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1980 NBA Expansion draft

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1980 NBA Expansion draft
Date(s)May 28, 1980
Expansion teamsDallas Mavericks
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The 1980 NBA Expansion Draft was the seventh expansion draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 28, 1980, so that the newly founded Dallas Mavericks could acquire players for the upcoming 1980–81 season. Dallas had been awarded the expansion team on February 3, 1980.[1] In an NBA expansion draft, new NBA teams are allowed to acquire players from the previously established teams in the league. Not all players on a given team are available during an expansion draft, since each team can protect a certain number of players from being selected. In this draft, each of the twenty-two other NBA teams had protected eight players from their roster and the Mavericks selected twenty-two unprotected players, one from each team.[2]

The Mavericks were formed and owned by a group headed by Don Carter and Norm Sonju. Former Chicago Bulls head coach and 1971 Coach of the Year Dick Motta was hired as the franchise's first head coach.[1] The Mavericks' went with young players in the expansion draft and avoided selecting experienced players with large contracts or injury problems.[3] Eighteen of the twenty-two players chosen had less than three years of NBA experience.[1] The Mavericks' selections included former first overall pick Austin Carr, one-time All-Defensive Team Jim Cleamons and eleven-year veteran Bingo Smith. However, Cleamons and Smith never played for the Mavericks and Carr only played briefly before he was sold to the Washington Bullets.[4] Eleven of the selections were former first-round draft picks.[1] Eleven players from the expansion draft joined the Mavericks for their inaugural season, but only two played more than one season for the team. Tom LaGarde played two seasons and Jim Spanarkel played four seasons for the Mavericks.[5][6]


Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game


Player Pos. Nationality Previous team Years of NBA experience[a] Career with the franchise Ref.
Del Beshore G  United States Chicago Bulls 2 [b] [7]
Winford Boynes G/F  United States New Jersey Nets 2 1980–1981 [8]
Alonzo Bradley F  United States Houston Rockets 3 [b] [9]
Mike Bratz G  United States Phoenix Suns 3 [b] [10]
Marty Byrnes F  United States Los Angeles Lakers 2 1980–1981 [11]
Austin Carr+ G  United States Cleveland Cavaliers 9 1980 [4]
Jim Cleamons G  United States Washington Bullets 9 [b] [12]
Terry Duerod G  United States Detroit Pistons 1 1980 [13]
Jack Givens G/F  United States Atlanta Hawks 2 [b] [14]
Joe Hassett G  United States Indiana Pacers 3 1980 [15]
Geoff Huston G  United States New York Knicks 1 1980–1981 [16]
Abdul Jeelani[c] F/C  United States Portland Trail Blazers 1 1980–1981 [17]
Jeff Judkins G/F  United States Boston Celtics 2 [b] [18]
Arvid Kramer C  United States Denver Nuggets 1 [b] [19]
Tom LaGarde F/C  United States Seattle SuperSonics 3 19801982 [5]
Billy McKinney G  United States Kansas City Kings 2 [b] [20]
Wiley Peck G  United States San Antonio Spurs 1 [b] [21]
Bingo Smith G/F  United States San Diego Clippers 11 [b] [22]
Jim Spanarkel G/F  United States Philadelphia 76ers 1 19801984 [6]
Raymond Townsend G  United States Golden State Warriors 2 [b] [23]
Richard Washington F/C  United States Milwaukee Bucks 4 1980 [24]
Jerome Whitehead F/C  United States Utah Jazz 2 1980-1985 [25]


  • a Number of years played in the NBA prior to the draft
  • b Never played a game for the franchise
  • c Abdul Jeelani was known as Gary Cole during his college career.[26]


  • "NBA Expansion Drafts: Results". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  • "All-Time NBA Expansion Draft Results". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  • "1980 NBA Expansion Draft". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  1. ^ a b c d "Mavs History". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "Paper says franchise can pick big names". Lawrence Journal-World. May 22, 1980. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mavericks Go For Young Prospects". Herald-Journal. May 29, 1980. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Austin Carr Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Tom LaGarde Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Jim Spanarkel Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  7. ^ "Del Belshore Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  8. ^ "Winford Boynes Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  9. ^ "Alonzo Bradley Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  10. ^ "Mike Bratz Statistics". Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  11. ^ "Marty Byrnes Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  12. ^ "Jim Cleamons Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  13. ^ "Terry Duerod Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  14. ^ "Jack Givens Statistics". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  15. ^ "Joe Hassett Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  16. ^ "Geoff Huston Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  17. ^ "Abdul Jeelani Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  18. ^ "Jeff Judkins Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  19. ^ "Arvid Kramer Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  20. ^ "Billy McKinney Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  21. ^ "Wiley Peck Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  22. ^ "Bingo Smith Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  23. ^ "Raymond Townsend Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  24. ^ "Richard Washington Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  25. ^ "Jerome Whitehead Statistics". Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  26. ^ "Ex-State Star Leads Portland". The Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Journal Communications. September 24, 1979. Retrieved January 8, 2010.

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