New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Butch Beard G 6-3 185 7 Louisville 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Ticky Burden SG 6-2 185 1 Utah 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 6 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 0 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Glen Gondrezick F 6-6 218 0 UNLV 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 7 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 10 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Toby Knight PF 6-9 210 0 Notre Dame 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 5 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 2 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 7 Columbia 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 10 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 1 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Ray Williams G 6-3 188 0 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1977-1978 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Monroe B. Beard S. Haywood L. Shelton B. McAdoo
Rotation   R. Williams J. McMillian P. Jackson  
Rotation   J. Cleamons G. Gondrezick T. Knight  
Lim PT   T. Burden      

1977-1978 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3Boston Celtics32-5023
4Buffalo Braves27-5528
5New Jersey Nets24-5831

1977-1978 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob McAdoo Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bob McAdoo 79 40.3 26.5 12.8 3.8 1.3 1.6 4.4
Earl Monroe 76 31.2 17.8 2.4 4.8 0.8 0.2 2.4
Lonnie Shelton 82 28.3 14.9 7.1 2.4 1.3 1.4 2.8
Spencer Haywood 67 26.3 13.7 6.6 1.9 0.6 1.1 2.1
Ray Williams 81 19.1 9.3 2.6 4.5 1.3 0.2 3.0
Butch Beard 79 25.1 9.4 3.3 4.3 1.5 0.0 1.9
Jim McMillian 81 24.4 8.5 3.6 2.5 0.9 0.2 1.3
Jim Cleamons 79 25.4 6.5 2.7 3.6 0.9 0.2 1.4
Toby Knight 80 14.6 6.3 4.0 0.5 0.6 0.3 1.2
Glen Gondrezick 72 14.1 4.8 3.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 1.1
Phil Jackson 63 10.4 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.7
Ticky Burden 2 7.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0

1977-1978 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ticky Burden was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ticky Burden signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 8, 1976.

Glen Gondrezick was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Glen Gondrezick signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1977.

Phil Jackson was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1967. Phil Jackson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1972. Phil Jackson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 20, 1977.

Toby Knight was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Toby Knight signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1977.

Lonnie Shelton was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Lonnie Shelton signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 18, 1976.

Ray Williams was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ray Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 13, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Spencer Haywood was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 23, 1975.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Buffalo Braves on December 9, 1976. Bob McAdoo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1977.

Jim McMillian was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Buffalo Braves on September 10, 1976.

Earl Monroe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Washington Wizards on November 11, 1971. Earl Monroe re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1975.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Butch Beard was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New York Knicks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 27, 1975.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jim Cleamons signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 10, 1977.

1977-1978 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Willis Reed Head Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Eddie Donovan General Manager 1975-1976 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1970 to 1975)
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