Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tate Armstrong SG 6-3 175 1 Duke 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Delmer Beshore G 5-11 165 0 California 1978 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Tom Boerwinkle C 7-0 265 10 Tennessee 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  John Brown SF 6-7 220 5 Missouri 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Germany / United States
  Charles Dudley PG 6-2 180 6 Washington 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 13 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 2 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
  Wilbur Holland G 6-0 175 3 New Orleans 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
  Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 4 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Ollie Johnson SF 6-6 200 6 Temple 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 1 Arizona State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Scott Lloyd FC 6-10 230 2 Arizona State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Scott May SF 6-7 215 2 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 7 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Steve Sheppard SF 6-6 215 1 Maryland 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
24 Reggie Theus GF 6-7 190 0 UNLV 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States

1978-1979 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Holland R. Theus M. Johnson M. Landsberger A. Gilmore
Rotation C. Dudley J. Mengelt O. Johnson    
Rotation   T. Armstrong J. Brown    
Rotation     S. May    
Lim PT       S. Lloyd  

1978-1979 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Kansas City Kings48-34-
2Denver Nuggets47-351
3Milwaukee Bucks38-4410
4Indiana Pacers38-4410
5Chicago Bulls31-5117

1978-1979 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Reggie Theus All-Rookie First Team (1979)
Artis Gilmore Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Artis Gilmore 82 39.8 23.7 12.7 3.3 0.6 1.9 3.8
Reggie Theus 82 33.6 16.3 2.8 5.2 1.1 0.2 3.7
Mickey Johnson 82 31.6 15.4 7.6 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.8
Wilbur Holland 82 30.3 12.6 3.1 4.0 1.5 0.1 2.3
John Mengelt 75 22.7 11.0 1.6 2.5 0.6 0.1 1.6
Ollie Johnson 71 24.4 9.2 3.2 2.3 0.8 0.5 1.6
Mark Landsberger 80 24.5 8.1 9.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.9
John Brown 77 16.4 5.0 3.1 1.4 0.2 0.1 1.2
Scott May 37 10.9 4.0 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.0 1.4
Charles Dudley 43 15.9 2.7 2.0 2.7 0.7 0.0 1.5
Scott Lloyd 67 6.9 1.7 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6
Tate Armstrong 26 10.0 2.5 0.8 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.8
Steve Sheppard 22 9.2 2.7 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 1.0
Andre Wakefield 2 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0

1978-1979 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.

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.

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.

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

John Brown was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Atlanta Hawks on October 8, 1978.

Charles Dudley was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Golden State Warriors on October 10, 1978.

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

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

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

Acquired via Free Agency

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

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

1978-1979 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
Larry Costello Head Coach 1978-1979 Head Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1968 to 1977)
Scotty Robertson Head Coach 1978-1979 Head Coach (Utah Jazz, 1974 to 1975)
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)