1962 Chicago Zephyrs vs. San Francisco Warriors basketball program 1 year team Wilt Chamberlain 46 points

1961/62: The NBA returned to Chicago after 11 years after the Stags who made it to the first championship series folded. The new team known as the Packers, who are the first expansion team to join the NBA in 12 years were not very good as they finished in last place with an awful 18-62 record. However, first round draft pick Walt Bellamay became an instant star winning the Rookie of the Year while finishing 2nd to Wilt Chamberlain with an impressive 31.6 ppg, and finishing 3rd in rebounds to Chamberlain and Bill Russell with a 19.0 per game.

1962/63: For their 2nd season the team changed its name to Zephyrs, but did not do much better finishing in last place again with a record of 25-55. Once again the Zephyrs would draft well salting Terry Dischinger who won the Rookie of the Year with a solid 25.5 ppg. The Zephyrs had the seed for a solid contender with back-to-back rookie of the year winners Bellamay and Dischinger. However, Chicago Fans would not get a chance to see it bear fruit as the team moved to Baltimore following the season.

We offer a home program from October 27, 1962 – Zephyrs vs. the San Francisco Warriors in Chicago.  Don Nelson and Charles Hardnett of the Zephyrs are pictured on the cover.  This is from the only season of the Zephyrs existence.

The program measures 5.5 x 8.5. The binding is tight, no missing pages, or tears that we could see.  It is in NR-MT-MT condition with the only writing on the cover printed neatly with the date and their opponent, Warriors and the scores and stats inside (scored).  Almost uncirculated. The program has pictures of Chicago owner – David Trager, coach – Jack McMahon, players –  Woody Sauldsberry, Slick Leonard, Johnny Cox, Si Green, Bill The Hill McGill, Don Nelson, Terry Dischinger,Walt Bellamy and other Chicago players.  Also features a picture and bio of SF coach – Bob Feerick.  There is also a section with photos of NBA stars such as Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Walt Bellamy, etc.

San Fran won the game 129-126.

HOF’er – Wilt Chamberlain hit 46 points for the Warriors with Tom Golas hitting 22 and Al Attles scoring 21 in this winning effort. Chicago superstar, Walt Bellamy scored 29 points, while Woody Sauldberry had 22, and Slick Leonard came in with 20 points. The attendance was only 5428 fans. RARE Program

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1962 Chicago Zephyrs vs. San Francisco Warriors basketball program 1 year team Wilt Chamberlain 46 points