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1986 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) June 17, 1986
Time 7:35 pm EDT
Location Felt Forum, New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) TBS Superstation
First selection Brad Daugherty
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The 1986 NBA draft was held on June 17, 1986.

Overview and aftermath[edit]

This draft holds the record for the most players (out of prospects chosen) who later debuted in the NBA, with 66.

Drug and health issues involving drafted players[edit]

There were various drug-related problems that plagued players in the 1986 NBA draft. Most notable was the death of highly touted Len Bias. Bias died less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. His death was ruled an overdose that resulted from the abuse of the drug cocaine. Other problems involving drugs hampered the careers of Chris Washburn, Roy Tarpley, and William Bedford.

Successful second-round players[edit]

While a number of first-round selections were unable to make an impact in the league, this draft did feature a number of talented second-round selections. Dennis Rodman, who became one of the leading defenders and rebounders in NBA history, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August 2011. Mark Price, Kevin Duckworth, and Jeff Hornacek also went on to have successful careers, and each made the NBA All-Star Game. Three others – Johnny Newman, Nate McMillan, and David Wingate – had long, productive careers as role players.

International draftees[edit]

This draft contained two exceptional international players, both of whom had shortened careers for unusual reasons. Third-round selection Dražen Petrović was coming off an All-Star caliber fourth season when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1993. He has since been elected to both the Naismith Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame. The other, Arvydas Sabonis, was not permitted to play in the United States because of the dangerous political climate in the Soviet Union. He won two Olympic medals before his arrival in the NBA—a gold in 1988 with the USSR, and a bronze in 1992 with Lithuania. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Sabonis had a very successful career in Europe before finally joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 1995. Sabonis had lost much of his mobility by the time he joined the team because of a string of knee and Achilles tendon injuries. He finished second in both the Sixth Man Award and Rookie of the Year voting; after the 1995–96 season, he won a second Olympic bronze medal with Lithuania. He played seven seasons with Portland before returning to his homeland of Lithuania where he finished his career. Sabonis entered the FIBA Hall in 2010 and the Naismith Hall in 2011.

Other draftee contributions to the game[edit]

This draft is also known for the number of players who made important contributions to the sport of basketball outside of the court. For example, Nate McMillan had a highly successful run with the Seattle SuperSonics as a player and then as head coach, and then spent seven seasons as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. Scott Skiles was the former coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and also the first coach to lead the Chicago Bulls to the playoffs in the post-Jordan era. Larry Krystkowiak, a former Bucks head coach, was hired in April 2011 as the new head coach at the University of Utah. John Salley won four championship rings with three different NBA teams (Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers) before becoming one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Network. Mark Price served as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech, a shooting consultant with Memphis (one season) and Atlanta (two seasons), a shooting coach for Golden State (one season), and in December 2011 was named Player Development Coach for the Orlando Magic.[1] Jeff Hornacek would also be a full-time assistant head coach for the Utah Jazz for two seasons before accepting a job as the head coach for the Phoenix Suns in the 2013–14 NBA season. Pete Myers, selected in the sixth round as the 120th overall pick, was an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls from 2001 to 2010 and Golden State Warriors since 2011. Jim Les, the 70th overall pick, was an assistant coach for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs from 1999 to 2001 then was head coach at Bradley University from 2002 to 2011 and UC Davis since 2011.

Jay Bilas, who was selected in the fifth round as the 108th overall pick but never played in the NBA, is an ESPN college basketball analyst.

