Cleveland Pipers

1961-62 Cleveland Pipers Roster

American Basketball League (ABL)
Team Record: 45-36
Finished 1st in the ABL's East Division


Won Championship

Coach: John McLendon (26-25)

Coach: Bill Sharman (19-11)

1961-62 Statistics
1961-62 Game-by-Game Results

The Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 45 wins and 36 losses, finishing first in the ABL's East Division. John McLendon and Bill Sharman coached the team. The 1961-62 Cleveland Pipers won the Championship.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Jack AdamsFSeptember 27, 19346'4"185Eastern Kentucky
Dick BarnettG-FOctober 2, 19366'4"190Tennessee State
John BarnhillGMarch 20, 19386'1"170Tennessee State
Richard BrottCSeptember 19, 19356'8"210Denver
Johnny CoxGNovember 1, 19366'4"180Kentucky
Jimmy Darrow GSeptember 25, 19375'10"170Bowling Green
Archie DeesF-CFebruary 22, 19366'8"205Indiana
Connie DierkingC-FOctober 2, 19366'9"222Cincinnati
Clarence FrancisCSeptember 4, 19326'8"195Rio Grande
James GuydonGOctober 16, 19386'1"180Drake
Max JamesonFFebruary 3, 19356'4"215Kentucky State
Rossie JohnsonSeptember 14, 19386'4"190Tennessee A&I
Bob KellerAugust 17, 19376'6"210North Carolina A&T
Lowery KirkFMarch 28, 19386'5"195Memphis State
Hal LearGJanuary 31, 19355'11"163Temple
Grady McCollumF-C6'4"195Western Illinois
David RomanoffC-FDecember 2, 19336'7"210College of Pacific
Larry SiegfriedFMay 22, 19396'1"190Ohio State
Roland TaylorGJanuary 30, 19376'0"175Illinois
Ben WarleyF-GFebruary 4, 19366'5"200Tennessee State