1968–69 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1968–69 NBA season was the 76ers 20th season in the NBA and 6th season in Philadelphia. The team would post a record of 55–27. In the opening round of the playoffs, they lost to the Boston Celtics 4-1, with 3 of the losses coming at the Spectrum. Without Wilt Chamberlain, the 76ers turned to Lucious Jackson to be the center on a more up-tempo, fast-breaking style to be run by new head coach Jack Ramsey but Jackson suffered a major injury during the season and was never the same player.[1]

1968–69 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coachJack Ramsay
ArenaThe Spectrum
Results
Record55–27 (.671)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWPHL-TV
RadioWCAU
< 1967–68 1969–70 >

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 21 Clark, Archie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Minnesota
F 32 Cunningham, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) North Carolina
PF 12 Green, Johnny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
G 15 Greer, Hal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Marshall
SG 14 Guokas, Matt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Saint Joseph's
PF 26 Halimon, Shaler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Utah State
C 18 Imhoff, Darrall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) California
F 54 Jackson, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas–Pan American
G 24 Jones, Wali 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Villanova
C 20 Raymond, Craig 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) BYU
F 25 Walker, Chet 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Bradley
C 16 Wilson, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Cincinnati
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Baltimore Bullets 57 25 .695 29–9 24–15 4–1 26–14
x-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671 2 26–8 24–16 5–3 23–17
x-New York Knicks 54 28 .659 3 30–7 19–20 5–1 26–14
x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 9 24–12 21–19 3–3 23–17
Cincinnati Royals 41 41 .500 16 15-13 16–21 10–7 20–20
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 25 21–17 7–30 4–3 13–27
Milwaukee Bucks 27 55 .329 30 15–19 8–27 4–9 7–29
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1968-69 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 2–4 3–3 6–1 4–2 6–0 3–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 3–4 4–3 4–2
Baltimore 4–2 5–2 6–0 4–3 7–0 3–3 5–1 3–4 2–4 6–0 5–1 3–3 4–2
Boston 3–3 2–5 4–2 5–2 5–1 2–4 5–1 1–6 5–2 6–0 4–2 3–3 3–3
Chicago 1–6 0–6 2–4 1–5 3–3 3–4 5–1 2–4 1–5 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–3
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 2–5 5–1 3–4 2–4 5–1 4–2 3–4 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–3
Detroit 0–6 0–7 1–5 3–3 4–3 3–3 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2
Los Angeles 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–5 6–0 7–0 4–3 5–1
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5 0–6 0–6 6–2 4–2 3–3 3–5
New York 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 2–4 4–3 1–5 6–0 4–3 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–0
Philadelphia 5–1 4–2 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–3 5–1 6–0 3–4 5–1 4–2 2–4 6–0
Phoenix 0–6 0–6 0–6 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–6 2–6 1–5 1–5 1–7 2–4 3–3
San Diego 4–3 1–5 2–4 3–3 4–2 3–3 0–7 2–4 3–3 2–4 7–1 3–3 3–3
San Francisco 3–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–3
Seattle 2–4 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 2–4 1–5 5–3 0–6 0–6 3–3 3–3 3–4

PlayoffsEdit

1969 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 1–4 (Home: 0–3; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 26 Boston L 100–114 Billy Cunningham (29) Darrall Imhoff (19) Billy Cunningham (6) Spectrum
8,151
0–1
2 March 28 @ Boston L 103–134 Chet Walker (26) Billy Cunningham (11) Matt Guokas (4) Boston Garden
13,751
0–2
3 March 30 Boston L 118–125 Billy Cunningham (33) Imhoff, Cunningham (14) Hal Greer (7) Spectrum
15,244
0–3
4 April 1 @ Boston W 119–116 Hal Greer (24) Darrall Imhoff (20) Hal Greer (7) Boston Garden
14,017
1–3
5 April 4 Boston L 90–93 Billy Cunningham (23) Darrall Imhoff (19) Archie Clark (7) Spectrum
15,244
1–4
1969 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit