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Billy Cunningham

William John Cunningham (Billy, The Kangaroo Kid)

Position: Forward-Center
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York
High School: Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn, New York
College: University of North Carolina

Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player in 1986

Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall) of the 1965 NBA draft.

Coaching Record

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Totals

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 80 2134 431 1011 .426 281 443 .634 599 207 301 1143
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 81 2168 556 1211 .459 383 558 .686 589 205 260 1495
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 74 2076 516 1178 .438 368 509 .723 562 187 260 1400
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 82 3345 739 1736 .426 556 754 .737 1050 287 329 2034
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 81 3194 802 1710 .469 510 700 .729 1101 352 331 2114
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 81 3090 702 1519 .462 455 620 .734 946 395 328 1859
1971-72 28 PHI NBA 75 2900 658 1428 .461 428 601 .712 918 443 295 1744
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 84 3248 771 1583 .487 14 49 .286 472 598 .789 240 772 1012 530 216 381 309 2028
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 32 1190 253 537 .471 1 8 .125 149 187 .797 86 245 331 150 59 21 127 105 656
1974-75 31 PHI NBA 80 2859 609 1423 .428 345 444 .777 130 596 726 442 91 35 270 1563
1975-76 32 PHI NBA 20 640 103 251 .410 68 88 .773 29 118 147 107 24 10 57 274
Career TOT 770 26844 6140 13587 .452 15 57 .263 4015 5502 .730 485 1731 7981 3305 390 66 508 2845 16310
NBA 654 22406 5116 11467 .446 3394 4717 .720 159 714 6638 2625 115 45 2431 13626
ABA 116 4438 1024 2120 .483 15 57 .263 621 785 .791 326 1017 1343 680 275 21 508 414 2684

Per Game

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 80 26.7 5.4 12.6 .426 3.5 5.5 .634 7.5 2.6 3.8 14.3
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 81 26.8 6.9 15.0 .459 4.7 6.9 .686 7.3 2.5 3.2 18.5
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 74 28.1 7.0 15.9 .438 5.0 6.9 .723 7.6 2.5 3.5 18.9
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 82 40.8 9.0 21.2 .426 6.8 9.2 .737 12.8 3.5 4.0 24.8
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 81 39.4 9.9 21.1 .469 6.3 8.6 .729 13.6 4.3 4.1 26.1
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 81 38.1 8.7 18.8 .462 5.6 7.7 .734 11.7 4.9 4.0 23.0
1971-72 28 PHI NBA 75 38.7 8.8 19.0 .461 5.7 8.0 .712 12.2 5.9 3.9 23.3
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 84 38.7 9.2 18.8 .487 0.2 0.6 .286 5.6 7.1 .789 2.9 9.2 12.0 6.3 2.6 4.5 3.7 24.1
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 32 37.2 7.9 16.8 .471 0.0 0.3 .125 4.7 5.8 .797 2.7 7.7 10.3 4.7 1.8 0.7 4.0 3.3 20.5
1974-75 31 PHI NBA 80 35.7 7.6 17.8 .428 4.3 5.6 .777 1.6 7.5 9.1 5.5 1.1 0.4 3.4 19.5
1975-76 32 PHI NBA 20 32.0 5.2 12.6 .410 3.4 4.4 .773 1.5 5.9 7.4 5.4 1.2 0.5 2.9 13.7
Career TOT 770 34.9 8.0 17.6 .452 0.1 0.5 .263 5.2 7.1 .730 2.2 8.0 10.4 4.3 1.8 0.5 4.4 3.7 21.2
NBA 654 34.3 7.8 17.5 .446 5.2 7.2 .720 1.6 7.1 10.1 4.0 1.2 0.5 3.7 20.8
ABA 116 38.3 8.8 18.3 .483 0.1 0.5 .263 5.4 6.8 .791 2.8 8.8 11.6 5.9 2.4 0.7 4.4 3.6 23.1

