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Tom Gola

Thomas Joseph Gola (Mt. All-Around)

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: January 13, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: January 26, 2014
High School: La Salle College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: La Salle University
Draft: Philadelphia Warriors, 1955 NBA Draft (territorial selection)
NBA Debut: November 17, 1955
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1976 (Full List)

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 25, 2014 12:17 PM

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 23 PHW NBA SG 68 2346 244 592 .412 244 592 .412 244 333 .733 616 404 272 732
1956-57 24 Did Not Play (military service—U.S. Army)
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 59 2126 295 711 .415 295 711 .415 223 299 .746 639 327 225 813
1958-59 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2333 310 773 .401 310 773 .401 281 357 .787 710 269 243 901
1959-60 ★ 27 PHW NBA SG 75 2870 426 983 .433 426 983 .433 270 340 .794 779 409 311 1122
1960-61 ★ 28 PHW NBA SG 74 2712 420 940 .447 420 940 .447 210 281 .747 692 292 321 1050
1961-62 ★ 29 PHW NBA SG 60 2462 322 765 .421 322 765 .421 176 230 .765 587 295 267 820
1962-63 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF-SG 73 2670 363 791 .459 363 791 .459 170 219 .776 517 298 295 896
1962-63 ★ 30 SFW NBA SG 21 822 111 243 .457 111 243 .457 50 66 .758 148 73 93 272
1962-63 ★ 30 NYK NBA SF 52 1848 252 548 .460 252 548 .460 120 153 .784 369 225 202 624
1963-64 ★ 31 NYK NBA SG 74 2156 258 602 .429 258 602 .429 154 212 .726 469 257 278 670
1964-65 32 NYK NBA SG 77 1727 204 455 .448 204 455 .448 133 180 .739 319 220 269 541
1965-66 33 NYK NBA SG 74 1127 122 271 .450 122 271 .450 82 105 .781 289 191 207 326
Career NBA 698 22529 2964 6883 .431 2964 6883 .431 1943 2556 .760 5617 2962 2688 7871
7 seasons PHW,SFW NBA 421 15671 2128 5007 .425 2128 5007 .425 1454 1906 .763 4171 2069 1732 5710
4 seasons NYK NBA 277 6858 836 1876 .446 836 1876 .446 489 650 .752 1446 893 956 2161

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 23 PHW NBA SG 68 34.5 3.6 8.7 .412 3.6 8.7 .412 3.6 4.9 .733 9.1 5.9 4.0 10.8
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 59 36.0 5.0 12.1 .415 5.0 12.1 .415 3.8 5.1 .746 10.8 5.5 3.8 13.8
1958-59 26 PHW NBA SG 64 36.5 4.8 12.1 .401 4.8 12.1 .401 4.4 5.6 .787 11.1 4.2 3.8 14.1
1959-60 ★ 27 PHW NBA SG 75 38.3 5.7 13.1 .433 5.7 13.1 .433 3.6 4.5 .794 10.4 5.5 4.1 15.0
1960-61 ★ 28 PHW NBA SG 74 36.6 5.7 12.7 .447 5.7 12.7 .447 2.8 3.8 .747 9.4 3.9 4.3 14.2
1961-62 ★ 29 PHW NBA SG 60 41.0 5.4 12.8 .421 5.4 12.8 .421 2.9 3.8 .765 9.8 4.9 4.5 13.7
1962-63 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF-SG 73 36.6 5.0 10.8 .459 5.0 10.8 .459 2.3 3.0 .776 7.1 4.1 4.0 12.3
1962-63 ★ 30 SFW NBA SG 21 39.1 5.3 11.6 .457 5.3 11.6 .457 2.4 3.1 .758 7.0 3.5 4.4 13.0
1962-63 ★ 30 NYK NBA SF 52 35.5 4.8 10.5 .460 4.8 10.5 .460 2.3 2.9 .784 7.1 4.3 3.9 12.0
1963-64 ★ 31 NYK NBA SG 74 29.1 3.5 8.1 .429 3.5 8.1 .429 2.1 2.9 .726 6.3 3.5 3.8 9.1
1964-65 32 NYK NBA SG 77 22.4 2.6 5.9 .448 2.6 5.9 .448 1.7 2.3 .739 4.1 2.9 3.5 7.0
1965-66 33 NYK NBA SG 74 15.2 1.6 3.7 .450 1.6 3.7 .450 1.1 1.4 .781 3.9 2.6 2.8 4.4
Career NBA 698 32.3 4.2 9.9 .431 4.2 9.9 .431 2.8 3.7 .760 8.0 4.2 3.9 11.3
7 seasons PHW,SFW NBA 421 37.2 5.1 11.9 .425 5.1 11.9 .425 3.5 4.5 .763 9.9 4.9 4.1 13.6
4 seasons NYK NBA 277 24.8 3.0 6.8 .446 3.0 6.8 .446 1.8 2.3 .752 5.2 3.2 3.5 7.8

