Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Zaid Abdul-Aziz FC 6-9 235 5 Iowa State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Gus Bailey GF 6-5 185 0 UTEP 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
E.C. Coleman PF 6-8 225 0 Houston Baptist 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
Matt Guokas GF 6-5 175 7 Saint Joseph's 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
George E. Johnson C 6-11 245 2 Stephen F. Austin 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 0 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Jack Marin GF 6-7 200 7 Duke 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Paul McCracken G 6-4 180 1 Cal State Northridge 1972 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Stan McKenzie GF 6-5 195 6 NYU 1966 Rnd 11 Pick 3 United States
Cliff Meely PF 6-8 215 2 Colorado 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Otto Moore C 6-11 205 5 Texas-RGV 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Calvin Murphy PG 5-9 165 3 Niagara 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Mike Newlin GF 6-4 200 2 Utah 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Ed Ratleff GF 6-6 195 0 Long Beach State 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Ron Riley PF 6-8 195 1 USC 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Rudy Tomjanovich F 6-8 218 3 Michigan 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jimmy Walker SG 6-3 195 6 Providence 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Dave Wohl PG 6-2 185 2 Pennsylvania 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States

1973-1974 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Murphy M. Newlin R. Tomjanovich C. Meely Z. Abdul-Aziz
Rotation     E. Ratleff E. Coleman G. Johnson
Lim PT D. Wohl     K. Kunnert  
Lim PT       R. Riley  

1973-1974 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Capital Bullets47-35-
2Atlanta Hawks35-4712
3Houston Rockets32-5015
4Cleveland Cavaliers29-5318

1973-1974 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Rudy Tomjanovich Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Rudy Tomjanovich 80 40.3 24.5 9.0 3.1 1.1 0.8
Calvin Murphy 81 36.1 20.4 2.3 7.4 1.9 0.0
Mike Newlin 76 34.1 18.4 3.4 4.8 1.1 0.1
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 79 31.1 10.9 11.7 2.1 1.0 1.3
Cliff Meely 77 22.8 9.7 5.7 1.6 0.7 1.0
Ed Ratleff 81 21.9 7.5 3.5 2.2 1.1 0.3
Jack Marin 47 23.4 10.7 2.3 2.6 0.5 0.2
E.C. Coleman 58 18.5 5.2 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.3
Matt Guokas 39 25.8 5.3 1.5 3.4 0.7 0.4
Dave Wohl 26 17.3 6.0 0.7 4.2 1.7 0.0
Ron Riley 36 11.7 3.4 3.4 0.8 0.4 0.6
Kevin Kunnert 25 14.4 4.9 4.4 0.7 0.2 1.2
Otto Moore 13 24.1 5.2 6.5 1.4 0.8 1.4
George E. Johnson 26 9.2 2.1 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Stan McKenzie 11 10.2 1.8 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.0
Jimmy Walker 3 12.7 4.7 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0
Paul McCracken 4 3.2 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

E.C. Coleman was selected as the #16 pick in the 3 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. E.C. Coleman signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1973.

Cliff Meely was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Cliff Meely signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1971.

Calvin Murphy was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Calvin Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.

Mike Newlin was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Mike Newlin signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on April 27, 1971.

Ed Ratleff was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Ed Ratleff signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1973.

Rudy Tomjanovich was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Rudy Tomjanovich signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.

Acquired via Trade

Zaid Abdul-Aziz was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Seattle SuperSonics on September 18, 1972.

Kevin Kunnert was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Buffalo Braves on February 1, 1974.

Ron Riley was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Kansas City Kings on November 11, 1973.

Dave Wohl was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Buffalo Braves on February 1, 1974.

Acquired via Free Agency

George E. Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on February 1, 1973.

1973-1974 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Irvin Kaplan Owner 1973-1974 N/A
Johnny Egan Head Coach 1972-1973 N/A
Ray Patterson General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)