Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Leon Benbow SG 6-4 185 2 Jacksonville 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Tom Boerwinkle C 7-0 265 8 Tennessee 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Eric Fernsten FC 6-10 205 1 San Francisco 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 0 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
  Phil Hicks SF 6-7 205 0 Tulane 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Wilbur Holland G 6-0 175 1 New Orleans 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
  Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 2 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Tom Kropp SG 6-3 205 1 Nebraska-Kearney 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  John Laskowski SG 6-6 185 1 Indiana 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Bob Love F 6-8 215 10 Southern 1965 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Jack Marin GF 6-7 200 10 Duke 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Scott May SF 6-7 215 0 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Paul McCracken G 6-4 180 2 Cal State Northridge 1972 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 5 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Cliff Pondexter FC 6-9 233 1 Long Beach State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Dallas Smith C 6-10 210 0 West Texas A&M 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Keith Starr SG 6-6 190 0 Pittsburgh 1976 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  Norm Van Lier PG 6-1 173 7 St. Francis (PA) 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States

1976-1977 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Van Lier W. Holland S. May M. Johnson A. Gilmore
Rotation   J. Mengelt J. Marin C. Pondexter T. Boerwinkle
Lim PT   T. Kropp P. Hicks    
Lim PT   K. Starr      
Lim PT   J. Laskowski      
Lim PT   L. Benbow      

1976-1977 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets50-32-
2Detroit Pistons44-386
3Chicago Bulls44-386
4Kansas City Kings40-4210
5Indiana Pacers36-4614
6Milwaukee Bucks30-5220

1976-1977 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Norm Van Lier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1977)
Scott May All-Rookie First Team (1977)
Norm Van Lier Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)

1976-1977 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Artis Gilmore 82 35.1 18.6 13.0 2.4 0.5 2.5
Mickey Johnson 81 35.1 17.3 10.2 2.4 1.3 0.8
Wilbur Holland 79 31.1 14.9 3.2 3.2 2.1 0.2
Scott May 72 32.9 14.6 6.1 2.0 1.1 0.2
Norm Van Lier 82 37.8 10.2 4.5 7.8 1.6 0.2
John Mengelt 61 19.3 8.3 1.8 1.9 0.6 0.1
Jack Marin 54 16.1 6.8 1.7 1.1 0.2 0.1
Tom Boerwinkle 82 13.0 3.7 3.8 2.3 0.2 0.2
Cliff Pondexter 78 12.8 3.3 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.1
John Laskowski 47 12.0 3.8 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.0
Tom Kropp 53 9.1 3.3 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.0
Bob Love 14 35.4 12.2 5.2 1.6 0.6 0.1
Phil Hicks 35 7.3 2.7 1.9 0.7 0.2 0.0
Paul McCracken 9 13.2 5.2 1.8 1.6 0.7 0.0
Eric Fernsten 5 12.2 2.8 3.2 1.2 0.2 0.6
Keith Starr 17 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.0
Willie Smith 2 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1976-1977 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tom Boerwinkle was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Tom Boerwinkle signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1968.

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.

John Laskowski was selected as the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. John Laskowski signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 10, 1975.

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.

Cliff Pondexter was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Cliff Pondexter signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1975.

Keith Starr was selected as the #1 pick in the 4 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Keith Starr signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 20, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Mickey Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Portland Trail Blazers on September 17, 1974.

Tom Kropp was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Washington Wizards on September 13, 1976.

Jack Marin was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Buffalo Braves on November 27, 1975.

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

Norm Van Lier was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Cincinnati Royals on November 9, 1971.

Acquired via Free Agency

Leon Benbow signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on February 2, 1977.

Phil Hicks signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on December 1, 1976. Phil Hicks re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on January 11, 1977. Phil Hicks re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on January 21, 1977. Phil Hicks re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on February 3, 1977.

Wilbur Holland signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 28, 1976.

1976-1977 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
Irwin Mandel Alternate Board of Governor, Senior VP of Financial and Legal 1971-1972 N/A
Ed Badger Head Coach 1976-1977 N/A
Jon Kovler General Manager 1976-1977 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)