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Ira Harge Was On The First Two ABA Champions, Different Teams

May 3, 2016

Something made me think about former basketball player, Ira Harge.

In doing research on Harge, a fine player at the University of New Mexico (5 time NBA champion, Michael Cooper’s college), I saw that Ira Harge played on the first two ABA championship teams.

More noteworthy is that they were different teams and I doubt but wonder if that has ever happened at any other time.

Harge played on the first ABA champions, the 1967-1968 Pittsburgh Pipers, a team led by Connie Hawkins. That season after playing in all 82 regular season games, Harge did not play in the playoffs

The next year Harge was with the Oakland Oaks, the team that won the second ABA crown in 1968-1969.

That team was led by Rick Barry and coached by Alex Hannum.

 

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Ira Harge pictured above.

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