Wilt Chamberlain Coaching ABA San Diego Conquistadors Original TYPE I Photo

From Rembertheaba.com website –

Before their second season, Leonard Bloom and his Q's captured the attention of the entire basketball world when they signed Los Angeles Lakers superstar Wilt Chamberlain to a $600,000 per year contract to play for (and coach) the team. An excited Bloom told San Diego fans: "Wilt's my player-coach, with the emphasis on player." The Q's immediately distributed media photos showing Wilt in a Q's uniform, holding an ABA ball (below).

But San Diego's hopes were dashed when the Lakers sued to prevent Wilt from playing for the Q's. A California court ruled that if Wilt played basketball during the 1973-74 season, it would have to be with the NBA Lakers. However, the court also ruled that while Wilt's contract with the Lakers was valid, it would not prevent him from coaching the San Diego franchise. As a result, Wilt was relegated to a mere gate attraction on the bench.”

Offered is a 1973-74 season, this 8x10 original TYPE I photo featuring Wilt Chamberlain as head coach of the San Diego Conquistadors discussing a play with his players.  Features #25 Tim Bassett (rookie out of Georgia) and #22 Paul Stovall (Arizona State).  You can also see  and obstructed view #10 Bo Lamar and #20 Billy Shepard.

Killer shot from the Sporting News Archives dated March 1974.



Item: 10964

Price: $195.00
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Wilt Chamberlain Coaching ABA San Diego Conquistadors Original TYPE I Photo