Milwaukee Bucks Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Milwaukee Bucks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Kent Benson C 6-10 235 0 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
2 Junior Bridgeman GF 6-5 210 2 Louisville 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Quinn Buckner G 6-3 190 1 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Jim Eakins C 6-11 215 1 Brigham Young 1968 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Alex English SF 6-7 190 1 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 5 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Ernie Grunfeld GF 6-6 210 0 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 11 Romania / United States
  George Johnson FC 6-7 210 0 St. John's 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Marques Johnson GF 6-7 218 0 UCLA 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Rich Laurel SG 6-6 190 0 Hofstra 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
  Scott Lloyd FC 6-10 230 1 Arizona State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Dave Meyers PF 6-8 215 2 UCLA 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Kevin Restani FC 6-9 225 3 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Lloyd Walton PG 6-0 160 1 Marquette 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Brian Winters GF 6-4 185 3 South Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1977-1978 Milwaukee Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Q. Buckner B. Winters M. Johnson J. Gianelli D. Meyers
Rotation L. Walton   A. English   K. Benson
Rotation     J. Bridgeman    
Rotation     E. Grunfeld    
Lim PT         J. Eakins

1977-1978 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets48-34-
2Milwaukee Bucks44-384
3Chicago Bulls40-428
4Detroit Pistons38-4410
5Kansas City Kings31-5117
6Indiana Pacers31-5117

1977-1978 Milwaukee Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Quinn Buckner All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1978)
Marques Johnson All-Rookie First Team (1978)
Brian Winters Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Milwaukee Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Brian Winters 80 34.4 19.9 3.1 4.9 1.6 0.3 3.0
Marques Johnson 80 34.6 19.5 10.6 2.4 1.1 1.3 2.2
Dave Meyers 80 30.2 14.7 6.7 3.0 1.1 0.6 2.7
Junior Bridgeman 82 22.9 13.6 3.5 2.1 0.9 0.4 2.1
Alex English 82 18.9 9.6 4.8 1.6 0.5 0.7 1.7
Quinn Buckner 82 25.3 9.3 3.0 5.6 2.3 0.2 2.8
John Gianelli 82 28.4 8.5 6.2 2.3 0.7 1.1 1.8
Kent Benson 69 18.7 7.7 4.3 1.4 1.0 0.8 1.7
Ernie Grunfeld 73 17.3 6.9 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.3 1.3
Lloyd Walton 76 16.6 4.8 1.0 3.3 1.0 0.2 1.4
Jim Eakins 17 9.1 2.9 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.5
Scott Lloyd 14 8.0 2.1 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.5
Kevin Restani 8 10.5 3.2 1.8 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
Rich Laurel 10 5.7 2.4 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4

1977-1978 Milwaukee Bucks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kent Benson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Kent Benson signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on June 10, 1977.

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.

Alex English was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Alex English signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 1, 1976.

Ernie Grunfeld was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Ernie Grunfeld signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 19, 1977.

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.

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.

Acquired via Trade

John Gianelli was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Buffalo Braves on September 2, 1977.

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

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Jim Eakins signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks on January 13, 1978.

1977-1978 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
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