Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens
Full Name:  David William Cowens
   School:  Newport Catholic High School in Newport, Kentucky


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FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
67-68 13  C       6-8  210  So   *   Newport, KY                 
68-69 13  C       6-9  225  Jr   *   Newport, KY                 
69-70 13  C       6-9  220  Sr   *   Newport, KY                 


Awards
Basketball
Year  Award
1970  Converse - 2nd Team All-American
      The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1977
Florida State basketball star Dave Cowens used hustle and hard work to carve his place among the Seminole all-time greats. He scored 1,479 points over his 78-game career at FSU, but was even better known for his rebounding skills. He averaged a startling 17.1 rebounds per game totaling 1,340 over his career. He led the Seminoles to the 1968 NCAA tournament as a sophomore, and the Hugh Durham-coached squad finished with a 19-8 record. Cowens' jersey number 13 was the only men's basketball jersey retired in the 20th century. Cowens was a first-round draft pick by the Boston Celtics in 1970 and is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
67-68 27          206  383 .538          .000   96 131 .733  508 18.8             456 16.9 103  8                    
68-69 25  22      202  384 .526          .000  104 164 .634  508 20.3             437 17.5  76  1   71               
69-70 26  26      174  355 .490          .000  115 169 .680  463 17.8             447 17.2  86  3   79               
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   78  48    0 582 1122 .519    0   0 .000  315 464 .679 1479 19.0      0   0 1340 17.2 265 12  150    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1967-68                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec  2 FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAN 1            3                  0        6                                        
Dec  4 OHIO STATE           1            5   12             3   3   13              15   4                    
Dec  7 FLORIDA              1            7   17             8   9   22              21   4                    
Dec  9 SAMFORD              1           14   21             4   7   32              20   4                    
Dec 15 MARQUETTE            1            5    7             2   3   12               4   5                    
Dec 16 LOUISIANA STATE      1           10   26             4   7   24              31   3                    
Dec 20 RICHMOND             1            9   13             5   7   23              18   5                    
Dec 22 RUTGERS              1           10   20             6   7   26              18   3                    
Dec 29 GEORGE WASHINGTON    1           15                  2   2   32              24                        
Dec 30 EVANSVILLE           1            4                  4   6   12              24                        
Jan  2 CITADEL              1            5   10             1   1   11               3   5                    
Jan  6 STETSON              1           11   19             0   1   22              15   4                    
Jan 12 MIAMI                1            7   13             3   4   17              17   5                    
Jan 16 JACKSONVILLE         1            2    9             3   5    7              14   3                    
Jan 20 GEORGIA TECH         1            8   13             5   6   21              11   3    0               
Jan 26 HOFSTRA              1            7   13             2   2   16              24   3                    
Jan 30 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1            9   13             5   5   23              17   4                    
Feb  1 NORTH CAROLINA       1       38   7   13             2   2   16              13   4    2    4          
Feb  3 EAST CAROLINA        1            9   17             8   9   26              21   4                    
Feb  7 CITADEL              1           12   19             4   8   28              30   2                    
Feb 10 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   c       10   17             2   2   22              23   3                    
Feb 16 JACKSONVILLE         1           11   17             1   1   23              19   3                    
Feb 21 FLORIDA              1            7   11             4   8   18               6   5    1               
Feb 24 GEORGIA TECH         1            6   14             4   5   16              15   4                    
Feb 29 STETSON              1            6   11             4   8   16              15   2                    
Mar  1 MIAMI                1            2    7             9   9   13               9   5                    
Mar  9 EAST TENNESSEE STATE 1            5   12             1   1   11               4   5                    
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Totals                     27   1   38 206  344    0   0   96 128  508      0   0  431  92    3    4    0    0

