Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 5 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 6 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Brad Davis G 6-3 180 1 Maryland 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 2 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
James Edwards C 7-0 225 1 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 2 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Alex English SF 6-7 190 2 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Steve Green SF 6-7 220 2 Indiana 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 2 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Wayne Radford SG 6-3 205 0 Indiana 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Rick Robey C 6-11 230 0 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 3 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Kevin Stacom SG 6-3 185 4 Providence 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States

1978-1979 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Davis R. Sobers A. English M. Bantom J. Edwards
Rotation   W. Radford C. Calhoun L. Elmore  
Rotation     S. Green    
Lim PT   B. Davis B. Knight    

1978-1979 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Kansas City Kings48-34-
2Denver Nuggets47-351
3Milwaukee Bucks38-4410
4Indiana Pacers38-4410
5Chicago Bulls31-5117

1978-1979 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Johnny Davis 79 37.6 18.3 2.4 5.7 1.2 0.3 2.7
Ricky Sobers 81 34.9 17.3 3.7 5.6 1.7 0.3 3.8
James Edwards 82 31.0 16.7 8.5 1.1 0.7 1.3 2.0
Alex English 81 33.3 16.0 8.1 3.3 0.9 1.0 2.4
Mike Bantom 81 31.2 14.7 8.0 2.8 1.2 0.8 2.4
Billy Knight 39 25.0 14.7 4.5 2.2 0.8 0.1 2.5
Corky Calhoun 81 16.4 4.7 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.7
Rick Robey 43 19.7 8.6 5.9 1.2 0.6 0.3 2.1
Len Elmore 80 15.8 4.2 5.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9
Wayne Radford 52 12.5 3.9 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.9
Kevin Stacom 44 13.0 4.2 1.4 1.8 0.3 0.0 1.2
Steve Green 39 6.8 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4
Brad Davis 22 10.6 2.7 0.7 2.0 0.6 0.1 0.5

1978-1979 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.

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.

Wayne Radford was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Wayne Radford signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 21, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

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

Corky Calhoun was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 30, 1978.

Johnny Davis was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1978.

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

Billy Knight was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Boston Celtics on January 16, 1979.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Brad Davis signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on February 13, 1979.

Alex English signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 3, 1978.

1978-1979 Indiana Pacers Front Office

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