1965–66 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1965–66 NBA season was the 76ers 17th season in the NBA and 3rd season in City Philadelphia. The Sixers would capture the regular season division championship by a game over the Boston Celtics. However, in the Eastern Conference Finals, they would lose to the Celtics in five games. After this series, Dolph Schayes was fired as coach and Alex Hannum would take over as the new coach.

1965–66 Philadelphia 76ers season
Division champions
Head coachDolph Schayes
ArenaMunicipal Auditorium
Results
Record55–25 (.688)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWFIL-TV
RadioWCAU
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RosterEdit

Roster listing
1965–66 Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 24 Bianchi, Al 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1932-03-26 Bowling Green
F 22 Branson, Jesse 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1942-01-07 Elon
C 13 Chamberlain, Wilt 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1936-08-21 Kansas
F 32 Cunningham, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1943-06-03 North Carolina
F 30 Gambee, Dave 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1937-04-16 Oregon State
G 15 Greer, Hal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1936-06-26 Marshall
G/F 35 Heyman, Art 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1941-06-24 Duke
F 54 Jackson, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1941-10-31 Texas–Pan American
G 23 Jones, Wali 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1942-02-14 Villanova
F 25 Walker, Chet 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1940-02-22 Bradley
G 12 Ward, Gerry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1941-09-06 Boston College
F 14 Warley, Ben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1936-09-04 Tennessee State
G 35 Weiss, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1942-05-07 Penn State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2015-12-16

Regular seasonEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia 76ers 55 25 .688 22–3 20–17 13–5 20–10
x-Boston Celtics 54 26 .675 1 26–5 19–18 9–3 19–11
x-Cincinnati Royals 45 35 .563 10 25–6 11–23 9–6 16–14
New York Knicks 30 50 .375 25 20–14 4–30 6–6 5–25
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1965-66 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 3–7 3–7 5–5 4–6 7–3 5–5 4–6 7–3
Boston 7–3 5–5 6–4 7–3 10–0 4–6 8–2 7–3
Cincinnati 7–3 5–5 8–2 4–6 7–3 4–6 5–5 5–5
Detroit 5–5 4–6 2–8 2–8 2–8 3–7 2–8 2–8
Los Angeles 6–4 3–7 6–4 8–2 5–5 2–8 7–3 8–2
New York 3–7 0–10 3–7 8–2 5–5 2–8 5–5 4–6
Philadelphia 5–5 6–4 6–4 7–3 8–2 8–2 8–2 7–3
San Francisco 6–4 2–8 5–5 8–2 3–7 5–5 2–8 4–6
St. Louis 3–7 3–7 5–5 8–2 2–8 6–4 3–7 6–4

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

The 76ers had a division semifinal bye.

East Division FinalsEdit

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (2) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Boston 115, Philadelphia 96
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 93
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 111, Boston 105
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 108 (OT)
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Boston 120, Philadelphia 112

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit