Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Jim Ard PF 6-8 215 3 Cincinnati 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Tate Armstrong SG 6-3 175 0 Duke 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Tom Boerwinkle C 7-0 265 9 Tennessee 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Derrek Dickey F 6-7 218 4 Cincinnati 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 1 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
  Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 0 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Glenn Hansen SG 6-4 205 2 LSU 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Wilbur Holland G 6-0 175 2 New Orleans 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
  Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 3 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 0 Arizona State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Scott May SF 6-7 215 1 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 6 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Cliff Pondexter FC 6-9 233 2 Long Beach State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Rich Rhodes - - - 0 Eastern Illinois 1977 Rnd 8 Pick 11 United States
  Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 11 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Steve Sheppard SF 6-6 215 0 Maryland 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Norm Van Lier PG 6-1 173 8 St. Francis (PA) 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 4 Illinois 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1977-1978 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Van Lier W. Holland S. May M. Johnson A. Gilmore
Rotation   J. Mengelt C. Russell M. Landsberger T. Boerwinkle
Rotation   T. Armstrong S. Sheppard C. Pondexter  
Lim PT     D. Dickey J. Ard  

1977-1978 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets48-34-
2Milwaukee Bucks44-384
3Chicago Bulls40-428
4Detroit Pistons38-4410
5Kansas City Kings31-5117
6Indiana Pacers31-5117

1977-1978 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Norm Van Lier All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1978)
Artis Gilmore All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1978)
Artis Gilmore Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Artis Gilmore 82 37.4 22.9 13.1 3.2 0.5 2.2 4.5
Mickey Johnson 81 35.4 18.3 9.1 3.3 1.1 0.8 3.3
Wilbur Holland 82 35.2 16.6 3.6 3.8 2.0 0.2 2.7
John Mengelt 81 21.8 10.3 1.6 2.9 0.6 0.0 1.5
Scott May 55 32.8 13.4 6.0 2.1 0.9 0.1 2.3
Norm Van Lier 78 32.4 7.3 3.6 6.8 1.8 0.1 2.6
Mark Landsberger 62 14.9 5.6 4.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.1
Cazzie Russell 36 21.9 8.8 2.3 1.7 0.5 0.1 1.0
Tate Armstrong 66 10.8 4.3 1.0 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.9
Steve Sheppard 64 10.9 4.3 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7
Nick Weatherspoon 41 14.9 5.1 3.0 0.8 0.5 0.2 1.2
Cliff Pondexter 44 12.1 2.0 3.0 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.7
Derrek Dickey 25 8.8 2.7 1.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.9
Tom Boerwinkle 22 10.3 2.5 2.7 2.0 0.1 0.2 1.2
Jim Ard 14 8.3 1.3 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0
Glenn Hansen 2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1977-1978 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tate Armstrong was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Tate Armstrong signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 17, 1977.

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.

Mark Landsberger was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Mark Landsberger signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 10, 1977.

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.

Steve Sheppard was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Steve Sheppard signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

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

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

Jim Ard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on December 8, 1977.

Derrek Dickey signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on February 17, 1978.

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

Cliff Pondexter signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on January 7, 1978.

Cazzie Russell signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on January 23, 1978.

1977-1978 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
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)