1967 NBA Draft
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1967 NBA Draft

1967 NBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)May 3, 1967 (Rounds 1-11)
May 4, 1967 (Rounds 12-20)
LocationNew York City, New York
Overview
162 total selections in 20 rounds
LeagueNBA
Jimmy Walker, Detroit Pistons
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The 1967 NBA draft was the 21st annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 3 and 4, 1967 before the 1967-68 season. In this draft, 12 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip.[1] The Detroit Pistons won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Baltimore Bullets were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. Five teams that had the best records in previous season were not awarded second round draft picks. Two expansion franchises, the Seattle SuperSonics and the San Diego Rockets, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the sixth and seventh pick in the first round, along with the last two picks of each subsequent round. The draft consisted of 20 rounds comprising 162 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

Jimmy Walker from Providence College was selected first overall by the Detroit Pistons. Earl Monroe from Winston-Salem State University, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season, was drafted second by the Baltimore Bullets.[2] Monroe, fifth pick Walt Frazier and ninth pick Mel Daniels have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[3] They were also named in the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History list announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.[4] Monroe and Frazier both won the NBA championship with the Knicks in 1973. Three seasons earlier in 1970, Frazier was also a member of the Knicks team that won the NBA championship for the first time. Frazier was selected to seven All-NBA Teams, six All-Star Games and seven All-Defensive Teams, while Monroe was selected to one All-NBA Team and four All-Star Games.[5][6] Walker and 19th pick Bob Rule are the only other players from this draft who have been selected to an All-Star Game.[7][8] Daniels, the 9th pick, opted to play in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the Minnesota Muskies. He won the ABA Most Valuable Player Award twice and was selected to five All-ABA Teams and seven ABA All-Star Games. He later played one season in the NBA with the New York Nets after the ABA-NBA merger.[9] After his playing career, he became a coach for the Indiana Pacers and served two games as their interim head coach in 1988.[10]

Pat Riley, the 7th pick, and Phil Jackson, the 17th pick, became successful NBA head coaches after ending their playing career. Riley won five NBA championships as head coach; four with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s and one with the Miami Heat in 2006.[11] He also won the Coach of the Year Award for a record three times, tied with Don Nelson.[12] Jackson won eleven NBA championships, the most in NBA history.[13] He led the Chicago Bulls to win three straight championships twice over separate three year periods; during 1991-1993 and 1996-1998. He then captured his third "three-peat" with the Lakers during 2000-2002, before winning two more title in 2009 and 2010. He also won a Coach of the Year Award in 1996 with the Bulls.[14] Both coaches have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.[3] They were also named among the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.[15]

First pick Jimmy Walker was also drafted in the 1967 National Football League (NFL) Draft, despite never having played college football.[16] He was drafted last in the 17-round draft by the New Orleans Saints.[17] He stayed with his basketball career and became a two-time All-Star.[18] On the other hand, the first pick in the 1967 NFL Draft, Bubba Smith, was drafted by an NBA team. He was selected with the 114th pick in the 11th round by the Baltimore Bullets. However, he stayed with his football career and played nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive end.[19]

