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The 1976 NBA Draft produced three Hall of Famers (Robert Parish, Adrian Dantley and Alex English), plus current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

The Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs were not allowed any picks in the 1976 NBA Draft under the terms of the ABA-NBA merger.[1]

Names in bold represent players selected for the All-NBA Team. Names with asterisks represent players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 John Lucas (PG)  United States Houston Rockets Maryland-Sr.
2 Scott May (PF)  United States Chicago Bulls Indiana-Sr.
3 Richard Washington (F-C)  United States Kansas City Kings UCLA-Jr.
4 Leon Douglas (C)  United States Detroit Pistons Alabama-Jr.
5 Wally Walker (F)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Virginia-Sr.
6 Adrian Dantley* (F)  United States Buffalo Braves Notre Dame-Jr.
7 Quinn Buckner (G)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Indiana-Sr.
8 Robert Parish* (C)  United States Golden State Warriors Centenary-Sr.
9 Armond Hill (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks Princeton-Jr.
10 Ron Lee (G)  United States Phoenix Suns Oregon-Sr.
11 Bob Wilkerson (G)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Indiana-Sr.
12 Terry Furlow (G)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Michigan State-Sr.
13 Mitch Kupchak (F)  United States Washington Bullets North Carolina-Sr.
14 Larry Wright (G)  United States Washington Bullets Grambling State-Jr.
15 Chuckie Williams (G)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Kansas State-Sr.
16 Norm Cook (F)  United States Boston Celtics Kansas-Jr.
17 Sonny Parker (F)  United States Golden State Warriors Texas A&M-Sr.

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
18 Willie Smith  United States Chicago Bulls Missouri
19 Bayard Forrest  United States Seattle SuperSonics Grand Canyon
20 Major Jones  United States Portland Trail Blazers Albany State
21 Earl Tatum  United States Los Angeles Lakers Marquette
22 Johnny Davis  United States Portland Trail Blazers Dayton
23 Alex English* (F)  United States Milwaukee Bucks South Carolina
24 Scott Lloyd  United States Milwaukee Bucks Arizona State
25 Lonnie Shelton  United States New York Knicks Oregon State
26 Jacky Dorsey  United States New Orleans Jazz Georgia
27 Phil Hicks  United States Houston Rockets Tulane
28 Bob Carrington  United States Atlanta Hawks Boston College
29 Dennis Johnson  United States Seattle SuperSonics Pepperdine
30 Al Fleming  United States Phoenix Suns Arizona
31 Joe Pace  United States Washington Bullets Coppin State
32 Mo Howard  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Maryland
33 Butch Feher  United States Phoenix Suns Vanderbilt
34 Marshall Rogers  United States Golden State Warriors Texas-Pan American

Notable post-second round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
99 Mike Dunleavy (PG)  United States Philadelphia 76ers South Carolina

ABA Dispersal Draft

The American Basketball Association and NBA joined in the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. Of the teams remaining in the ABA, four joined the NBA. All other ABA teams had been folded prior to the league merger except for the Kentucky Colonels and the Spirits of St. Louis; those two franchises were folded as part of the merger, and each had their players assigned to a dispersal draft for draft purposes.


Round One

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team ABA Team Purchase Price
1 Artis Gilmore (C)  United States Chicago Bulls Kentucky Colonels $1,100,000
2 Maurice Lucas (PF)  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Atlanta) Spirits of St. Louis $300,000
3 Ron Boone (PG)  United States Kansas City Kings Spirits of St. Louis $250,000
4 Marvin Barnes (C)  United States Detroit Pistons Spirits of St. Louis $500,000
5 Moses Malone* (C)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Spirits of St. Louis $350,000
6 Randy Denton (PG)  United States New York Knicks Spirits of St. Louis $50,000
7 William Averitt (PG)  United States Buffalo Braves (from Milwaukee) Kentucky Colonels $125,000
8 Wil Jones (PF)  United States Indiana Pacers Kentucky Colonels $50,000
9 Ron Thomas (SF)  United States Houston Rockets Kentucky Colonels $15,000
10 Louie Dampier (PG)  United States San Antonio Spurs Kentucky Colonels $20,000
11 Jan van Breda Kolff (SF)  United States New York Nets Kentucky Colonels $60,000

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team ABA Team Purchase Price
12 Mike Barr (PG)  United States Kansas City Kings Spirits of St. Louis $15,000

External links


  1. ^ Pluto, Terry, Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association (Simon & Schuster, 1990), ISBN 978-1-4165-4061-8, p.432


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