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 23 PHW NBA SG 68 2346 3.7 9.1 .412 3.7 9.1 .412 3.7 5.1 .733 9.5 6.2 4.2 11.2
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 59 2126 5.0 12.0 .415 5.0 12.0 .415 3.8 5.1 .746 10.8 5.5 3.8 13.8
1958-59 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2333 4.8 11.9 .401 4.8 11.9 .401 4.3 5.5 .787 11.0 4.2 3.7 13.9
1959-60 ★ 27 PHW NBA SG 75 2870 5.3 12.3 .433 5.3 12.3 .433 3.4 4.3 .794 9.8 5.1 3.9 14.1
1960-61 ★ 28 PHW NBA SG 74 2712 5.6 12.5 .447 5.6 12.5 .447 2.8 3.7 .747 9.2 3.9 4.3 13.9
1961-62 ★ 29 PHW NBA SG 60 2462 4.7 11.2 .421 4.7 11.2 .421 2.6 3.4 .765 8.6 4.3 3.9 12.0
1962-63 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF-SG 73 2670 4.9 10.7 .459 4.9 10.7 .459 2.3 3.0 .776 7.0 4.0 4.0 12.1
1962-63 ★ 30 SFW NBA SG 21 822 4.9 10.6 .457 4.9 10.6 .457 2.2 2.9 .758 6.5 3.2 4.1 11.9
1962-63 ★ 30 NYK NBA SF 52 1848 4.9 10.7 .460 4.9 10.7 .460 2.3 3.0 .784 7.2 4.4 3.9 12.2
1963-64 ★ 31 NYK NBA SG 74 2156 4.3 10.1 .429 4.3 10.1 .429 2.6 3.5 .726 7.8 4.3 4.6 11.2
1964-65 32 NYK NBA SG 77 1727 4.3 9.5 .448 4.3 9.5 .448 2.8 3.8 .739 6.6 4.6 5.6 11.3
1965-66 33 NYK NBA SG 74 1127 3.9 8.7 .450 3.9 8.7 .450 2.6 3.4 .781 9.2 6.1 6.6 10.4
Career NBA 698 22529 4.7 11.0 .431 4.7 11.0 .431 3.1 4.1 .760 9.0 4.7 4.3 12.6
7 seasons PHW,SFW NBA 421 15671 4.9 11.5 .425 4.9 11.5 .425 3.3 4.4 .763 9.6 4.8 4.0 13.1
4 seasons NYK NBA 277 6858 4.4 9.8 .446 4.4 9.8 .446 2.6 3.4 .752 7.6 4.7 5.0 11.3

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 23 PHW NBA SG 68 2346 .412 9.1 .412 .733
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 59 2126 .415 12.0 .415 .746
1958-59 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2333 .401 11.9 .401 .787
1959-60 ★ 27 PHW NBA SG 75 2870 .433 12.3 .433 .794
1960-61 ★ 28 PHW NBA SG 74 2712 .447 12.5 .447 .747
1961-62 ★ 29 PHW NBA SG 60 2462 .421 11.2 .421 .765
1962-63 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF-SG 73 2670 .459 10.7 .459 .776
1962-63 ★ 30 SFW NBA SG 21 822 .457 10.6 .457 .758
1962-63 ★ 30 NYK NBA SF 52 1848 .460 10.7 .460 .784
1963-64 ★ 31 NYK NBA SG 74 2156 .429 10.1 .429 .726
1964-65 32 NYK NBA SG 77 1727 .448 9.5 .448 .739
1965-66 33 NYK NBA SG 74 1127 .450 8.7 .450 .781
Career NBA 698 22529 .431 .431 .760
7 seasons PHW,SFW NBA 421 15671 .425 .425 .763
4 seasons NYK NBA 277 6858 .446 .446 .752

