Chicago Zephyrs Regular Season Rosters

1962-1963 Chicago Zephyrs Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Walt Bellamy C 6-11 225 1 Indiana 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Barney Cable F 6-7 175 4 Bradley 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Johnny Cox G 6-4 185 0 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
Terry Dischinger GF 6-7 189 0 Purdue 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Al Ferrari G 6-2 190 5 Michigan State 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Si Green G 6-2 185 5 Duquesne 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Charlie Hardnett F 6-8 225 0 Grambling State 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Maury King SG 6-2 195 1 Kansas 1957 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
Slick Leonard G 6-3 185 6 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Nick Mantis SG 6-3 190 1 Northwestern 1959 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Bill McGill FC 6-9 225 0 Utah 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 0 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Mel Nowell G 6-2 170 0 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 12 Pick 1 United States
Woody Sauldsberry FC 6-7 220 5 Texas Southern 1957 Rnd 8 Pick 5 United States
Jeff Slade F 6-6 220 0 Kenyon College 1962 Rnd 11 Pick 1 United States
Larry Staverman PF 6-7 205 3 Thomas More 1958 Rnd 9 Pick 2 United States
Ralph Wells G 6-1 180 0 Northwestern 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1962-1963 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Green M. King S. Leonard T. Dischinger W. Bellamy
Rotation   J. Cox C. Hardnett L. Staverman  
Rotation   A. Ferrari D. Nelson B. McGill  
Rotation     J. Slade    
Lim PT   N. Mantis B. Cable    

1962-1963 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers53-27-
2St. Louis Hawks48-325
3Detroit Pistons34-4619
4San Francisco Warriors31-4922
5Chicago Zephyrs25-5528

1962-1963 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Terry Dischinger Rookie Of The Year (1963)
Terry Dischinger All-Rookie First Team (1963)
Terry Dischinger Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)
Walt Bellamy Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)

1962-1963 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Walt Bellamy 80 41.3 27.9 16.4 2.9
Terry Dischinger 57 40.2 25.5 8.0 3.1
Si Green 73 36.3 11.7 4.6 5.8
Charlie Hardnett 78 21.2 10.6 7.7 0.9
Woody Sauldsberry 54 30.8 12.9 6.8 1.2
Johnny Cox 73 23.1 7.8 3.8 1.9
Bill McGill 60 9.8 7.4 2.7 0.6
Don Nelson 62 17.3 6.8 4.5 1.2
Larry Staverman 33 18.2 7.2 4.8 1.3
Mel Nowell 39 15.1 5.9 1.7 2.2
Slick Leonard 32 27.5 7.1 2.1 4.5
Maury King 37 25.8 5.8 2.8 3.8
Nick Mantis 33 19.0 5.9 2.4 2.3
Barney Cable 19 28.5 8.1 5.7 2.2
Al Ferrari 18 7.7 2.1 0.7 0.8
Jeff Slade 3 6.7 1.3 2.3 0.0
Ralph Wells 3 16.0 0.7 2.0 2.3

1962-1963 Chicago Zephyrs Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Walt Bellamy was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Walt Bellamy signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1961.

Terry Dischinger was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Terry Dischinger signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1962.

Bill McGill was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Bill McGill signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1962.

Don Nelson was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Don Nelson signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1962.

Jeff Slade was selected as the #1 pick in the 11 Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Jeff Slade signed a contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1962.

Acquired via Trade

Barney Cable was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on January 30, 1963.

Al Ferrari was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on June 14, 1962.

Si Green was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on November 23, 1961.

Charlie Hardnett was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on October 7, 1962.

Nick Mantis was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on November 19, 1962.

Larry Staverman was acquired in a sign and trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the Cincinnati Royals on July 13, 1962.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Slick Leonard was taken in the 1961 Expansion Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs from the Los Angeles Lakers on April 26, 1961.

Acquired via Free Agency

Johnny Cox signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 11, 1962.

Maury King signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Zephyrs on January 8, 1963.