One of the biggest names in the midwest in the early 1970s was Ron Behagen, an All Big-Ten forward, who played a major role in Minnesota University's successes. Selected seventh in the 1973 NBA drafted by Kansas City-Omaha, as a rookie in 1973-74, he averaged a very fine 11.0 points per game and 7.1 rebounds for a KC-Ohama Kings squad which finished at 33-49 for the season.
Starting in his second NBA season, Ron Behagan improved with experience and so did the KC-Ohama Kings, a second place finish in the Western Conference with a 44-38 mark. From then on, he was a well-traveled pro basketball player. He was traded in 1975-76 to the New Orleans who ended with the worst record in the NBA, 23-59. All told, Ron Behagen played with eight different teams during his seven-year NBA career. He played in two playoffs, 1974 with Omaha, 4 games; 1979-80 with Washington, 2 games.
Ron Behagen career stats: 3977 points, 10.3 points per game, 1594 FGM, 3750 FGA, .425 pct, 2712 rebounds, 7.0 rpg, 1.6 assists pg, 290 steals, 160 block shots in 388 games.