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1955-56 23 PHW NBA SG 68 2346 16.7 .496 .412 .563 4.0 2.5 6.5 .132
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 59 2126 18.3 .482 .415 .421 3.9 3.2 7.1 .161
1958-59 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2333 17.4 .484 .401 .462 3.8 3.6 7.4 .153
1959-60 ★ 27 PHW NBA SG 75 2870 15.4 .495 .433 .346 4.5 5.4 9.9 .166
1960-61 ★ 28 PHW NBA SG 74 2712 13.3 .494 .447 .299 3.5 3.3 6.8 .121
1961-62 ★ 29 PHW NBA SG 60 2462 11.4 .473 .421 .301 1.6 2.7 4.4 .085
1962-63 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF-SG 73 2670 12.0 .505 .459 .277 2.6 1.7 4.4 .078
1962-63 ★ 30 SFW NBA SG 21 822 10.5 .500 .457 .272 0.7 0.6 1.3 .076
1962-63 ★ 30 NYK NBA SF 52 1848 12.7 .507 .460 .279 2.0 1.1 3.1 .079
1963-64 ★ 31 NYK NBA SG 74 2156 11.6 .482 .429 .352 1.6 0.2 1.7 .039
1964-65 32 NYK NBA SG 77 1727 12.0 .506 .448 .396 17.3 2.2 1.2 3.4 .094
1965-66 33 NYK NBA SG 74 1127 12.2 .514 .450 .387 20.8 1.3 0.4 1.7 .071
Career NBA 698 22529 14.1 .491 .431 .371 18.7 29.1 24.1 53.2 .113
7 seasons PHW,SFW NBA 421 15671 15.0 .488 .425 .381 22.1 21.3 43.4 .133
4 seasons NYK NBA 277 6858 12.1 .500 .446 .346 18.7 7.0 2.8 9.8 .069

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 ❍ 23 PHW NBA SG 10 360 38 107 .355 38 107 .355 47 60 .783 101 58 47 123
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 8 327 36 109 .330 36 109 .330 38 51 .745 84 32 24 110
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 9 340 42 102 .412 42 102 .412 29 36 .806 95 50 41 113
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 3 127 7 34 .206 7 34 .206 15 20 .750 37 15 14 29
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG 9 316 19 70 .271 19 70 .271 19 25 .760 74 24 38 57
Career NBA 39 1470 142 422 .336 142 422 .336 148 192 .771 391 179 164 432
5 seasons PHW NBA 39 1470 142 422 .336 142 422 .336 148 192 .771 391 179 164 432

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 ❍ 23 PHW NBA SG 10 36.0 3.8 10.7 .355 3.8 10.7 .355 4.7 6.0 .783 10.1 5.8 4.7 12.3
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 8 40.9 4.5 13.6 .330 4.5 13.6 .330 4.8 6.4 .745 10.5 4.0 3.0 13.8
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 9 37.8 4.7 11.3 .412 4.7 11.3 .412 3.2 4.0 .806 10.6 5.6 4.6 12.6
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 3 42.3 2.3 11.3 .206 2.3 11.3 .206 5.0 6.7 .750 12.3 5.0 4.7 9.7
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG 9 35.1 2.1 7.8 .271 2.1 7.8 .271 2.1 2.8 .760 8.2 2.7 4.2 6.3
Career NBA 39 37.7 3.6 10.8 .336 3.6 10.8 .336 3.8 4.9 .771 10.0 4.6 4.2 11.1
5 seasons PHW NBA 39 37.7 3.6 10.8 .336 3.6 10.8 .336 3.8 4.9 .771 10.0 4.6 4.2 11.1

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 ❍ 23 PHW NBA SG 10 360 3.8 10.7 .355 3.8 10.7 .355 4.7 6.0 .783 10.1 5.8 4.7 12.3
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 8 327 4.0 12.0 .330 4.0 12.0 .330 4.2 5.6 .745 9.2 3.5 2.6 12.1
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 9 340 4.4 10.8 .412 4.4 10.8 .412 3.1 3.8 .806 10.1 5.3 4.3 12.0
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 3 127 2.0 9.6 .206 2.0 9.6 .206 4.3 5.7 .750 10.5 4.3 4.0 8.2
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG 9 316 2.2 8.0 .271 2.2 8.0 .271 2.2 2.8 .760 8.4 2.7 4.3 6.5
Career NBA 39 1470 3.5 10.3 .336 3.5 10.3 .336 3.6 4.7 .771 9.6 4.4 4.0 10.6
5 seasons PHW NBA 39 1470 3.5 10.3 .336 3.5 10.3 .336 3.6 4.7 .771 9.6 4.4 4.0 10.6

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1955-56 ❍ 23 PHW NBA SG 10 360 .355 10.7 .355 .783
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 8 327 .330 12.0 .330 .745
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 9 340 .412 10.8 .412 .806
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 3 127 .206 9.6 .206 .750
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG 9 316 .271 8.0 .271 .760
Career NBA 39 1470 .336 .336 .771
5 seasons PHW NBA 39 1470 .336 .336 .771

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1955-56 ❍ 23 PHW NBA SG 10 360 16.2 .461 .355 .561 24.2 0.4 0.6 1.0 .139
1957-58 25 PHW NBA SG 8 327 14.8 .418 .330 .468 15.4 0.2 0.5 0.7 .102
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 9 340 14.6 .479 .412 .353 17.9 0.5 0.6 1.1 .149
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 3 127 9.0 .339 .206 .588 15.3 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .027
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG 9 316 6.4 .352 .271 .357 10.1 -0.4 0.5 0.1 .017
Career NBA 39 1470 12.8 .426 .336 .455 17.0 0.5 2.5 3.0 .097
5 seasons PHW NBA 39 1470 12.8 .426 .336 .455 17.0 0.5 2.5 3.0 .097

