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Goose Ligon

James Thomas Ligon

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: February 22, 1944 in Kokomo, Indiana
Died: April 17, 2004
High School: Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana
ABA Debut: October 14, 1967

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 78 2801 428 942 .454 1 4 .250 427 938 .455 405 595 .681 370 559 929 143 188 307 1262
1968-69 ★ 24 KEN ABA PF 75 2815 391 879 .445 1 5 .200 390 874 .446 337 510 .661 328 491 819 172 193 312 1120
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 84 3130 507 1000 .507 0 2 .000 507 998 .508 287 445 .645 399 695 1094 190 206 360 1301
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 84 2753 429 795 .540 0 6 .000 429 789 .544 214 391 .547 312 677 989 211 167 331 1072
1971-72 27 TOT ABA PF 82 2341 213 428 .498 1 6 .167 212 422 .502 141 217 .650 231 469 700 163 126 265 568
1971-72 27 KEN ABA PF 16 400 37 72 .514 1 2 .500 36 70 .514 20 33 .606 43 67 110 37 30 41 95
1971-72 27 PTC ABA PF 66 1941 176 356 .494 0 4 .000 176 352 .500 121 184 .658 188 402 590 126 96 224 473
1972-73 28 VIR ABA PF 12 360 58 103 .563 0 0 58 103 .563 28 43 .651 36 58 94 20 21 40 144
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 19 360 37 85 .435 0 1 .000 37 84 .440 19 25 .760 45 50 95 11 9 9 24 43 93
Career ABA 434 14560 2063 4232 .487 3 24 .125 2060 4208 .490 1431 2226 .643 1721 2999 4720 910 9 9 925 1658 5560
5 seasons KEN ABA 337 11899 1792 3688 .486 3 19 .158 1789 3669 .488 1263 1974 .640 1452 2489 3941 753 784 1351 4850
1 season PTC ABA 66 1941 176 356 .494 0 4 .000 176 352 .500 121 184 .658 188 402 590 126 96 224 473
2 seasons VIR ABA 31 720 95 188 .505 0 1 .000 95 187 .508 47 68 .691 81 108 189 31 9 9 45 83 237

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 78 35.9 5.5 12.1 .454 0.0 0.1 .250 5.5 12.0 .455 5.2 7.6 .681 4.7 7.2 11.9 1.8 2.4 3.9 16.2
1968-69 ★ 24 KEN ABA PF 75 37.5 5.2 11.7 .445 0.0 0.1 .200 5.2 11.7 .446 4.5 6.8 .661 4.4 6.5 10.9 2.3 2.6 4.2 14.9
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 84 37.3 6.0 11.9 .507 0.0 0.0 .000 6.0 11.9 .508 3.4 5.3 .645 4.8 8.3 13.0 2.3 2.5 4.3 15.5
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 84 32.8 5.1 9.5 .540 0.0 0.1 .000 5.1 9.4 .544 2.5 4.7 .547 3.7 8.1 11.8 2.5 2.0 3.9 12.8
1971-72 27 TOT ABA PF 82 28.5 2.6 5.2 .498 0.0 0.1 .167 2.6 5.1 .502 1.7 2.6 .650 2.8 5.7 8.5 2.0 1.5 3.2 6.9
1971-72 27 KEN ABA PF 16 25.0 2.3 4.5 .514 0.1 0.1 .500 2.3 4.4 .514 1.3 2.1 .606 2.7 4.2 6.9 2.3 1.9 2.6 5.9
1971-72 27 PTC ABA PF 66 29.4 2.7 5.4 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 2.7 5.3 .500 1.8 2.8 .658 2.8 6.1 8.9 1.9 1.5 3.4 7.2
1972-73 28 VIR ABA PF 12 30.0 4.8 8.6 .563 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.6 .563 2.3 3.6 .651 3.0 4.8 7.8 1.7 1.8 3.3 12.0
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 19 18.9 1.9 4.5 .435 0.0 0.1 .000 1.9 4.4 .440 1.0 1.3 .760 2.4 2.6 5.0 0.6 0.5 0.5 1.3 2.3 4.9
Career ABA 434 33.5 4.8 9.8 .487 0.0 0.1 .125 4.7 9.7 .490 3.3 5.1 .643 4.0 6.9 10.9 2.1 0.5 0.5 2.1 3.8 12.8
5 seasons KEN ABA 337 35.3 5.3 10.9 .486 0.0 0.1 .158 5.3 10.9 .488 3.7 5.9 .640 4.3 7.4 11.7 2.2 2.3 4.0 14.4
1 season PTC ABA 66 29.4 2.7 5.4 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 2.7 5.3 .500 1.8 2.8 .658 2.8 6.1 8.9 1.9 1.5 3.4 7.2
2 seasons VIR ABA 31 23.2 3.1 6.1 .505 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 6.0 .508 1.5 2.2 .691 2.6 3.5 6.1 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.7 7.6

