Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 4 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 4 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Mel Bennett F 6-7 200 1 Pittsburgh 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 5 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bob Carrington SG 6-6 195 1 Boston College 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 1 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 1 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
James Edwards C 7-0 225 0 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 1 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Mike Flynn G 6-2 180 1 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 7 Pick 5 Morocco
Steve Green SF 6-7 220 1 Indiana 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Johnny Neumann F 6-6 200 1 Ole Miss 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 12 United States
Dave Robisch FC 6-10 235 1 Kansas 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 1 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 2 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Earl Tatum SG 6-5 185 1 Marquette 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
John Williamson G 6-2 185 1 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States
Bobby Wilson SG 6-3 175 3 Wichita State 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States

1977-1978 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Flynn R. Sobers D. Roundfield M. Bantom L. Elmore
Rotation     S. Green    
Rotation     M. Bennett    
Lim PT   E. Tatum   R. Behagen J. Edwards
Lim PT   B. Carrington      

1977-1978 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets48-34-
2Milwaukee Bucks44-384
3Chicago Bulls40-428
4Detroit Pistons38-4410
5Kansas City Kings31-5117
6Indiana Pacers31-5117

1977-1978 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ricky Sobers 79 38.2 18.2 4.1 7.4 2.2 0.3 4.5
Mike Bantom 82 33.8 15.3 7.4 2.9 1.2 0.6 2.7
Dan Roundfield 79 30.7 13.4 10.2 2.5 1.0 1.9 2.5
James Edwards 58 29.0 15.4 7.5 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.9
Earl Tatum 57 32.6 14.4 3.6 4.0 1.8 0.5 2.3
John Williamson 42 34.5 19.1 2.9 3.1 1.1 0.0 3.0
Adrian Dantley 23 41.2 26.5 9.4 2.8 2.1 0.7 2.9
Ron Behagen 51 22.2 11.2 6.5 1.3 0.6 0.4 2.2
Len Elmore 69 19.2 5.4 6.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1
Mike Flynn 71 13.5 4.2 1.6 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.1
Bob Carrington 35 17.7 7.1 1.8 1.8 0.6 0.3 1.5
Dave Robisch 23 26.0 8.5 7.5 2.1 0.9 0.7 1.5
Steve Green 44 10.2 3.4 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.5
Johnny Neumann 20 10.8 4.2 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.1
Mel Bennett 31 9.2 2.4 3.0 0.7 0.4 0.2 1.0
Bobby Wilson 12 7.2 2.5 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.5
Willie Smith 1 7.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1977-1978 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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. Mike Flynn re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 19, 1977.

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.

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

Mike Bantom was acquired in a sign and trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1977.

Ron Behagen was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Houston Rockets on December 22, 1977.

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

Bob Carrington was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the New Jersey Nets on January 27, 1978.

James Edwards was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Los Angeles Lakers on December 13, 1977.

Ricky Sobers was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Phoenix Suns on September 6, 1977.

Earl Tatum was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Los Angeles Lakers on December 13, 1977.

1977-1978 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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