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1959-60 27 PHW NBA SG 1 0 20:00 5 13 .385 2 3 .667 4 2 3 12
1960-61 28 PHW NBA SG 1 0 25:00 6 13 .462 2 4 .500 5 3 2 14
1961-62 29 PHW NBA SG
1962-63 30 NYK NBA SF 1 0 18:00 1 3 .333 0 0 2 1 3 2
1963-64 31 NYK NBA SG 1 0 7:00 0 0 1 2 .500 0 1 2 1
Career NBA 4 0 70 12 29 .414 5 9 .556 11 7 10 29

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 10 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Tom Gola 9.9 7.4 7.1 6.8 6.5 4.4 4.4 3.4 1.7 1.7
Randy Smith 90.8 9.4 7.9 7.2 6.4 5.8 5.7 4.2 3.3 3.0 2.2
Andy Phillip 90.8 9.7 7.7 7.4 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.1 2.9
Reggie Theus 90.6 9.2 6.9 6.5 6.4 6.2 5.3 4.6 3.7 3.2 1.8
Sleepy Floyd 90.6 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 0.9
Jose Calderon 90.5 10.2 7.5 7.4 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.2 3.7 0.9
Dick Snyder 90.4 10.0 8.0 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.0 4.1 3.7 1.8 0.6
Vern Fleming 89.9 8.4 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.6 4.4 3.3 2.9 2.0 1.4
Joe Johnson 89.7 8.4 7.6 7.6 7.0 6.0 5.1 4.2 3.3 3.0 2.8
Allan Houston 88.6 8.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 6.1 4.7 4.7 3.8 2.9 -1.2
Baron Davis 88.6 8.9 8.7 8.2 7.5 6.4 4.5 4.4 4.4 2.1 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Tom Gola 9.9 7.4 7.1 6.8 6.5 4.4 4.4 3.4 1.7 1.7
Andy Phillip 92.7 9.7 7.7 7.4 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.1 2.9 1.5
Jose Calderon 90.5 10.2 7.5 7.4 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.2 3.7 0.9
Sleepy Floyd 89.3 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.4
Allan Houston 88.6 8.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 6.1 4.7 4.7 3.8 3.1 2.9 0.7 -1.2
Pete Maravich 87.6 7.6 7.6 7.1 6.4 6.2 4.2 3.9 2.9 0.5 0.1
Norm Nixon 87.5 9.6 6.7 6.6 5.5 5.4 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.0 -0.4
Dick Snyder 87.2 10.0 8.0 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 1.8 0.9 0.9 0.6
Alvin Robertson 87.2 8.6 7.7 7.5 5.8 5.3 4.4 3.6 3.4 3.1 2.8
Michael Adams 87.2 8.3 7.5 6.9 6.3 5.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 1.6 0.8 -0.1
Jo Jo White 86.9 8.0 7.4 7.3 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1952-53 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1953-54 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1954-55 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1957-58 NBA All-NBA (2nd)

MVP Award Shares
1955-56 NBA 0.012 (7)
1958-59 NBA 0.007 (11)
1959-60 NBA 0.016 (8)
Career 0.036 (120)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)

Games
1959-60 NBA 75 (2)

Minutes Played
1959-60 NBA 2870 (7)

Assists
1955-56 NBA 404 (6)
1957-58 NBA 327 (7)
1958-59 NBA 269 (9)
1959-60 NBA 409 (5)

Personal Fouls
1955-56 NBA 272 (8)
1959-60 NBA 311 (1)
1960-61 NBA 321 (2)
1962-63 NBA 295 (5)

Minutes Per Game
1959-60 NBA 38.3 (7)
1962-63 NBA 36.6 (10)

Rebounds Per Game
1958-59 NBA 11.1 (8)

Assists Per Game
1955-56 NBA 5.9 (4)
1957-58 NBA 5.5 (4)
1958-59 NBA 4.2 (7)
1959-60 NBA 5.5 (5)

Assist Pct
1964-65 NBA 17.3 (10)

Defensive Win Shares
1957-58 NBA 3.2 (10)
1958-59 NBA 3.6 (4)
1959-60 NBA 5.4 (4)

Win Shares
1959-60 NBA 9.9 (6)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.193 (150)

NBA Elo Player Rating
263rd (overall) as of Jul 16, 2014, 12:41PM

     

Transactions

April 13, 1955: Drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1955 NBA Draft.

December 5, 1962: Traded by the San Francisco Warriors to the New York Knicks for Willie Naulls and Kenny Sears.

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