1975–76 Indiana Pacers season

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1975–76 Indiana Pacers season
Head coach Bobby Leonard
Arena Market Square Arena
Results
Record 39–45 (.464)
Place Division: 5th
Conference: 5th
Playoff finish Lost to Kentucky Colonels in First Round (1-2)
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The 1975–76 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 9th season and last in the American Basketball Association (ABA).

ABA Draft[edit]

Player School/Club Team
Dan Roundfield Central Michigan
Charles Jordan Canisius
Jim Lee Syracuse
Ken Tyler Gonzaga
Brian Hammel Bentley
John Ramsey Seton Hall
Mike Flynn Kentucky
Cliff Pratt Shaw
Bill Andreas Ohio State

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Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Loses Pct.
Denver Nuggets 60 24 .714
New York Nets 55 29 .655
San Antonio Spurs 50 34 .595
Kentucky Colonels 46 38 .548
Indiana Pacers 39 45 .464
Spirits of St. Louis 35 49 .417
San Diego Sails 3 8 .273
Utah Stars 4 12 .250
Virginia Squires 15 68 .181

Player stats[edit]

Note: PG= per game; M= Minutes; R= Rebounds; A= Assists; S = Steals; B = Blocks; P = Points; t = Turnovers; PF = Personal fouls

Player Age Games played MPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG PFPG PPG
Don Buse 25 84 40.2 3.8 8.2 4.1 0.4 1.9 2.3 12.5
Billy Knight 23 70 39.6 10.1 3.7 1.3 0.3 4.3 2.9 28.1
Len Elmore 23 76 34.1 10.8 1.6 1.8 2.3 2.3 4.1 14.6
Dave Robisch 26 76 31.8 8.8 1.9 0.9 0.6 1.3 2.4 13.4
Bill Keller 28 78 29.6 2.9 3.9 0.8 0.1 1.9 1.5 14.2
Darnell Hillman 26 74 29.3 9.1 2.0 1.1 1.1 2.6 4.1 13.4
Bo Lamar 24 35 25.9 2.8 3.9 1.0 0.0 2.1 1.3 15.6
Travis Grant 26 34 16.7 3.0 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.1 2.0 9.6
Mike Flynn 22 67 16.4 2.0 2.0 0.7 0.1 1.2 1.7 6.3
Tom Owens 26 16 15.2 4.3 0.6 0.1 0.7 1.2 3.3 6.5
Bob Netolicky 33 4 13.3 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.5 4.8
Charles Jordan 22 71 12.0 3.0 0.7 0.5 0.2 1.2 2.6 5.2
Dan Roundfield 22 67 11.4 3.9 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0 2.4 5.1
Ed Manning 32 12 11.2 3.1 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.6 1.5 5.0
Nathaniel Barnett 23 12 6.1 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.7 1.8 2.3

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Roster[edit]

Number Player Position Height Weight Birth date Experience (in years) College
22 Nathaniel Barnett PG 6-3 175 January 29, 1953 R University of Akron
10 Don Buse PG 6-4 190 August 10, 1950 3 University of Evansville
41 Len Elmore PF 6-9 220 March 28, 1952 1 University of Maryland
44 Mike Flynn SG 6-2 180 July 31, 1953 R University of Kentucky
5 Travis Grant SF 6-7 215 January 1, 1950 3 Kentucky State University
20 Darnell Hillman PF 6-9 215 August 29, 1949 4 San Jose State University
34 Charles Jordan SF 6-8 220 January 31, 1954 R Canisius College
11 Bill Keller SG 5-10 177 August 30, 1947 6 Purdue University
25 Billy Knight SF 6-6 195 June 9, 1952 1 University of Pittsburgh
1 Bo Lamar SG 6-1 180 April 7, 1951 2 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
42 Ed Manning SF 6-7 210 January 2, 1944 8 Jackson State University
24 Bob Netolicky PF 6-9 220 August 2, 1942 8 Drake University
42 Tom Owens C 6-10 215 June 28, 1949 4 University of South Carolina
24 Dave Robisch C 6-10 235 December 22, 1949 4 University of Kansas
32 Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 May 26, 1953 R Central Michigan University

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[3]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 April 8 Kentucky 109–120 0–1 3,288
2 April 10 Indiana 109–95 1–1 5,850
3 April 12 Kentucky 99–100 1–2 5,267

Pacers lose series, 2–1

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

  • Don Buse led the ABA in minutes played (3380), steals (346), assists (689), minutes per game average (40.2), assists per game (8.2), and steals per game (4.1)
  • Bill Keller led ABA in 3-point field goal attempted (349) and made (123).
  • Billy Knight was the ABA's second leading scorer (28.1)

ABA All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]

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