Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 8 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 8 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Tom Barker C 6-11 225 2 Hawaii 1976 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Marvin Barnes FC 6-8 210 2 Providence 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Don Chaney G 6-5 210 9 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 8 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 6 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
43 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 0 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Jeff Judkins SF 6-6 185 0 Utah 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 2 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 1 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 6 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Rick Robey C 6-11 230 0 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 7 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Frankie Sanders SF 6-6 200 0 Southern 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Kevin Stacom SG 6-3 185 4 Providence 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 9 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Earl Williams C 6-7 230 3 Winston-Salem State 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States

1978-1979 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Archibald J. Judkins C. Maxwell C. Rowe D. Cowens
Rotation   D. Chaney      
Lim PT   K. Stacom F. Sanders B. McAdoo R. Robey
Lim PT   C. Ford      

1978-1979 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Washington Bullets54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-357
3New Jersey Nets37-4517
4New York Knicks31-5123
5Boston Celtics29-5325

1978-1979 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Cedric Maxwell 80 37.1 19.0 9.9 2.9 1.2 0.9 3.4
Chris Ford 78 33.7 15.6 3.3 4.7 1.5 0.3 2.6
Dave Cowens 68 37.0 16.6 9.6 3.6 1.1 0.8 2.6
Tiny Archibald 69 24.1 11.0 1.5 4.7 0.8 0.1 2.9
Jeff Judkins 81 18.8 8.8 2.4 1.8 1.0 0.1 1.3
Jo Jo White 47 31.0 12.5 2.7 4.6 1.1 0.1 3.0
Billy Knight 40 28.0 13.9 4.3 1.6 0.8 0.1 3.2
Rick Robey 36 25.4 12.4 7.2 2.2 0.6 0.1 2.1
Bob McAdoo 20 31.9 20.6 7.0 2.0 0.6 1.0 3.2
Don Chaney 65 16.5 5.9 2.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 1.0
Curtis Rowe 53 23.1 6.7 4.6 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.7
Marvin Barnes 38 20.9 8.1 4.7 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.8
Frankie Sanders 24 9.0 5.5 2.1 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.0
Earl Williams 20 13.7 6.1 5.2 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.0
Kevin Stacom 24 10.8 4.9 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.0 1.1
Tom Barker 12 10.9 4.4 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.1
Dennis Awtrey 23 10.7 2.2 2.0 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.9
Earl Tatum 3 12.7 6.7 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.0

1978-1979 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the New York Knicks on February 12, 1979.

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

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

Kevin Stacom was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on February 9, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

Frankie Sanders signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 14, 1979.

1978-1979 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)
Tom Sanders Head Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Dave Cowens Head Coach 1978-1979 N/A
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A