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1980 NBA draft

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1980 NBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)June 10, 1980
LocationNew York City, New York
Network(s)USA Network
Overview
214 total selections in 10 rounds
LeagueNBA
First selectionJoe Barry Carroll,
Golden State Warriors
← 1979
1981 →

The 1980 NBA draft was the 34th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on June 10, 1980, before the 1980–81 season. In this draft, 23 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip.[1] The Boston Celtics, who obtained the Detroit Pistons' first-round pick in a trade, won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Utah Jazz were awarded the second pick.[2] The Celtics then traded the first pick to the Golden State Warriors before the draft. 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. An expansion franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the eleventh pick in each round. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was automatically eligible for selection. Before the draft, five college underclassmen announced that they would leave college early and would be eligible for selection.[3] The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 214 players. This draft has the distinction of being the first NBA Draft to be televised.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

Joe Barry Carroll from Purdue University was selected first overall by the Golden State Warriors. Darrell Griffith from the University of Louisville was selected second by the Utah Jazz. He went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.[4] Kevin McHale from the University of Minnesota was selected third by the Boston Celtics. McHale spent his entire 13-year career with the Celtics and won three NBA championships. He also won two consecutive Sixth Man of the Year Award and was also selected to one All-NBA Team, seven All Star Games and six All-Defensive Teams.[5] For his achievements, he has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[6] McHale was also named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.[7] Carroll, 8th pick Andrew Toney, 11th pick Kiki Vandeweghe and 25th pick Jeff Ruland are the only other players from this draft who was selected to an All-Star Game.[8][9][10][11]

Nine players drafted went on to have a coaching career in the NBA. Kevin McHale served as the interim head coach for the Timberwolves in 2005 and in the 2008–2009 season before working as head coach of the Houston Rockets for four and a half seasons.[12] Mike Woodson, the 12th pick, coached the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons.[13] Larry Drew, the 17th pick, worked as Woodson's assistant before he was promoted to the head coaching position in 2010.[14] Bill Hanzlik, the 20th pick, coached the Denver Nuggets in the 1997–1998 season, compiling an 11–71 record, the worst full-season record for a rookie coach in NBA history.[15] Butch Carter, the 37th pick, coached the Toronto Raptors for two and a half seasons.[16] Terry Stotts, the 38th pick, coached both the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks for two seasons, and is currently the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.[17] Kurt Rambis, the 58th pick, who played nine years for the Los Angeles Lakers, served as the team's interim head coach in 1999. After working as the Lakers assistant coach for seven years, Rambis received his first permanent head coaching position with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009.[18] Two other players, Kiki Vandeweghe and Kenny Natt, had brief spells as interim head coaches in the NBA, each of which lasted less than one season.[19][20] Woodson would later go on to be the first person in NBA history to become head coach of the team that drafted him when he took over as head coach of the New York Knicks on an interim basis in March 2012.

