1967 NBA draft

The NBA Draft 1967 was conducted on May 3, 1967 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York. It consisted of 20 laps and a total of 162 players selected. The college players were distributed to 12 teams. Requirement was that you had attended college four years or that the particular vintage finishing his degree. The first two picks were assigned to the two worst teams in the previous season. These teams were the Baltimore Bullets, and the Detroit Pistons, they were each the last in their division. Which team first and that would get the second pick was decided by coin toss. The Detroit Pistons got the first pick and the second Baltimore. The remaining players were distributed in the reverse order of the final standings the previous season to the teams. The San Diego Rockets and Seattle SuperSonics were newly joined the NBA and stood before her first season. Therefore, they were the sixth and seventh pick of the first round and in each case the last two players in the following rounds.

Jimmy Walker from Providence College was drafted as the first of the Pistons. Earl Monroe, the future winner of the Rookie of the Year Awards, was drafted in the second place Baltimore. Monroe and Walt Frazier were the most successful players of this vintage. They were together NBA champion with the New York Knicks in 1973, came to the selection of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, and even into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Along with Jimmy Walker and Bob Rule, they are also the only players from this year participated in an NBA All-Star Game. Mel Daniels, who decided in the ABA, was elected there to the MVP and was one of the best players in the ABA.

Pat Riley and Phil Jackson were very successful coach in the NBA after their active career. Riley won three times in succession the Coach of the Year Award, which is only Don Nelson succeeded except him. Jackson has 11 NBA Championships ( 6 with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Los Angeles Lakers ), the most successful coach in NBA history. Both were each named in the naming of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History as one of the top 10 coaches. Furthermore, they were recorded as a coach in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The first pick, Jimmy Walker, was also drafted in the NFL as the last and the first pick of the NFL Draft, Bubba Smith, was also drafted in the NBA. However, both denied no play in the other league.


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