1973 NBA draft

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1973 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 24, 1973 (first 10 rounds)1[›]
May 5, 1973 (remaining rounds)
Location New York City
First selection Doug Collins, Philadelphia 76ers
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A man, wearing a black suit and a tie, is making a gesture by raising his hands while standing on the side of a basketball court.
Doug Collins was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 1973 NBA draft was the 27th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 24 and May 5, 1973 before the 1973–74 season.1[›] In this draft, 17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip.[1] The Philadelphia 76ers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers were awarded the second pick. 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. Prior to the draft, the Baltimore Bullets relocated to Landover, Maryland and became the Capital Bullets.[2] The Philadelphia 76ers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as compensation when the Seattle SuperSonics signed John Brisker.1[›][3] 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. Before the draft, 11 college underclassmen were declared eligible for selection under the "hardship" rule.[4] These players had applied and gave evidence of financial hardship to the league, which granted them the right to start earning their living by starting their professional careers earlier.[5] The draft consisted of 20 rounds comprising the selection of 211 players.

This was the last NBA draft to last until any number of rounds, or until teams run out of prospects; from the next year's draft until the 1984 draft they were fixed to 10 rounds.

Draft selections and draftee career notes[edit]

Doug Collins from Illinois State University was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Jim Brewer from the University of Minnesota was selected second by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who obtained the pick from the Blazers in a trade. Ernie DiGregorio from Providence College, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season,[6] was selected third by the Buffalo Braves. George McGinnis, who was selected by the 76ers with the 22nd pick, is the only player who was selected to both the All-NBA Team and the All-Star Game.[7] Collins, 5th pick Kermit Washington and 50th pick Larry Kenon are the only other players from this draft who were selected to an All-Star Game.[8][9][10] Collins's achievements include four All-Star Game selections.[8] After retiring as a player, he went on to coach the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards.[11] Brewer won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982.[12][13] He later played basketball in Europe, where he won the Euroleague championship with the Ford Cantù in 1983.[14] McGinnis had already played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) prior to the draft. He left college after his sophomore year in 1971 to play with the Indiana Pacers for four seasons. He later played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team that drafted him, after the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. He had one ABA Most Valuable Player Award, three ABA All-Star Game selections, three NBA All-Star Game selections, three All-ABA Team selections and two All-NBA Team selections.[7] Kenon initially opted to play in the ABA. He spent three seasons in the ABA before finally joining the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs when both leagues merged.[10] He was selected to three ABA All-Star Games and two NBA All-Star Games.[10]

Mike D'Antoni, the 20th pick, only played four seasons in the NBA and ABA before he moved to Italy with the Olimpia Milano. He played there for thirteen seasons and won five Italian league titles and two Euroleague titles. After retiring as a player, he coached Olimpia Milano and Benetton Treviso, leading the latter to two Italian league titles.[15] He then returned to the NBA and coached three NBA teams.[16] He won the Coach of the Year Award in 2005.[17] M. L. Carr, the 76th pick, won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics in 1981 and 1984 as a player. Carr later became the Celtics' head coach for two seasons in the 1990s.[18][19] Two other players drafted also went on to have coaching careers in the NBA: 21st pick Allan Bristow and 66th pick George Karl.[20][21]

In the fifth round, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Krešimir Ćosić from Brigham Young University with the 84th pick. However, he opted to return to Yugoslavia after his college career. Ćosić had a successful career in Europe, winning numerous league and club titles, as well as six gold medals with the Yugoslavian national team. For his achievements, he has been inducted by to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to the FIBA Hall of Fame.[22][23] The Atlanta Hawks used the 79th pick to draft Dave Winfield, who starred at both baseball and basketball at the University of Minnesota.[24] He was also drafted in three other major sport leagues; Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL) and the ABA.[25] He chose baseball and played 22 seasons in MLB.[26]

Key[edit]

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
* 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 played in the NBA regular season or playoffs

Draft[edit]

