Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters
1978-1979 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster
1978-1979 Houston Depth Chart
|Starters||C. Murphy||M. Newlin||R. Barry||R. Tomjanovich||M. Malone|
|Rotation||S. Watts||R. Reid||D. Jones|
|Rotation||M. Dunleavy, Sr.|
|Lim PT||R. White||A. Bradley|
|Lim PT||J. Dorsey|
1978-1979 Central Division Standings
|1||San Antonio Spurs||48-34||-|
|6||New Orleans Jazz||26-56||22|
1978-1979 Houston Awards & Honors
|Player||Award / Honor|
|Moses Malone||Most Valuable Player (1979)
|Moses Malone||All-NBA First Team (1979)
|Moses Malone||All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1979)
|Rudy Tomjanovich||Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
|Moses Malone||Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
|Calvin Murphy||Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)
|Calvin Murphy||J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1979)
1978-1979 Houston Season Stat Leaders
|Mike Dunleavy, Sr.||74||20.1||8.0||1.7||4.4||0.8||0.1||1.8|
1978-1979 Houston Rockets Roster Composition
|Selected via Draft
Calvin Murphy was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Calvin Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.
Rudy Tomjanovich was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Rudy Tomjanovich signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.
|Acquired via Draft Rights Trade
Draft Rights to Alonzo Bradley, the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Indiana Pacers on December 22, 1977. Alonzo Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on December 25, 1977.
|Acquired via Trade
Dwight Jones was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Atlanta Hawks on June 7, 1976.
Moses Malone was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Buffalo Braves on October 24, 1976.
Slick Watts was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the New Orleans Jazz on September 21, 1978.
|Acquired via Free Agency
Rick Barry signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on June 17, 1978.
Jacky Dorsey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on May 11, 1978.
1978-1979 Houston Rockets Front Office
|Staff Member||Position||Start Season||Previous Job|
|Tom Nissalke||Head Coach||1976-1977||Head Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1973 to 1975)|
|Ray Patterson||General Manager||1972-1973||General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)|