Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Marvin Barnes FC 6-8 210 0 Providence 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Roger Brown C 6-11 225 2 Kansas 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 2 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Cornelius Cash F 6-8 215 1 Bowling Green 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 0 Alabama 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Al Eberhard F 6-6 225 2 Missouri 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 4 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 6 St. Bonaventure 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 5 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Eric Money G 6-0 170 2 Arizona 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Louie Nelson G 6-3 190 3 Washington 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Howard Porter PF 6-8 220 5 Villanova 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 4 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Phil Sellers SF 6-4 201 0 Rutgers 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 0 Michigan State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
George Trapp FC 6-8 205 5 Long Beach State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1976-1977 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Money C. Ford M. Carr H. Porter B. Lanier
Rotation K. Porter   A. Eberhard   L. Douglas
Rotation     R. Simpson    
Lim PT     P. Sellers M. Barnes R. Brown
Lim PT       G. Trapp  

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 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Lanier Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)

1976-1977 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob Lanier 64 38.2 25.2 11.6 3.3 1.1 2.0
M.L. Carr 82 32.2 13.3 7.7 2.2 2.0 0.7
Howard Porter 78 28.2 13.2 5.9 0.7 0.6 0.9
Chris Ford 82 31.0 12.3 3.3 4.1 2.2 0.3
Ralph Simpson 77 20.7 11.0 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.1
Eric Money 73 21.7 10.2 1.7 3.3 1.2 0.2
Kevin Porter 81 26.1 8.9 1.2 7.3 1.1 0.1
Leon Douglas 82 19.8 7.5 6.4 0.8 0.5 1.0
Marvin Barnes 53 18.7 9.6 4.8 0.8 0.7 0.6
Al Eberhard 68 17.9 6.9 3.2 0.7 0.7 0.2
Phil Sellers 44 7.5 4.5 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.0
Roger Brown 43 7.5 1.4 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.4
George Trapp 6 11.3 5.5 1.7 0.5 0.0 0.2
Cornelius Cash 6 8.2 3.5 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2

1976-1977 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Marvin Barnes was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Marvin Barnes signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 5, 1976.

Leon Douglas was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Leon Douglas signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 8, 1976.

Al Eberhard was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Al Eberhard signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 6, 1974.

Chris Ford was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Chris Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on May 8, 1972. Chris Ford re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on October 21, 1976.

Bob Lanier was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 1970.

Eric Money was selected as the #15 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Eric Money signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 8, 1974. Eric Money re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on October 20, 1976.

Phil Sellers was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Phil Sellers signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 12, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Howard Porter was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 26, 1974.

Kevin Porter was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on August 28, 1975. Kevin Porter signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on September 17, 1975.

Ralph Simpson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Denver Nuggets on October 20, 1976.

George Trapp was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on April 15, 1973. George Trapp signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on March 29, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Roger Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 5, 1976.

M.L. Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on June 12, 1976.

1976-1977 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Herb Brown Head Coach, Head Coach 1976-1977 Head Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1975 to 1978)
Oscar Feldman General Manager 1975-1976 N/A
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A
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