Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 9 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Delmer Beshore G 5-11 165 1 California 1978 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Roger Brown C 6-11 225 3 Kansas 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
  Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 3 San Jose State 1970 Rnd 10 Pick 2 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 3 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
10 David Greenwood F 6-9 222 0 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Ollie Johnson SF 6-6 200 7 Temple 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 6 Houston 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Larry Knight PF 6-8 220 0 Loyola (IL) 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 2 Arizona State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Scott Lloyd FC 6-10 230 3 Arizona State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Oliver Mack SG 6-3 185 0 East Carolina 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Scott May SF 6-7 215 3 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 8 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Sam Smith SG 6-4 201 2 UNLV 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 4 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
24 Reggie Theus GF 6-7 190 1 UNLV 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States

1979-1980 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sobers R. Theus S. May D. Greenwood A. Gilmore
Rotation   D. Beshore O. Johnson C. Dietrick D. Awtrey
Rotation   J. Mengelt      
Lim PT   O. Mack   S. Lloyd  
Lim PT       D. Jones  

1979-1980 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks49-33-
2Kansas City Kings47-352
3Denver Nuggets30-5219
4Chicago Bulls30-5219
5Utah Jazz24-5825

1979-1980 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
David Greenwood All-Rookie First Team (1980)

1979-1980 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Reggie Theus 82 36.9 20.2 4.0 6.3 1.4 0.2 4.2
David Greenwood 82 34.0 16.3 9.4 2.2 0.7 1.6 2.6
Ricky Sobers 82 32.6 14.2 3.0 5.2 1.7 0.2 3.4
Artis Gilmore 48 32.7 17.8 9.0 2.8 0.6 1.2 2.8
Scott May 54 24.0 12.4 4.0 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.4
Ollie Johnson 79 19.4 7.7 2.1 2.0 0.7 0.3 1.2
Coby Dietrick 79 23.2 6.9 4.6 2.7 1.1 0.6 1.4
Dwight Jones 53 22.1 10.1 5.6 1.7 0.5 0.7 1.9
Mark Landsberger 54 21.0 8.4 8.3 0.6 0.4 0.3 1.4
Sam Smith 30 16.5 8.6 1.8 1.4 0.8 0.2 1.1
Delmer Beshore 68 12.8 3.6 0.9 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.5
John Mengelt 36 10.8 6.1 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.0 1.0
Oliver Mack 23 22.9 8.0 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.1 1.1
Dennis Awtrey 26 21.5 3.3 4.4 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.0
Roger Brown 4 9.2 0.5 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.0

1979-1980 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Artis Gilmore was selected as the #15 pick in the 7 Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Artis Gilmore signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1976. Artis Gilmore signed a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls on October 8, 1978.

David Greenwood was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. David Greenwood signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 16, 1979.

Scott May was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Scott May signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 26, 1976.

Reggie Theus was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Reggie Theus signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 20, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

Scott Lloyd was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the San Diego Clippers on October 26, 1978.

Oliver Mack was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Los Angeles Lakers on February 13, 1980.

John Mengelt was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Detroit Pistons on November 18, 1976.

Ricky Sobers was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Indiana Pacers on August 28, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dennis Awtrey signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 19, 1979.

Delmer Beshore signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on June 1, 1979.

Coby Dietrick signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 2, 1979.

Ollie Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 25, 1978.

Dwight Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on December 5, 1979.

1979-1980 Chicago Bulls Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dick Klein Owner 1966-1967 N/A
Arthur Wirtz Chairman 1972-1973 N/A
Jerry Sloan Head Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Rod Thorn General Manager 1978-1979 N/A
Jerry Krause Director of Player Personnel 1976-1977 N/A
Tommy Edwards Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1990)