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1961-62 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (18.9/23.6/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Walt Bellamy (31.6/19.0/2.7)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (50.4)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (25.7)
APG Leader: Oscar Robertson (11.4)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (23.1)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1961 to June 30, 1962.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
August, 1961 Sale CIN STL

The Cincinnati Royals sold Mike Farmer to the St. Louis Hawks. Farmer played in the ABL in between.

August 2, 1961 Hiring PHW

The Philadelphia Warriors hired Frank McGuire as Head Coach.

August 19, 1961 Trade PHW STL

The Philadelphia Warriors traded Joe Graboski to the St. Louis Hawks for Frank Radovich, Bob McDonald and cash.

September 12, 1961 Retirement NYK

Dick Garmaker retired from the New York Knicks

October 3, 1961 Signing CIN DET

The Detroit Pistons signed George Patterson as a free agent.

October 31, 1961 Signing DET NYK

The New York Knicks signed Doug Kistler as a free agent.

November 18, 1961 Firing STL

The St. Louis Hawks fired Paul Seymour as Head Coach.

November 20, 1961 Hiring STL

The St. Louis Hawks hired Andrew Levane as Head Coach.

November 21, 1961 Trade STL CHP

The St. Louis Hawks traded Joe Graboski, Si Green and Woody Sauldsberry to the Chicago Packers for Barney Cable and Archie Dees.

November 29, 1961 Sale CHP PHW

The Chicago Packers sold Vern Hatton to the Philadelphia Warriors.

November 29, 1961 Waiver CHP

The Chicago Packers waived York Larese.

November 30, 1961 Sale PHW STL

The Philadelphia Warriors sold Vern Hatton to the St. Louis Hawks.

November 30, 1961 Signing CHP PHW

The Philadelphia Warriors signed York Larese as a free agent.

December, 1961 Sale PHW LAL

The Philadelphia Warriors sold Bob McNeill to the Los Angeles Lakers.

December, 1961 Sale LAL STL

The Los Angeles Lakers sold Bob Sims to the St. Louis Hawks.

December 1, 1961 Sale DET STL

The Detroit Pistons sold Shellie McMillon to the St. Louis Hawks.

December 10, 1961 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Doug Kistler.

December 11, 1961 Sale BOS NYK

The Boston Celtics sold Al Butler to the New York Knicks.

December 28, 1961 Sale CHP SYR

The Chicago Packers sold Joe Graboski to the Syracuse Nationals.

March 6, 1962 Signing STL

The St. Louis Hawks signed Stacey Arceneaux as a free agent.

March 7, 1962 Reassignment STL

The St. Louis Hawks reassigned Head Coach Andrew Levane.

March 9, 1962 Appointment STL

The St. Louis Hawks appointed Bob Pettit as Head Coach.

March 13, 1962 Hiring STL

The St. Louis Hawks hired Harry Gallatin as Head Coach.

June, 1962 Sale STL BOS

The St. Louis Hawks sold Clyde Lovellette to the Boston Celtics.

June 12, 1962 Firing CHP

The Chicago Packers fired Jim Pollard as Head Coach.

June 13, 1962 Waiver STL

The St. Louis Hawks waived Bob Sims.

June 13, 1962 Waiver STL

The St. Louis Hawks waived Stacey Arceneaux.

June 14, 1962 Trade STL CHP

The St. Louis Hawks traded Al Ferrari and Shellie McMillon to the Chicago Packers for Bill Bridges and Ralph Davis.

June 26, 1962 Signing CHP

The Chicago Packers signed Ralph Wells as a free agent.

July 24, 1962 Hiring CHZ

The Chicago Zephyrs hired Jack McMahon as Head Coach.