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Billy Cunningham

Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers

Played 9 seasons as a F for the Philadelphia 76ers (1966-71, 1974-76)

Nicknamed the “Kangaroo Kid”

Selected in the 1st Round (5th overall) in the 1965 NBA Draft

Career stats with the 76ers: 20.8 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 4.0 APG, .446 FG%, .720 FT%

4 consecutive NBA All Star selections (1969-72)

3 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Points

3 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Points Per Game

3 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Field Goals

4 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Free Throws

1 time finished in the NBA Top 10 Assists

1 time finished in the NBA Top 10 Assists Per Game

2 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Rebounds

2 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Rebounds Per Game

4 times led the 76ers in Total Points (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72)

4 times led the 76ers in Points Per Game (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72)

4 times led the 76ers in Field Goals (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72)

5 times led the 76ers in Free Throws (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75)

2 times led the 76ers in Assists (1971-72, 1974-75)

2 times led the 76ers in Assists Per Game (1971-72, 1974-75)

5 times led the 76ers in Rebounds (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75)

3 times led the 76ers in Rebounds Per Game (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71)

1 time led the 76ers in Defensive Rebounds (1974-75)

Became the last 76er to record back to back to back triple doubles (12/20/70 – 12/25/70)

Holds the 76ers single game record for Defensive Rebounds in a half with 13 (2/5/75)

Holds the 76ers single game playoff record for Field Goals with 22 (4/1/70)

Current Rank on the 76ers Career Leaders

  • 6th in PTS [13626]
  • 7th in PPG [20.8]
  • 5th in FG [5116]
  • 6th in FT [3394]
  • 8th in AST [2625]
  • 4th in REB [6638]

Current rank on the NBA Career Leaders:

  • 38th in PPG [20.8]
  • 38th in RPG [10.1]

Named to the NBA All-Rookie Team (1965-66)

3 time 1st Team All-NBA selection (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71)

1 time 2nd Team All-NBA selection (1971-72)

Head Coach of the 76ers for 8 seasons (1977-85)

Compiled a career 454-196 (.698) record in those 8 seasons

Holds the following franchise records for coaches: Games, Wins, Winning Percentage

1 time NBA Eastern Division Champion with the 76ers (1967)

Member of the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers

Coached the 76ers to 3 NBA Eastern Conference titles (1980, 1982, 1983)

Head Coach of the 1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers

His #32 was retired by the 76ers (12/17/76)

Named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1986)

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