Category:Washington Caps players
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mike Barrett (basketball, born 1943) – Michael Thomas Bird Man Barrett was an American basketball player. He was reared in Richwood, West Virginia and attended Richwood High School, a 62 guard from West Virginia Institute of Technology, Barrett participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal for the United States national basketball team. He also played for the United States mens national team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship. From 1969 to 1973 he played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Washington Capitols, Virginia Squires and he was named to the 1970 ABA All-Rookie team, and averaged 13.4 points per game over his ABA career. He was named West Virginia Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1968, Barrett died August 8,2011 after a long illness. Mike Barrett at Basketball-Reference. com 1968 Summer Olympics at USABasketball. com
2. Rick Barry – Richard Francis Dennis Rick Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He was known for his unorthodox but effective underhand free throw shooting technique, in 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is the father of former NBA players Brent Barry and Jon Barry, Barry grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey, graduating from Roselle Park High School in 1962. Barry was an All-American basketball player for the University of Miami, while at Miami, Barry met his wife Pamela, the daughter of Hurricanes head coach Bruce Hale. As a senior in the 1964–65 campaign, Barry led the NCAA with a 37.4 points-per-game average, Barry and the Hurricanes did not take part in the NCAA Tournament, however, because the basketball program was on probation at the time. Barry is one of just two players to have his number retired by the school. Barry was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors with the pick of the 1965 NBA draft. In Barrys first season in the NBA with the Warriors, the team improved from 17 to 35 victories and that 76ers team is considered to be one of the greatest in basketball history.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game in the 1965–66 season. Teamed with star center Nate Thurmond in San Francisco, Barry helped take the Warriors to the 1967 NBA Finals, including a 55-point outburst in Game 3, Barry averaged 40.8 points per game in the series, an NBA Finals record that stood for three decades. The courts ordered Barry to sit out the 1967–68 season before he starred in the ABA, the ensuing negative publicity cast Barry in a negative light, portraying him as selfish and money-hungry. However, many NBA players at the time were looking at jumping to the ABA for more lucrative contracts, Barry would star in the ABA, twice averaging more than 30 points per game. After the 1966–67 season, Barry became one of the first NBA players to jump to the American Basketball Association when he signed with the Oakland Oaks, in the ABAs first season, the Oaks were the only ABA team located in the same market as an NBA team. The Warriors went to court and prevented Barry from playing for the Oaks during the 1967–68 season, Barry instead worked on Oaks radio broadcasts during the ABAs first season. During the 1968–69 season Barry suited up for the Oaks and averaged 34 points per game and he also led the ABA in free throw percentage for the season. However, on December 27,1968, late in a game against the New York Nets, Barry and Kenny Wilburn collided and Barry tore ligaments in his knee. He tried to again in January but only aggravated the injury and sat out the rest of the season. Despite the injury Barry was named to the ABA All-Star team, the Oaks finished with a record of 60-18, winning the Western Division by 14 games over the second place New Orleans Buccaneers
3. Larry Brown (basketball) – Lawrence Harvey Larry Brown is an American basketball coach, who was most recently head mens basketball coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He also won an ABA championship as a player with the Oakland Oaks in the 1968–69 season, and he is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and he has been a basketball coach since 1972. Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27,2002, Brown is Jewish, and was born in Brooklyn, New York. A5 ft 9 in point guard, he attended Long Beach High School and then played at the University of North Carolina under legendary coaches Frank McGuire and Dean Smith. During that time Brown was selected for the 1964 Summer Olympics team, on which he played and with which he won a gold medal, Brown was named MVP of the ABAs first All-Star Game in 1968, and was named to the All-ABA Second Team the same year. Brown led the ABA in assists per game during the leagues first three seasons, and when he ended his career, Brown was the ABAs all-time assist leader. His total of 2,509 assists places him seventh on the ABAs career list, Browns first head coaching job was at Davidson College in North Carolina in 1969. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, it would only last during the summer offseason, Brown moved on to the ABA and coached with the Carolina Cougars and then the Denver Nuggets, who later joined the NBA in 1976, for five and a half seasons from 1974 to 1979. He then moved on to coach for UCLA, leading his freshman-dominated 1979–80 team to the NCAA title game before falling to Louisville, 59–54. However, that appearance was vacated by the NCAA after two UCLA players were found to be ineligible—one of the few times a Final Four squad has had its record vacated. Brown was the coach for the NBAs New Jersey Nets for two years following that, from 1981 to 1983. Brown began his tenure at the University of Kansas, replacing the fired Ted Owens, who had overseen back-to-back losing seasons in 1981-82 and 1982-83. In the meantime Brown signed the most coveted high school player in the country, Danny Manning, to play for KU after signing his father, Ed Manning, perhaps Browns finest team at Kansas was the 1985-86 team. This squad put together a 35-4 record, the first 30-win season in KU history, in the 1987-88 season, Kansas got off to a mediocre 12–8 start, including 1–4 in the Big 8, and the end of the Jayhawks 55-game homecourt winning streak in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas then proceeded to defeat 11th-seed Xavier, 14th-seed Murray State, and 7th-seed Vanderbilt before meeting rival Kansas State, KU upset the 4th-seeded Wildcats 71-58 in the Elite Eight to reach the Final Four in Kansas Citys Kemper Arena. Once there, Kansas upset the East Regions #2 seed Duke, 66-59, Manning, who scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the final, was named Most Oustanding Player of the Tournament
4. Jim Eakins – James Scott Jim Eakins is a retired American professional basketball player. A611 center from Brigham Young University, Eakins was selected in the round of the 1968 NBA draft by the San Francisco Warriors. Eakins played eight seasons in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Utah Stars and he won ABA championships in 1969 with the Oakland Oaks and in 1976 with the New York Nets. Eakins also represented Virginia in the 1974 ABA All-Star Game, after the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, Eakins played in the NBA until 1978 as a member of the Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks. In his ABA/NBA career, he scored 8,255 points, career statistics Recent photo of Jim Eakins @ nbrpa. com Jim Eakins at BYUCougars. com
5. Warren Jabali – Warren Jabali was an American basketball player. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association from 1968 to 1975, born Warren Edward Armstrong, Jabali changed his name while attending Wichita State University to reflect his African roots. The name does not have any religious connotations as it is a Swahili word for rock, a skilled defender and rebounder and a remarkable leaper, the 62 Jabali was reported to be able to touch a ten-foot high basketball rim with his forehead. Although Wichita State, and the Missouri Valley Conference in general, supplied many pro players of the era, he did not receive much attention from the National Basketball Association. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 4th round of the 1968 NBA draft, he signed instead with the Oakland Oaks of the rival ABA, who selected him in the 1968 ABA Draft. In his first season in the ABA, he won Rookie of the Year honors, prompting teammate Rick Barry to comment, later that season, Jabali averaged 33.2 points against the Indiana Pacers in the 1969 ABA Finals and was named Playoffs MVP. That season Jabalis efforts helped bring an ABA Championship to the Oakland Oaks, a team also featured Rick Barry, Larry Brown. Jabali became an instant star after coming into the league from Wichita State University, although Barry, the Oaks biggest attraction, won the league scoring title in 1968–69, he was only able to play in 35 games because of a severe knee ligament injury. It was Jabali, a starter, who gave Coach Alex Hannum the extra scoring punch needed in Barrys absence. With Jabali aboard and Barry helping for part of the season, in the playoffs they went 12-4 on the way to claiming the ABA Championship. A year later at midseason, with the team playing as the Washington Caps, hurt shortly after playing in his first of four ABA All-Star Games, he was carrying an average of 22.8 points per game at the time. Jabali made a comeback, although his final five years were spent with four different teams, in his first season back, 1970–71, he was traded from the Kentucky Colonels to the Indiana Pacers on October 13,1970 in exchange for a first-round