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The 1980 NBA Draft was the 34th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on June 10, 1980, before the 1980–81 season. In this draft, 23 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip.[1] The Boston Celtics, who obtained the Detroit Pistons' first-round pick in a trade, won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Utah Jazz were awarded the second pick.[2] The Celtics then traded the first pick to the Golden State Warriors before the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. An expansion franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the eleventh pick in each round. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. Before the draft, five college underclassmen were declared eligible for selection.[3] The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 214 players.

Joe Barry Carroll from the Purdue University was selected first overall by the Golden State Warriors. Darrell Griffith from the University of Louisville was selected second by the Utah Jazz. He went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.[4] Kevin McHale from the University of Minnesota was selected third by the Boston Celtics. McHale spent his entire 13-year career with the Celtics and won three NBA championships. He also won two consecutive Sixth Man of the Year Award and was also selected to one All-NBA Team, seven All Star Games and six All-Defensive Teams.[5] For his achievements, he has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[6] McHale was also named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.[7] Johnson went on to have a coaching career as an interim head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in Template:Nbay and in the Template:Nbay.[8] Carroll, 8th pick Andrew Toney, 11th pick Kiki Vandeweghe and 25th pick Jeff Ruland are the only other players from this draft who was selected to an All-Star Game.[9][10][11][12]

Key

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who has never played in the NBA

Draft

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Darrell Griffith was selected second overall by the Utah Jazz.

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Kevin McHale (right) was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics.

A man, wearing a brown suit and white shirt, is shouting while standing on a basketball court, surrounded by several other people.

Mike Woodson was selected 12th overall by the New York Knicks.

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Rick Mahorn was selected 35th overall by the Washington Bullets.

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Carroll, Joe BarryJoe Barry Carroll+ F/C U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors (from Detroit via Boston) Purdue (Sr.)
1 2 Griffith, DarrellDarrell Griffith G U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz Louisville (Sr.)
1 3 McHale, KevinKevin McHale^ F/C U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (from Golden State) Minnesota (Sr.)
1 4 Ransey, KelvinKelvin Ransey G U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls Ohio State (Sr.)
1 5 Ray, JamesJames Ray F U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets Jacksonville (Sr.)
1 6 O'Koren, MikeMike O'Koren G/F U.S. Flag.png New Jersey Nets North Carolina (Sr.)
1 7 Gminski, MikeMike Gminski C U.S. Flag.png New Jersey Nets (from San Diego via Portland) Duke (Sr.)
1 8 Toney, AndrewAndrew Toney+ G U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (from Indiana) Southwestern Louisiana (Sr.)
1 9 Brooks, MichaelMichael Brooks F U.S. Flag.png San Diego Clippers (from Cleveland) La Salle (Sr.)
1 10 Lester, RonnieRonnie Lester G U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers Iowa (Sr.)
1 11 Vandeweghe, KikiKiki Vandeweghe+ F U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks UCLA (Sr.)
1 12 Woodson, MikeMike Woodson G/F U.S. Flag.png New York Knicks Indiana (Sr.)
1 13 Brown, RickeyRickey Brown F/C U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors (from Washington via Detroit and Boston) Mississippi State (Sr.)
1 14 Matthews, WesWes Matthews G U.S. Flag.png Washington Bullets (from Houston) Wisconsin (Jr.)
1 15 Johnson, ReggieReggie Johnson F/C U.S. Flag.png San Antonio Spurs Tennessee (Sr.)
1 16 Whitney, CharlesCharles Whitney G/F U.S. Flag.png Kansas City Kings NC State (Sr.)
1 17 Drew, LarryLarry Drew G U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (from Milwaukee) Missouri (Sr.)
1 18 Collins, DonDon Collins G/F U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks Washington State (Sr.)
1 19 Duren, JohnJohn Duren G U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz (from Phoenix) Georgetown (Sr.)
1 20 Hanzlik, BillBill Hanzlik G/F U.S. Flag.png Seattle SuperSonics Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 21 Davis, MontiMonti Davis F U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers Tennessee State (Sr.)
1 22 Kinch, ChadChad Kinch G U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers (from Los Angeles) UNC Charlotte (Sr.)
1 23 Nicks, CarlCarl Nicks G U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets (from Boston via Indiana) Indiana State (Sr.)
2 24 Smith, LarryLarry Smith F/C U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors (from Detroit) Alcorn State (Sr.)
2 25 Ruland, JeffJeff Ruland+ F/C U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors Iona (Jr.)
2 26 Worthen, SamSam Worthen F U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls (from Utah via Los Angeles) Marquette (Sr.)
2 27 Stroud, JohnJohn Stroud F U.S. Flag.png Houston Rockets (from Denver via New Jersey) Mississippi (Sr.)
2 28 Shelton, CraigCraig Shelton F U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks (from Chicago) Georgetown (Sr.)
2 29 Orr, LouisLouis Orr F U.S. Flag.png Indiana Pacers (from New Jersey) Syracuse (Sr.)
2 30 Natt, KennyKenny Natt G U.S. Flag.png Indiana Pacers (from San Diego) Northeast Louisiana (Sr.)
2 31 Robinson, WayneWayne Robinson F U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland) Virginia Tech (Sr.)
2 32 Lawrence, DavidDavid Lawrence# F U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers (from Indiana) McNeese State (Sr.)
2 33 Collins, BruceBruce Collins# G/F U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers Weber State (Sr.)
2 34 Bouie, RooseveltRoosevelt Bouie# C U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks Syracuse (Sr.)
2 35 Mahorn, RickRick Mahorn F/C U.S. Flag.png Washington Bullets Hampton (Sr.)
2 36 Scales, DeWayneDeWayne Scales F U.S. Flag.png New York Knicks LSU (Jr.)
2 37 Carter, ButchButch Carter G U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (from San Antonio) Indiana (Sr.)
2 38 Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts# F U.S. Flag.png Houston Rockets Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 39 Wiley, MichaelMichael Wiley F U.S. Flag.png San Antonio Spurs (from Kansas City) Long Beach State (Sr.)
2 40 Miller, DickDick Miller F U.S. Flag.png Indiana Pacers (from Milwaukee via Kansas City) Toledo (Sr.)
2 41 Oldham, JawannJawann Oldham C U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets (from Atlanta via Utah) Seattle (Sr.)
2 42 Belton, KimberlyKimberly Belton# F U.S. Flag.png Phoenix Suns Stanford (Sr.)
2 43 Williams, BillyBilly Williams# G U.S. Flag.png Houston Rockets (from Seattle) Clemson (Sr.)
2 44 Austin, ClydeClyde Austin# G U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers NC State (Sr.)
2 45 Branson, BradBrad Branson F/C U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (from Los Angeles) SMU (Sr.)
2 46 Hallman, ArnetteArnette Hallman# F U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics Purdue (Sr.)

