Bill Stricker

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Bill Stricker
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Stricker as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers
Personal information
Born (1948-01-22) January 22, 1948 (age 69)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Pacific (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Position Forward
Number 34
Career history
1970 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-PCAC (1969, 1970)
Stats at

William Louis "Bill" Stricker (born January 22, 1948) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent one season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in just two minutes of one game with the inaugural 1970–71 Portland Trail Blazers season. Despite his lack of play, Blazers fan took a liking to Stricker and chanted "We want Stricker, We want Stricker" in blowout games. He was allowed to play in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, a day before being placed on waivers.[1] He was drafted from the University of the Pacific by the Baltimore Bullets during the third round (54th pick overall) of the 1970 NBA Draft, but he did not sign.

After his basketball career was over, Stricker had a long and successful career as a high school coach and administrator at East Union High School in Manteca, California. He coached future NBA player and coach Scott Brooks.[2]


  1. ^ "Blazers History: Bill Stricker". Portland Trail Blazers. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Rembulat, Vince (February 26, 2009). "Bill Stricker scores spot in Sports Hall of Fame". Manteca Bulletin. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 

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