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 a gray suit and white shirt, is standing and posing for a photo.
Darrell Griffith was selected second overall by the Utah Jazz.
A man, wearing a brown suit, is talking to a basketball player on the side of a basketball court.
Kevin McHale (right) was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics.
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Mike O'Koren was selected sixth overall by the New Jersey Nets.
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Mike Woodson was selected 12th overall by the New York Knicks.
alt=A man, wearing a black and white shirt, is holding several tickets in his hands.
Rick Mahorn was selected 35th overall by the Washington Bullets.
Terry Stotts was selected 38th overall by the Houston Rockets.
Terry Stotts was selected 38th overall by the Houston Rockets.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Joe Barry Carroll+ F/C  United States Golden State Warriors (from Detroit via Boston)[a] Purdue (Sr.)
1 2 Darrell Griffith G  United States Utah Jazz Louisville (Sr.)
1 3 Kevin McHale^ F/C  United States Boston Celtics (from Golden State)[a] Minnesota (Sr.)
1 4 Kelvin Ransey G  United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Portland)[A] Ohio State (Sr.)
1 5 James Ray F  United States Denver Nuggets Jacksonville (Sr.)
1 6 Mike O'Koren G/F  United States New Jersey Nets North Carolina (Sr.)
1 7 Mike Gminski C  United States New Jersey Nets (from San Diego via Portland)[b] Duke (Sr.)
1 8 Andrew Toney+ G  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Indiana)[c] Southwestern Louisiana (Sr.)
1 9 Michael Brooks F  United States San Diego Clippers (from Cleveland)[d] La Salle (Sr.)
1 10 Ronnie Lester G  United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Chicago)[A] Iowa (Sr.)
1 11 Kiki Vandeweghe+ F  United States Dallas Mavericks UCLA (Sr.)
1 12 Mike Woodson G/F  United States New York Knicks Indiana (Sr.)
1 13 Rickey Brown F/C  United States Golden State Warriors (from Washington via Detroit and Boston)[a] Mississippi State (Sr.)
1 14 Wes Matthews G  United States Washington Bullets (from Houston)[e] Wisconsin (Jr.)
1 15 Reggie Johnson F/C  United States San Antonio Spurs Tennessee (Sr.)
1 16 Charles Whitney G/F  United States Kansas City Kings NC State (Sr.)
1 17 Larry Drew G  United States Detroit Pistons (from Milwaukee)[f] Missouri (Sr.)
1 18 Don Collins G/F  United States Atlanta Hawks Washington State (Sr.)
1 19 John Duren G  United States Utah Jazz (from Phoenix)[g] Georgetown (Sr.)
1 20 Bill Hanzlik G/F  United States Seattle SuperSonics Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 21 Monti Davis F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Tennessee State (Sr.)
1 22 Chad Kinch G  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Los Angeles)[h] UNC Charlotte (Sr.)
1 23 Carl Nicks G  United States Denver Nuggets (from Boston via Indiana)[i] Indiana State (Sr.)
2 24 Larry Smith F/C  United States Golden State Warriors (from Detroit)[j] Alcorn State (Sr.)
2 25 Jeff Ruland+ F/C  United States Golden State Warriors (traded to Washington)[B] Iona (Jr.)
2 26 Sam Worthen F  United States Chicago Bulls (from Utah via Los Angeles)[k] Marquette (Sr.)
2 27 John Stroud F  United States Houston Rockets (from Denver via New Jersey) Mississippi (Sr.)
2 28 Craig Shelton F  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Chicago) Georgetown (Sr.)
2 29 Louis Orr F  United States Indiana Pacers (from New Jersey) Syracuse (Sr.)
2 30 Kenny Natt G  United States Indiana Pacers (from San Diego) Northeast Louisiana (Sr.)
2 31 Wayne Robinson F  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland) Virginia Tech (Sr.)
2 32 David Lawrence# F  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Indiana) McNeese State (Sr.)
2 33 Bruce Collins# G/F  United States Portland Trail Blazers Weber State (Sr.)
2 34 Roosevelt Bouie# C  United States Dallas Mavericks Syracuse (Sr.)
2 35 Rick Mahorn F/C  United States Washington Bullets Hampton (Sr.)
2 36 DeWayne Scales F  United States New York Knicks LSU (Jr.)
2 37 Butch Carter G  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from San Antonio) Indiana (Sr.)
2 38 Terry Stotts# F  United States Houston Rockets Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 39 Michael Wiley F  United States San Antonio Spurs (from Kansas City) Long Beach State (Sr.)
2 40 Dick Miller F  United States Indiana Pacers (from Milwaukee via Kansas City) Toledo (Sr.)
2 41 Jawann Oldham C  United States Denver Nuggets (from Atlanta via Utah) Seattle (Sr.)
2 42 Kimberly Belton# F  United States Phoenix Suns Stanford (Sr.)
2 43 Billy Williams# G  United States Houston Rockets (from Seattle) Clemson (Sr.)
2 44 Clyde Austin# G  United States Philadelphia 76ers NC State (Sr.)
2 45 Brad Branson F/C  United States Detroit Pistons (from Los Angeles) SMU (Sr.)
2 46 Arnette Hallman# F  United States Boston Celtics Purdue (Sr.)