Draft selections[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs
Brad Daugherty, the 1st pick
Ron Harper, the 8th pick
Johnny Dawkins, the 10th pick
Arvydas Sabonis, the 24th pick
Dennis Rodman, the 27th pick
Nate McMillan, the 30th pick
Otis Smith, the 41st pick
Dražen Petrović, the 60th pick
Jim Les, the 70th pick
Pete Myers, the 120th pick
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] NBA Team School/Club Team
1 1 Daugherty, BradBrad Daugherty* C  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from L.A. Clippers via Philadelphia) North Carolina (Sr.)
1 2 Bias, LenLen Bias# SF  United States Boston Celtics (from Seattle) Maryland (Sr.)
1 3 Washburn, ChrisChris Washburn C  United States Golden State Warriors NC State (So.)
1 4 Person, ChuckChuck Person SF  United States Indiana Pacers Auburn (Sr.)
1 5 Walker, KennyKenny Walker SF  United States New York Knicks Kentucky (Sr.)
1 6 Bedford, WilliamWilliam Bedford C  United States Phoenix Suns Memphis State (Jr.)
1 7 Tarpley, RoyRoy Tarpley C  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Cleveland) Michigan (Sr.)
1 8 Harper, RonRon Harper SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers * Miami (OH) (Sr.)
1 9 Sellers, BradBrad Sellers C  United States Chicago Bulls Ohio State (Sr.)
1 10 Dawkins, JohnnyJohnny Dawkins PG  United States San Antonio Spurs Duke (Sr.)
1 11 Salley, JohnJohn Salley PF  United States Detroit Pistons (from Sacramento) Georgia Tech (Sr.)
1 12 Williams, JohnJohn Williams PF  United States Washington Bullets LSU (So.)
1 13 Washington, DwayneDwayne Washington PG  United States New Jersey Nets Syracuse (Sr.)
1 14 Berry, WalterWalter Berry SF/PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers St. John's (Sr.)
1 15 Curry, DellDell Curry SG/SF  United States Utah Jazz Virginia Tech (Sr.)
1 16 Martin, MauriceMaurice Martin SF  United States Denver Nuggets (from Dallas) Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
1 17 Pressley, HaroldHarold Pressley SF  United States Sacramento Kings (from Detroit) Villanova (Sr.)
1 18 Alarie, MarkMark Alarie PF  United States Denver Nuggets Duke (Sr.)
1 19 Thompson, BillyBilly Thompson SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Louisville (Sr.)
1 20 Johnson, BuckBuck Johnson SF  United States Houston Rockets Alabama (Sr.)
1 21 Jones, AnthonyAnthony Jones SF  United States Washington Bullets (from Philadelphia) UNLV (Sr.)
1 22 Skiles, ScottScott Skiles PG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State (Sr.)
1 23 Barlow, KenKen Barlow# PF  United States Los Angeles Lakers Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 24 Sabonis, ArvydasArvydas Sabonis^ C  Soviet Union
( Lithuania)
Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston via L.A. Clippers) Zalgiris (Soviet Union)
2 25 Price, MarkMark Price* PG  United States Dallas Mavericks, traded on draft day to the Cleveland Cavaliers Georgia Tech (Sr.)
2 26 Dreiling, GregGreg Dreiling C  United States Indiana Pacers Kansas (Sr.)
2 27 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman^ PF  United States Detroit Pistons Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sr.)
2 28 Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak PF  United States Chicago Bulls Montana (Sr.)
2 29 Newman, JohnnyJohnny Newman SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Richmond (Sr.)
2 30 McMillan, NateNate McMillan PG  United States Seattle SuperSonics NC State (Sr.)
2 31 Ward, JoeJoe Ward# SF  United States Phoenix Suns Georgia (Sr.)
2 32 Henderson, CedricCedric Henderson PF  United States Atlanta Hawks Georgia (Sr.)
2 33 Duckworth, KevinKevin Duckworth+ C  United States San Antonio Spurs Eastern Illinois (Sr.)
2 34 Rogers, JohnnyJohnny Rogers PF  Spain[2] Sacramento Kings UC Irvine (Sr.)
2 35 Wagner, MiltMilt Wagner SG  United States Dallas Mavericks Louisville (Sr.)
2 36 Mitchell, SteveSteve Mitchell# PG  United States Washington Bullets UAB (Sr.)
2 37 Fasoulas, PanagiotisPanagiotis Fasoulas# C  Greece Portland Trail Blazers NC State (Sr.)
2 38 Lampley, LemoneLemone Lampley# C  United States Seattle SuperSonics DePaul (Sr.)
2 39 Addison, RafaelRafael Addison SF  United States Phoenix Suns Syracuse (Sr.)
2 40 Binelli, AugustoAugusto Binelli# C  Italy Atlanta Hawks Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2 41 Smith, OtisOtis Smith SG  United States Denver Nuggets Jacksonville (Sr.)
2 42 Kellogg, RonRon Kellogg# SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Kansas (Sr.)
2 43 Feitl, DaveDave Feitl C  United States Houston Rockets UTEP (Sr.)
2 44 Wingate, DavidDavid Wingate SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers Georgetown (Sr.)
2 45 Smith, KeithKeith Smith PG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Loyola Marymount (Sr.)
2 46 Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek+ SG  United States Phoenix Suns Iowa State (Sr.)
2 47 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson PG  United States New York Knicks Georgetown (Sr.)

