Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
14 Charlie Criss G 5-8 165 2 New Mexico State 1970 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Drew GF 6-6 205 4 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Terry Furlow SG 6-4 190 2 Michigan State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Jack Givens SF 6-5 205 0 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Steve Hawes C 6-9 220 4 Washington 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Keith Herron SG 6-6 195 0 Villanova 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Armond Hill PG 6-4 190 2 Princeton 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 Eddie Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 180 1 Auburn 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Butch Lee PG 6-0 185 0 Marquette 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Puerto Rico / United States
  Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 3 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
30 Tree Rollins C 7-1 235 1 Clemson 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 2 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Rick Wilson SG 6-5 200 0 Louisville 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

1978-1979 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Hill E. Johnson, Jr. J. Drew D. Roundfield S. Hawes
Rotation   C. Criss J. Givens T. McMillen T. Rollins
Lim PT   R. Wilson      
Lim PT   T. Furlow      

1978-1979 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs48-34-
2Houston Rockets47-351
3Atlanta Hawks46-362
4Detroit Pistons30-5218
5Cleveland Cavaliers30-5218
6New Orleans Jazz26-5622

1978-1979 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Eddie Johnson, Jr. All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1979)

1978-1979 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Drew 79 30.5 22.7 6.6 1.5 1.6 0.2 2.7
Eddie Johnson, Jr. 78 30.9 16.0 2.2 4.6 1.6 0.1 2.7
Dan Roundfield 80 31.7 15.3 10.8 1.6 1.1 2.2 2.6
Steve Hawes 81 27.2 10.5 7.3 2.3 1.0 0.6 1.8
Armond Hill 82 30.8 10.2 2.0 5.9 1.2 0.2 2.5
Tree Rollins 81 23.5 8.4 7.3 0.6 0.6 3.1 1.1
Jack Givens 74 18.2 7.7 2.9 1.1 1.0 0.2 1.0
Tom McMillen 82 17.0 7.0 4.0 0.8 0.2 0.4 1.1
Butch Lee 49 20.3 7.7 1.2 3.4 1.1 0.0 2.0
Terry Furlow 29 19.9 9.9 2.4 2.8 0.6 0.4 1.6
Charlie Criss 54 16.3 5.3 1.1 2.6 0.8 0.1 1.5
Rick Wilson 61 9.7 3.0 1.2 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.7
Keith Herron 14 5.8 2.9 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.4

1978-1979 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Drew was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. John Drew signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 16, 1974. John Drew signed a multi-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks on June 2, 1978.

Jack Givens was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Jack Givens signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 17, 1978.

Armond Hill was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Armond Hill signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 22, 1976.

Eddie Johnson, Jr. was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Eddie Johnson, Jr. signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1977. Eddie Johnson, Jr. signed a multi-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks on November 23, 1977.

Tree Rollins was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Tree Rollins signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on June 10, 1977.

Rick Wilson was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Rick Wilson signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 11, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

Terry Furlow was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 31, 1979.

Steve Hawes was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 5, 1976.

Tom McMillen was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New York Knicks on November 14, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Charlie Criss signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 25, 1977.

Dan Roundfield signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on June 9, 1978.

1978-1979 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Turner Owner 1976-1977 N/A
Hubie Brown Head Coach 1976-1977 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 to 1974)
Michael Gearon General Manager 1977-1978 N/A