Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gus Bailey GF 6-5 185 1 UTEP 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
John Brown SF 6-7 220 2 Missouri 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Germany / United States
Kenny Charles SG 6-3 180 2 Fordham 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago
Jim Creighton PF 6-8 200 0 Colorado 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
John Drew GF 6-6 205 1 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Dennis DuVal G 6-3 175 1 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Dick Gibbs GF 6-5 210 4 UTEP 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
Connie Hawkins PF 6-8 210 7 - 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 1 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Wilbur Holland G 6-0 175 0 New Orleans 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
Lou Hudson GF 6-5 210 9 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 2 Houston 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 4 Marquette 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 0 Southern Illinois 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Mike Sojourner FC 6-9 225 1 Utah 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 10 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Bill Willoughby FC 6-8 205 0 - 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1975-1976 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Henderson T. Van Arsdale L. Hudson J. Drew D. Jones
Rotation D. Meminger W. Holland J. Brown C. Hawkins  
Rotation       M. Sojourner  
Rotation       B. Willoughby  
Rotation       J. Creighton  

1975-1976 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Cleveland Cavaliers49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3Houston Rockets40-429
4New Orleans Jazz38-4411
5Atlanta Hawks29-5320

1975-1976 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Drew Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1976)

1975-1976 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
John Drew 77 30.5 21.6 8.6 1.9 1.8 0.4
Lou Hudson 81 31.6 17.0 3.7 2.6 1.5 0.2
Tom Henderson 81 35.8 14.2 3.3 4.6 1.7 0.1
Tom Van Arsdale 75 27.0 10.9 2.5 1.9 0.8 0.1
Dwight Jones 66 26.7 10.1 7.9 1.3 0.8 0.9
Connie Hawkins 74 25.8 8.2 6.0 2.9 1.1 0.6
John Brown 75 23.4 7.9 5.4 1.7 0.6 0.2
Mike Sojourner 67 23.9 8.6 6.7 0.9 0.6 0.6
Dean Meminger 68 20.9 6.0 2.2 3.3 0.8 0.1
Bill Willoughby 62 14.0 4.7 4.6 0.5 0.6 0.5
Wilbur Holland 33 10.6 5.8 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.1
Dennis DuVal 13 10.0 2.8 0.6 1.5 0.5 0.2
Jim Creighton 32 5.4 1.0 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.3

1975-1976 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Brown was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. John Brown signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1973.

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.

Tom Henderson was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Tom Henderson signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 24, 1974.

Lou Hudson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Lou Hudson signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1966.

Dwight Jones was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Dwight Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1973.

Mike Sojourner was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Mike Sojourner signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 24, 1974.

Bill Willoughby was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Bill Willoughby signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on August 6, 1975.

Acquired via Trade

Connie Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Los Angeles Lakers on August 8, 1975.

Dean Meminger was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New Orleans Jazz on May 21, 1974.

Tom Van Arsdale was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Philadelphia Sixers on November 8, 1974.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jim Creighton signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 25, 1975.

Wilbur Holland signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on January 22, 1976.

1975-1976 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Cousins Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Cotton Fitzsimmons Head Coach 1972-1973 Head Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1970 to 1972)
Jack Ramsay Head Coach 1972-1973 Head Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 1968 to 1972)
Bumper Tormohlen Head Coach 1975-1976 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1967 to 2011)
Bud Seretean General Manager 1975-1976 N/A
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