Per 36 Minutes

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 80 2134 7.3 17.1 .426 4.7 7.5 .634 10.1 3.5 5.1 19.3
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 81 2168 9.2 20.1 .459 6.4 9.3 .686 9.8 3.4 4.3 24.8
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 74 2076 8.9 20.4 .438 6.4 8.8 .723 9.7 3.2 4.5 24.3
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 82 3345 8.0 18.7 .426 6.0 8.1 .737 11.3 3.1 3.5 21.9
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 81 3194 9.0 19.3 .469 5.7 7.9 .729 12.4 4.0 3.7 23.8
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 81 3090 8.2 17.7 .462 5.3 7.2 .734 11.0 4.6 3.8 21.7
1971-72 28 PHI NBA 75 2900 8.2 17.7 .461 5.3 7.5 .712 11.4 5.5 3.7 21.6
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 84 3248 8.5 17.5 .487 0.2 0.5 .286 5.2 6.6 .789 2.7 8.6 11.2 5.9 2.4 4.2 3.4 22.5
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 32 1190 7.7 16.2 .471 0.0 0.2 .125 4.5 5.7 .797 2.6 7.4 10.0 4.5 1.8 0.6 3.8 3.2 19.8
1974-75 31 PHI NBA 80 2859 7.7 17.9 .428 4.3 5.6 .777 1.6 7.5 9.1 5.6 1.1 0.4 3.4 19.7
1975-76 32 PHI NBA 20 640 5.8 14.1 .410 3.8 5.0 .773 1.6 6.6 8.3 6.0 1.4 0.6 3.2 15.4
Career TOT 770 26844 8.2 18.2 .452 0.1 0.5 .263 5.4 7.4 .730 2.2 7.9 10.7 4.4 1.8 0.5 4.1 3.8 21.9
NBA 654 22406 8.2 18.4 .446 5.5 7.6 .720 1.6 7.3 10.7 4.2 1.2 0.5 3.9 21.9
ABA 116 4438 8.3 17.2 .483 0.1 0.5 .263 5.0 6.4 .791 2.6 8.2 10.9 5.5 2.2 0.6 4.1 3.4 21.8

Advanced

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Season Age Tm Lg G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 80 2134 15.7 .474 .426 13.0 1.7 3.3 5.0 0.112
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 81 2168 19.3 .513 .459 12.7 4.4 2.5 6.8 0.151
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 74 2076 18.6 .499 .438 12.0 3.0 3.4 6.4 0.148
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 82 3345 18.7 .492 .426 11.8 4.4 4.6 9.0 0.129
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 81 3194 21.0 .524 .469 14.9 5.6 4.8 10.3 0.155
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 81 3090 20.5 .519 .462 13.7 18.6 5.8 4.2 10.0 0.156
1971-72 28 PHI NBA 75 2900 21.3 .515 .461 14.3 22.6 4.8 3.5 8.3 0.137
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 84 3248 24.7 .549 .491 7.6 24.5 16.0 23.2 2.9 17.1 25.8 6.5 5.4 11.9 0.176
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 32 1190 19.7 .530 .472 7.6 21.9 14.7 18.0 2.3 1.0 17.0 24.6 104 99 1.7 1.8 3.5 0.141
1974-75 31 PHI NBA 80 2859 19.2 .483 .428 4.6 21.3 12.9 24.7 1.5 0.6 96 2.7 3.5 6.1 0.103
1975-76 32 PHI NBA 20 640 16.4 .473 .410 4.4 17.8 11.1 23.5 1.7 0.8 97 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.093
Career TOT 770 26844 20.0 .509 .452 6.2 22.4 14.2 17.6 2.2 0.8 17.1 25.5 104 97 40.9 37.7 78.6 0.141
NBA 654 22406 19.4 .503 .446 4.5 20.7 13.5 16.8 1.5 0.7 96 32.7 30.5 63.2 0.135
ABA 116 4438 23.4 .544 .487 7.6 23.8 15.7 21.8 2.8 1.0 17.1 25.5 104 99 8.2 7.2 15.4 0.167

