1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-26
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 7-6 Lost finals
Division Finals - Defeated Detroit Pistons 4-2
Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-3
Coach: Fred Schaus (54-26)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 190,321, Avg. 6,139 in 31 home dates
1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 54 wins and 26 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 7-6.

Los Angeles scored 9,482 points and yielded 9,306. Jerry West scored a team-leading 2,310 points for the Lakers, while Elgin Baylor contributed 892 rebounds. Jerry West dished out 402 assists for the squad.

Fred Schaus coached the team. The 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Elgin BaylorFSeptember 16, 19346'5"225SeattleWashington, DC USA
Ray FelixCDecember 10, 19306'11"220LIUNew York, NY USA
Tom HawkinsFDecember 22, 19366'5"210Notre DameChicago, IL USA
Rod HundleyGOctober 26, 19346'4"185West VirginiaCharleston, WV USA
Howie JolliffF-CJuly 20, 19386'7"218Ohio
Jim KrebsC-FSeptember 8, 19356'8"230Southern MethodistWebster Groves, MO USA
Rudy LaRussoF-CNovember 11, 19376'7"220DartmouthBrooklyn, NY USA
Bob McNeillGOctober 22, 19386'1"170St. Joseph's (PA)Philadelphia, PA USA
Frank SelvyG-FNovember 9, 19326'2"180FurmanCorbin, KY USA
Bob SimsG-FOctober 9, 19386'5"220PepperdineSanta Barbara, CA USA
Bobby SmithGAugust 20, 19376'3"185West Virginia
Jerry WestG-FMay 28, 19386'2"175West VirginiaCheylan, WV USA
Wayne YatesCNovember 7, 19376'8"230Memphis StateLittle Rock, AR USA