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1983 NBA draft

1983 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) June 28, 1983
Location Madison Square Garden
in New York City
Network(s) (US) USA Network
First selection Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets
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The 1983 NBA draft took place on June 28, 1983 in New York City. A total of 226 players were selected over 10 rounds by the league's 23 teams. At least four players from the 1983 draft now serve as coaches. One serves at a major-college program—Craig Robinson (who never played in the NBA) at Oregon State—and three in the NBA—Doc Rivers for the Los Angeles Clippers, Randy Wittman for the Washington Wizards, and Byron Scott for the Los Angeles Lakers . While Scott won the Coach of the Year award in 2008, Rivers won an NBA Championship with the Celtics on that same year (it could be also noted that Rivers won that award prior to Scott, in 2000, while he was still coaching the Orlando Magic). Robinson, who led the Beavers to the 2009 College Basketball Invitational title, has an additional claim to fame as the older brother of current First Lady Michelle Obama. Sidney Lowe coached at North Carolina State from 2006 to 2011.

Manute Bol was selected in the 5th round by the Clippers, but the NBA rejected the pick on technicalities. Manute had never filed draft paperwork, and his passport listed him at 19 (at the time, 19 years was too young to be drafted). [1]

Draft

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Ralph Sampson was selected first overall by the Houston Rockets.
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Clyde Drexler was selected fourteenth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Doc Rivers was selected thirty-first overall by the Atlanta Hawks.
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Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson^ C 23x15px United States Houston Rockets Virginia (Sr.)
1 2 Stipanovich, SteveSteve Stipanovich C 23x15px United States Indiana Pacers Missouri (Sr.)
1 3 McCray, RodneyRodney McCray SF 23x15px United States Houston Rockets (from Cleveland via Philadelphia) Louisville (Sr.)
1 4 Scott, ByronByron Scott SG 23x15px United States San Diego Clippers Arizona State (Jr.)
1 5 Green, SidneySidney Green PF 23x15px United States Chicago Bulls UNLV (Sr.)
1 6 Cross, RussellRussell Cross C 23x15px United States Golden State Warriors Purdue (Jr.)
1 7 Bailey, ThurlThurl Bailey SF 23x15px United States Utah Jazz NC State (Sr.)
1 8 Carr, AntoineAntoine Carr PF 23x15px United States Detroit Pistons Wichita State (Sr.)
1 9 Ellis, DaleDale Ellis* SG 23x15px United States Dallas Mavericks Tennessee (Sr.)
1 10 Malone, JeffJeff Malone+ SG 23x15px United States Washington Bullets Mississippi State (Sr.)
1 11 Harper, DerekDerek Harper PG/SG 23x15px United States Dallas Mavericks (from Atlanta via Cleveland) Illinois (Jr.)
1 12 Walker, DarrellDarrell Walker SG 23x15px United States New York Knicks Arkansas (Sr.)
1 13 Whatley, EnnisEnnis Whatley PG 23x15px United States Kansas City Kings Alabama (So.)
1 14 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler^ SG 23x15px United States Portland Trail Blazers Houston (Jr.)
1 15 Carter, HowardHoward Carter SG 23x15px United States Denver Nuggets LSU (Sr.)
1 16 Sundvold, JonJon Sundvold PG 23x15px United States Seattle SuperSonics Missouri (Sr.)
1 17 Rautins, LeoLeo Rautins SF 23x15px Canada Philadelphia 76ers (from New Jersey) Syracuse (Sr.)
1 18 Breuer, RandyRandy Breuer C 23x15px United States Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota (Sr.)
1 19 Paxson, JohnJohn Paxson PG 23x15px United States San Antonio Spurs Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 20 Hinson, RoyRoy Hinson C 23x15px United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Phoenix) Rutgers (Sr.)
1 21 Kite, GregGreg Kite C 23x15px United States Boston Celtics BYU (Sr.)
1 22 Wittman, RandyRandy Wittman SG 23x15px United States Washington Bullets (from Los Angeles) Indiana (Sr.)
1 23 Wiggins, MitchellMitchell Wiggins SG 23x15px United States Indiana Pacers (from Philadelphia) Florida State (Sr.)
1 24 Granger, StewartStewart Granger PG 23x15px Canada Cleveland Cavaliers * Villanova (Sr.)
2 25 Lowe, SidneySidney Lowe PG 23x15px United States Chicago Bulls NC State (Sr.)
2 26 Combs, LeroyLeroy Combs SF 23x15px United States Indiana Pacers Oklahoma State (Sr.)
2 27 Garris, JohnJohn Garris PF 23x15px United States Cleveland Cavaliers Boston College (Sr.)
2 28 Foster, RodRod Foster PG 23x15px United States Phoenix Suns UCLA (Sr.)
2 29 Micheaux, LarryLarry Micheaux PF 23x15px United States Chicago Bulls Houston (Sr.)
2 30 West, MarkMark West C 23x15px United States Dallas Mavericks Old Dominion (Sr.)
2 31 Rivers, DocDoc Rivers+ PG 23x15px United States Atlanta Hawks Marquette (Jr.)
2 32 Britt, MichaelMichael Britt# SF 23x15px United States Washington Bullets UDC (Sr.)
2 33 Minniefield, DirkDirk Minniefield PG 23x15px United States Dallas Mavericks Kentucky (Sr.)
2 34 Williams, GuyGuy Williams F 23x15px United States Washington Bullets Washington State (Sr.)
2 35 Lockhart, DarrellDarrell Lockhart C 23x15px United States San Antonio Spurs Auburn (Sr.)
2 36 McCray, ScooterScooter McCray PF 23x15px United States Seattle SuperSonics Louisville (Sr.)
2 37 Russell, DavidDavid Russell# SF 23x15px United States Denver Nuggets St. John's (Sr.)
2 38 McNealy, ChrisChris McNealy PF 23x15px United States Kansas City Kings San Jose State (Sr.)
2 39 Waiters, GranvilleGranville Waiters C 23x15px United States Portland Trail Blazers Ohio State (Sr.)
2 40 Thomas, JimJim Thomas SG 23x15px United States Indiana Pacers Indiana (Sr.)
2 41 Kitchel, TedTed Kitchel# SF 23x15px United States Milwaukee Bucks Indiana (Sr.)
2 42 Davis, MikeMike Davis# SG 23x15px United States Milwaukee Bucks Alabama (Sr.)
2 43 Mannion, PacePace Mannion SF 23x15px United States Golden State Warriors Utah (Sr.)
2 44 Owens, HoraceHorace Owens# SG 23x15px United States New Jersey Nets Rhode Island (Sr.)
2 45 Williams, PaulPaul Williams# SF 23x15px United States Phoenix Suns Arizona State (Sr.)
2 46 Williams, KevinKevin Williams PG 23x15px United States San Antonio Spurs St. John's (Sr.)
2 47 Lyons, KennethKenneth Lyons# PF 23x15px United States Philadelphia 76ers North Texas State (Sr.)

* compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien

Notable post-second round picks

These picks have played at least one game in the NBA but were not selected in the first or second rounds.

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 48 Ehlo, CraigCraig Ehlo SG 23x15px United States Houston Rockets Washington State (Sr.)
3 50 Thompson, PaulPaul Thompson SF 23x15px United States Cleveland Cavaliers Tulane (Sr.)
3 53 Holton, MikeMike Holton SG 23x15px United States Golden State Warriors UCLA (Sr.)
3 54 Hansen, BobBob Hansen SG 23x15px United States Utah Jazz Iowa (Sr.)
3 57 Daye, DarrenDarren Daye SF 23x15px United States Washington Bullets UCLA (Sr.)
3 58 Pinone, JohnJohn Pinone SF 23x15px United States Atlanta Hawks Villanova (Sr.)
3 59 Kuczenski, BruceBruce Kuczenski PF 23x15px United States New Jersey Nets Connecticut (Sr.)
3 62 Piotrowski, TomTom Piotrowski C 23x15px United States Portland Trail Blazers La Salle (Sr.)
4 75 Crevier, RonRon Crevier C 23x15px Canada Chicago Bulls Boston College (Sr.)
4 77 Thibeaux, PeterPeter Thibeaux SF 23x15px United States Golden State Warriors Saint Mary's (Sr.)
4 82 Jones, MarkMark Jones PG 23x15px United States New York Knicks St. Bonaventure (Sr.)
4 90 Weidner, BrantBrant Weidner PF 23x15px United States San Antonio Spurs William & Mary (Sr.)
4 91 Clark, CarlosCarlos Clark SG 23x15px United States Boston Celtics Ole Miss (Sr.)
5 97 Bol, ManuteManute Bol C 23x15px Sudan San Diego Clippers (Pick voided on technicalities)[1] Bridgeport (Sr.)
5 101 Austin, KenKen Austin PF 23x15px United States Detroit Pistons Rice (Sr.)
5 102 Lampley, JimJim Lampley C 23x15px United States Dallas Mavericks Arkansas–Little Rock (Sr.)
6 139 Threatt, SedaleSedale Threatt SG 23x15px United States Philadelphia 76ers West Virginia Tech (Sr.)
7 152 Suttle, DaneDane Suttle SG 23x15px United States Kansas City Kings Pepperdine (Sr.)

References

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  1. ^ a b "A Gift From On High". CNN. June 28, 2010. 

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