Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters
1979-1980 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster
|Jersey||Player||Pos||HT||WT||YOS||Pre-Draft Team||Draft Status||Nationality|
|33||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||C||7-2||225||10||UCLA||1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1||United States|
|Marty Byrnes||SF||6-7||215||1||Syracuse||1978 Rnd 1 Pick 19||United States|
|Jim Chones||FC||6-11||220||5||Marquette||1973 Rnd 2 Pick 13||United States|
|21||Michael Cooper||SG||6-5||170||1||New Mexico||1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16||United States|
|Don Ford||F||6-9||215||4||UC Santa Barbara||1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2||United States|
|Spencer Haywood||PF||6-8||225||9||Detroit-Mercy||1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13||United States|
|Brad Holland||SG||6-3||180||0||UCLA||1979 Rnd 1 Pick 14||United States|
|32||Magic Johnson||PG||6-9||255||0||Michigan State||1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1||United States|
|Mark Landsberger||FC||6-8||215||2||Arizona State||1977 Rnd 2 Pick 13||United States|
|Butch Lee||PG||6-0||185||1||Marquette||1978 Rnd 1 Pick 10||Puerto Rico / United States|
|Oliver Mack||SG||6-3||185||0||East Carolina||1979 Rnd 2 Pick 3||United States|
|Norm Nixon||G||6-2||170||2||Duquesne||1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22||United States|
|52||Jamaal Wilkes||GF||6-6||190||5||UCLA||1974 Rnd 1 Pick 11||United States|
1979-1980 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart
|Starters||M. Johnson||N. Nixon||M. Cooper||J. Wilkes||K. Abdul-Jabbar|
|Rotation||B. Holland||J. Chones|
|Lim PT||B. Lee||M. Byrnes||M. Landsberger|
1979-1980 Pacific Division Standings
|1||Los Angeles Lakers||60-22||-|
|4||Portland Trail Blazers||38-44||22|
|5||San Diego Clippers||35-47||25|
|6||Golden State Warriors||24-58||36|
1979-1980 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors
|Player||Award / Honor|
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Most Valuable Player (1980)
|Magic Johnson||Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1980)
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||All-NBA First Team (1980)
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Player Of The Month (Dec 79)
|Magic Johnson||Player Of The Week (11/11/79, 03/16/80)
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Player Of The Week (12/09/79, 02/17/80)
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||All-NBA Defensive First Team (1980)
|Magic Johnson||All-Rookie First Team (1980)
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)
|Magic Johnson||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)
1979-1980 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders
1979-1980 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition
|Selected via Draft
Michael Cooper was selected as the #16 pick in the 3 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1978.
Brad Holland was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Brad Holland signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1979.
Norm Nixon was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Norm Nixon signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 2, 1977. Norm Nixon signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 1, 1980.
|Acquired via Trade
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975.
Jim Chones was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 5, 1979.
Spencer Haywood was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Utah Jazz on August 13, 1979.
Mark Landsberger was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on February 13, 1980.
Butch Lee was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 15, 1980.
|Acquired via Free Agency
Marty Byrnes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 25, 1979.
Jamaal Wilkes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11, 1977.
1979-1980 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office
|Staff Member||Position||Start Season||Previous Job|
|Dr. Jerry H. Buss||Owner, Majority Owner||1979-1980||N/A|
|Jim Perzik||General Counsel||1979-1980||N/A|
|Jack McKinney||Head Coach||1979-1980||Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1974 to 1976)|
|Paul Westhead||Head Coach, Assistant Coach||1979-1980||N/A|
|Pat Riley||Assistant Coach||1979-1980||Television Analyst (Los Angeles Lakers, 1977 to 1979)|
|Bill Sharman||General Manager||1976-1977||Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1971 to 1976)|
|Jerry West||Scout||1979-1980||Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1976 to 1979)|
|Chick Hearn||Television Play-By-Play||1965-1966||N/A|