Hall of Fame: Inducted as Coach in 1979 ( Full List)
Houston Rockets: June 18, 1968 to February 16, 1972
Los Angeles Lakers: June 2, 1972 to September 17, 1976 Draft Picks, Trades, and Free Agent Signings
Houston Rockets Franchise
April 7, 1969: Selected Bingo Smith (1st round, 6th pick), Bernie Williams (2nd round, 21st pick), Charles Bonaparte (3rd round, 35th pick), Johnny Allen (4th round, 49th pick), Charles Hentz (5th round, 63rd pick), Bob Tallent (6th round, 77th pick), Lynn Shackelford (7th round, 91st pick), Bill DeHeer (8th round, 105th pick), Larry Cheatham (9th round, 119th pick), Lee Sims (10th round, 133rd pick), Justus Thigpen (11th round, 147th pick), Raul Duarte (12th round, 160th pick), Joe McBride (13th round, 173rd pick), Mike Heckman (14th round, 184th pick), Jerry Nickens (15th round, 192nd pick), Dick Groves (16th round, 198th pick), Steve Howell (17th round, 204th pick), Joe Pridgen (18th round, 209th pick) and Blaine Royer (19th round, 213th pick) in the 1969 NBA Draft.
August 22, 1969: Traded Hank Finkel to the Boston Celtics for cash. March 23, 1970: Selected Rudy Tomjanovich (1st round, 2nd pick), Calvin Murphy (2nd round, 18th pick), Curtis Perry (3rd round, 35th pick), Jody Finney (4th round, 52nd pick), James Gilbert (5th round, 69th pick), Mike Kretzer (6th round, 86th pick), Billy Paultz (7th round, 103rd pick), Don Adams (8th round, 120th pick), Jim Gottschall (9th round, 137th pick), Toke Coleman (10th round, 154th pick), Ron Belton (11th round, 171st pick), Jim Brooks (12th round, 184th pick), Harry Lozon (13th round, 194th pick), Clyde Oatis (14th round, 204th pick), Jay Bond (15th round, 214th pick), Dean Olofson (16th round, 223rd pick), Dennis Dickens (17th round, 230th pick), Jeff Cunningham (18th round, 234th pick) and Rick Erickson (19th round, 237th pick) in the 1970 NBA Draft.
April 15, 1970: Sold Don Kojis to the Seattle SuperSonics.
May 11, 1970: Traded Jim Barnett to the Portland Trail Blazers for Larry Siegfried.
September 10, 1970: Traded Art Williams to the Boston Celtics for a 1971 5th round draft pick (Greg Nelson).
December 9, 1970: Traded a 1971 3rd round draft pick ( Jackie Ridgle) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Johnny Egan. March 29, 1971: Selected Cliff Meely (1st round, 7th pick), Mike Newlin (2nd round, 24th pick), Tom Owens (4th round, 58th pick), Rudy Benjamin (5th round, 75th pick), Greg Nelson (5th round, 78th pick), Garry Reist (6th round, 92nd pick), Eric Hill (7th round, 109th pick), Rich Katherman (8th round, 126th pick), Willie Kerry (9th round, 142nd pick), Calvin Oliver (10th round, 158th pick), Doug Rex (11th round, 174th pick), Chris Schrobilgen (12th round, 187th pick), Lee McCollough (13th round, 199th pick), Gene Roberson (14th round, 210th pick), Terry Guigg (15th round, 219th pick), Leonard Jackson (16th round, 227th pick), Steve Sims (17th round, 231st pick), Carlos Quintar (18th round, 234th pick) and Gary Schneider (19th round, 236th pick) in the 1971 NBA Draft.
June 9, 1971: Traded a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Stacom) to the Chicago Bulls for Dick Gibbs.
July 30, 1971: Sold Toby Kimball to the Milwaukee Bucks.
September 12, 1971: Traded John Block to the Milwaukee Bucks for Dick Cunningham.
November 9, 1971: Traded Don Adams and Larry Siegfried to the Atlanta Hawks for Jim Davis and John Vallely.
December 9, 1971: Traded Curtis Perry and a 1972 1st round draft pick ( Russ Lee) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Smith and a 1973 3rd round draft pick ( E.C. Coleman).
December 10, 1971: Traded Jim Davis to the Detroit Pistons for a 1972 1st round draft pick ( Corky Calhoun).
December 16, 1971: Signed McCoy McLemore as a free agent. Los Angeles Lakers Franchise
August 31, 1972: Traded Jim Cleamons to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1974 2nd round draft pick ( Billy Knight).
September 19, 1972: Traded Paul Stovall to the Phoenix Suns for a 1974 2nd round draft pick ( Truck Robinson) and a future draft pick.