A man, wearing a black suit and a gray tie, is surrounded by basketball players as he talks to them.
Mike D'Antoni was selected 20th overall by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Collins, DougDoug Collins+ G/F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Illinois State (Sr.)
1 2 Brewer, JimJim Brewer F/C  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Portland)[a] Minnesota (Sr.)
1 3 DiGregorio, ErnieErnie DiGregorio G  United States Buffalo Braves Providence (Sr.)
1 4 Green, MikeMike Green C/F  United States Seattle SuperSonics1[›] Louisiana Tech (Sr.)
1 5 Washington, KermitKermit Washington+ F/C  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland)[b] American (Sr.)
1 6 Ratleff, EdEd Ratleff F/G  United States Houston Rockets Long Beach State (Sr.)
1 7 Behagen, RonRon Behagen F/C  United States Kansas City-Omaha Kings Minnesota (Sr.)
1 8 Bantom, MikeMike Bantom F/C  United States Phoenix Suns Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
1 9 Jones, DwightDwight Jones F/C  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Detroit)[c] Houston (Jr.)
1 10 Brown, JohnJohn Brown F  United States Atlanta Hawks Missouri (Sr.)
1 11 Joyce, KevinKevin Joyce# G  United States Golden State Warriors South Carolina (Sr.)
1 12 Kunnert, KevinKevin Kunnert C/F  United States Chicago Bulls Iowa (Sr.)
1 13 Weatherspoon, NickNick Weatherspoon F  United States Capital Bullets Illinois (Sr.)
1 14 Davis, MelMel Davis F  United States New York Knicks St. John's (Sr.)
1 15 Parkhill, BarryBarry Parkhill# G  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Los Angeles via Cleveland)[a] Virginia (Sr.)
1 16 Nater, SwenSwen Nater C  Netherlands Milwaukee Bucks UCLA (Sr.)
1 17 Downing, SteveSteve Downing C  United States Boston Celtics Indiana (Sr.)
1 18 Lewis, RaymondRaymond Lewis# G  United States Philadelphia 76ers1[›] Cal State L.A. (So.)
2 19 Nelson, LouieLouie Nelson G  United States Capital Bullets (from Philadelphia)[d] Washington (Sr.)
2 20 D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni G  United States
 Italy2[›]
Kansas City-Omaha Kings (from Buffalo via Detroit)[e] Marshall (Sr.)
2 21 Bristow, AllanAllan Bristow F/G  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Portland)[f] Virginia Tech (Sr.)
2 22 McGinnis, GeorgeGeorge McGinnis* F/C  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Seattle)[g]1[›] Indiana Pacers (ABA)[7]
2 23 Schaeffer, BillyBilly Schaeffer# F  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland)[b] St. John's (Sr.)
2 24 Stacom, KevinKevin Stacom G  United States Chicago Bulls (from Houston)[h] Providence (Sr.)
2 25 McNeill, LarryLarry McNeill F/G  United States Kansas City-Omaha Kings Marquette (Jr.)
2 26 Hornyak, AllanAllan Hornyak# G  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Phoenix)[i] Ohio State (Sr.)
2 27 Ingelsby, TomTom Ingelsby G  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Detroit)[j] Villanova (Sr.)
2 28 McFarland, PatPat McFarland# F/G  United States New York Knicks (from Atlanta)[k] Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
2 29 Dickey, DerrekDerrek Dickey F  United States Golden State Warriors Cincinnati (Sr.)
2 30 Hudson, WendellWendell Hudson# F  United States Chicago Bulls Alabama (Sr.)
2 31 Chones, JimJim Chones C/F  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Capital)[l] New York Nets (ABA)[27]
2 32 Jones, CaldwellCaldwell Jones C/F  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from New York via Chicago)[m] Albany State (Sr.)
2 33 Melchionni, GaryGary Melchionni G  United States Phoenix Suns (from Milwaukee via Philadelphia)[n] Duke (Sr.)
2 34 Perry, JohnJohn Perry# C  United States Los Angeles Lakers Pan American (Sr.)
2 35 Hankinson, PhilPhil Hankinson F  United States Boston Celtics Pennsylvania (Sr.)

Other picks[edit]

