The Info List - Gar Heard

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GARFIELD "GAR" HEARD (born May 3, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach. He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the third round of the 1970 NBA draft . He had a 15-year NBA career for four different teams (the Sonics, the Buffalo Braves/San Diego Clippers , the Chicago Bulls , and the Phoenix Suns ). Heard is best known for a buzzer beater he made to send Game 5 of the 1976 Phoenix –Boston championship series into a third overtime. This feat is commonly known as "The Shot", or "The Shot Heard 'Round the World", in reference to Ralph Waldo Emerson 's poem "Concord Hymn", which was written about the Battle of Lexington .


* 1 College career

* 2 Professional career

* 2.1 The Shot

* 3 Coaching

* 3.1 Head coaching record

* 4 References * 5 External links


Heard set an Oklahoma school record with 21 double-doubles for a season by a Sooner in 27 games during 1969–70. It was finally broken by Blake Griffin on February 14, 2009.


Prior to the 1973–74 NBA season , Heard and Kevin Kunnert were traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Buffalo Braves for John Hummer , a 1974 NBA draft 2nd round pick and a 1975 NBA draft 2nd round pick. Heard went on to rank in the top ten in rebounds and blocked shots that season. The deal was part of the resume that earned Buffalo Braves General Manager