Golden State Warriors Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Golden State Warriors Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 3 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 1 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  John Coughran SF 6-7 225 1 California 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 5 United States
  Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 3 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Cheese Johnson SF 6-6 195 0 Wichita State 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
  John Lucas G 6-3 175 3 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Robert Parish C 7-0 230 2 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Sonny Parker GF 6-6 200 3 Texas A&M 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Clifford Ray FC 6-9 230 8 Oklahoma 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
45 Purvis Short SF 6-7 210 1 Jackson State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Phil Smith SG 6-4 185 5 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Raymond Townsend SG 6-3 175 1 UCLA 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 10 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Nate Williams GF 6-5 215 8 Utah State 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Bubba Wilson SG 6-3 175 1 Western Carolina 1978 Rnd 5 Pick 13 United States

1979-1980 Golden State Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Lucas P. Smith S. Parker P. Short R. Parish
Rotation   J. White   W. Cooper  
Rotation   R. Townsend   C. Ray  
Rotation       T. Abernethy  
Rotation       D. Hillman  
Lim PT     N. Williams    

1979-1980 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers60-22-
2Seattle SuperSonics56-264
3Phoenix Suns55-275
4Portland Trail Blazers38-4422
5San Diego Clippers35-4725
6Golden State Warriors24-5836

1979-1980 Golden State Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Robert Parish 72 29.4 17.0 10.9 1.7 0.8 1.6 3.1
Sonny Parker 82 34.7 14.7 5.7 3.1 2.1 0.4 2.0
Purvis Short 62 26.4 17.0 5.1 2.0 1.0 0.1 2.0
John Lucas 80 34.5 12.6 2.8 7.5 1.7 0.0 2.3
Wayne Cooper 79 22.5 11.0 6.4 0.5 0.3 1.0 1.8
Phil Smith 51 30.4 15.5 2.9 3.7 1.2 0.3 2.4
Jo Jo White 78 26.3 9.9 2.3 3.1 1.1 0.2 2.0
Clifford Ray 81 20.8 6.0 5.8 2.3 0.6 0.4 1.9
Raymond Townsend 75 15.5 5.4 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.9
Tom Abernethy 67 18.2 5.4 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.6
Darnell Hillman 49 14.4 4.0 3.7 1.0 0.4 0.5 1.2
John Coughran 24 6.7 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.5
Cheese Johnson 9 5.9 3.0 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4
Bubba Wilson 16 8.9 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.5

1979-1980 Golden State Warriors Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Wayne Cooper was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Wayne Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1978.

Robert Parish was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Robert Parish signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 21, 1976.

Sonny Parker was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Sonny Parker signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 21, 1976.

Purvis Short was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Purvis Short signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on August 1, 1978.

Phil Smith was selected as the #11 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Phil Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on July 22, 1974. Phil Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1978.

Raymond Townsend was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Raymond Townsend signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

John Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Houston Rockets on September 5, 1978.

Clifford Ray was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Chicago Bulls on September 3, 1974. Clifford Ray re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on October 12, 1976.

Jo Jo White was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Boston Celtics on January 30, 1979.

Nate Williams was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the New Orleans Jazz on January 4, 1978.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tom Abernethy signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on July 15, 1978.

Darnell Hillman signed a contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on December 5, 1979.

1979-1980 Golden State Warriors Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Franklin Mieuli Owner 1962-1963 N/A
Al Attles Head Coach, General Manager, General Manager 1969-1970 N/A
Johhny Bach Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Golden State Warriors, 1979 to 1980)