Birthplace: Elizabeth, NJ
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
NBA Seasons: 10
All Star Appearances: 8
All Star MVP: 1
Rick Barry helped establish BIG3 greatness, joining in 2017 as part of the league’s inaugural coaching class.
Coach Barry is an NBA and ABA legend. Both a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and a College Basketball Hall of Famer, he is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in History by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season.
At the time of his retirement in 1980, Barry’s .900 free throw percentage ranked him first in NBA history. He scored more than 25,000 points in his professional career and averaged over 30 points in four different seasons. He was named to 12 All-Star teams, four All-NBA First Teams and five All-ABA First Teams. He led the underdog Golden State Warriors to the 1974-75 NBA championship, sweeping the Washington Bullets.
- NBA champion (1975)
- NBA Finals MVP (1975)
- ABA champion (1969)
- 8× NBA All-Star (1966, 1967, 1973–1978)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (1967)
- 5x All-NBA First Team (1966, 1967, 1974–1976)
- All-NBA Second Team (1973)
- 4× ABA All-Star (1969–1972)
- 4× All-ABA First Team (1969–1972)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1966)
- NBA scoring champion (1967)
- NBA steals leader (1975)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
- No. 24 retired by Golden State Warriors
- Consensus first-team All-American (1965)
- NCAA Division I scoring leader (1965)