Spirits of St. Louis players

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  1. M. L. Carr
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    M. L. Carr

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    Michael Leon "M.L." Carr (born January 9, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. He coached the Celtics for two seasons, posting a career record of 48 wins and 116 losses.


  2. Moses Malone
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    Moses Malone

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    Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1974 through 1995. The center was named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times and was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA selection. Malone won his only NBA championship in 1983, when he was both the league and Finals MVP with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001.


  3. Steve Jones (basketball)
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    Steve Jones (basketball)

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    Stephen Howard "Snapper" Jones (born October 17, 1942) is a former ABA and NBA player, who would later become known for his work as a television analyst. He is the brother of Nick Jones, another former ABA and NBA player.


  4. Mike D'Antoni
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    Mike D'Antoni

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    Michael Andrew "Mike" D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an Italian-American professional basketball head coach who was formerly a professional basketball player. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers until resigning after the 2013–14 season. While head coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season after the Suns posted 41 more wins than the previous season. He coached the New York Knicks starting in 2008 before resigning in 2012. He was hired by the Lakers after seven games into the 2012–13 season. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for favoring a fast-paced, offense-oriented system.


  5. Marvin Barnes
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    Marvin Barnes

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    Marvin Jerome Barnes (July 27, 1952 – September 8, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. As a 6'8" forward, Barnes played at Providence College. In 1973, he was the first player to score 10 times on 10 field goal attempts an the NCAA tournament game, and remains tied for second behind Kenny Walker, who went 11-for-11 in 1986. He led the nation in rebounding in 1973-74. On December 15, 1973, Barnes scored 52 points against Austin Peay, breaking the single-game school record. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick in the first round of the 1974 NBA Draft and by the Spirits of St. Louis in the 1974 ABA Draft. Barnes opted for the ABA and played for the Spirits in the American Basketball Association from 1974 to 1976 before playing in the National Basketball Association from 1976 to 1980. He had his greatest success in the ABA, where he starred for the Spirits and was named Rookie of the Year for the 1974–75 season. He also shares the ABA record for most two-point field goals in a game, with 27. In 2005, the ABA 2000, the second incarnation of the ABA, named one of their divisions after him.


  6. Dennis Wuycik
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    Dennis Wuycik

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    Dennis Wuycik (born March 29, 1950) is a retired American basketball player. He was named to the 1973 ABA All-Rookie team, and averaged 4.4 points per game during his ABA career.


  7. Barry Parkhill
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    Barry Parkhill

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    Barry Parkhill (born May 11, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1973 NBA Draft but elected to play in the American Basketball Association instead. A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard-forward from the University of Virginia, Parkhill played in three ABA seasons for two different teams. He played for the Virginia Squires and the Spirits of St. Louis.


  8. Don Chaney
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    Don Chaney

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    Donald Ray Chaney (born March 22, 1946) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, most notable for his long stints as a player on the Boston Celtics.


  9. Terry Driscoll
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    Terry Driscoll

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    Edward Cuthbert "Terry" Driscoll, Jr. (born August 28, 1947) is an American college athletics administrator and former professional basketball player. He currently serves as athletic director at the College of William & Mary.


  10. Mike Barr (basketball)
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    Mike Barr (basketball)

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    Michael J. "Mike" Barr (born October 19, 1950) is a retired American basketball player.


  11. Don Adams (basketball)
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    Don Adams (basketball)

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    Don Lamar Adams (born November 27, 1947 – December 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball small forward. He was 6 ft 6 in 210 lb.


  12. Caldwell Jones
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    Caldwell Jones

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    Caldwell "Pops" Jones (August 4, 1950 – September 21, 2014) was an American professional basketball player.


  13. Fly Williams
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    Fly Williams

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    James "Fly" Williams (born February 18, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. A noted street basketball player from New York, he once scored 100 points in an IS8 League game in 1978.


  14. Tom Owens
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    Tom Owens

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    Thomas William Owens (born June 28, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player.


  15. Tom Ingelsby
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    Tom Ingelsby

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    Tom Ingelsby (born February 12, 1951) is a former American basketball player.


  16. Bernie Fryer
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    Bernie Fryer

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    Bernie W. Fryer (born December 25, 1949) has been Vice President and Director of Officials for the National Basketball Association since July 2008. He was a player in the NBA and American Basketball Association (ABA) from 1973 to 1975 before serving as a referee from 1978 to 2007.


  17. Goo Kennedy
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    Goo Kennedy

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    Eugene "Goo" Kennedy (born August 23, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player.


  18. Steve Green (basketball)
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    Steve Green (basketball)

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    Steven Michael "Steve" Green (born October 4, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'7" (2.00 m) and 220 lb (100 kg) small forward and played collegiately at Indiana University where he was first-year head coach Bob Knight's first recruit in 1971. He attended Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Indiana.


  19. Freddie Lewis
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    Freddie Lewis

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    Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and now defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) from 1966 to 1977.


  20. Ron Boone
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    Ron Boone

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    Ronald Bruce Boone (born September 6, 1946) is a retired American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He is the long-time and current color commentator on Utah Jazz broadcasts.


  21. Gene Moore (basketball)
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    Gene Moore (basketball)

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    Eugene Wilbert Moore (born July 29, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American former professional basketball player.


  22. Joe Caldwell
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    Joe Caldwell

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    Joe Louis Caldwell (born November 1, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Texas City, Texas, he spent 6 seasons (1964–1970) in the NBA and 5 seasons (1970–1975) in the now-defunct ABA, and was one of the few players to be an All-Star in both leagues. He was also a member of the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics.


  23. Gus Gerard
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    Gus Gerard

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    Gus Gerard (born July 27, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Carolina Cougars and Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association and the Denver Nuggets, Buffalo Braves, Detroit Pistons, Kansas City Kings and San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.


  24. Paul Ruffner
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    Paul Ruffner

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    Paul Ruffner (born October 15, 1948) is a retired American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association.


  25. Maurice Lucas
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    Maurice Lucas

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    Maurice Lucas (February 18, 1952 – October 31, 2010) was an American professional basketball player. The first two years of his postcollegiate career were spent in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the Spirits of St. Louis and Kentucky Colonels. He then played twelve seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knickerbockers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle SuperSonics. The starting power forward on the Trail Blazers' 1976–77 NBA Championship team, he was nicknamed The Enforcer because of his primary role on the court which was best exemplified in Game 2 of the NBA Finals that season.


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