion teams on January 22, 1968. In an NBA expansion draft, new NBA teams are allowed to acquire players from the previously established teams in the league. Not all players on a given team are available during an expansion draft, since each team can protect a certain number of players from being selected. In this draft, each of the twelve other NBA teams had protected seven players from their roster. After each round, where each the Suns and the Bucks had selected one player, the existing teams added another player to their protected list. The draft continued until both teams had selected eighteen unprotected players each, while the existing teams had lost three players each.

The 1961 NBA Expansion Draft was the inaugural expansion draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 26, 1961, so that the newly founded Chicago Packers could acquire players for the upcoming 1961–62 season. The Packers were the second NBA team from Chicago, after the Chicago Stags, which folded in 1950. The Packers later underwent several name changes and relocations before moving to Washington, D.C.. They are currently known as the Washington Wizards. In an NBA expansion draft, new NBA teams are allowed to acquire players from the previously established teams in the league. Not all players on a given team are available during an expansion draft, since each team can protect a certain number of players from being selected.

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