Born:March 12, 1932 in Vancouver, Canada
High School: Queen Anne in Seattle, Washington
College: University of Washington
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1987 (Full List)
As Player: 281 G, 9.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.8 APG (Full Record)
September 28, 1970: Signed Tom Black as a free agent.
December 30, 1970: Signed Spencer Haywood as a free agent. The NBA sued Seattle because Haywood violated rules stating a player could not join the league until he was four years out of high school; the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Seattle on March 8, 1971.
March 29, 1971: Selected Fred Brown (1st round, 6th pick), Jim McDaniels (2nd round, 23rd pick), Pembroke Burrows (4th round, 57th pick), Jeff Smith (5th round, 74th pick), Mike Neciase (6th round, 91st pick), John Duncan (7th round, 108th pick), Charlie Lowery (8th round, 125th pick), Larry Holliday (9th round, 141st pick), Ed Huston (10th round, 157th pick) and Jerome Perry (11th round, 173rd pick) in the 1971 NBA Draft.