17 Facts About Gail Goodrich


In 1996,17 years after his retirement from professional basketball, Goodrich was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Gail Goodrich scored 29 points in the championship game despite breaking his ankle in the third quarter.

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Gail Goodrich has said that he had originally wanted to attend the University of Southern California, where his father had once been a star player.

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Gail Goodrich attended UCLA, where he finished as the school's all-time leading scorer and played on the school's first two national championship teams in 1964 and 1965.

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Gail Goodrich was a two-time All-American and the Helms Foundation's "Co-Player of the Year" in 1965.

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Tenacious and fiery competitor, Gail Goodrich used intelligent ball-handling skills and excellent court vision to lead two of the most successful teams in college basketball history.

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In both of those championship seasons, Gail Goodrich was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team.

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Gail Goodrich was nicknamed "Stumpy", a moniker bestowed upon him by teammate Elgin Baylor, because of Gail Goodrich's height and short legs.

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Gail Goodrich was a territorial pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1965 NBA draft.

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On March 28,1975, for the first time in his career, Gail Goodrich topped 50 points in a game with 53 against the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

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Gail Goodrich held out in the fall of 1975 and missed the first four games while playing out his option to become a free agent the following season.

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Gail Goodrich had played a similar role in Phoenix, but during his time with Jerry West, Gail Goodrich was the shooting guard.

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Gail Goodrich is still the third all-time scorer among lefties in NBA history.

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At the time of his retirement in 1979, Gail Goodrich was 11th all-time in scoring and 10th all-time in assists.

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Gail Goodrich has three children from his first marriage—a son and twin daughters.

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Gail Goodrich became an executive with a golf course management company, American Golf Corporation in Santa Monica, California.

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Gail Goodrich sold his interest in Forsgate in 1999 and retired from the golf industry.

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