Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 6 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 0 North Carolina 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 7 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Ron Carter SG 6-5 190 1 Virginia Military 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 8 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 3 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
James Edwards C 7-0 225 2 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 3 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Alex English SF 6-7 190 3 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Joe Hassett SG 6-5 180 2 Providence 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Clemon Johnson FC 6-10 240 1 Florida A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 5 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 3 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
John Kuester PG 6-2 175 2 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 4 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Tony Zeno SF 6-8 210 0 Arizona State 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States

1979-1980 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Davis B. Knight M. Johnson M. Bantom J. Edwards
Rotation J. Kuester J. Hassett D. Bradley C. Johnson  
Rotation   R. Carter C. Calhoun    
Lim PT       G. McGinnis  

1979-1980 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks50-32-
2Houston Rockets41-419
3San Antonio Spurs41-419
4Indiana Pacers37-4513
5Cleveland Cavaliers37-4513
6Detroit Pistons16-6634

1979-1980 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mickey Johnson 82 32.3 19.1 8.3 4.2 1.9 1.4 3.5
Johnny Davis 82 35.5 15.9 2.8 5.4 1.3 0.3 2.5
James Edwards 82 28.2 15.7 7.0 1.5 0.7 1.3 1.6
Billy Knight 75 25.5 13.1 4.8 2.1 1.1 0.1 1.8
Mike Bantom 77 30.3 11.8 5.9 3.6 1.1 0.6 2.5
Alex English 54 28.3 14.9 7.0 2.6 0.8 0.6 2.3
Dudley Bradley 82 24.7 8.4 2.7 3.1 2.6 0.6 2.0
Joe Hassett 74 15.3 7.1 1.3 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.6
Clemon Johnson 79 19.5 6.0 5.0 1.5 0.6 1.5 1.0
George McGinnis 28 28.0 13.2 8.5 4.0 1.1 0.2 3.3
Phil Chenier 23 16.5 5.4 1.5 2.0 0.7 0.4 1.1
Ron Carter 13 9.0 2.5 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.8
John Kuester 24 4.2 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.2
Tony Zeno 8 7.4 1.8 1.8 0.1 0.5 0.4 1.1
Corky Calhoun 7 4.3 1.1 1.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1
Brad Davis 5 8.6 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.6

1979-1980 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dudley Bradley was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Dudley Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1979.

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. Johnny Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1979.

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

Clemon Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on October 9, 1979.

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

George McGinnis was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on February 1, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ron Carter signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on February 15, 1980.

Joe Hassett signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 20, 1979.

Mickey Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 17, 1979.

John Kuester signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on August 3, 1979.

1979-1980 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sam Nassi Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Slick Leonard General Manager, Head Coach 1968-1969 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1963 to 1964)