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.[21][22]

A man, wearing a black suit, blue shirt and red tie, is standing in the middle of a huddle.
Kurt Rambis was selected 58th overall by the New York Knicks.
A man, wearing a black suit and white shirt, is standing on a podium while giving a speech.
Rory Sparrow was selected 75th overall by the New Jersey Nets.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 47 Kurt Nimphius F/C  United States Denver Nuggets (from Detroit) Arizona State (Sr.)
3 50 James Wilkes F  United States Chicago Bulls UCLA (Sr.)
3 51 Ronnie Valentine F  United States Denver Nuggets Old Dominion (Sr.)
3 52 Lowes Moore G  United States New Jersey Nets West Virginia (Sr.)
3 56 Mike Harper F/C  United States Portland Trail Blazers North Park (Sr.)
3 57 David Britton G  United States Dallas Mavericks Texas A&M (Sr.)
3 58 Kurt Rambis F  United States New York Knicks Santa Clara (Sr.)
4 61 Rich Yonakor F  United States San Antonio Spurs North Carolina (Sr.)
4 66 Carl Bailey C  United States Seattle SuperSonics Tuskegee (Sr.)
4 70 Darwin Cook G  United States Detroit Pistons Portland (Sr.)
4 75 Rory Sparrow G  United States New Jersey Nets Villanova (Sr.)
4 87 Tony Jackson G  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Atlanta) Florida State (Sr.)
5 93 Tony Fuller G  United States Detroit Pistons Pepperdine (Sr.)
5 99 Wally Rank G/F  United States San Diego Clippers San Jose State (Sr.)
5 103 Darrell Allums F  United States Dallas Mavericks UCLA (Sr.)
7 141 Lorenzo Romar G  United States Golden State Warriors Washington (Sr.)
8 168 John Stroeder F  United States Portland Trail Blazers Montana (Sr.)
8 169 Clarence Kea F  United States Dallas Mavericks Lamar (Sr.)
9 182 Billy Reid G  United States Golden State Warriors San Francisco (Sr.)

Trades

Draft-day trades

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.

Pre-draft trades

Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of picks between the teams.

References

General
  • "Complete First Round Results 1980–89". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  • "1980 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  • "1977–1981 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
Specific
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  3. ^ "Early Entry Candidate History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on September 14, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  4. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Kevin McHale Bio Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  6. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "The NBA's 50 Greatest Players". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
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  9. ^ "Andrew Toney Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  10. ^ "Kiki Vandeweghe Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Jeff Ruland Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  12. ^ "Kevin McHale Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "Mike Woodson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  14. ^ "Larry Drew Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  15. ^ "Bill Hanzlik Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  16. ^ "Butch Carter Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  17. ^ "Terry Stotts". Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  18. ^ "Kurt Rambis Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  19. ^ "Kiki Vandeweghe Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  20. ^ "Kenny Natt Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
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  22. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/past_drafts/1980
  23. ^ "Kelvin Ransey Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  24. ^ "Celtics trade away 'the pick'". Nashua Telegraph. Nashua, New Hampshire: Telegraph Publishing Company. June 9, 1980. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  25. ^ "Robert Parish Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  26. ^ "Bob McAdoo Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  27. ^ "Pistons Get McAdoo as Compensation". The Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Journal Company. September 6, 1979. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  28. ^ "Kevin Porter Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  29. ^ "Maurice Lucas Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  30. ^ "Kermit Washington Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  31. ^ "Mel Bennett Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  32. ^ "Randy Smith Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  33. ^ "Tom Henderson Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
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