Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  John Brown SF 6-7 220 6 Missouri 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Germany / United States
14 Charlie Criss G 5-8 165 2 New Mexico State 1970 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Drew GF 6-6 205 5 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Terry Furlow SG 6-4 190 3 Michigan State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Jack Givens SF 6-5 205 1 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Glenn Hagan PG 6-0 170 1 St. Bonaventure 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  Steve Hawes C 6-9 220 5 Washington 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Armond Hill PG 6-4 190 3 Princeton 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 Eddie Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 180 2 Auburn 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 3 Oregon 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 0 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 4 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Sam Pellom PF 6-9 225 0 Buffalo State 1978 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
30 Tree Rollins C 7-1 235 2 Clemson 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 3 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Rick Wilson SG 6-5 200 1 Louisville 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

1979-1980 Atlanta Depth Chart

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

1979-1980 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks50-32-
2Houston Rockets41-419
3San Antonio Spurs41-419
4Indiana Pacers37-4513
5Cleveland Cavaliers37-4513
6Detroit Pistons16-6634

1979-1980 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dan Roundfield All-NBA Second Team (1980)
Dan Roundfield Player Of The Week (12/16/79)
Dan Roundfield All-NBA Defensive First Team (1980)
Eddie Johnson, Jr. All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1980)
John Drew Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)
Dan Roundfield Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Drew 80 28.8 19.5 5.9 1.3 1.1 0.3 3.0
Eddie Johnson, Jr. 79 33.2 18.5 2.5 4.7 1.5 0.3 2.4
Dan Roundfield 81 32.0 16.5 10.3 2.3 1.2 1.7 2.9
Steve Hawes 82 22.6 9.3 6.0 1.8 0.9 0.4 1.5
Tree Rollins 82 25.9 8.9 9.4 0.9 0.7 3.0 1.2
Charlie Criss 81 22.1 8.3 1.4 3.0 0.9 0.0 1.6
Armond Hill 79 26.5 6.1 1.7 5.4 1.4 0.1 2.2
Jack Givens 82 15.3 5.7 3.0 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.7
Tom McMillen 53 20.2 8.7 4.2 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.2
Terry Furlow 21 19.2 8.4 2.0 3.4 0.9 0.4 1.6
Jim McElroy 31 16.6 5.5 1.6 2.1 0.7 0.2 1.4
Sam Pellom 44 8.5 2.5 2.1 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4
John Brown 28 12.9 3.9 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.9
Ron Lee 30 12.1 2.2 1.1 2.2 0.5 0.1 1.1
Rick Wilson 5 11.8 1.6 0.6 2.2 0.8 0.2 1.6

1979-1980 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. Armond Hill re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 10, 1979.

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.

Acquired via Trade

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

Jim McElroy was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Detroit Pistons on January 24, 1980.

Tom McMillen was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New York Knicks on November 14, 1977. Tom McMillen re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Brown signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on January 28, 1980.

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

Sam Pellom signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on November 23, 1979.

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

1979-1980 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)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Lewis Schaffel General Manager 1979-1980 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1977 to 1978)
Stan Kasten General Manager 1979-1980 N/A