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 78 2801 5.5 12.1 .454 0.0 0.1 .250 5.5 12.1 .455 5.2 7.6 .681 4.8 7.2 11.9 1.8 2.4 3.9 16.2
1968-69 ★ 24 KEN ABA PF 75 2815 5.0 11.2 .445 0.0 0.1 .200 5.0 11.2 .446 4.3 6.5 .661 4.2 6.3 10.5 2.2 2.5 4.0 14.3
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 84 3130 5.8 11.5 .507 0.0 0.0 .000 5.8 11.5 .508 3.3 5.1 .645 4.6 8.0 12.6 2.2 2.4 4.1 15.0
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 84 2753 5.6 10.4 .540 0.0 0.1 .000 5.6 10.3 .544 2.8 5.1 .547 4.1 8.9 12.9 2.8 2.2 4.3 14.0
1971-72 27 TOT ABA PF 82 2341 3.3 6.6 .498 0.0 0.1 .167 3.3 6.5 .502 2.2 3.3 .650 3.6 7.2 10.8 2.5 1.9 4.1 8.7
1971-72 27 KEN ABA PF 16 400 3.3 6.5 .514 0.1 0.2 .500 3.2 6.3 .514 1.8 3.0 .606 3.9 6.0 9.9 3.3 2.7 3.7 8.6
1971-72 27 PTC ABA PF 66 1941 3.3 6.6 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 2.2 3.4 .658 3.5 7.5 10.9 2.3 1.8 4.2 8.8
1972-73 28 VIR ABA PF 12 360 5.8 10.3 .563 0.0 0.0 5.8 10.3 .563 2.8 4.3 .651 3.6 5.8 9.4 2.0 2.1 4.0 14.4
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 19 360 3.7 8.5 .435 0.0 0.1 .000 3.7 8.4 .440 1.9 2.5 .760 4.5 5.0 9.5 1.1 0.9 0.9 2.4 4.3 9.3
Career ABA 434 14560 5.1 10.5 .487 0.0 0.1 .125 5.1 10.4 .490 3.5 5.5 .643 4.3 7.4 11.7 2.3 0.9 0.9 2.3 4.1 13.7
5 seasons KEN ABA 337 11899 5.4 11.2 .486 0.0 0.1 .158 5.4 11.1 .488 3.8 6.0 .640 4.4 7.5 11.9 2.3 2.4 4.1 14.7
1 season PTC ABA 66 1941 3.3 6.6 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 2.2 3.4 .658 3.5 7.5 10.9 2.3 1.8 4.2 8.8
2 seasons VIR ABA 31 720 4.7 9.4 .505 0.0 0.0 .000 4.7 9.3 .508 2.3 3.4 .691 4.1 5.4 9.5 1.5 0.9 0.9 2.3 4.1 11.8

