1966–67 San Francisco Warriors season

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1966–67 San Francisco Warriors season
Head coach Bill Sharman
Arena Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Results
Record 44–37 (.543)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1965–66 1967–68 >

The 1966–67 NBA season was the Warriors' 21st season in the NBA and 5th in the San Francisco Bay Area. They entered the season hoping to improve upon their previous season output of a 35–45 record. They did, finishing the season with a 44-37 record. The Warriors even made it to the NBA Finals, losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in 6 games.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Over the offseason, the Warriors made three transactions, the first being made on June 7, when the team signed Bill McGill. McGill would not be on the team's final roster. On September 1, the Warriors purchased Bob Warlick from the Detroit Pistons. Warlick would spend two seasons with the Warriors, averaging 8 points per game during his tenure.[2] On September 7, the Warriors traded Guy Rodgers to the Chicago Bulls for Jim King, Jeff Mullins, and cash.[3] The trade marked the end of Rodgers' eight-year tenure with the Warriors. After the trade, he would play for the Bulls, the Cincinnati Royals, and the Milwaukee Bucks.[4] King would play with the Warriors for three complete seasons before being traded in the beginning of the season to the Cincinnati Royals.[5] Mullins would stay with the team for ten seasons, retiring in 1976.[6]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 3 Clyde Lee C/F  United States Vanderbilt
2 13 Joe Ellis F  United States San Francisco
3 23 Stephen Chubin G  United States Rhode Island
4 33 Stephen Vacendak G  United States Duke
5 43 Tom Kerwin F  United States Centenary
6 53 Jim Pitts  United States Northwestern
7 62 Lon Hughey  United States Fresno State
8 71 Ken Washington G  United States UCLA

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-San Francisco Warriors 44 37 .543 18–10 11–19 15–8 24–12
x-St. Louis Hawks 39 42 .481 5 18–11 12–21 9–10 21–15
x-Los Angeles Lakers 36 45 .444 8 21–18 12–20 3–7 14–22
x-Chicago Bulls 33 48 .407 11 17–19 9–17 7–12 17–19
Detroit Pistons 30 51 .370 14 12–18 9–19 9–14 14–22
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1966–67 NBA records
Team BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 1–8 3–6 3–6 2–7 2–7 2–7 1–8 2–7 4–5
Boston 8–1 8–1 8–1 6–3 5–4 9–0 5–4 6–3 5–4
Chicago 6–3 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–3 3–6 1–8 3–6 4–5
Cincinnati 6–3 1–8 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 1–8 5–4 6–3
Detroit 7–2 3–6 5–4 2–7 5–4 4–5 0–9 2–7 2–7
Los Angeles 7–2 4–5 3–6 6–3 4–5 4–5 1–8 3–6 4–5
New York 7–2 0–9 6–3 3–6 5–4 5–4 1–8 5–4 4–5
Philadelphia 8–1 4–5 8–1 8–1 9–0 8–1 8–1 7–2 8–1
San Francisco 7–2 3–6 6–3 4–5 7–2 6–3 4–5 2–7 5–4
St. Louis 5–4 4–5 5–4 3–6 7–2 5–4 5–4 1–8 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers: Warriors win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 124, Los Angeles 108
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: San Francisco 113, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 122, Los Angeles 115

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (2) St. Louis Hawks: Warriors win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 117, St. Louis 115
  • Game 2 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 143, St. Louis 136
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 115, San Francisco 109
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 109, San Francisco 104
  • Game 5 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 123, St. Louis 102
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 112, St. Louis 107

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (W1) San Francisco Warriors: 76ers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 141, San Francisco 135 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 126, San Francisco 95
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 130, Philadelphia 124
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Philadelphia 122, San Francisco 108
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: San Francisco 117, Philadelphia 109
  • Game 6 @ San Francisco: Philadelphia 125, San Francisco 122

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]