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.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Jack Adams F September 27, 1934 6'4" 185 Eastern Kentucky
Dick Barnett G-F October 2, 1936 6'4" 190 Tennessee State
John Barnhill G March 20, 1938 6'1" 170 Tennessee State
Richard Brott C September 19, 1935 6'8" 210 Denver
Johnny Cox G November 1, 1936 6'4" 180 Kentucky
Jimmy Darrow G September 25, 1937 5'10" 170 Bowling Green
Archie Dees F-C February 22, 1936 6'8" 205 Indiana
Connie Dierking C-F October 2, 1936 6'9" 222 Cincinnati
Clarence Francis C September 4, 1932 6'8" 195 Rio Grande
James Guydon G October 16, 1938 6'1" 180 Drake
Max Jameson F February 3, 1935 6'4" 215 Kentucky State
Rossie Johnson September 14, 1938 6'4" 190 Tennessee A&I
Bob Keller August 17, 1937 6'6" 210 North Carolina A&T
Lowery Kirk F March 28, 1938 6'5" 195 Memphis State
Hal Lear G January 31, 1935 5'11" 163 Temple
Grady McCollum F-C 6'4" 195 Western Illinois
David Romanoff C-F December 2, 1933 6'7" 210 College of Pacific
Larry Siegfried F May 22, 1939 6'1" 190 Ohio State
Roland Taylor G January 30, 1937 6'0" 175 Illinois
Ben Warley F-G February 4, 1936 6'5" 200 Tennessee State