New Orleans Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 New Orleans Jazz Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 2 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 3 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
Freddie Boyd G 6-2 180 3 Oregon State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
E.C. Coleman PF 6-8 225 2 Houston Baptist 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 11 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Aaron James SF 6-8 210 1 Grambling State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 0 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Pete Maravich GF 6-5 197 5 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 7 Texas-RGV 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Louie Nelson G 6-3 190 2 Washington 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Bud Stallworth GF 6-5 190 3 Kansas 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Nate Williams GF 6-5 215 4 Utah State 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1975-1976 New Orleans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Nelson P. Maravich E. Coleman R. Behagen O. Moore
Rotation J. McElroy H. Bibby N. Williams   R. Kelley
Rotation     B. Stallworth    
Rotation     A. James    
Lim PT   F. Boyd      

1975-1976 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Cleveland Cavaliers49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3Houston Rockets40-429
4New Orleans Jazz38-4411
5Atlanta Hawks29-5320

1975-1976 New Orleans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Pete Maravich All-NBA First Team (1976)

1975-1976 New Orleans Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Pete Maravich 62 38.3 25.9 4.8 5.4 1.4 0.4
Nate Williams 81 23.9 12.8 4.4 1.3 1.3 0.2
Louie Nelson 66 30.8 12.5 3.1 2.6 1.2 0.1
Ron Behagen 66 26.3 11.5 8.4 2.1 1.0 0.4
Henry Bibby 79 22.4 9.3 2.3 2.8 0.8 0.0
Otto Moore 81 29.7 9.0 9.8 2.7 1.0 1.7
Aaron James 75 17.9 9.0 3.3 0.8 0.4 0.1
Rich Kelley 75 17.9 7.0 7.0 2.1 0.7 0.8
Bud Stallworth 56 18.8 9.1 2.6 0.9 0.5 0.3
E.C. Coleman 67 27.6 7.3 6.3 1.3 0.8 0.4
Jim McElroy 51 22.2 7.5 2.2 2.1 0.9 0.1
Freddie Boyd 30 19.5 5.7 1.0 2.6 0.9 0.2
Mel Counts 30 10.6 3.0 3.3 1.3 0.5 0.3

1975-1976 New Orleans Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Henry Bibby was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Jazz from the New York Knicks on February 2, 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.

Louie Nelson was taken in the 1974 Expansion Draft by the New Orleans Jazz from the Washington Wizards 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

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