Key

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game

Draft

A man, wearing red and green jacket with a red shirt and tie, is standing on a basketball court while holding a microphone.
Walt Frazier was selected fifth overall by the New York Knicks.
A man, wearing a jacket with a white shirt and tie, is raising his hands in the air during a basketball game.
Pat Riley was selected seventh overall by the San Diego Rockets.
A man, wearing a jacket with a white shirt and tie, is looking ahead.
Phil Jackson was selected 17th overall by the New York Knicks.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Jimmy Walker+ G  United States Detroit Pistons Providence
1 2 Earl Monroe^ G  United States Baltimore Bullets Winston-Salem State
1 3 Clem Haskins G  United States Chicago Bulls Western Kentucky
1 4 Sonny Dove F  United States Detroit Pistons (from Los Angeles)[a] St. John's
1 5 Walt Frazier^ G  United States New York Knicks Southern Illinois
1 6 Al Tucker F  United States Seattle SuperSonics Oklahoma Baptist
1 7 Pat Riley G/F  United States San Diego Rockets Kentucky
1 8 Tom Workman F/C  United States St. Louis Hawks Seattle
1 9 Mel Daniels^ C  United States Cincinnati Royals New Mexico
1 10 Dave Lattin F/C  United States San Francisco Warriors Texas Western
1 11 Mal Graham G  United States Boston Celtics NYU
1 12 Craig Raymond C  United States Philadelphia 76ers Brigham Young
2 13 Jimmy Jones G/F  United States Baltimore Bullets Grambling
2 14 Steve Sullivan# F  United States Detroit Pistons Georgetown
2 15 Byron Beck F/C  United States Chicago Bulls Denver
2 16 Randolph Mahaffey# F  United States Los Angeles Lakers Clemson
2 17 Phil Jackson F/C  United States New York Knicks North Dakota
2 18 Bob Netolicky# F/C  United States San Diego Rockets Drake
2 19 Bob Rule+ F/C  United States Seattle SuperSonics Colorado State

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.[20][21]

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 24 Gary Gregor F/C  United States New York Knicks South Carolina
3 25 Bob Verga G  United States St. Louis Hawks Duke
3 26 Gary Gray G  United States Cincinnati Royals Oklahoma City
3 27 Bill Turner F  United States San Francisco Warriors Akron
3 31 Nick Jones G  United States San Diego Rockets Oregon
4 34 Jim Burns G  United States Chicago Bulls Northwestern
4 35 Cliff Anderson G/F  United States Los Angeles Lakers Saint Joseph's
4 38 Louie Dampier^ G  United States Cincinnati Royals Kentucky
4 39 Bob Lewis G  United States San Francisco Warriors North Carolina
5 45 Paul Long G  United States Detroit Pistons Wake Forest
5 51 Mike Lynn F  United States San Francisco Warriors UCLA
5 53 Jim Reid F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Winston-Salem State
5 54 Plummer Lott G/F  United States Seattle SuperSonics Seattle
6 63 Dale Schlueter C  United States San Francisco Warriors Colorado State
8 80 Ed Manning F  United States Baltimore Bullets Jackson State
8 81 George Carter G/F  United States Detroit Pistons St. Bonaventure
9 96 Ed Biedenbach G  United States St. Louis Hawks North Carolina State
9 100 Ron Filipek F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Tennessee Tech
10 110 Rick Weitzman G  United States Boston Celtics Northeastern
12 128 Mike Riordan G/F  United States New York Knicks Providence
17 157 Loy Petersen G  United States Baltimore Bullets Oregon State
20 162 Roland West G  United States Baltimore Bullets Cincinnati

Trades

  • a On February 17, 1967, the Detroit Pistons acquired a first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers as compensation when Rudy LaRusso refused to report to the Lakers after being traded to the Pistons in a three-team trade on January 16, 1967.[22][23][24] The Lakers used the pick to draft Sonny Dove.

References

General
  • "Complete First Round Results 1960-69". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  • "1967 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  • "1967-1971 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 2010.
  • "1967 NBA Draft". The Draft Review. Retrieved 2010.
Specific
  1. ^ "Evolution of the Draft and Lottery". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "The NBA's 50 Greatest Players". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Walt Frazier Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ "Earl Monroe Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Walker Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "Bob Rule Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "Mel Daniels Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "Mel Daniels Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "Pat Riley Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  13. ^ "Jackson's greatness is unquestioned". ESPN.com. June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  14. ^ "Phil Jackson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  15. ^ "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  16. ^ May, Peter (July 3, 2007). "Providence hoops legend Jimmy Walker dies at 63". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010.
  17. ^ "1967 NFL Draft". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 2010.
  18. ^ "Jimmy Walker Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  19. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  20. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1967.html
  21. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/past_drafts/1967
  22. ^ "Lakers Ordered To "Pay" For LaRusso". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. February 17, 1967. Retrieved 2010.
  23. ^ "Rudy LaRusso Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  24. ^ "Pistons: All-Time Transactions". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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