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1970–71 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1970–71 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coachRolland Todd
ArenaMemorial Coliseum
Results
Record29–53 (.354)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKPTV
RadioKOIN
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The Portland Trail Blazers were one of three new teams to join the NBA for the 1970–71 season.[1] The franchise played its inaugural regular season game on a Friday night in Portland, beating the fellow expansion Cleveland Cavaliers 115–112 on October 16, with 4,273 in attendance.[2][3][4]

Portland finished last in the Pacific Division with a record of 29–53 (.354).[4] Of the three expansion teams, their record was the best; with seven more wins than the Buffalo Braves and fourteen more than the Cavaliers. The leading scorer for the Blazers was Geoff Petrie; he averaged 24.8 points per game and shared Rookie of the Year honors with Boston Celtics star Dave Cowens.[4]

Offseason

NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Geoff Petrie SG  United States Princeton
2 25 Walt Gilmore PF Fort Valley State
3 42 Bill Cain Iowa State
4 59 Jim Penix Bowling Green
5 76 Ron Knight PF Cal State LA
6 93 George Janky Dayton
7 110 Claude English F  United States Rhode Island
8 127 Doug Boyd TCU
9 144 Billy Gaskins Oregon
10 161 Israel Oliver Elizabeth City State
11 176 Don McClemore Bowling Green
12 188 Paul Adams Central Washington
13 199 Alex Boyd Nevada-Reno
14 208 Frank Loteridge Texas–Pan American
15 218 John Canady Miami (FL)
16 226 Doug Williams St. Mary's (TX)
18 235 Bruce Butchko Southern Illinois
19 239 Mark Gabriel Hanover
Source:[5]

Expansion Draft

Player Position Team
Rick Adelman PG San Diego Rockets
Jerry Chambers SF Phoenix Suns
LeRoy Ellis C Baltimore Bullets
Fred Hetzel SF Philadelphia 76ers
Joe Kennedy SF Seattle SuperSonics
Ed Manning SF/PF Chicago Bulls
Stan McKenzie SF Phoenix Suns
Dorie Murrey PF Seattle SuperSonics
Pat Riley SG San Diego Rockets
Dale Schlueter C San Francisco Warriors
Larry Siegfried PG Boston Celtics
Source:[6][7]

Roster

Roster listing
Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 12 Adelman, Rick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1946-06-16 Loyola Marymount
SG 33 Barnett, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1944-07-07 Oregon
C 25 Ellis, Leroy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1940-03-10 St. John's
F 15 English, Claude 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1946-12-26 Rhode Island
PF 48 Gilmore, Walt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1947-02-27 Fort Valley State
PF 44 Gregor, Gary 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1945-08-13 South Carolina
SF 11 Halimon, Shaler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1945-03-30 Utah State
PF 38 Knight, Ron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1947-08-04 Cal State LA
PF 35 Manning, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1944-01-02 Jackson State
SF 40 McKenzie, Stan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1944-10-06 New York
PF 41 Murrey, Dorie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1943-09-07 Detroit
SG 45 Petrie, Geoff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1948-04-17 Princeton
C 54 Schlueter, Dale 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1945-11-12 Colorado State
F 34 Stricker, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1948-01-22 Pacific
Head coach

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

Overview of "Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland)" article

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 30–11 17–22 1–1 15–7
x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 7 20–18 19–21 2–2 12–10
San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488 8 24–15 15–26 1–1 14–8
Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463 10 27–13 11–30 0–1 10–14
Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354 19 18–21 9–26 2–6 3–15
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500
5 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585
6 Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549
7 San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488
8 Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463
9 Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354


Record vs. opponents

1970–71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 3–3 2–4 3–1 1–4 2–4 4–0 0–5 3–2 1–4 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–3 3–2
Baltimore 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 3–3 4–0 2–3 2–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2
Boston 4–2 3–3 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–2 0–5 0–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–2
Buffalo 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 5–7 1–5 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 6–6 1–3 1–3 1–3
Chicago 4–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 6–0 4–2 3–2
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–1 1–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–4 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–4
Cleveland 0–4 0–4 1–3 7–5 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–10 0–4 1–3 0–4
Detroit 5–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1 4–2 1–4 3–1
Los Angeles 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–4 3–2 3–2 2–4 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–2
Milwaukee 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 4–1 1–4 4–1 4–2 3–1 4–1 6–0 5–1
New York 3–3 4–2 6–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4–1 2–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 2–4 4–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 1–4 4–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–2
Phoenix 4–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–0 2–4 3–2 3–2
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–6 1–3 0–4 10–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4
San Diego 3–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 0–6 3–1 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–4 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–4 5–1
San Francisco 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–4 0–6 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 4–2 3–3
Seattle 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 2–3 2–3 4–2 1–5 3–3

1970–71 Portland Trail Blazers season Regular season articles: 13

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ Carry, Peter (November 2, 1970). "Geoff who? and Mod Todd". Sports Illustrated. p. 66.
  2. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 17, 1970). "Barnett, Petrie pace Blazers to first win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Blazers win their debut". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. October 17, 1970. p. 9.
  4. ^ a b c Portland Trail Blazers (1970–Present)
  5. ^ "Portland Trail Blazers Draft Picks". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  6. ^ BOBCATS: All-Time Expansion Draft Results Archived 2008-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Player information from Basketball Reference

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