1974–75 Kansas City-Omaha Kings season

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1974–75 Kansas City-Omaha Kings season
Head coachPhil Johnson
ArenaKemper Arena
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKMBC-TV/KETV
RadioKCMO/KFAB
< 1973–74 1975–76 >

The 1974-75 NBA season was the Kings 26th season in the NBA and their third season in the city of Kansas City.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

Kansas City-Omaha Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 5 Adelman, Rick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Loyola Marymount
G 1 Archibald, Nate 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) UTEP
F 11 Behagen, Ron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minnesota
G 10 D'Antoni, Mike 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marshall
F 21 Kojis, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Marquette
C 55 Kosmalski, Len 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Tennessee
C 44 Lacey, Sam 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) New Mexico State
G 23 May, Don 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Dayton
F 31 McNeil, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Marquette
F 24 Walker, Jimmy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Providence
G 15 Wedman, Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Colorado
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 29–12 18–23 11–15
x-Kansas City–Omaha Kings 44 38 .537 3 29–12 15–26 17–9
x-Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 7 26–15 14–27 10–16
Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 9 25–16 13–28 14–12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Golden State Warriors 48 34 .585
2 y-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 1
3 x-Kansas City–Omaha Kings 44 38 .537 4
4 x-Seattle SuperSonics 43 39 .524 5
5 x-Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 8
6 Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 10
6 Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 10
8 Phoenix Suns 32 50 .390 16
9 Los Angeles Lakers 30 52 .366 18


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974–75 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 0–4 1–3 0–4 3–4 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 0–4 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–5
Boston 4–0 5–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–0 7–2 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2
Buffalo 3–1 4–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 4–0 5–3 6–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 3–5 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3
Cleveland 4–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 6–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5
Detroit 2–2 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–6 3–1 3–6 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3
Golden State 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–3 5–3 4–3 1–3
Houston 5–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 5–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–5
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–4 2–2 6–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 6–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3
Los Angeles 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–4 2–5 2–6 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 3–1 5–3 3–1 6–3 1–3 1–3 3–6 0–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4
New Orleans 5–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–6 0–4 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–7
New York 4–0 2–7 3–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 3–5 3–6 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3
Phoenix 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–6 4–3 1–3
Portland 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–5 2–2 1–3 5–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–1 2–6 1–3
Seattle 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 3–4 3–1 3–1 6–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–4 6–2 1–3
Washington 5–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–3 3–1 3–1 5–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

The Kings had a first round bye.

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Chicago Bulls vs. (3) Kansas City Kings: Bulls win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Chicago: Chicago 95, Kansas City 89
  • Game 2 @ Kansas City: Kansas City 102, Chicago 95
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Chicago 93, Kansas City 90
  • Game 4 @ Kansas City: Kansas City 104, Chicago 100 (OT)
  • Game 5 @ Chicago: Chicago 104, Kansas City 77
  • Game 6 @ Kansas City: Chicago 101, Kansas City 89

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]