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 78 2801 20.1 .524 .455 .632 .004 14.4 7.8 13.5 18.8 5.7 3.9 9.7 .166
1968-69 ★ 24 KEN ABA PF 75 2815 15.1 .508 .445 .580 .006 12.6 8.7 14.9 17.1 2.7 3.8 6.5 .112
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 84 3130 17.4 .544 .507 .445 .002 15.3 8.4 14.7 16.3 4.9 5.0 9.9 .152
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 84 2753 15.8 .554 .540 .492 .008 15.6 9.4 14.7 14.6 3.8 2.5 6.3 .110
1971-72 27 TOT ABA PF 82 2341 11.0 .543 .499 .507 .014 9.1 18.2 13.7 8.0 19.4 10.2 1.8 0.5 2.4 .048
1971-72 27 KEN ABA PF 16 400 10.7 .549 .521 .458 .028 10.4 14.7 12.7 10.9 25.7 11.2 0.4 0.6 1.0 .120
1971-72 27 PTC ABA PF 66 1941 11.0 .541 .494 .517 .011 8.9 18.9 13.9 7.4 18.0 10.0 1.5 -0.1 1.4 .034
1972-73 28 VIR ABA PF 12 360 14.5 .591 .563 .417 .000 9.8 15.6 12.7 7.2 14.7 14.7 0.7 0.3 1.0 .132
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 19 360 9.7 .484 .435 .294 .012 12.6 13.8 13.2 4.1 1.1 1.3 20.0 12.9 98 106 0.1 0.2 0.3 .045
Career ABA 434 14560 15.9 .533 .488 .526 .006 9.6 17.4 14.3 8.3 1.1 1.3 15.1 15.5 98 106 19.8 16.3 36.1 .119
5 seasons KEN ABA 337 11899 16.9 .532 .486 .535 .005 10.4 14.7 14.4 8.6 14.7 16.5 17.6 15.9 33.4 .135
1 season PTC ABA 66 1941 11.0 .541 .494 .517 .011 8.9 18.9 13.9 7.4 18.0 10.0 1.5 -0.1 1.4 .034
2 seasons VIR ABA 31 720 12.1 .544 .505 .362 .005 11.2 14.7 13.0 5.7 1.1 1.3 17.1 13.8 98 106 0.8 0.5 1.3 .089

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 5 173 20 46 .435 0 0 20 46 .435 32 42 .762 58 7 16 25 72
1968-69 24 KEN ABA PF 7 260 34 78 .436 0 1 .000 34 77 .442 30 41 .732 89 8 21 25 98
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 12 475 73 134 .545 0 0 73 134 .545 66 99 .667 144 26 30 50 212
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 19 587 81 170 .476 0 0 81 170 .476 38 67 .567 76 143 219 35 21 74 200
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 3 23 3 11 .273 0 2 .000 3 9 .333 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 1 4 5 6
Career ABA 46 1518 211 439 .481 0 3 .000 211 436 .484 166 249 .667 78 147 516 76 0 1 92 179 588
4 seasons KEN ABA 43 1495 208 428 .486 0 1 .000 208 427 .487 166 249 .667 76 143 510 76 88 174 582
1 season VIR ABA 3 23 3 11 .273 0 2 .000 3 9 .333 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 1 4 5 6

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 5 34.6 4.0 9.2 .435 0.0 0.0 4.0 9.2 .435 6.4 8.4 .762 11.6 1.4 3.2 5.0 14.4
1968-69 24 KEN ABA PF 7 37.1 4.9 11.1 .436 0.0 0.1 .000 4.9 11.0 .442 4.3 5.9 .732 12.7 1.1 3.0 3.6 14.0
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 12 39.6 6.1 11.2 .545 0.0 0.0 6.1 11.2 .545 5.5 8.3 .667 12.0 2.2 2.5 4.2 17.7
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 19 30.9 4.3 8.9 .476 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.9 .476 2.0 3.5 .567 4.0 7.5 11.5 1.8 1.1 3.9 10.5
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 3 7.7 1.0 3.7 .273 0.0 0.7 .000 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 1.7 2.0
Career ABA 46 33.0 4.6 9.5 .481 0.0 0.1 .000 4.6 9.5 .484 3.6 5.4 .667 3.5 6.7 11.2 1.7 0.0 0.3 2.0 3.9 12.8
4 seasons KEN ABA 43 34.8 4.8 10.0 .486 0.0 0.0 .000 4.8 9.9 .487 3.9 5.8 .667 4.0 7.5 11.9 1.8 2.0 4.0 13.5
1 season VIR ABA 3 7.7 1.0 3.7 .273 0.0 0.7 .000 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 1.7 2.0

