New Orleans Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 New Orleans Jazz Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 3 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Freddie Boyd G 6-2 180 4 Oregon State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
E.C. Coleman PF 6-8 225 3 Houston Baptist 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
Larry Fogle SG 6-5 205 1 Canisius 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 11 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Paul Griffin FC 6-9 205 0 Western Michigan 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Mo Howard SG 6-2 170 0 Maryland 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Aaron James SF 6-8 210 2 Grambling State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 1 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Pete Maravich GF 6-5 197 6 LSU 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 0 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Otto Moore C 6-11 205 8 Texas-RGV 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Truck Robinson F 6-7 225 2 Tennessee State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Bud Stallworth GF 6-5 190 4 Kansas 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Andy Walker SF 6-4 190 0 Niagara 1976 Rnd 7 Pick 7 United States
Nate Williams GF 6-5 215 5 Utah State 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1976-1977 New Orleans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. McElroy F. Boyd P. Maravich E. Coleman O. Moore
Rotation   G. Goodrich N. Williams P. Griffin R. Kelley
Rotation     A. James R. Behagen  
Rotation     B. Stallworth    
Rotation     A. Walker    
Lim PT   M. Howard      

1976-1977 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3San Antonio Spurs44-385
4Cleveland Cavaliers43-396
5New Orleans Jazz35-4714
6Atlanta Hawks31-5118

1976-1977 New Orleans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Pete Maravich All-NBA First Team (1977)
E.C. Coleman All-NBA Defensive First Team (1977)
Pete Maravich Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)

1976-1977 New Orleans Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Pete Maravich 73 41.7 31.1 5.1 5.4 1.2 0.3
Nate Williams 79 22.5 12.3 3.9 1.2 1.0 0.2
Jim McElroy 73 27.8 10.6 2.5 3.6 0.8 0.1
E.C. Coleman 77 30.8 8.6 7.1 1.3 0.8 0.4
Aaron James 52 20.4 10.9 3.6 1.1 0.4 0.1
Rich Kelley 76 19.8 6.9 7.7 2.7 0.6 0.8
Ron Behagen 60 19.5 8.6 7.2 1.4 0.7 0.3
Otto Moore 81 25.7 5.9 7.9 2.2 0.7 1.4
Freddie Boyd 47 25.8 9.9 1.9 3.1 0.9 0.1
Paul Griffin 81 20.3 5.2 6.1 2.1 0.6 0.5
Gail Goodrich 27 22.6 12.6 2.3 2.7 0.8 0.1
Bud Stallworth 40 13.2 6.7 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.3
Andy Walker 40 10.9 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.2
Mo Howard 23 13.8 5.7 1.5 1.6 0.7 0.3

1976-1977 New Orleans Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Paul Griffin was selected as the #6 pick in the 5 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Jazz. Paul Griffin signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Jazz on September 1, 1976.

Aaron James was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Jazz. Aaron James signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Jazz on June 26, 1974.

Rich Kelley was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Jazz. Rich Kelley signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Jazz on July 2, 1975.

Jim McElroy was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Jazz. Jim McElroy signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Jazz on September 1, 1975.

Acquired via Trade

Ron Behagen was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Jazz from the Kansas City Kings on May 28, 1975.

Pete Maravich was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Jazz from the Atlanta Hawks on May 21, 1974. Pete Maravich re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on September 1, 1975.

Nate Williams was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Jazz from the Kansas City Kings on February 1, 1975.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Freddie Boyd was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New Orleans Jazz from the Philadelphia Sixers on January 23, 1976.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

E.C. Coleman was taken in the 1974 Expansion Draft by the New Orleans Jazz from the Houston Rockets on May 20, 1974.

Bud Stallworth was taken in the 1974 Expansion Draft by the New Orleans Jazz from the Seattle SuperSonics on May 20, 1974.

Acquired via Free Agency

Gail Goodrich signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on July 19, 1976.

Mo Howard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on February 18, 1977.

Otto Moore signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on January 21, 1975.

Andy Walker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on January 12, 1977.