Left to Right: (front row): John Mengelt, Wilbur Holland, Assistant Coach Gene Tormohlen, Managing Partner Jonathan Kovler, Chairman of Executive Committee Arthur M. Wirtz, Head Coach Ed Badger, Trainer Doug Atkinson, Tom Kropp. (back row): John Laskowski, Scott May, Phil Hicks, Mickey Johnson, Artis Gilmore, Tom Boerwinkle, Cliff Pondexter, Jack Marin, Keith Starr, (Inset) Capt. Norm Van Lier.
Norm Van Lier
First round, Scott May (Indiana); second round, Willie Smith (Missouri) ... acquired Artis Gilmore for $1,000,000 in ABA dispersal draft.
Eliminated 2-1 by eventual NBA Champion Portland Trail Blazers.
May named to All-Rookie Team ... Van Lier picked to NBA West All-Star Team ... Gilmore led team in scoring (18.6) and rebounding (13.0).