1971-72 Buffalo Braves Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 22-60
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Dolph Schayes (0-1)
Coach: Johnny McCarthy (22-59)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 350,852, Avg. 8,557 in 41 home dates
1971-72 Buffalo Braves Statistics
1971-72 Buffalo Braves Results

The Buffalo Braves of the National Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 22 wins and 60 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Braves racked up 8,367 points, worst in the circuit and yielded 9,125. Bob Kauffman tossed in a team-leading 1,457 points for Buffalo, and Elmore Smith scored 16 or more per game, too. Elmore Smith contributed 1,184 boards. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman dished out 406 assists for the squad.

Dolph Schayes and Johnny McCarthy coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Mahdi Abdul-RahmanGApril 15, 19426'2"185UCLAWilmington, DE USA
Emmette BryantGNovember 4, 19386'1"175DePaulChicago, IL USA
Jerry ChambersFJuly 18, 19436'5"185UtahWashington, DC USA
Mike DavisGJuly 26, 19466'3"185Virginia UnionBrooklyn, NY USA
Dick GarrettGJanuary 31, 19476'3"185Southern IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Fred HiltonG-FJanuary 15, 19486'2"180Grambling
Bill HosketF-CDecember 20, 19466'7"225Ohio StateDayton, OH USA
John HummerF-CMay 4, 19486'9"225PrincetonWashington, DC USA
Bob KauffmanF-CJuly 13, 19466'8"240GuilfordBrooklyn, NY USA
Elmore SmithCMay 9, 19497'0"250Kentucky StateMacon, GA USA
Randy SmithG-FDecember 12, 19486'3"160Buffalo StateBellport, NY USA
Cornell WarnerF-CAugust 12, 19486'9"220Jackson StateJackson, MS USA



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