The Wizard played his first game with the SuperSonics on this day

19 Oct

Thirty-five years ago – Oct. 19, 1977 – The Seattle SuperSonics lost their season opener to the Golden State Warriors 116-84. Gus Williams, who had signed a three-year contract two days earlier, made his Sonics debut scoring four points off the bench.

Williams, who played his first two seasons in the NBA with Golden State, averaged 10.5 points per game during his stay with the Warriors.

The Wizard led the Sonics to the Western Conference Championship that very first year, scoring 18.1 points per contest. The Sonics defeated the Denver Nuggets 4 games to 2, advancing to the NBA Finals (lost to Washington 4-3).

The following year the Supes won the NBA title by defeating the Bullets 4 games to 1.

Williams played six seasons in Seattle while sitting out one season (1981-82) because of a contract dispute. He led the team in scoring in five of those seasons.

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