Born:November 20, 1939 in Chicago Heights, Illinois
High School: Bloom Township in Chicago Heights, Illinois
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Contributor in 2004 (Full List)
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 59-60, .496 W-L% (Full Record)
June 4, 1968: Selected Gary Gregor (1st round, 8th pick), Dick Cunningham (2nd round, 21st pick), Art Beatty (3rd round, 36th pick), Rich Jones (4th round, 49th pick), Harry Hollines (5th round, 64th pick), Rod Knowles (6th round, 77th pick), Charles Parkes (7th round, 92nd pick), Brian Clare (8th round, 105th pick), Merv Jackson (9th round, 120th pick), Lee Davis (10th round, 133rd pick), Ron Boone (11th round, 147th pick), Bill Davis (12th round, 160th pick) and Pat Hobard (13th round, 171st pick) in the 1968 NBA Draft.
August 27, 1968: Traded Em Bryant to the Boston Celtics for a 1969 2nd round draft pick (Gene Williams was later selected).
July 8, 1970: Traded Heywood Dotson to the New York Knicks for a 1971 5th round draft pick (Bob Kissane was later selected).
March 29, 1971: Selected John Roche (1st round, 14th pick), Mo Layton (3rd round, 48th pick), Walt Szerbiak (4th round, 65th pick), Ken Gardner (5th round, 82nd pick), Bob Kissane (5th round, 84th pick), William Graham (6th round, 99th pick), Ralph Brateris (7th round, 116th pick), Vernell Ellzy (8th round, 133rd pick), Mike Johnson (9th round, 149th pick), Tom Newell (10th round, 165th pick), Paul Leitz (11th round, 179th pick), Floyd Mason (12th round, 192nd pick), Ron Dorsey (13th round, 204th pick), Ken Booker (14th round, 213th pick) and Curtis Carter (15th round, 222nd pick) in the 1971 NBA Draft.
April 10, 1972: Selected Corky Calhoun (1st round, 4th pick), Scott English (3rd round, 33rd pick), Don Buse (3rd round, 34th pick), Claude Terry (3rd round, 42nd pick), Matt Gantt (4th round, 59th pick), Wardell Dyson (5th round, 75th pick), Charles Edge (6th round, 92nd pick), Bernie Fryer (7th round, 109th pick), Russell Golden (8th round, 125th pick), Bill Kennedy (9th round, 140th pick), Al Vilcheck (10th round, 153rd pick), John Belcher (11th round, 164th pick), Mark Soderberg (12th round, 172nd pick), Kelly Utley (13th round, 179th pick) and Ray Golson (14th round, 186th pick) in the 1972 NBA Draft.
September 30, 1975: Traded Earl Williams to the Detroit Pistons for a 1976 2nd round draft pick (Earl Tatum was later selected). Williams was originally traded for Willie Norwood on May 28, 1975 but the trade was cancelled.
June 8, 1976: Selected Ron Lee (1st round, 10th pick), Al Fleming (2nd round, 30th pick), Butch Feher (2nd round, 33rd pick), Ira Terrell (3rd round, 45th pick), Paul Miller (4th round, 62nd pick), Ralph Walker (5th round, 79th pick), Carl Brown (6th round, 97th pick), Brad Warble (7th round, 115th pick), Tom DeBerry (8th round, 133rd pick), John Irving (9th round, 150th pick) and Gary Jackson (10th round, 166th pick) in the 1976 NBA Draft.
June 9, 1978: Selected Marty Byrnes (1st round, 19th pick), Joel Kramer (3rd round, 63rd pick), Bob Miller (4th round, 85th pick), Wayne Smith (4th round, 88th pick), Andre Wakefield (5th round, 107th pick), Charles Thompson (6th round, 128th pick), Steve Malovic (7th round, 149th pick), George Fowler (8th round, 167th pick), Nate Stokes (9th round, 184th pick) and Lewis Cohen (10th round, 199th pick) in the 1978 NBA Draft.
June 10, 1980: Selected Kimberly Belton (2nd round, 42nd pick), John Campbell (3rd round, 59th pick), Doug True (3rd round, 65th pick), Leroy Stampley (4th round, 88th pick), Mark Stevens (5th round, 111th pick), Coby Leavitt (6th round, 134th pick), Ron Williams (7th round, 157th pick), Jim Conolly (8th round, 175th pick), Keith French (9th round, 196th pick) and Randy Carroll (10th round, 211th pick) in the 1980 NBA Draft.
October 14, 1980: Gar Heard signed as a veteran free agent with the San Diego Clippers; received a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Sam Clancy was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Derek Whittenburg was later selected) as compensation. The compensatory draft picks were sent to San Diego on February 3, 1981.
November 25, 1980: Traded Don Buse to the Indiana Pacers for a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Al Leslie was later selected) and a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Jose Slaughter was later selected).
June 8, 1981: Traded a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Al Leslie was later selected) and a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Jose Slaughter was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Dudley Bradley. Phoenix also relinquished the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Indiana in 1983.
June 9, 1981: Selected Larry Nance (1st round, 20th pick), Sam Clancy (3rd round, 62nd pick), Craig Dykema (3rd round, 66th pick), Paul Heuerman (5th round, 112th pick), Pete Harris (6th round, 135th pick), David Williams (7th round, 158th pick), Steve Risley (8th round, 180th pick), Brian Johnson (9th round, 200th pick) and Felton Sealey (10th round, 220th pick) in the 1981 NBA Draft.
September 30, 1981: Traded Johnny High to the Chicago Bulls for a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Winfred King was later selected).
June 27, 1983: Traded Dennis Johnson, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Winfred King was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Rick Robey, a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Rod Foster was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Paul Williams was later selected).
June 28, 1983: Selected Rod Foster (2nd round, 28th pick), Paul Williams (2nd round, 45th pick), Derek Whittenburg (3rd round, 51st pick), Sam Mosley (4th round, 89th pick), Rick Lamb (5th round, 113th pick), Edward Bona (6th round, 135th pick), Fred Brown (7th round, 159th pick), Mike Mulquin (8th round, 181st pick), Joe Dykstra (9th round, 204th pick) and Bo Overton (10th round, 224th pick) in the 1983 NBA Draft.
January 11, 1984: Signed Johnny High to the first of two 10-day contracts.
June 19, 1984: Selected Jay Humphries (1st round, 13th pick), Charles Jones (2nd round, 36th pick), Murray Jarman (3rd round, 59th pick), Jeff Collins (4th round, 82nd pick), Bill Flye (5th round, 105th pick), Herman Veal (6th round, 128th pick), Raymond Crenshaw (7th round, 151st pick), Mark Fothergill (8th round, 174th pick), Buddy Cox (9th round, 196th pick) and Ezra Hill (10th round, 218th pick) in the 1984 NBA Draft.
September 24, 1984: Signed Mike Holton as a free agent.
June 18, 1985: Selected Ed Pinckney (1st round, 10th pick), Nick Vanos (2nd round, 32nd pick), Jerry Everett (3rd round, 56th pick), Granger Hall (4th round, 78th pick), Shawn Campbell (5th round, 102nd pick), Charles Rayne (6th round, 124th pick) and Georgi Glouchkov (7th round, 148th pick) in the 1985 NBA Draft.
October 4, 1985: Kyle Macy signed as a veteran free agent with the Chicago Bulls; received a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Rafael Addison was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Milos Babic was later selected) as compensation.