1974–75 New Orleans Jazz season

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1974–75 New Orleans Jazz season
First NBA season
Head coach Scotty Robertson, Elgin Baylor, Butch Van Breda Kolff
Arena Loyola Field House
Municipal Auditorium
Results
Record 23–59 (.280)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WGNO
Radio WWL
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The 1974/75 season was the Jazz first season in the NBA. The Jazz averaged 101.5 points per game (ranked 10th in NBA) while allowing an average of 109.3 points per game (ranked 18th in NBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1974 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 28 Aaron James PF  United States Grambling State
3 46 Bruce King  United States University of Texas-Pan American
4 64 Ray Price  United States University of Washington
5 82 Ed Searcy SF  United States St. John's
6 100 Lawrence McCray  United States Florida State University
7 118 Joel Copeland  United States Old Dominion University
8 136 Jay Piccola  United States Roanoke College
9 154 Ken Boyd F  United States Boston University
10 171 Walt McGary  United States University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Roster[edit]

New Orleans Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 17 United States Bibby, Henry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1949-11-24 UCLA
F 33 United States Boyd, Ken 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1952-03-25 Boston University
F 12 United States Coleman, E. C. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1950-09-25 Houston Baptist
F/C 31 United States Counts, Mel 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1941-10-16 Oregon State
G 25 United States Fryer, Bernie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1949-12-25 Brigham Young
F 23 United States James, Aaron 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1952-10-05 Grambling State University
G 44 United States Maravich, Pete 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1947-06-22 LSU
F/C 34 United States Moore, Otto 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1946-08-27 University of Texas-Pan American
G 14 United States Nelson, Louie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1951-05-28 Washington
F/C 30 United States Roberson, Rick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1947-07-07 Cincinnati
G/F 15 United States Stallworth, Bud 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1950-01-18 Kansas
G/F 22 United States Williams, Nate 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1950-05-02 Utah State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Washington Bullets 60 22 .732 36–5 24–17 22–8
x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 19 29–12 12–29 16–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 40 42 .488 20 29–12 11–30 17–13
Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 29 22–19 9–32 11–19
New Orleans Jazz 23 59 .280 37 20–21 3–38 9–21
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 60 22 .732
2 y-Washington Bullets 60 22 .732
3 x-Buffalo Braves 49 33 .598 11
4 x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 19
5 x-New York Knicks 40 42 .488 20
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 40 42 .488 20
7 Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 26
8 Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 29
9 New Orleans Jazz 23 59 .280 37



Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974–75 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 0–4 1–3 0–4 3–4 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 0–4 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–5
Boston 4–0 5–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–0 7–2 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2
Buffalo 3–1 4–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 4–0 5–3 6–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 3–5 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3
Cleveland 4–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 6–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5
Detroit 2–2 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–6 3–1 3–6 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3
Golden State 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–3 5–3 4–3 1–3
Houston 5–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 5–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–5
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–4 2–2 6–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 6–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3
Los Angeles 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–4 2–5 2–6 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 3–1 5–3 3–1 6–3 1–3 1–3 3–6 0–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4
New Orleans 5–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–6 0–4 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–7
New York 4–0 2–7 3–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 3–5 3–6 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3
Phoenix 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–6 4–3 1–3
Portland 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–5 2–2 1–3 5–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–1 2–6 1–3
Seattle 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 3–4 3–1 3–1 6–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–4 6–2 1–3
Washington 5–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–3 3–1 3–1 5–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1

Game log[edit]

1974–75 game log
Total: 23–59 (Home: 20–21; Road: 3–38)
1974–75 schedule

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Rick Adelman 28 21.89 .421 .695 1.96 2.46 1.68 0.21 6.25
Jim Barnett 45 27.51 .448 .830 2.84 3.04 0.78 0.36 13.02
Walt Bellamy 1 14.00 1.000 1.000 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.00
Henry Bibby 28 18.71 .416 .731 1.79 2.71 0.89 0.00 8.93
John Block 4 14.25 .310 .900 4.50 1.75 1.00 0.25 6.75
Ken Boyd 6 4.17 .538 .455 0.83 0.33 0.50 0.00 3.17
E.C. Coleman 77 28.26 .445 .699 7.13 1.36 1.06 0.48 8.08
Mel Counts 75 18.95 .438 .761 5.88 2.43 0.65 0.57 6.93
Bernie Fryer 31 13.94 .443 .767 1.48 1.68 0.71 0.00 4.10
Lamar Green 15 18.67 .343 .450 7.27 1.07 0.27 0.33 3.80
Aaron James 76 22.78 .477 .778 4.82 0.87 0.54 0.20 11.67
Ollie Johnson 43 26.95 .465 .805 4.12 1.86 0.98 0.47 7.91
Toby Kimball 3 30.00 .304 .857 8.67 1.33 0.67 0.00 6.67
Stu Lantz 19 18.58 .339 .887 1.26 1.58 0.63 0.11 6.58
Russ Lee 15 9.27 .382 .500 2.07 0.47 0.73 0.20 4.33
Pete Maravich 79 36.11 .419 .811 5.34 6.18 1.52 0.23 21.52
Otto Moore 40 26.38 .453 .672 8.20 2.05 0.53 0.98 6.98
Louie Nelson 72 26.36 .452 .768 2.72 2.47 0.90 0.08 11.19
Rick Roberson 16 21.19 .444 .575 7.38 1.44 0.44 0.50 7.44
Bud Stallworth 73 22.85 .420 .687 3.37 0.63 0.81 0.15 9.88
Neal Walk 37 23.00 .420 .800 7.08 2.73 0.81 0.54 9.89
Nate Williams 35 23.26 .517 .824 4.51 1.91 1.26 0.17 14.34

Source: Basketball-Reference.com[3]

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