draft choice and cash. Jabali saw action in 62 games with the Pacers and it was with the Pacers that Jabali started pulling the trigger from three-point land, he did it 163 times that year, making 47 treys. He had a big year with the Florida Floridians the following season, averaging 19.9 points and hitting 102 of his 286 three-point attempts, when the Miami-based franchise folded, Jabali moved to the Denver Rockets. During his first campaign with the Rockets, Jabalis 16-point effort in the 1973 ABA All-Star Game keyed the Wests come-from-behind victory and that game is often referred to as the Jabalis Jamboree. After one more season in Denver and another with the San Diego Conquistadors, Jabali retired in 1975, in his seven-year professional career, Jabali played for the Oakland Oaks, Washington Capitals, the Indiana Pacers, The Floridians, the Denver Rockets, and the San Diego Conquistadors. While playing for the Rockets in 1973, he was named the All-Star Game MVP and was named to the All-ABA First Team after averaging 17.0 points,6.6 assists, and 5.2 rebounds. Knee problems would soon limit his effectiveness, however, and he retired in 1975, having achieved career averages of 17.1 points,5.3 assists, Warren Jabali died on July 13,2012
6. Doug Moe – Douglas Edwin Moe is an American former professional basketball player and coach. As a head coach with the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association, born in Brooklyn, New York, Moe was a star player at the University of North Carolina where he was a two-time All-American. However, his career ended in controversy when he admitted to being associated with a point shaving scandal. Moe received $75 from fix conspirator Aaron Wagman to fly to a meeting in New Jersey, arranged by Moes friend conspirator Lou Brown, there is no evidence that Moe was ever involved in a fix conspiracy, but his ties to the scandal blemished his reputation. He garnered ABA All-Star honors three times in an injury-shortened five-year professional playing career, Moe became a head coach in 1976–77, after serving as an assistant coach for the Carolina Cougars. Moe worked behind the bench for 15 years, ten of them with the Denver Nuggets and he also had stops in San Antonio and Philadelphia. Moe began his career with the Carolina Cougars in the ABA as an assistant coach to his UNC teammate. He then followed Brown to Denver, where they coached the Nuggets from 1974 to 1976, during those two seasons, the Nuggets were 125–43. They advanced to the ABA Finals in 1976, but lost to the New York Nets in six games, after the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, Moe served as a head coach for the San Antonio Spurs for four seasons, leading them to a conference finals appearance in 1979. He returned to Denver in 1980 to take over the coaching reigns from another UNC alum Donnie Walsh. From 1980 to 1990, Moe compiled a 432–357 record and led the Nuggets to the postseason nine-straight years—advancing as far as the Western Conference Finals in 1985 and he guided the Nuggets to two Midwest Division titles and a franchise-record 54 wins in 1987–88. He was named NBA Coach of the Year that same year, under Moes direction, the Nuggets high-octane offense led the league in scoring in six of his 10 seasons in Denver. He is honored by the Nuggets with a banner that read 432 for his amount of wins as a Nugget head coach, Moe also served an unsuccessful stint as a head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, with his son David Moe as an assistant coach. In 1979, he led the Spurs to the conference finals and his overall NBA head coaching ledger stands at 628–529 and his wins are the 19th-most in NBA history, though he is not in the Hall of Fame. Moe used a run-and-gun offense which had his team shoot before the defense had set up. He ran almost no plays, instead relying on ball movement, screens, players were not to hold onto the ball for longer than two seconds. The movement of the ball was predicated on what the defense allowed and you cant diagram it, you cant put a pencil and paper to it. If you do, youre doing an injustice to the system, Moe simply said, The passing game is basically doing whatever the hell you want
7. Roland Taylor – Roland Morris Fatty Taylor is an American former professional basketball player. A 6’0 guard born in Washington, D. C. Taylor became known as one of the few outstanding defensive players in a league known primarily for a run-and-gun style. On the Squires Taylor played with former or later NBA stars including Adrian Smith, Jumbo Jim Eakins, for one-and-a-half seasons Taylor was a teammate of George Gervin, and Taylor has been credited with coining Gervins nickname The Iceman. Taylor spent one season in the NBA as a member of the Denver Nuggets, and he retired in 1977 with combined ABA/NBA totals of 5,098 points,2,563 assists, and 2,524 rebounds