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 5 173 4.2 9.6 .435 0.0 0.0 4.2 9.6 .435 6.7 8.7 .762 12.1 1.5 3.3 5.2 15.0
1968-69 24 KEN ABA PF 7 260 4.7 10.8 .436 0.0 0.1 .000 4.7 10.7 .442 4.2 5.7 .732 12.3 1.1 2.9 3.5 13.6
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 12 475 5.5 10.2 .545 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.2 .545 5.0 7.5 .667 10.9 2.0 2.3 3.8 16.1
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 19 587 5.0 10.4 .476 0.0 0.0 5.0 10.4 .476 2.3 4.1 .567 4.7 8.8 13.4 2.1 1.3 4.5 12.3
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 3 23 4.7 17.2 .273 0.0 3.1 .000 4.7 14.1 .333 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.3 9.4 0.0 0.0 1.6 6.3 7.8 9.4
Career ABA 46 1518 5.0 10.4 .481 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 10.3 .484 3.9 5.9 .667 4.6 8.7 12.2 1.8 0.0 1.6 2.2 4.2 13.9
4 seasons KEN ABA 43 1495 5.0 10.3 .486 0.0 0.0 .000 5.0 10.3 .487 4.0 6.0 .667 4.7 8.8 12.3 1.8 2.1 4.2 14.0
1 season VIR ABA 3 23 4.7 17.2 .273 0.0 3.1 .000 4.7 14.1 .333 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.3 9.4 0.0 0.0 1.6 6.3 7.8 9.4

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
1967-68 23 KEN ABA PF 5 173 16.5 .558 .435 .913 .000 15.2 6.5 19.9 18.3 0.4 0.1 0.5 .146
1968-69 24 KEN ABA PF 7 260 14.0 .510 .436 .526 .013 15.0 4.7 17.9 17.6 0.3 0.2 0.4 .078
1969-70 25 KEN ABA PF 12 475 16.9 .597 .545 .739 .000 14.2 7.8 14.5 16.6 1.2 0.4 1.6 .161
1970-71 26 KEN ABA PF 19 587 13.8 .501 .476 .394 .000 7.4 9.5 0.3 1.0 1.3 .105
1973-74 29 VIR ABA PF 3 23 -4.7 .273 .273 .000 .182 8.1 19.2 13.2 0.0 0.0 2.4 26.7 24.8 51 111 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.308
Career ABA 46 1518 14.8 .536 .481 .567 .007 8.1 19.2 14.6 6.9 0.0 2.4 14.4 17.4 51 111 2.0 1.7 3.7 .116
4 seasons KEN ABA 43 1495 15.1 .541 .486 .582 .002 14.6 7.0 14.1 17.2 2.2 1.7 3.8 .123
1 season VIR ABA 3 23 -4.7 .273 .273 .000 .182 8.1 19.2 13.2 0.0 0.0 2.4 26.7 24.8 51 111 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.308

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
1968-69 24 KEN ABA PF 1 12:00 0 2 .000 0 0 3 4 .750 1 3 0 1 2 3
Career ABA 1 12 0 2 .000 0 0 3 4 .750 1 3 0 1 2 3

