Joe Belmont

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Joseph Elliott Belmont (born July 12, 1934) is a former American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball at Duke University, and was selected in the 1956 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. He never played in the NBA, however. He had a long playing career with the Denver-Chicago Truckers of the National Industrial Basketball League.

In 1970, he was hired as the head coach of the American Basketball Association's Denver Rockets, a position he held for as season and a half. He shared ABA Coach of the Year honors in 1970 with Bill Sharman of the Utah Stars.

In 2005 Belmont was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

Coaching career[edit]


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
DEN 1969-70 56 42 14 .750 1st in Western 12 5 7 .000 Lost in Division Finals
DEN 1970-71 13 3 10 .231 (fired) - - - - (fired)
Career 69 45 24 .652 12 5 7 .417


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