1973–74 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1973–74 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Jack McCloskey
Arena Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 27–55 (.329)
Place Division: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KPTV
Radio KEX
< 1972–73 1974–75 >

The 1973–74 season was the fourth season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers finished at 27–55, a six-game improvement from the previous season.

Draft picks[edit]

Barry Parkhill was the Trail Blazers first round selection elected to go to the American Basketball Association.
Information from Sports Reference[2]
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 15 Barry Parkhill G  United States Virginia
2 20 Jan van Breda Kolff F  United States Vanderbilt
2 34 Phil Lumpkin G  United States Miami (Ohio)
2 36 Rubin Collins G-F  United States Maryland Eastern
4 55 Bird Averitt G  United States Pepperdine
4 56 Mickey Johnson F  United States Aurora
5 74 Bernard Hardin F  United States New Mexico
6 92 Dan Anderson G  United States Southern California
7 110 Doug Richards G  United States Brigham Young
8 128 Eldridge Broussard N/A  United States Pacific University
9 128 Lee Haven N/A  United States Colorado
10 163 Ron Jones N/A  United States Oregon State

Roster[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 13 Fryer, Bernie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) BYU
SF 44 Johnson, Ollie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Temple
C 35 Martin, LaRue 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Loyola University
F 36 Neal, Lloyd 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Tennessee State
SG 45 Petrie, Geoff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Princeton
PF 4 Smith, Greg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Western Kentucky
F 15 Steele, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Kentucky
PF 21 Wicks, Sidney 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

The Trail Blazers played their home games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720
2 x-Chicago Bulls 54 28 .659 5
3 x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 7
4 y-Los Angeles Lakers 47 35 .573 12
5 Golden State Warriors 44 38 .537 15
6 Seattle SuperSonics 36 46 .439 23
7 Kansas City–Omaha Kings 33 49 .402 26
8 Phoenix Suns 30 52 .366 29
9 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 32
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1973–74 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CAP CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 1–5 2–4 4–4 1–3 4–3 0–4 1–3 5–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–5 3–3 1–3 2–2 4–0
Boston 5–1 5–2 2–4 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 7–1 3–1 4–0 2–2
Buffalo 4–2 2–5 3–3 1–3 5–1 1–3 1–3 4–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–4 6–1 3–1 3–1 2–2
Capital 4–4 4–2 3–3 1–3 6–1 2–2 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–2 4–2 4–0 5–2 1–5 3–3 2–2 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–2
Cleveland 3–4 2–4 1–5 1–6 0–4 2–2 0–4 4–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 1–5 5–1 1–3 4–0 2–2
Detroit 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–5 2–2 5–1 3–1 4–2 4–2 3–4 1–3 2–2 6–0 5–1 5–1
Golden State 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–4 4–0 1–5 4–0 3–3 4–2 3–3 1–3 3–1 5–2 3–4 3–3
Houston 2–5 2–4 2–4 3–4 0–4 4–4 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 4–2 4–2 2–2 3–1 1–3
Kansas City-Omaha 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 4–0 2–4 3–3 2–2 1–5 0–7 1–3 1–3 4–2 4–2 2–4
Los Angeles 0–4 2–2 4–0 2–2 5–1 1–3 2–4 2–4 2–2 5–1 4–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 4–3 4–3
Milwaukee 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–3 4–0 4–3 3–3 4–0 7–0 2–4 2–2 4–0 5–1 6–0 4–2
New York 5–1 2–5 4–4 3–3 2–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–3 3–1 2–2 4–0
Philadelphia 3–3 1–7 1–6 2–4 1–3 1–5 2–2 1–3 2–4 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–4 3–1 2–2 0–4
Phoenix 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–1 0–6 2–5 2–2 2–4 2–4 1–5 1–3 1–3 3–3 4–3
Portland 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 4–3 1–3 2–4 3–4 0–6 2–2 2–2 3–3 3–3
Seattle 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–5 3–3 3–1 4–2 3–4 2–4 0–4 4–0 3–4 3–3

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Rick Adelman, who was selected by the Trail Blazers in the 1970 NBA Expansion Draft, was traded to the Chicago Bulls on October 14, 1973.
Transactions via Sports Reference[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1973–74 Portland Trail Blazers
  2. ^ "1973–74 Portland Trail Blazers Transactions". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "1973–74 Portland Trail Blazers Transactions". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 25 October 2014.