Notable post-second round picks[edit]

These players selected after the second round have played at least one game in the NBA.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
3 48 McKenzie, ForrestForrest McKenzie SF  United States San Antonio Spurs Loyola Marymount (Sr.)
3 50 Henderson, KevinKevin Henderson PG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
3 51 Williams, MikeMike Williams PF/SF  United States Golden State Warriors Bradley (Sr.)
3 52 Wilson, RickyRicky Wilson PG  United States Chicago Bulls George Mason (Sr.)
3 53 Murphy, TodTod Murphy PF  United States Seattle SuperSonics UC Irvine (Sr.)
3 54 Polee, DwayneDwayne Polee SG  United States Los Angeles Clippers Pepperdine (Sr.)
3 55 Gattison, KennyKenny Gattison PF  United States Phoenix Suns Old Dominion (Sr.)
3 57 Douglas, BruceBruce Douglas SG  United States Sacramento Kings Illinois (Sr.)
3 58 Henderson, DavidDavid Henderson PG  United States Washington Bullets Duke (Sr.)
3 59 Alexis, WendellWendell Alexis PF  United States Golden State Warriors Syracuse (Sr.)
3 60 Petrović, DraženDražen Petrović^ SG  Yugoslavia
( Croatia)
Portland Trail Blazers Cibona (Yugoslavia)
3 61 Shasky, JohnJohn Shasky C  United States Utah Jazz Minnesota (Sr.)
3 65 Hoppen, DaveDave Hoppen C  United States Atlanta Hawks Nebraska (Sr.)
3 66 Bowie, AnthonyAnthony Bowie SG  United States Houston Rockets Oklahoma (Sr.)
3 67 Rowan, RonRon Rowan SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers St. John's (Sr.)
3 69 Turner, AndreAndre Turner PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Memphis State (Sr.)
3 70 Les, JimJim Les PG  United States Atlanta Hawks Bradley (Sr.)
4 74 Meents, ScottScott Meents PF  United States Chicago Bulls Illinois (Sr.)
4 77 Gondrezick, GrantGrant Gondrezick SG  United States Phoenix Suns Pepperdine (Sr.)
4 85 Jackson, MyronMyron Jackson PG  United States Dallas Mavericks Arkansas–Little Rock (Sr.)
4 89 Henry, ConnerConner Henry SG  United States Houston Rockets UC Santa Barbara (Sr.)
5 95 Rellford, RichardRichard Rellford SF  United States Indiana Pacers Michigan (Sr.)
5 97 Smith, ClintonClinton Smith SG  United States Golden State Warriors Cleveland State (Sr.)
5 99 Pressley, DominicDominic Pressley PG  United States Seattle SuperSonics Boston College (Sr.)
5 100 Johnson, SteffondSteffond Johnson PF  United States Los Angeles Clippers San Diego State (Sr.)
6 120 Myers, PetePete Myers G/SF  United States Chicago Bulls Arkansas–Little Rock (Sr.)
6 122 Kitchen, CurtisCurtis Kitchen PF  United States Seattle SuperSonics South Florida (Sr.)
6 124 Kempton, TimTim Kempton PF  United States Los Angeles Clippers Notre Dame (Sr.)
6 133 Frederick, AnthonyAnthony Frederick SF  United States Denver Nuggets Pepperdine (Sr.)
6 134 Volkov, AlexanderAlexander Volkov C  Soviet Union
( Ukraine)
Atlanta Hawks Budivelnik Kiev (USSR)
  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

* compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players who declared or were automatically eligible for the 1986 draft were not selected but played in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
Rose, RobertRobert Rose SG  United States George Mason (Sr.)
Spencer, AndreAndre Spencer SF  United States Northern Arizona (Sr.)
Upshaw, KelvinKelvin Upshaw SG  United States Utah (Sr.)
Vranković, StojkoStojko Vranković C  Yugoslavia ( Croatia) KK Zadar (Croatia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magic Name Mark Price Player Development Coach". NBA.com. 9 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rogers was born in the United States, but represents Spain internationally.

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