Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman G 6-2 185 4 UCLA 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Zelmo Beaty FC 6-9 225 6 Prairie View A&M 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bill Bridges FC 6-6 228 6 Kansas 1961 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Joe Caldwell GF 6-5 195 4 Arizona State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jim Davis C 6-9 225 2 Colorado 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Gary Gregor F 6-7 225 0 South Carolina 1967 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Richie Guerin SG 6-4 195 11 Iona 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Dennis Hamilton PF 6-8 210 1 Arizona State 1966 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Skip Harlicka G 6-1 185 0 South Carolina 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Lou Hudson GF 6-5 210 2 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
George Lehmann G 6-0 180 1 Campbell 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Ohl SG 6-3 190 8 Illinois 1958 Rnd 5 Pick 5 United States
Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 4 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Dwight Waller GF 6-6 220 0 Tennessee State 1968 Rnd 10 Pick 11 United States

1968-1969 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Abdul-Rahman J. Caldwell L. Hudson B. Bridges Z. Beaty
Rotation   D. Ohl   P. Silas J. Davis
Rotation   R. Guerin      
Lim PT   S. Harlicka D. Waller D. Hamilton  

1968-1969 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks48-347
3San Francisco Warriors41-4114
4San Diego Rockets37-4518
5Chicago Bulls33-4922
6Seattle SuperSonics30-5225
7Phoenix Suns16-6639

1968-1969 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bill Bridges All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1969)
Joe Caldwell Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)
Lou Hudson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)

1968-1969 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Lou Hudson 81 35.4 21.9 6.6 2.7
Zelmo Beaty 72 35.8 21.5 11.1 1.8
Joe Caldwell 81 33.6 15.8 3.7 4.0
Bill Bridges 80 36.6 11.8 14.2 3.7
Don Ohl 76 26.2 12.1 2.2 2.9
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 80 30.2 11.2 3.3 5.9
Paul Silas 79 23.5 8.7 9.4 1.8
Jim Davis 78 17.5 8.8 6.8 1.2
Richie Guerin 27 17.5 5.6 2.2 3.7
Skip Harlicka 26 8.4 4.1 0.6 1.4
Dennis Hamilton 25 5.6 3.0 1.2 0.3
George Lehmann 11 12.5 5.5 0.8 2.5
Dwight Waller 11 2.6 0.6 0.9 0.1

1968-1969 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Zelmo Beaty was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Zelmo Beaty signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1962. Zelmo Beaty re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on July 24, 1963.

Skip Harlicka was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Skip Harlicka signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1968.

Lou Hudson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Lou Hudson signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1966.

Paul Silas was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Paul Silas signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on May 4, 1964.

Dwight Waller was selected as the #11 pick in the 10 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Dwight Waller signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1968.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bill Bridges, the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1961 NBA Draft, were acquired by the St. Louis Hawks from the Chicago Zephyrs on June 14, 1962. Bill Bridges signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on January 8, 1963.

Acquired via Trade

Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 12, 1968.

Joe Caldwell was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Detroit Pistons on December 29, 1965.

Richie Guerin was acquired in a sign and trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 15, 1968.

Dennis Hamilton was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Phoenix Suns on September 11, 1968.

Don Ohl was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Washington Wizards on January 21, 1968.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jim Davis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on September 5, 1967.

1968-1969 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Cousins Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Marty Blake General Manager 1960-1961 N/A
Richie Guerin Head Coach 1964-1965 N/A