Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 4 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 7 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 1 North Carolina 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 4 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 4 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  James Edwards C 7-0 225 3 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Clemon Johnson FC 6-10 240 2 Florida A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
  George Johnson FC 6-7 210 2 St. John's 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 4 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 5 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Dick Miller SF 6-6 215 0 Toledo 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Kenny Natt G 6-3 185 0 Louisiana-Monroe 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Louis Orr F 6-8 175 0 Syracuse 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 4 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
14 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 1 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States

1980-1981 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Davis B. Knight L. Orr C. Johnson J. Edwards
Rotation   D. Buse D. Bradley M. Bantom  
Rotation       G. McGinnis  
Rotation       G. Johnson  
Lim PT   J. Sichting   T. Abernethy  

1980-1981 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks60-22-
2Chicago Bulls45-3715
3Indiana Pacers44-3816
4Atlanta Hawks31-5129
5Cleveland Cavaliers28-5432
6Detroit Pistons21-6139

1980-1981 Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Billy Knight Player Of The Week (11/16/80)
Dudley Bradley All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1981)

1980-1981 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Billy Knight 82 29.1 17.5 5.0 1.9 1.0 0.1 2.2
James Edwards 81 29.3 15.6 7.0 2.6 0.4 1.6 2.0
Johnny Davis 76 33.4 14.4 2.2 6.3 1.2 0.2 2.2
Mike Bantom 76 31.2 14.0 5.6 3.2 1.1 1.1 2.6
George McGinnis 69 26.7 13.1 7.7 3.0 1.4 0.4 3.2
Louis Orr 82 21.8 10.5 4.4 1.6 0.7 0.3 1.5
Dudley Bradley 82 22.8 8.0 2.4 2.3 2.3 0.5 1.5
Clemon Johnson 81 20.3 7.2 5.8 1.8 0.5 1.5 1.5
George Johnson 43 21.6 10.6 6.5 2.0 1.1 0.5 2.0
Don Buse 58 18.9 5.1 1.4 2.4 1.3 0.1 0.7
Jerry Sichting 47 9.6 2.0 0.9 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.6
Kenny Natt 19 7.8 3.1 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.5
Tom Abernethy 29 8.9 2.0 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2
Dick Miller 5 6.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.8

1980-1981 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.

Louis Orr was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Louis Orr signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

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

Don Buse was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Phoenix Suns on November 25, 1980.

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.

George Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 11, 1980.

Billy Knight was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Boston Celtics on January 16, 1979. Billy Knight re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1980.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Tom Abernethy signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on December 26, 1980.

Jerry Sichting signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 9, 1980.

1980-1981 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sam Nassi Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Jack McKinney Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1980)
Dick Vertlieb General Manager 1980-1981 General Manager (Golden State Warriors, 1974 to 1976)