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.

File:Kurt Rambis huddle cropped.jpg

Kurt Rambis was selected 58th overall by the New York Knicks.

File:Rory Sparrow at Manute Bol's funeral 2010-06-29.jpg

Rory Sparrow was selected 75th overall by the New Jersey Nets.

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 47 Nimphius, KurtKurt Nimphius F/C U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets (from Detroit) Arizona State (Sr.)
3 50 Wilkes, JamesJames Wilkes F U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls UCLA (Sr.)
3 51 Valentine, RonnieRonnie Valentine F U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets Old Dominion (Sr.)
3 52 Moore, LowesLowes Moore G U.S. Flag.png New Jersey Nets West Virginia (Sr.)
3 56 Harper, MikeMike Harper F/C U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers North Park (Sr.)
3 57 Britton, DavidDavid Britton G U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks Texas A&M (Sr.)
3 58 Rambis, KurtKurt Rambis F U.S. Flag.png New York Knicks Santa Clara (Sr.)
4 61 Yonakor, RichRich Yonakor F U.S. Flag.png San Antonio Spurs North Carolina (Sr.)
4 66 Bailey, CarlCarl Bailey C U.S. Flag.png Seattle SuperSonics Tuskegee (Sr.)
4 70 Cook, DarwinDarwin Cook G U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons Portland (Sr.)
4 75 Sparrow, RoryRory Sparrow G U.S. Flag.png New Jersey Nets Villanova (Sr.)
4 87 Jackson, TonyTony Jackson G U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (from Atlanta) Florida State (Sr.)
5 93 Fuller, TonyTony Fuller G U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons Pepperdine (Sr.)
5 99 Rank, WallyWally Rank G/F U.S. Flag.png San Diego Clippers San Jose State (Sr.)
5 103 Allums, DarrellDarrell Allums F U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks UCLA (Sr.)
7 141 Romar, LorenzoLorenzo Romar G U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors Washington (Sr.)
8 168 Stroeder, JohnJohn Stroeder F U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers Montana (Sr.)
8 169 Kea, ClarenceClarence Kea F U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks Lamar (Sr.)
9 182 Reid, BillyBilly Reid G U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors San Francisco (Sr.)

References

General
Specific
  1. "Evolution of the Draft and Lottery". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/draft_evolution.html. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. "Boston Wins Coin Flip For First College Draft Pick". The Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Public Welfare Foundation). April 1, 1980. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aIIsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ts0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1736,137206. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  3. "Early Entry Candidate History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/news/lottery02_earlyentry_history.html. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  4. "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/awards_rookieofyear.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  5. "Kevin McHale Bio Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/players/mchale_bio.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  6. "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/awards/hof.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  7. "The NBA's 50 Greatest Players". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/50greatest.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  8. "Kevin McHale Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/mchalke01c.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  9. "Joe Barry Carroll Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/carrojo01.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  10. "Andrew Toney Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/toneyan01.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  11. "Kiki Vandeweghe Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/v/vandeki01.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  12. "Jeff Ruland Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/r/rulanje01.html. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 

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