Geoff Petrie
Guard #45
6-5, 195
Born: April 17, 1948
Princeton '70

Six Seasons-- 1970-71 through 1975-76

Alumni Profiles

'70-'71 Season

Rick Adelman
Jim Barnett
LeRoy Ellis
Claude English
Walt Gilmore
Gary Gregor
Shaler Halimon
Ron Knight
Ed Manning
Stan McKenzie
Dorie Murrey
Dale Schlueter
Geoff Petrie
Bill Stricker
How Acquired --- Selected in 1st round (8th pick overall) in 1970 NBA draft.

Departed --- Traded 8/5/76 with Steve Hawes to Atlanta for 2nd round choice in 1976 ABA Dispersal Draft

As a Trail Blazer --- The original Trail Blazer who played his entire professional career in Portland. . . First player to be drafted and the first to be signed to a contract . . . Earned co-NBA Rookie of the Year honors (with Bostonís future Hall of Famer Dave Cowens) after becoming only the seventh first-year NBA player to score more than 2,000 points and only the second rookie guard since the legendary Oscar Robertson to do so . . . A deadly long-range shooter, he was point-prolific without the advantage of the three-point basket . . . He scored in double figures in 86 of his first 88 professional games and made 10 or more points in 412 of 446 NBA contests . . . He tallied 20 or more points in 274 games, topped the 30-point mark on 75 occasions and had 13 games of 40 or more points . . . He tallied personal and all-time Blazers high games of 51 points twice in bookend performances against the Rockets in 1972-73 (on 1/20 in Houston and 3/16 in Portland) . . . In addition to single-game scoring records, he set club standards for field goals, (20 in games 2/8/73 versus Golden State and 3/20/74 at Philadelphia) and free throws (18 in 21 tries versus Seattle 3/19/71) . . . In the 1974-75 season opener, a four-overtime thriller against Cleveland, he played a team record 61 of the 68 minutes . . . Averaged 21.8 points for his career, surpassed only by Kiki Vandeweghe (23.5) and Sidney Wicks (22.3) in Portlandís first three decades . . . Was seventh in NBA scoring in 1970-71 and 1972-73 (24.8 and 24.9 ppg averages respectively), and eighth in 1973-74 (24.3) . . . First team All-Rookie selection and the Blazersí first All-Star Game participant, playing in the 1971 and the 1974 games . . . Named to the Blazers 12-member Legendary Lineup during Portlandís 25th Anniversary celebration . . . His number 45 was officially retired in ceremonies 10/1/85..

After Basketball --- Traded to Atlanta after six seasons in Portland . . . The trade, which took place prior to the start of the 1976-77 season, gave the Blazers the second pick in the American Basketball Association dispersal draft . . . They used it to select Maurice Lucas, a power forward who became a key element in the Blazersí amazing run to the 1977 NBA Championship . . . Ironically, a knee injury ended Petrieís career before he saw any action with the Hawks . . . After several years in private business, he returned to the Blazersí organization in 1985 and served a variety of roles, including radio color analyst alongside Bill Schonely . . . He also served as the teamís shooting instructor before moving into the front office as senior vice president for operations . . . In that role, he joined with his former backcourt partner Rick Adelman in propelling the Blazers into two NBA Finals and three Western Conference Championship rounds in three years in the early 1990s . . . In 1994, he moved to Sacramento to take over as president of basketball operations and in 1995 reunited with Adelman when he hired his former Blazers roommate as the Kings head coach . . . Petrie earned NBA Executive of the Year honors twice in Sacramento, in 1999 and again in 2001

Stats as a Trail Blazer
Games-Starts 446-425
Scoring Avg 21.8
Rebounding Avg 2.8
Assists Avg 4.6
Minutes per Game 37.6
FG% 45.5%
FT% 80.5%

Blazers Career Highs
Points 51 (2)- 1/20/71 at Houston; 3/16/71 v. Houston
Field Goals 20 (20)- 2/8/73 at Golden State; 3/20/74 at Philadelphia
Free Throws 18- 3/19/71 v. Seattle
Rebounds 9- Four Times
Assists 14- 3/16/75 v. Buffalo
Minutes 61- 10/17/74 v. Cleveland