1969-70 NBA Season

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As originally posted by Tony Miller:


For the first time in four years, there was no NBA expansion in the summer of ’69. There was some house expansion going on: my grandparents put another two rooms on their 55-year-old farmhouse. They left the original tin roof on the rest of the house, and it’s still there today. I don’t think they had a TV at the time, so Dad wasn’t watching the NBA on KCRG.

Anyway, the 1969-1970 schedule…

Data taken from ”The NBA on ABC 1964-65 to 1972-73”. Additional listings and significant clarifications on which games have been confirmed came from jtgrace1 and Jeff79.

October

Saturday 10/18:

Pistons-Bucks, 2:00, ABC. Jerry Gross, Jack Twyman

December

Thursday 12/25:

Celtics-Suns, 2:30, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

January

Sunday 1/18:

Knicks-Celtics, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Tuesday 1/20:

NBA All-Star Game at Philadelphia

West-East, 8:30, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 1/25:

Knicks-Celtics, 1:55, ABC regional. Jerry Gross, color unknown

Bucks-Hawks, 1:55, ABC regional. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

February

Sunday 2/1:

Knicks-Pistons, 1:55, ABC. Jerry Gross, Jack Twyman

Sunday 2/8:

Bucks-Bullets, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 2/15:

Lakers-Bucks, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 2/22:

Knicks-Bullets, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

March

Sunday 3/1:

Lakers-Celtics, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel

Sunday 3/8:

Sixers-Knicks, 1:55, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 3/15:

Suns-Hawks, 1:55, ABC regional. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Rockets-Sixers, 1:55, ABC regional. Jim Karvellas, color unknown

Sunday 3/22:

Knicks-Celtics, 1:55, ABC. Jerry Gross, Jack Twyman

Sunday 3/29:

East semis, g3: Bullets-Knicks, 2:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

April

Sunday 4/5:

East semis, g6: Knicks-Bullets, 2:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 4/12:

West finals, g1: Lakers-Hawks, 2:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Sunday 4/19:

East finals, g4: Knicks-Bucks, 2:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

May

Friday 5/1:

NBA Finals, g4: Knicks-Lakers, 10:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Wednesday 5/6:

NBA Finals, g6: Knicks-Lakers, 10:00, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman

Friday 5/8:

NBA Finals, g7: Lakers-Knicks, 7:30, ABC. Chris Schenkel, Jack Twyman, Howard Cosell

(Note: 5/8 was the game where Willis Reed, with a torn thigh muscle, walked onto the court during warmups to thunderous applause.)