PLAYER PROFILE

RAY PATTERSON

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Ray Patterson was a three-sport star at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  He went to the University of Wisconsin where he was the captain and MVP of the 1944 and 1945 basketball teams.  After a brief pro career, Paterson returned to Wayland  Academy where he remained for the next twenty years as a teacher, coach and administrator. Patterson was the first president of the Milwaukee Bucks and was instrumental in assembling the 1971 NBA Championship team that included NBA Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. He left the Bucks in 1972 to join the Houston Rockets where he  was the general manager from 1972 until 1990. He was named the NBA Executive of the Year in 1977.

 

 

RAY PATTERSON Height: 6:02 Weight: 195 College:  Wisconsin’45
Raymond Albert Patterson Jr. Born:   Jan 15, 1922       Died:   Aug 3, 2011 Hometown:  Beaver Dam, Wi.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1940-41 Wiaconsin (Frosh) College
1941-42 Wisconsin College
1941-42 Hollywood 20 Century Fox Indep
1942-43 Wisconsin College
1943-44 U.S. Navy Military Service
1943-44 Wisconsin College
1944-45 Wisconsin College
1944-45 Midland Dows Indep
1945-46 Midland Dows Indep 32 415 13.0
1946-47 Midland Dows Indep
1947-48 Midland/Flint NBL 56 147 72 117 .615 366 6.5
1948-49 Beaver Dam (Wi) Olo Soap Indep
1949-50 Fond du Lac WSBL
1951-52 Sheboygan red Skins Indep
Major League Totals 56 147 72 117 .615 366 6.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1944-45 Midland Dows  WBT 2 13 2 4 .500 28 14.0
1945-46 Midland Dows  WBT 2 4 5 5 1.000 13 6.5
1946-47 Midland Dows WBT 2 4 5 5 1.000 13 6.5
Major League Totals 6 21 12 14 .857 54 9.0

 

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