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

A man, wearing a black suit and a blue tie, is watching the basketball game while sitting courtside.
George Karl was selected 66th overall by the New York Knicks.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 36 Manakas, TedTed Manakas G  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Philadelphia)[o] Princeton (Sr.)
3 38 Charles, KenKen Charles G  Trinidad and Tobago Buffalo Braves Fordham (Sr.)
3 42 Reaves, JoeJoe Reaves F  United States Phoenix Suns (from Kansas City-Omaha)[p] Bethel (Tennessee) (Sr.)
3 44 Lamar, BoBo Lamar G  United States Detroit Pistons Southwestern Louisiana (Sr.)
3 45 Gray, LeonardLeonard Gray F  United States Atlanta Hawks Long Beach State (Sr.)
3 48 Kozelko, TomTom Kozelko F  United States Capital Bullets Toledo (Sr.)
3 49 McGuire, AllieAllie McGuire G  United States New York Knicks Marquette (Sr.)
3 50 Kenon, LarryLarry Kenon+ F  United States Detroit Pistons (from Los Angeles)[q] Memphis State (Jr.)
3 51 Coleman, E. C.E. C. Coleman F  United States Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)[r] Houston Baptist (Sr.)
4 55 Averitt, BirdBird Averitt G  United States Portland Trail Blazers Pepperdine (Jr.)
4 57 Witte, LukeLuke Witte C  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Ohio State (Sr.)
4 64 Sibley, MarkMark Sibley G  United States Chicago Bulls Northwestern (Sr.)
4 66 Karl, GeorgeGeorge Karl G  United States New York Knicks North Carolina (Sr.)
5 74 Coughran, JohnJohn Coughran F  United States Cleveland Cavaliers California (Sr.)
5 76 Carr, M. L.M. L. Carr F  United States Kansas City-Omaha Kings Guilford (Sr.)
5 83 Bell, DennisDennis Bell F  United States New York Knicks Drake (Sr.)
6 88 Macaluso, MikeMike Macaluso F  United States Buffalo Braves Canisius (Sr.)
6 96 Williamson, JohnJohn Williamson G  United States Atlanta Hawks New Mexico State (Jr.)
6 98 Neumann, JohnnyJohnny Neumann G/F  United States Chicago Bulls Mississippi (Sr.)
7 106 Bassett, TimTim Bassett F/C  United States Buffalo Braves Georgia (Sr.)
7 118 Hawthorne, NateNate Hawthorne G  United States Los Angeles Lakers Southern Illinois (Sr.)
8 128 Owens, JimJim Owens F  United States Phoenix Suns Arizona State (Sr.)
8 129 Kelso, BenBen Kelso G  United States Detroit Pistons Central Michigan (Sr.)
9 138 Catchings, HarveyHarvey Catchings C/F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Hardin–Simmons (Sr.)
11 166 Freeman, RodRod Freeman F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Vanderbilt (Sr.)
17 204 Garvin, JimJim Garvin F  United States Buffalo Braves Boston University (Sr.)

Trades[edit]

  • b On October 13, 1971, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired a 1973 first-round pick, 1972 and 1973 second-round picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Rick Roberson.[9] The Lakers used the picks to draft Kermit Washington and Bill Schaeffer.
  • c On April 13, 1973, the Atlanta Hawks acquired the ninth pick from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for George Trapp.[28] The Hawks used the pick to draft Dwight Jones.
  • f On July 31, 1972, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a second-round pick from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Fred Foster.[31] The 76ers used the pick to draft Allan Bristow.
  • g On April 18, 1973, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a 1973 second-round pick from Seattle SuperSonics as a compensation when the Sonics signed John Brisker on August 15, 1972.[3][32] The 76ers used the pick to draft George McGinnis.
  • i On November 22, 1972, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired a second-round pick from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Walt Wesley.[34] The Bulls used the pick to draft Allan Hornyak.
  • j On October 31, 1972, the Atlanta Hawks acquired a second-round pick from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Don Adams.[35] The Hawks used the pick to draft Tom Ingelsby.
  • k On October 9, 1972, the New York Knicks acquired a second-round pick from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Eddie Mast.[36] The Bulls used the pick to draft Pat McFarland.
  • l On December 6, 1972, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired a second-round pick from the Capital Bullets (as the Baltimore Bullets) in exchange for Flynn Robinson and future considerations.[27] The Lakers used the pick to draft Jim Chones.
  • m On October 18, 1972, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Dennis Awtrey. Previously, the Bulls acquired the pick on December 10, 1971 from the New York Knicks in exchange for Charlie Paulk.[37] The 76ers used the pick to draft Caldwell Jones.
  • n On October 10, 1972, the Phoenix Suns acquired a second-round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Mel Counts. Previously, the 76ers acquired the pick on the same day from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Gary Gregor.[38] The Suns used the pick to draft Gary Melchionni.
  • o On January 26, 1973, the Atlanta Hawks acquired a third-round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Jeff Halliburton.[39] The Hawks used the pick to draft Ted Manakas.
  • p On December 27, 1971, the Phoenix Suns acquired a third-round pick from the Kansas City-Omaha Kings (as the Cincinnati Royals) in exchange for Fred Taylor.[40] The Suns used the pick to draft Joe Reaves.
  • q The Detroit Pistons acquired a third-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the 1969 trade for Happy Hairston.[41]
  • r On December 9, 1971, the Houston Rockets acquired a third-round pick and Greg Smith from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for a 1972 first-round pick and Curtis Perry.[42] The Rockets used the pick to draft E. C. Coleman.

Notes[edit]

^ 1: NBA commissioner Walter Kennedy originally awarded Seattle SuperSonics's fourth overall pick in the first round to the Philadelphia 76ers in compensation for John Brisker, who signed with the Sonics despite being on Philadelphia's negotiation list. However, the federal court invalidated Kennedy's decision, ruling that only the NBA Board of Governors had the power to do so. Subsequently, the Board decided to award the 76ers with an extra first-round draft pick and the Sonics' second-round pick as compensations. The Sonics maintained possession of the fourth pick. In addition, the date of the draft, which was originally scheduled for April 16, was postponed to April 24.[3][43]
^ 2: Mike D'Antoni was born in the United States, but he has represented the Italian national team.[44]

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