Zelmo Beaty

Then: No. 31, age 31, 6-9, 225, Prairie View A&M '62. MVP runner-up, averaged 22.9 points and 15.6 rebounds during the regular season, 23.2 and 14.6 during the playoffs. Led league in field goal shooting at 55.5 percent.

Now: Lives in Bellevue, Wash. where he is a stock and insurance broker. "My experience in Utah was absolutely great. It's something I will always cherish.Ron Boone

Then: No. 24, age 24, 6-2, 200, Idaho State '68. A part-time starter, who was acquired in a mid-season trade. Averaged 15.8 points and 17.2 during the playoffs

Now: Lives in Salt Lake and works as the color commentator for the Utah Jazz radio and TV broadcasts. His son Jaron is a junior at Skyline and a top college prospect. "At first the fans didn't know how to respond to a pro team. But it didn't take them long to rally behind you. They adopted you like you were family."

Mike Butler Then: No. 12, age 24, 6-2, 175 Memphis State '68. Acquired from Memphis right before the season. Reserve guard averaged 10.2 points, 91 percent free throw shooter, played sparingly in the playoffs, averaging 4.8.

Now: Lives in Memphis. (That's all we know about him).

Glen Combs

Then: No. 40, age 24, 6-2, 185, Virginia Tech '68. Averaged 20.1 points, 16.5 during the playoffs. Was team's top 3-point shooter and fifth-best in league, sinking 77 during season for a 36.7 percent average.

Now: Lives in Roanoke where he is the president of a food brokerage business. "Since I was from Kentucky, I was really pumped up for that series. Winning the championship has to be the highlight of my career."

Merv Jackson

Then: No. 10, age 24, 6-3, 175, Utah '68. Battled a knee injury and missed 17 games, averaged 13.8. Came on strong during the playoffs to average 15.2.

Now: Lives in Denver, where he works for television station KWGN in advertising. Would like to get into broadcasting eventually. "I remember the fan support No. 1. Having played there before (for the University of Utah), I knew the fans would be receptive to a winner."

Rod Mcdonald

Then: No. 14, age 26, 6-6, 205, Whitworth '67. A rookie on the team, only played in 29 regular-season games and 5 playoff games, averaging 4.0 and 3.6 points.

Now: Lives in San Jose, where he runs a business that makes the "sour" in sourdough bread. "I felt I really helped the team because I made the starters work hard in practice. It was a fun, fun part of my life."

Dick Nemelka

Then: No. 11, age 28, 6-0, 175, BYU '66. A local product, who had played at West High and BYU, he made the team in a summer tryout camp as a 28-year-old rookie. Played in about half the games, averaging 5.5 points, although he did win a regular-season game with Kentucky with a last-second 3-pointer.

Now: Works in Salt Lake City as an attorney with his own practice. "I was a rookie but the second-oldest player on the team. It was a thrill to win the 7th game and have the whole crowd merge on the floor."

Austin (Red) Robbins

Then: No. 21, age 26, 6-8, 200, Tennessee '66. Came to Utah in preseason trade for Craig Raymond. Averaged 12.6 during season, 12.3 during playoffs, made all-star team, was 8th in the league in rebounding with 11.9 average.

Now: Lives in New Orleans, where he is a sales representative for a sportswear company. "The 7th game win against Indiana stands out the most. We had great fans in Salt Lake."

George Stone

Then: No. 33, age 25, 6-7, 195, Marshall '68. Averaged 11.8 points during the season and 11.5 during the playoffs. Known as a streak shooter who could fire in the 3-pointers from anywhere.

Now: ???? (None of the players have heard from George for years, many not since the championship season).

Willie Wise

Then: No. 42, age 24, 6-6, 215, Drake '69. Averaged 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds during the season but raised it his totals to 21.1 points and 13.0 rebounds in the playoffs.

Now: Lives in Bellevue, Wash., just five minutes from Beaty. Works with a window covering company installing curtains. "I'm very happy. There's no pressure - I don't have to step to the foul line down by one with no time left."

Coach Bill Sharman

Then: Age 44. Was in his sixth year as pro coach, third with the Stars, following a sterling playing career with the Boston Celtics.

Now: After serving as coach in the 1970s and president of the Los Angeles Lakers for seven years in the '80s, he came back to the club this year as a special consultant. Lost his voice and can only communicate through writing. Lives in Marina Del Ray, Calif., with his wife Joyce.