Milwaukee Bucks Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Milwaukee Bucks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Kent Benson C 6-10 235 2 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
2 Junior Bridgeman GF 6-5 210 4 Louisville 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Quinn Buckner G 6-3 190 3 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Harvey Catchings FC 6-9 218 5 Hardin-Simmons 1973 Rnd 9 Pick 1 United States
  Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 1 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 3 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  George Johnson FC 6-7 210 1 St. John's 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Marques Johnson GF 6-7 218 2 UCLA 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 9 St. Bonaventure 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Scott Lloyd FC 6-10 230 3 Arizona State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Dave Meyers PF 6-8 215 4 UCLA 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
4 Sidney Moncrief SG 6-3 180 0 Arkansas 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Lloyd Walton PG 6-0 160 3 Marquette 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Richard Washington PF 6-11 220 3 UCLA 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Brian Winters GF 6-4 185 5 South Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1979-1980 Milwaukee Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Moncrief B. Winters J. Bridgeman M. Johnson D. Meyers
Rotation   Q. Buckner   R. Washington  
Rotation       H. Catchings  
Rotation       P. Cummings  
Lim PT L. Walton       B. Lanier

1979-1980 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks49-33-
2Kansas City Kings47-352
3Denver Nuggets30-5219
4Chicago Bulls30-5219
5Utah Jazz24-5825

1979-1980 Milwaukee Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Marques Johnson All-NBA Second Team (1980)
Marques Johnson Player Of The Week (11/04/79)
Quinn Buckner All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1980)
Marques Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Milwaukee Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Marques Johnson 77 34.9 21.7 7.4 3.5 1.3 0.9 2.4
Junior Bridgeman 81 28.6 17.6 3.7 2.9 1.2 0.2 2.1
Brian Winters 80 32.8 16.1 2.8 4.5 1.3 0.3 2.3
Dave Meyers 79 27.9 12.1 5.7 2.8 0.9 0.5 2.3
Quinn Buckner 67 25.2 10.7 3.6 5.7 2.0 0.1 2.2
Sidney Moncrief 77 20.2 8.5 4.4 1.7 0.9 0.2 1.5
Kent Benson 56 24.8 8.8 5.9 2.3 1.0 1.3 1.9
Pat Cummings 71 12.7 6.6 3.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.0
Richard Washington 75 14.6 5.9 3.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.8
Bob Lanier 26 28.4 15.7 6.9 2.4 1.4 1.1 1.9
Lloyd Walton 76 16.4 3.6 1.2 3.8 0.6 0.0 1.5
Harvey Catchings 72 19.0 3.2 5.7 1.1 0.3 2.2 0.9

1979-1980 Milwaukee Bucks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Quinn Buckner was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Quinn Buckner signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on September 1, 1976.

Pat Cummings was selected as the #15 pick in the 3 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Pat Cummings signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 1, 1978.

Marques Johnson was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Marques Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 1, 1977.

Sidney Moncrief was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Sidney Moncrief signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on September 1, 1979.

Lloyd Walton was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Lloyd Walton signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on September 11, 1976.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Junior Bridgeman, the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 16, 1975. Junior Bridgeman signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on September 1, 1975. Junior Bridgeman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks on September 1, 1979.

Acquired via Trade

Harvey Catchings was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the New Jersey Nets on May 31, 1979.

Bob Lanier was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Detroit Pistons on February 4, 1980.

Dave Meyers was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 16, 1975.

Richard Washington was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Kansas City Kings on October 9, 1979.

Brian Winters was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 16, 1975. Brian Winters re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks on July 14, 1978.

1979-1980 Milwaukee Bucks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jim Fitzgerald Owner, Chairman 1975-1976 N/A
Don Nelson Head Coach, General Manager 1976-1977 N/A
John Killilea Assistant Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Dave Wohl Assistant Coach 1979-1980 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1978 to 1979)
John Steinmiller VP of Basketball Operations 1970-1971 N/A
Wayne Embry General Manager 1972-1973 N/A
David Haskell, M.D. Team Physician 1973-1974 N/A