1968-69                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec  2 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1   c        6   14             2   2   14              20   2    2    0          
Dec  6 MIAMI                1   c        6    9             2   3   14              15   4    1    2          
Dec  7 JACKSONVILLE         1   c        9   14             5   6   23              13   2    2    2          
Dec 14 VIRGINIA TECH        1   c       12   19             6  11   30              21   2    1               
Dec 16 LOUISVILLE           1   c   34  11   18             1   2   23      9   9   18   4    0    3          
Dec 21 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  1   c       12   21             4   6   28              18   3    2    3          
Dec 27 OHIO STATE           1   c        6   11             0   4   12              12   4    0               
Jan  4 JACKSONVILLE         1   c       11   19             4   7   26              16   4    0    5          
Jan  8 TULANE               1   c   37  11   17             5   9   27              20   2    3               
Jan 10 MIAMI                1   c        9   20             3   6   21              18   4    7    3          
Jan 13 KENT STATE           1            9   15             7  11   25              18   4    3               
Jan 18 TULANE               1            9   14            10  14   28              20   4                    
Jan 20 RICE                 1   c        7   19             6   6   20              13   4                    
Jan 23 HAWAII               1   c        5   10             2   6   12              26   3    3    5          
Jan 28 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   c        6   14             3   7   15              15   1    2    1          
Feb  1 JACKSONVILLE         1   c        8   11             1   1   17              15   4    2               
Feb  3 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1   c       10   18             5   7   25              19   2                    
Feb  7 CLEMSON              1       35   5   10             4   5   14              17   3    1    7          
Feb  8 NORTH CAROLINA       1   c   27   3    8             8   9   14               8   4    2    2          
Feb 10 STETSON              1   c        9   21             6  11   24              27   2    5               
Feb 15 DAYTON               1   c        9   17             6   9   24              14   1    1               
Feb 18 GEORGIA TECH         1   c        8   21             2   4   18              15   5    2               
Feb 22 GEORGIA TECH         1   c        5   13             2   4   12              10   2    5    2          
Feb 27 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   c        9   17             6   9   24              28   3                    
Mar  1 MIAMI                1   c        7   15             4   6   18              15   3    3               
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Totals                     25  22  133 202  385    0   0  104 165  508      9   9  431  76   47   35    0    0

1969-70                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec  2 OREGON STATE         1   c        6   18             6   9   18              17   4    3               
Dec  4 OREGON               1   c        8   19             5  10   21              19   4    4               
Dec  8 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1   c        9   13             0   2   18              16   3    8               
Dec 13 NORTH CAROLINA       1   c   38   9   21             3   4   21              17   4    1    5          
Dec 20 GEORGETOWN           1   c        6   10             3   4   15              21   3    2               
Dec 22 LOUISVILLE           1   c        4   11             1   2    9              21   3    4               
Dec 27 TEXAS                1   c        6   15             7   7   19              20   5    3               
Dec 29 ARMY                 1   c        6    8             4   6   16              12   3    2               
Dec 30 FLORIDA              1   c        4    5             8  12   16               6   4    2               
Jan  2 PEPPERDINE           1   c        9   12             3   6   21              14   2    1    1          
Jan  3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  1   c        6   14             6   7   18              19   3    1               
Jan  5 ARIZONA              1   c        4    8             8  14   16              20   4                    
Jan  9 MIAMI                1   c        7   17             1   1   15              20   3    3               
Jan 17 TULANE               1   c   34   4   13             6   7   14              15   4    0               
Jan 22 CLEMSON              1   c       12   19             3   5   27              25   3    4               
Jan 24 GEORGIA TECH         1   c        4    6             4   7   12              13   4    4    2          
Jan 27 JACKSONVILLE         1   c        8   15             3   4   19               9   5    4               
Jan 31 VIRGINIA TECH        1   c        3   18             2   4    8              19   2    5               
Feb  5 KENT STATE           1   c        4   13             7  13   15                                        
Feb  7 DAYTON               1   c        6   16             6   6   18              11   5                    
Feb 10 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   c        9   15             3   4   21              15   1    1               
Feb 14 TULANE               1   c        8   14             2   2   18              19   4    3               
Feb 18 JACKSONVILLE         1   c        8   18             4   7   20              15   3    5               
Feb 21 GEORGIA TECH         1   c        6    8             9  10   21              13   3    4               
Feb 26 STETSON              1   c        6    9             5   9   17              17   1                    
Feb 28 MIAMI                1   c       12   20             6   7   30              20   2    4               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                     26  26   72 174  355    0   0  115 169  463      0   0  413  82   68    8    0    0



Pro Career
Basketball
Height: 6-9   Weight: 230
Drafted: 1970, 1st Round  #4, Boston Celtics, C     
         1970, ABA Draft, 3rd Round Utah Stars (ABA), C     
Debut: October 13, 1970

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
70-71 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
71-72 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
72-73 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
73-74 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
74-75 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
75-76 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
76-77 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
77-78 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
78-79 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C, Coach
79-80 Bos    Boston Celtics                      18      C
82-83 Mil    Milwaukee Bucks                     36      C
96-97 Cha    Charlotte Hornets                           Coach
97-98 Cha    Charlotte Hornets                           Coach
98-99 Cha    Charlotte Hornets                           Coach
99-00 GS     Golden State Warriors                       Coach
00-01 GS     Golden State Warriors                       Coach
01-02 GS     Golden State Warriors                       Coach


Comments
Basketball
70-71 - NBA Rookie-of-the-Year, NBA All-Rookie Team                                                                     
72-73 - NBA Most Valuable Player (voted by NBA players)                                                                 
        All NBA 2nd-Team (voted by writers)                                                                             
74-75 - All NBA 2nd-Team, NBA All-Defensive 2nd-Team                                                                    
75-76 - All NBA 2nd-Team, NBA All-Defensive 1st-Team                                                                    
79-80 - NBA All-Defensive 2nd-Team                                                                                      
                                                                                                                        
