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NBA 1972 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-1) versus New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-2) versus Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1971 to June
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July 12, 1971
Hired Bill Sharman as Head Coach.
September 11, 1971
September 20, 1971
Waived Fred Hetzel.
Waived Earnie Killum.
October 13, 1971
Traded Rick Roberson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Jim Price was later selected), a 1973 1st round draft pick (Kermit Washington was later selected) and a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Bill Schaeffer was later selected).
November 5, 1971
Elgin Baylor retired.
April 10, 1972
Drafted Travis Grant in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Drafted Jim Price in the 2nd round (16th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Drafted Paul Stovall in the 2nd round (22nd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Drafted Gregg Northington in the 3rd round (47th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Drafted Glen Summors in the 5th round (80th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Drafted Sam Simmons in the 6th round (97th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.