1986-87 Tampa Bay/Rapid City Thrillers Roster

Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
Team Record: 34-14
Finishing 1st in the CBA's East Division
Postseason: 12-2 Won Championship
Finals - Defeated Rockford Lightning 4-1
Coach: Bill Musselman (34-14)
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida; Rapid City, South Dakota
1986-87 Tampa Bay/Rapid City Thrillers Statistics

The Tampa Bay/Rapid City Thrillers of the Continental Basketball Association ended the 1986-87 season with a record of 34 wins and 14 losses, finishing first in the CBA's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-2.

Don Collins netted a team-best 1,142 points for the Thrillers, while Clinton Wheeler scored 14 or more per game also. Don Collins contributed 260 rebounds. Clinton Wheeler dished out 381 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Clinton Wheeler added 145 steals.

Bill Musselman coached the team. The 1986-87 Tampa Bay/Rapid City Thrillers won the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Dale BlaneyG6'5"180West Virginia
Don CollinsGNovember 28, 19586'6"190Washington StateToledo, OH USA
Lester ConnerGSeptember 17, 19596'4"185Oregon StateMemphis, TN USA
Les CraftC6'11"235Kansas State
Mike GraefeG6'3"195Idaho State
Eddie JohnsonGFebruary 24, 19556'2"200AuburnOcala, FL USA
Sam MitchellF6'6"215Mercer
Bill NelsonF6'8"225North Texas State
Ron SpiveyF6'7"220Louisiana Tech
John StroederCJuly 24, 19586'10"260MontanaBremerton, WA USA
Ron ValentineF6'7"215Old Dominion
Clinton WheelerG6'1"180William Paterson (NJ)
Ray WilliamsGOctober 14, 19546'3"195MinnesotaMount Vernon, NY USA

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