November 2, 1972: Traded Leroy Ellis and John Trapp to the Philadelphia 76ers for Bill Bridges and Mel Counts.
December 6, 1972: Traded Flynn Robinson to the Baltimore Bullets for a 1973 2nd round draft pick ( Jim Chones).
January 2, 1973: Signed Bill Turner as a free agent. April 24, 1973: Selected Kermit Washington (1st round, 5th pick), Bill Schaeffer (2nd round, 23rd pick), Jim Chones (2nd round, 31st pick), John Perry (2nd round, 34th pick), Larry Finch (4th round, 68th pick), Kresimir Cosic (5th round, 84th pick), David Brent (6th round, 102nd pick), Nate Hawthorne (7th round, 118th pick) and Roy McPipe (8th round, 136th pick) in the 1973 NBA Draft.
August 23, 1973: Traded a 1974 2nd round draft pick ( Truck Robinson) to the Capital Bullets for Stan Love.
September 12, 1973: Traded Jim McMillian to the Buffalo Braves for Elmore Smith.
October 30, 1973: Traded Keith Erickson and a 1974 2nd round draft pick ( Fred Saunders) to the Phoenix Suns for Connie Hawkins.
May 17, 1974: Traded Jim Chones to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1975 1st round draft pick ( Junior Bridgeman). May 28, 1974: Selected Brian Winters (1st round, 12th pick), Billy Knight (2nd round, 21st pick), Jim Bradley (3rd round, 48th pick), Ron de Vries (4th round, 67th pick), Seymour Reed (5th round, 84th pick), Billy Morris (6th round, 103rd pick), Dennis Van Zant (7th round, 120th pick) and Bob Florence (8th round, 139th pick) in the 1974 NBA Draft.
June 12, 1974: Traded Mel Counts to the New Orleans Jazz for future considerations.
September 6, 1974: Signed Cazzie Russell as a veteran free agent and sent a 1976 1st round draft pick ( Robert Parish) to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.
September 24, 1974: Traded a 1975 2nd round draft pick ( Gus Williams) to the Atlanta Hawks for Zelmo Beaty.
November 8, 1974: Traded Jim Price to the Milwaukee Bucks for Lucius Allen.
November 27, 1974: Traded a 1976 2nd round draft pick ( Jacky Dorsey) and a 1977 3rd round draft pick ( Mike Bratz) to the Phoenix Suns for Corky Calhoun.
December 6, 1974: Traded a 1975 3rd round draft pick ( Jim McElroy) to the New Orleans Jazz for Stu Lantz. May 29, 1975: Selected Dave Meyers (1st round, 2nd pick), Junior Bridgeman (1st round, 8th pick), C.J. Kupec (4th round, 56th pick), Charles Russell (5th round, 74th pick), Don Ford (6th round, 92nd pick), Rick Suttle (7th round, 110th pick) and Mike Cashman (8th round, 128th pick) in the 1975 NBA Draft.
June 16, 1975: Traded Junior Bridgeman, Dave Meyers, Elmore Smith and Brian Winters to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley.
August 8, 1975: Traded Connie Hawkins to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1976 3rd round draft pick (Mike Dabney).
September 23, 1975: Traded a 1976 5th round draft pick (James Rappis) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Ron Williams.
October 1, 1975: Signed Donnie Freeman as a free agent.
October 22, 1975: Purchased Cornell Warner from the Milwaukee Bucks.
October 27, 1975: Signed Jim McDaniels as a free agent.
November 3, 1975: Traded Pat Riley to the Phoenix Suns for John Roche and a 1976 2nd round draft pick ( Earl Tatum).
January 20, 1976: Traded future considerations to the Phoenix Suns for John Roche.
January 20, 1976: Signed Cliff Meely as a free agent.
May 10, 1976: Signed Mack Calvin as a free agent. June 8, 1976: Selected Earl Tatum (2nd round, 21st pick), Mike Dabney (3rd round, 36th pick), Tom Abernethy (3rd round, 43rd pick), Wayman Britt (4th round, 60th pick), Ed Schweitzer (6th round, 95th pick), Tommie Lipsey (7th round, 113th pick), Ed Gregg (8th round, 131st pick) and David Pickett (9th round, 149th pick) in the 1976 NBA Draft.
July 19, 1976: Gail Goodrich signed as a veteran free agent with the New Orleans Jazz; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.
August 5, 1976: Traded a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Essie Hollis) and a 1978 1st round draft pick ( Jack Givens) to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1977 1st round draft pick ( Kenny Carr), a 1978 1st round draft pick ( Freeman Williams), a 1979 1st round draft pick ( Magic Johnson) and a 1980 2nd round draft pick ( Sam Worthen). This exchange was arranged as compensation for Utah signing veteran free agent Gail Goodrich on July 19, 1976.