2-time NBA Championship 1974 & 1976                                                                                     
7-time NBA All-Star - 1972-78, MVP - 1973                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
1991 - Elected into the NBA Hall of Fame                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
1996 - NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team                                                                               


Pro Statistics
Basketball
Year  Team  GP  GS   Min  FGM   FGA  Pct 3FGM 3FGA  Pct  FTM  FTA  Pct O-RB D-RB   Tot   PF DQ  Ast   TO Blk Stl   Pts  Avg
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70-71 Bos   81      3076  550  1302 .422                 273  373 .732            1216  350 15  228               1373 17.0
71-72 Bos   79      3186  657  1357 .484                 175  243 .720            1203  314 10  245               1489 18.8
72-73 Bos   82      3425  740  1637 .452                 204  262 .779            1329  311  7  333               1684 20.5
73-74 Bos   80      3352  645  1475 .437                 228  274 .832  264  993  1257  294  7  354      101  95  1518 19.0
74-75 Bos   65      2632  569  1199 .475                 191  244 .783  229  729   958  243  7  296       73  87  1329 20.4
75-76 Bos   78      3101  611  1305 .468                 257  340 .756  335  911  1246  314 10  325       71  94  1479 19.0
76-77 Bos   50      1888  328   756 .434                 162  198 .818  147  550   697  181  7  248       49  46   818 16.4
77-78 Bos   77      3215  598  1220 .490                 239  284 .842  248  830  1078  297  5  351  217  67 102  1435 18.6
78-79 Bos   68      2517  488  1010 .483                 151  187 .807  152  500   652  263 16  242  174  51  76  1127 16.6
79-80 Bos   66      2159  422   932 .453    1   12 .083   95  122 .779  126  408   534  216  2  206  108  61  69   940 14.2
82-83 Mil   40      1014  136   306 .444    0    2 .000   52   63 .825   73  201   274  137  4   82   44  15  30   324  8.1
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11 Years   766   0 29565 5744 12499 .460    1   14 .071 2027 2590 .783 1574 5122 10444 2920 90 2910  543 488 599 13516 17.6

All-Stars
Year  Team  GP  GS   Min  FGM   FGA  Pct 3FGM 3FGA  Pct  FTM  FTA  Pct O-RB D-RB   Tot   PF DQ  Ast   TO Blk Stl   Pts  Avg
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71-72 Bos    1        32    5    12 .417                   4    5 .800              20            1                 14 14.0
72-73 Bos    1        30    7    15 .467                   1    1 .000              13            1                 15 15.0
73-74 Bos    1        26    5    10 .500                   1    3 .333              12            1                 11 11.0
74-75 Bos    1        15    3     7 .429                   0    0 .000               6            3                  6  6.0
75-76 Bos    1        23    6    13 .462                   4    5 .800              16            1                 16 16.0
76-77 Bos    0         0    0     0 .000                   0    0 .000               0            0                  0  0.0
77-78 Bos    1        28    7     9 .778                   0    0 .000              14            5                 14 14.0
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7 Years      6   0   154   33    66 .500    0    0 .000   10   14 .714    0    0    81    0  0   12    0   0   0    76 12.7

Playoffs
Year  Team  GP  GS   Min  FGM   FGA  Pct 3FGM 3FGA  Pct  FTM  FTA  Pct O-RB D-RB   Tot   PF DQ  Ast   TO Blk Stl   Pts  Avg
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71-72 Bos   11       441   71   156 .455                  28   47 .596             152           33                170 15.5
72-73 Bos   13       598  129   273 .473                  27   41 .659             216           48                285 21.9
73-74 Bos   18       772  161   370 .435                  47   59 .797   60  180   240           66       17  21   369 20.5
74-75 Bos   11       479  101   236 .428                  23   26 .885             181           46                225 20.5
75-76 Bos   18       798  156   341 .457                  66   87 .759             296           83                378 21.0
76-77 Bos    9       379   66   148 .446                  17   22 .773             134           36                149 16.6
79-80 Bos    9       301   49   103 .476    0    2 .000   10   11 .909   18   48    66           21    8   7   9   108 12.0
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7 Years     89   0  3768  733  1627 .451    0    2 .000  218  293 .744   78  228  1285    0  0  333    8  24  30  1684 18.9

Coaching Statistics
Year  Team     W    L   Pct  Comment
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78-79 Bos     27   41  .397                           
96-97 Cha     54   28  .659                           
97-98 Cha     51   31  .622                           
98-99 Cha      4   11  .267                           
99-00 GS       0    1  .000                           
00-01 GS      17   65  .207                           
01-02 GS       8   15  .348                           
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7 Years      161  192  .456