Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jerome Anderson SG 6-5 195 1 West Virginia 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
Mel Bennett F 6-7 200 0 Pittsburgh 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Buse G 6-4 190 0 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 0 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Darrell Elston SG 6-4 190 0 North Carolina 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Mike Flynn G 6-2 180 0 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 7 Pick 5 Morocco
Steve Green SF 6-7 220 0 Indiana 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Rudy Hackett PF 6-9 210 0 Syracuse 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 0 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Wil Jones PF 6-8 205 0 Albany State (GA) 1969 Rnd 5 Pick 12 United States
Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 0 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Freddie Lewis G 6-0 175 1 Arizona State 1966 Rnd 10 Pick 4 United States
Clyde Mayes PF 6-8 225 1 Furman 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Dave Robisch FC 6-10 235 0 Kansas 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 0 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
John Williamson G 6-2 185 0 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States

1976-1977 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Buse B. Knight D. Roundfield W. Jones D. Hillman
Rotation   M. Flynn M. Bennett D. Robisch  
Rotation   J. Anderson S. Green L. Elmore  
Lim PT   J. Williamson      

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 Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Don Buse All-NBA Defensive First Team (1977)
Billy Knight Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)
Don Buse Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)

1976-1977 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Billy Knight 78 40.0 26.6 7.5 3.3 1.5 0.2
Wil Jones 80 33.9 13.0 7.5 2.4 1.3 1.0
Dave Robisch 80 24.6 11.9 6.9 2.0 0.7 0.5
Darnell Hillman 82 28.1 10.7 8.5 2.0 1.2 1.3
Dan Roundfield 61 27.0 13.9 8.5 1.1 1.0 2.1
Don Buse 81 36.4 8.0 3.3 8.5 3.5 0.2
John Williamson 30 35.2 20.7 2.5 3.7 1.6 0.2
Mike Flynn 73 18.1 8.2 2.6 2.5 0.8 0.1
Steve Green 70 13.1 6.4 2.5 0.7 0.7 0.2
Mel Bennett 67 13.6 4.7 3.5 1.0 0.6 0.5
Freddie Lewis 32 17.2 7.0 1.5 1.8 0.6 0.1
Jerome Anderson 27 6.1 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1
Len Elmore 6 7.7 3.0 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.7
Rudy Hackett 5 7.6 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.0 0.2
Clyde Mayes 2 10.5 3.5 3.5 1.5 0.0 1.0
Darrell Elston 5 8.0 1.0 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.0

1976-1977 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Don Buse was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Don Buse signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 5, 1976.

Len Elmore was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Len Elmore signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1976.

Mike Flynn was selected as the #5 pick in the 7 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Mike Flynn signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1976.

Steve Green was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Steve Green signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 14, 1976.

Wil Jones was selected as the #12 pick in the 5 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Wil Jones signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1976.

Billy Knight was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Billy Knight signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1976.

Dave Robisch was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Dave Robisch signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1976.

Dan Roundfield was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dan Roundfield signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Mel Bennett was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Philadelphia Sixers on November 2, 1976.

John Williamson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the New York Nets on February 1, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jerome Anderson signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers on February 3, 1977. Jerome Anderson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on February 13, 1977.

1976-1977 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Slick Leonard Head Coach, General Manager 1968-1969 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1963 to 1964)
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