Golden State Warriors Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Golden State Warriors Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 2 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  E.C. Coleman PF 6-8 225 5 Houston Baptist 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
  Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 0 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Wesley Cox SF 6-6 215 1 Louisville 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Ray Epps SF 6-6 195 0 Norfolk State 1977 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  John Lucas G 6-3 175 2 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Robert Parish C 7-0 230 1 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Sonny Parker GF 6-6 200 2 Texas A&M 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Clifford Ray FC 6-9 230 7 Oklahoma 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Tony Robertson GF 6-5 195 1 West Virginia 1977 Rnd 4 Pick 22 United States
45 Purvis Short SF 6-7 210 0 Jackson State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Phil Smith SG 6-4 185 4 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Raymond Townsend SG 6-3 175 0 UCLA 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 9 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Nate Williams GF 6-5 215 7 Utah State 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Bubba Wilson SG 6-3 175 0 Western Carolina 1978 Rnd 5 Pick 13 United States

1978-1979 Golden State Depth Chart

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

1978-1979 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics52-30-
2Phoenix Suns50-322
3Los Angeles Lakers47-355
4Portland Trail Blazers45-377
5San Diego Clippers43-399
6Golden State Warriors38-4414

1978-1979 Golden State Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Lucas 82 37.7 16.1 3.0 9.3 1.9 0.1 3.1
Robert Parish 76 31.7 17.2 12.1 1.5 1.3 2.9 3.1
Sonny Parker 79 36.6 15.2 5.6 3.7 1.8 0.4 2.4
Phil Smith 59 38.8 19.9 3.6 4.4 1.7 0.4 2.9
Purvis Short 75 22.7 10.6 4.6 1.3 0.7 0.2 1.5
Nate Williams 81 16.0 8.3 2.6 0.8 0.7 0.1 1.1
Clifford Ray 82 23.4 6.9 7.4 1.7 0.6 0.6 1.9
Tom Abernethy 70 17.4 6.0 3.1 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.5
Jo Jo White 29 30.4 12.3 2.5 4.6 0.9 0.1 2.4
Raymond Townsend 65 11.9 4.7 0.8 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.8
Wayne Cooper 65 12.2 4.6 4.3 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.8
Wesley Cox 31 11.6 4.7 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.4
Tony Robertson 12 6.2 3.0 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.7
Ray Epps 13 5.5 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

1978-1979 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.

Tony Robertson signed a contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on February 20, 1979.

1978-1979 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