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InsideHoops NBA [Home] Feb. 12, 2004

ABA History - The Original American Basketball Association

This is about the original American Basketball Association (ABA).

Related: Info on the new, current ABA league.

Related: Original ABA - the front page

ABA Champions:

ABA Champions:
1967-68: Pittsburgh Pipers
1968-69: Oakland Oaks
1969-70: Indiana Pacers
1970-71: Utah Stars
1971-72: Indiana Pacers
1972-73: Indiana Pacers
1973-74: New York Nets
1974-75: Kentucky Colonels
1975-76: New York Nets

Yearly ABA Award Winners

ABA Most Valuable Player

ABA Rookie of the Year

1967-68 Connie Hawkins, Pittsburgh 1967-68  Mel Daniels, Minnesota
1968-69 Mel Daniels, Indiana 1968-69  Warren Armstrong, Oakland
1969-70 Spencer Haywood, Denver 1969-70 Spencer Haywood, Denver
1970-71 Mel Daniels, Indiana 1970-71 Charlie Scott, Virginia
1971-72 Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Dan Issel, Kentucky (tie)
1972-73 Billy Cunningham, Carolina 1971-72 Artis Gilmore, Kentucky
1973-74 Julius Erving, New York 1972-73 Brian Taylor, New York
1974-75  Julius Erving, New York 1973-74 Swen Nater, San Antonio
George McGinnis, Indiana (tie) 1974-75 Marvin Barnes, St. Louis
1975-76 Julius Erving, New York 1975-76 David Thompson, Denver

ABA Coach of the Year

ABA Executive of the Year

1967-68 Vince Cazzetta, Pittsburgh 1972-73 Carl Scheer, Carolina
1968-69 Alex Hannum, Oakland 1973-74 Jack Ankerson, San Antonio
1969-70 Bill Sharman, Los Angeles 1974-75 Carl Scheer, Denver
Joe Belmont, Denver (tie) 1975-76 Carl Scheer, Denver
1970-71 Al Bianchi, Virginia
1971-72 Tom Nissalke, Dallas
1972-73 Larry Brown, Carolina
1973-74 Babe McCarthy, Kentucky
Joe Mullaney, Utah (tie)
1974-75  Larry Brown, Denver
1975-76 Larry Brown, Denver

ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player

ABA All-Star Game
Most Valuable Player

1967-68 Connie Hawkins, Pittsburgh 1968  Larry Brown, New Orleans
1968-69 Mel Daniels, Indiana 1969  John Beasley, Dallas
1969-70 Spencer Haywood, Denver 1970 Spencer Haywood, Denver
1970-71 Mel Daniels, Indiana 1971 Mel Daniels, Indiana
1971-72 Artis Gilmore, Kentucky 1972 Dan Issel, Kentucky
1972-73 Billy Cunningham, Carolina 1973 Warren Jabali, Denver
1973-74 Julius Erving, New York 1974 Artis Gilmore, Kentucky
1974-75  Artis Gilmore, Kentucky 1975 Freddie Lewis, St. Louis
1975-76 Julius Erving, New York 1976 David Thompson, Denver

ABA All-League Teams

1967-68

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Connie Hawkins, Pittsburgh Roger Brown, Indiana
F Doug Moe, New Orleans Cincy Powell, Dallas
C Mel Daniels, Minnesota John Beasley, Dallas
G Larry Jones, Denver Larry Brown, New Orleans
G Charlie Williams, Pittsburgh Louie Dampier, Kentucky
1968-69

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Connie Hawkins, Minnesota John Beasley, Dallas
F Rick Barry, Oakland Doug Moe, Oakland
C Mel Daniels, Indiana Red Robbins, New Orleans
G Jimmy Jones, New Orleans Donnie Freeman, Miami
G Larry Jones, Denver Louie Dampier, Kentucky
1969-70

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Rick Barry, Washington Roger Brown, Indiana
F Spencer Haywood, Denver Bob Netolicky, Indiana
C Mel Daniels, Indiana Red Robbins, New Orleans
G Bob Verga, Carolina Louie Dampier, Kentucky
G Larry Jones, Denver Donnie Freeman, Miami
1970-71

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Roger Brown, Indiana John Brisker, Pittsburgh
F Rick Barry, New York Joe Caldwell, Carolina
C Mel Daniels, Indiana Zelmo Beaty, Utah
Dan Issel, Kentucky (tie)
G Mack Calvin, Floridians Donnie Freeman, Texas
G Charlie Scott, Virginia Larry Cannon, Denver
1971-72

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Dan Issel, Kentucky Willie Wise, Utah
F Rick Barry, New York Julius Erving, Virginia
C Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Zelmo Beaty, Utah
G Donnie Freeman, Dallas Ralph Simpson, Denver
G Bill Melchionni, New York Charlie Scott, Virginia
1972-73

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Billy Cunningham, Carolina George McGinnis, Indiana
F Julius Erving, Virginia Dan Issel, Kentucky
C Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Mel Daniels, Indiana
G Jimmy Jones, Utah Ralph Simpson, Denver
G Warren Jabali, Denver Mack Calvin, Carolina
1973-74

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Julius Erving, New York Dan Issel, Kentucky
F George McGinnis, Indiana Willie Wise, Utah
C Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Swen Nater, San Antonio
G Jimmy Jones, Utah Ron Boone, Utah
G Mack Calvin, Carolina Louie Dampier, Kentucky
1974-75

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Julius Erving, New York Marvin Barnes, St. Louis
F George McGinnis, Indiana George Gervin, San Antonio
C Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Swen Nater, San Antonio
G Mack Calvin, Denver Brian Taylor, New York
G Ron Boone, Utah James Silas, San Antonio
1975-76

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F Julius Erving, New York David Thompson, Denver
F Billy Knight, Indiana Bobby Jones, Denver
C Artis Gilmore, Kentucky Dan Issel, Denver
G James Silas, San Antonio Don Buse, Indiana
G Ralph Simpson, Denver George Gervin, San Antonio

 


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