Playoffs

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age Tm Lg G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 4 69 5 31 11 13 18 10 11 21 .161 .846 17.3 5.3 4.5 2.5
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 15 339 83 221 59 90 93 33 53 225 .376 .656 22.6 15.0 6.2 2.2
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 3 86 24 43 14 17 22 10 16 62 .558 .824 28.7 20.7 7.3 3.3
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 5 217 49 117 24 38 63 12 24 122 .419 .632 43.4 24.4 12.6 2.4
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 5 205 61 123 24 36 52 20 19 146 .496 .667 41.0 29.2 10.4 4.0
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 7 301 67 142 47 67 108 40 28 181 .472 .701 43.0 25.9 15.4 5.7
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 12 472 112 223 1 4 57 83 35 142 61 50 48 282 .502 .250 .687 39.3 23.5 11.8 5.1
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 3 61 9 31 0 2 4 5 4 16 6 4 0 6 9 22 .290 .000 .800 20.3 7.3 5.3 2.0
Career TOT 54 1750 410 931 1 6 240 349 39 514 192 4 0 56 208 1061 .440 .167 .688 32.4 19.6 9.5 3.6
NBA 39 1217 289 677 179 261 356 125 151 757 .427 .686 31.2 19.4 9.1 3.2
ABA 15 533 121 254 1 6 61 88 39 158 67 4 0 56 57 304 .476 .167 .693 35.5 20.3 10.5 4.5

Playoffs Advanced

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Season Age Tm Lg G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1965-66 22 PHI NBA 4 69 6.1 .286 .161 20.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.153
1966-67 23 PHI NBA 15 339 15.4 .432 .376 13.4 -0.1 0.5 0.4 0.056
1967-68 24 PHI NBA 3 86 24.6 .614 .558 19.2 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.323
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 5 217 15.8 .456 .419 8.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.013
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 5 205 20.9 .526 .496 14.1 0.5 -0.1 0.4 0.093
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 7 301 22.8 .528 .472 16.2 20.4 0.8 0.1 0.9 0.138
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 12 472 23.4 .543 .504 15.8 20.8 16.2 25.8 1.1 0.6 1.7 0.177
1973-74 30 CAR ABA 3 61 7.1 .331 .290 5.6 22.2 12.7 12.9 3.0 0.0 15.3 24.5 73 105 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.118
Career TOT 54 1750 19.3 .489 .441 5.6 22.2 15.7 16.6 3.0 0.0 16.1 25.7 73 105 2.2 1.5 3.7 0.101
NBA 39 1217 18.4 .478 .427 16.2 15.2 1.3 0.8 2.1 0.082
ABA 15 533 21.5 .519 .478 5.6 22.2 15.5 19.9 3.0 0.0 16.1 25.7 73 105 0.9 0.7 1.6 0.143

All-Star Games

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 25 PHI NBA 1 0 22 5 10 .500 0 0 5 1 3 10
1969-70 26 PHI NBA 1 1 28 7 13 .538 5 5 1.000 4 2 3 19
1970-71 27 PHI NBA 1 1 19 2 8 .250 1 2 .500 4 3 1 5
1971-72 28 PHI NBA 1 1 24 4 13 .308 6 8 .750 10 3 4 14
1972-73 29 CAR ABA 1 20 9 12 .750 0 1 .000 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 3 6 18
Career TOT 5 3 113 27 56 .482 0 1 .000 12 15 .800 0 29 13 1 0 3 17 66
NBA 4 3 93 18 44 .409 12 15 .800 23 9 11 48
ABA 1 20 9 12 .750 0 1 .000 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 3 6 18

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1961-62 18 UNC 10 81 162 45 78 127 207 .500 .577 20.7 12.7
1962-63 19 UNC 21 186 380 105 170 339 477 .489 .618 22.7 16.1
1963-64 20 UNC 24 233 526 157 249 379 623 .443 .631 26.0 15.8
1964-65 21 UNC 24 237 481 135 213 344 609 .493 .634 25.4 14.3
Career 79 737 1549 442 710 1189 1916 .476 .623 24.3 15.1

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1969 NBA
1970 NBA
1971 NBA
1972 NBA
1973 ABA

Awards

1972-73 ABA MVP

Honors

1964-65 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1965-66 NBA All-Rookie (1st)
1968-69 NBA All-NBA (1st)
1969-70 NBA All-NBA (1st)
1970-71 NBA All-NBA (1st)
1971-72 NBA All-NBA (2nd)
1972-73 ABA All-ABA (1st)

MVP Award Shares

1968-69 NBA 0.252 (3)
1969-70 NBA 0.036 (5)
Career 0.288 (64)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)

1967 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Games

1965-66 NBA 80 (1)
1966-67 NBA 81 (1)
1968-69 NBA 82 (6)
1972-73 ABA 84 (1)

Minutes Played

1968-69 NBA 3345 (6)
1969-70 NBA 3194 (9)
1972-73 ABA 3248 (5)

