Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 9 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 0 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
30 M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 5 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Don Chaney G 6-5 210 10 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 9 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Eric Fernsten FC 6-10 205 2 San Francisco 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
  Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 7 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
43 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 1 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Jeff Judkins SF 6-6 185 1 Utah 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Pete Maravich GF 6-5 197 9 LSU 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 2 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 2 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Rick Robey C 6-11 230 1 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States

1979-1980 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Archibald C. Ford C. Maxwell L. Bird D. Cowens
Rotation   G. Henderson M. Carr E. Fernsten R. Robey
Rotation     J. Judkins    
Lim PT   D. Chaney P. Maravich    

1979-1980 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics61-21-
2Philadelphia Sixers59-232
3Washington Bullets39-4322
4New York Knicks39-4322
5New Jersey Nets34-4827

1979-1980 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1980)
Larry Bird Player Of The Month (Feb 80)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (03/02/80)
Dave Cowens All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1980)
Larry Bird Rookie Of The Year (1980)
Larry Bird All-Rookie First Team (1980)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)
Tiny Archibald Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)
Dave Cowens Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 82 36.0 21.3 10.4 4.5 1.7 0.6 3.2
Cedric Maxwell 80 34.3 16.9 8.8 2.5 0.9 0.8 2.9
Tiny Archibald 80 35.8 14.1 2.5 8.4 1.3 0.1 3.0
Rick Robey 82 23.4 11.5 6.5 1.1 0.6 0.2 1.8
Dave Cowens 66 32.7 14.2 8.1 3.1 1.0 0.9 1.6
M.L. Carr 82 24.3 11.1 4.0 1.9 1.5 0.4 1.7
Chris Ford 73 29.0 11.2 2.5 2.9 1.5 0.4 1.4
Gerald Henderson 76 14.0 6.2 1.1 1.9 0.6 0.2 1.4
Jeff Judkins 65 10.4 5.4 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.8
Pete Maravich 26 17.0 11.5 1.5 1.1 0.3 0.1 1.4
Eric Fernsten 56 7.7 3.1 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4
Don Chaney 60 8.7 2.8 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.6

1979-1980 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Bird was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Larry Bird signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1979.

Dave Cowens was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Dave Cowens signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on March 26, 1970.

Jeff Judkins was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jeff Judkins signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 22, 1978.

Cedric Maxwell was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Cedric Maxwell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on July 18, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Tiny Archibald was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Antonio Spurs on July 7, 1978.

Don Chaney was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Los Angeles Lakers on December 27, 1977.

Chris Ford was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Detroit Pistons on October 19, 1978.

Rick Robey was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on January 16, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

M.L. Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 24, 1979.

Eric Fernsten signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 27, 1979.

Gerald Henderson signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 25, 1979.

Pete Maravich signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 22, 1980.

1979-1980 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Harry Mangurian, Jr. Owner 1978-1979 Owner (Los Angeles Clippers, 1977 to 1978)
John Brown Owner 1978-1979 Owner (Los Angeles Clippers, 1976 to 1978)
Bill Fitch Head Coach 1979-1980 General Manager (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1973 to 1979)
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A