Born:May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas
High School: Porterville in Porterville, California
College: University of Southern California
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1976 and Coach in 2004 (Full List)
As Player: 711 G, 17.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.0 APG (Full Record)
As Coach: 10 Yrs, 466-353, .569 W-L% (Full Record)
June 9, 1978: Selected Ron Carter (2nd round, 26th pick), Lew Massey (2nd round, 38th pick), Michael Cooper (3rd round, 60th pick), Harold Robertson (4th round, 82nd pick), Carlos Terry (5th round, 104th pick), Kim Stewart (6th round, 126th pick) and Larry Paige (7th round, 147th pick) in the 1978 NBA Draft.
June 25, 1979: Selected Magic Johnson (1st round, 1st pick), Brad Holland (1st round, 14th pick), Ollie Mack (2nd round, 25th pick), Victor King (2nd round, 39th pick), Mark Young (2nd round, 41st pick), Walter Daniels (3rd round, 60th pick), Ray White (4th round, 79th pick) and Ricky Reed (4th round, 81st pick) in the 1979 NBA Draft.
June 10, 1980: Selected Wayne Robinson (2nd round, 31st pick), Butch Carter (2nd round, 37th pick), Tony Jackson (4th round, 87th pick), Ron Baxter (4th round, 91st pick), Rick Raivio (5th round, 114th pick), Odis Boddie (6th round, 137th pick) and Melvin Hooker (8th round, 178th pick) in the 1980 NBA Draft.
October 8, 1980: Traded a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Jerome Kersey) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jim Brewer. Portland had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Los Angeles in 1984 but opted for a 2nd round draft pick instead.
June 9, 1981: Selected Mike McGee (1st round, 19th pick), Harvey Knuckles (2nd round, 39th pick), Elvis Rolle (2nd round, 42nd pick), Zam Fredrick (3rd round, 51st pick), Ron Cornelius (3rd round, 65th pick), Kevin McKenna (4th round, 88th pick), Craig Watts (5th round, 111th pick), Kevin Singleton (6th round, 134th pick), Larry Petty (7th round, 157th pick) and Jay Triano (8th round, 179th pick) in the 1981 NBA Draft.