Field Goals

1968-69 NBA 739 (4)
1969-70 NBA 802 (5)
1970-71 NBA 702 (10)
1972-73 ABA 771 (4)
Career 6140 (95)

Field Goal Attempts

1968-69 NBA 1736 (4)
1969-70 NBA 1710 (3)
1970-71 NBA 1519 (10)
1972-73 ABA 1583 (6)
Career 13587 (86)

Field Goal Pct

1972-73 ABA .487 (6)
Career ABA .483 (30)

3-Pt Field Goals

Career ABA 15 (97)

Free Throws

1966-67 NBA 383 (8)
1968-69 NBA 556 (2)
1969-70 NBA 510 (4)
1972-73 ABA 472 (9)
1974-75 NBA 345 (10)
Career ABA 621 (96)
Career 4015 (64)

Free Throw Attempts

1966-67 NBA 558 (8)
1968-69 NBA 754 (3)
1969-70 NBA 700 (4)
1970-71 NBA 620 (9)
1971-72 NBA 601 (9)
1972-73 ABA 598 (7)
1974-75 NBA 444 (9)
Career NBA 4717 (81)
Career 5502 (57)

Free Throw Pct

Career ABA .791 (37)

Defensive Rebounds

1972-73 ABA 772 (3)
Career ABA 1017 (71)

Total Rebounds

1968-69 NBA 1050 (10)
1969-70 NBA 1101 (6)
1972-73 ABA 1012 (5)
Career ABA 1343 (93)
Career 7981 (69)

Assists

1972-73 ABA 530 (3)
1974-75 NBA 442 (10)
Career ABA 680 (79)

Steals

1972-73 ABA 216 (1)
Career ABA 275 (22)

Blocks

Career ABA 21 (96)

Turnovers

1972-73 ABA 381 (2)

Personal Fouls

1965-66 NBA 301 (8)
1968-69 NBA 329 (1)
1969-70 NBA 331 (2)
1970-71 NBA 328 (5)
1971-72 NBA 295 (9)
1972-73 ABA 309 (5)
Career 2845 (94)

Points

1968-69 NBA 2034 (3)
1969-70 NBA 2114 (4)
1970-71 NBA 1859 (10)
1972-73 ABA 2028 (4)
Career 16310 (87)

Minutes Per Game

1968-69 NBA 40.8 (9)
1969-70 NBA 39.4 (10)
1972-73 ABA 38.7 (6)
Career 34.9 (95)

Points Per Game

1968-69 NBA 24.8 (3)
1969-70 NBA 26.1 (4)
1970-71 NBA 23.0 (9)
1972-73 ABA 24.1 (4)
Career NBA 20.8 (41)
Career 21.2 (37)

Rebounds Per Game

1968-69 NBA 12.8 (10)
1969-70 NBA 13.6 (7)
1972-73 ABA 12.0 (6)
Career NBA 10.1 (38)
Career 10.4 (38)

Assists Per Game

1971-72 NBA 5.9 (7)
1972-73 ABA 6.3 (4)

Player Efficiency Rating

1966-67 NBA 19.3 (8)
1969-70 NBA 21.0 (6)
1970-71 NBA 20.5 (7)
1971-72 NBA 21.3 (7)
1972-73 ABA 24.7 (2)
Career NBA 19.4 (77)
Career 20.0 (63)

True Shooting Pct

Career ABA .544 (24)

Effective Field Goal Pct

1972-73 ABA .491 (6)
Career ABA .487 (30)

Defensive Rebound Pct

1972-73 ABA 24.5 (4)

Total Rebound Pct

1972-73 ABA 16.0 (7)

Assist Pct

1972-73 ABA 23.2 (6)
1974-75 NBA 24.7 (9)

Usage Pct

1972-73 ABA 25.8 (5)

Offensive Win Shares

1972-73 ABA 6.5 (7)
Career ABA 8.2 (82)

Defensive Win Shares

1968-69 NBA 4.6 (9)
1969-70 NBA 4.8 (7)
1972-73 ABA 5.4 (4)
Career ABA 7.2 (90)
Career 37.7 (98)

Win Shares

1969-70 NBA 10.3 (9)
1972-73 ABA 11.9 (3)
Career ABA 15.4 (81)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1972-73 ABA 0.176 (7)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.891 (60)
   

Transactions

May 6, 1965: Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1965 NBA Draft.

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