Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Zaid Abdul-Aziz FC 6-9 235 9 Iowa State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Jim Ard PF 6-8 215 3 Cincinnati 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Bob Bigelow GF 6-7 215 2 Pennsylvania 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Dave Bing G 6-3 180 11 Syracuse 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Tom Boswell FC 6-9 220 2 South Carolina 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Don Chaney G 6-5 210 8 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 7 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 4 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 13 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 8 Bradley 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
  Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 4 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 0 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 6 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 3 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 6 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
  Kevin Stacom SG 6-3 185 3 Providence 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 4 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 8 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Sidney Wicks FC 6-8 225 6 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1977-1978 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Bing J. White J. Havlicek S. Wicks D. Cowens
Rotation   K. Stacom C. Maxwell C. Rowe  
Rotation       T. Boswell  
Lim PT E. DiGregorio D. Chaney   K. Washington  

1977-1978 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3Boston Celtics32-5023
4Buffalo Braves27-5528
5New Jersey Nets24-5831

1977-1978 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dave Cowens Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dave Cowens 77 41.8 18.6 14.0 4.6 1.3 0.9 2.8
John Havlicek 82 34.1 16.1 4.0 4.0 1.1 0.3 2.5
Dave Bing 80 28.2 13.6 2.6 3.8 1.0 0.2 2.7
Sidney Wicks 81 29.8 13.4 8.3 2.1 0.8 0.6 2.8
Jo Jo White 46 35.7 14.8 3.9 4.5 1.1 0.2 2.5
Cedric Maxwell 72 16.8 7.3 5.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.7
Charlie Scott 31 34.8 16.3 3.3 4.6 1.6 0.2 3.4
Kevin Stacom 55 18.3 8.5 1.9 2.0 0.5 0.1 1.3
Tom Boswell 65 17.7 7.1 4.4 1.1 0.4 0.2 1.5
Kermit Washington 32 27.1 11.8 10.5 1.3 0.9 1.2 1.7
Curtis Rowe 51 17.9 6.1 4.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 1.5
Don Chaney 42 16.7 5.1 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.2 1.2
Ernie DiGregorio 27 10.1 3.9 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.7
Fred Saunders 26 9.3 2.8 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.8
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 2 12.0 4.0 7.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.5
Bob Bigelow 4 4.2 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steve Kuberski 3 4.7 0.7 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.7
Jim Ard 1 9.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1977-1978 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tom Boswell was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Tom Boswell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on July 23, 1975.

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.

John Havlicek was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. John Havlicek signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1962. John Havlicek re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 4, 1976.

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.

Jo Jo White was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jo Jo White signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on October 13, 1969. Jo Jo White re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 12, 1972.

Acquired via Trade

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

Curtis Rowe was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Detroit Pistons on October 20, 1976.

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

Sidney Wicks was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on October 12, 1976.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dave Bing signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 28, 1977.

Ernie DiGregorio signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on February 1, 1978. Ernie DiGregorio re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on February 10, 1978. Ernie DiGregorio re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on February 20, 1978.

Kevin Stacom signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 8, 1977.

1977-1978 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Harold Lipton Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Irv Levin Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Tom Heinsohn Head Coach 1969-1970 N/A
Tom Sanders Head Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A