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goose Ligon 9.9 9.7 6.5 6.3 2.4 1.0 0.3
Bob Love 89.5 9.9 8.6 7.5 6.3 1.0 0.6 0.2
Lamar Odom 84.5 9.2 8.4 6.5 4.7 3.2 2.2 0.7
Toni Kukoc 84.5 10.1 10.0 7.0 6.9 3.4 3.2 2.8
Steve Mix 84.3 9.4 8.2 6.5 5.1 1.3 0.4 -0.3
Bryon Russell 83.2 8.8 7.4 6.0 5.6 2.1 1.4 0.8
Derrick Coleman 83.1 9.9 9.5 5.8 5.6 5.1 3.3 -0.2
Vin Baker 82.6 10.4 8.3 6.2 5.8 4.4 3.5 0.4
Josh Howard 82.5 8.8 8.0 6.7 6.4 3.5 3.2 1.0
Ben Wallace 82.2 11.6 10.6 7.0 5.6 3.6 2.9 -0.2
John Beasley 81.8 8.9 8.1 8.0 6.8 3.3 2.0 0.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Goose Ligon 9.9 9.7 6.5 6.3 2.4 1.0 0.3
John Beasley 81.8 8.9 8.1 8.0 6.8 3.3 2.0 0.8
Josh Howard 81.1 8.8 8.0 6.7 6.4 3.5 3.2 1.0 0.5 0.0 -0.2
Kevin Love 81.0 11.4 10.0 5.3 4.9 1.1
Trooper Washington 79.0 8.3 6.9 6.3 6.0 3.4 2.2
Fred Schaus 77.8 8.5 8.4 6.8 4.0 3.7
Arnie Johnson 77.3 9.1 8.7 7.5 7.2 6.7
Kermit Washington 77.1 9.1 6.9 6.8 5.3 4.3 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.1
Ryan Anderson 73.1 8.9 6.5 6.4 3.1 2.5
Serge Ibaka 73.1 9.4 7.6 6.2 3.7
Willie Wise 72.5 11.2 10.5 8.9 7.5 6.7 2.5 0.7 0.6 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1969 ABA
Games
1967-68 ABA 78 (3)
1969-70 ABA 84 (1)
1970-71 ABA 84 (4)
Career ABA 434 (40)
Minutes Played
Career ABA 14560 (33)
Field Goals
Career ABA 2063 (52)
Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 4232 (52)
Free Throws
1967-68 ABA 405 (9)
Career ABA 1431 (34)
Free Throw Attempts
1967-68 ABA 595 (6)
Career ABA 2226 (25)
Offensive Rebounds
1967-68 ABA 370 (2)
1968-69 ABA 328 (5)
1969-70 ABA 399 (6)
1970-71 ABA 312 (9)
Career ABA 1721 (8)
Defensive Rebounds
1967-68 ABA 559 (5)
1969-70 ABA 695 (7)
1970-71 ABA 677 (8)
Career ABA 2999 (12)
Total Rebounds
1967-68 ABA 929 (6)
1968-69 ABA 819 (7)
1969-70 ABA 1094 (6)
1970-71 ABA 989 (8)
Career ABA 4720 (12)
Assists
Career ABA 910 (58)
Turnovers
Career ABA 925 (49)
Personal Fouls
1967-68 ABA 307 (3)
1968-69 ABA 312 (4)
1969-70 ABA 360 (2)
1970-71 ABA 331 (3)
Career ABA 1658 (16)
Points
Career ABA 5560 (47)
Field Goal Pct
1969-70 ABA .507 (5)
Career ABA .487 (27)
Free Throw Pct
Career ABA .643 (94)
Minutes Per Game
1968-69 ABA 37.5 (10)
Career ABA 33.5 (27)
Points Per Game
Career ABA 12.8 (43)
Rebounds Per Game
1967-68 ABA 11.9 (7)
1968-69 ABA 10.9 (6)
1969-70 ABA 13.0 (7)
1970-71 ABA 11.8 (9)
Career ABA 10.9 (13)
Career 10.9 (34)
Player Efficiency Rating
Career ABA 15.9 (40)
True Shooting Pct
1970-71 ABA .554 (10)
Career ABA .533 (30)
Effective Field Goal Pct
1969-70 ABA .507 (7)
Career ABA .488 (28)
Total Rebound Pct
1969-70 ABA 15.3 (9)
Career ABA 14.3 (19)
Assist Pct
Career ABA 8.3 (62)
Turnover Pct
Career ABA 15.1 (55)
Usage Pct
Career ABA 15.5 (77)
Offensive Win Shares
Career ABA 19.8 (31)
Defensive Win Shares
1968-69 ABA 3.8 (5)
1969-70 ABA 5.0 (4)
Career ABA 16.3 (26)
Win Shares
1967-68 ABA 9.7 (3)
1969-70 ABA 9.9 (7)
Career ABA 36.1 (25)
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1967-68 ABA .166 (8)
1969-70 ABA .152 (9)
Career ABA .119 (28)
   

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