New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Tom Barker C 6-11 225 2 Hawaii 1976 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Butch Beard G 6-3 185 8 Louisville 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 5 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Greg Bunch SF 6-6 190 0 Cal State Fullerton 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 7 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 1 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Glen Gondrezick F 6-6 218 1 UNLV 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 8 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Toby Knight PF 6-9 210 1 Notre Dame 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 6 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 3 Southern Illinois 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 11 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 0 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
John Rudd F 6-7 230 0 McNeese State 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Marvin Webster C 7-1 225 2 Morgan State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ray Williams G 6-3 188 1 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1978-1979 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Monroe J. Cleamons R. Williams T. Knight M. Webster
Rotation M. Richardson M. Glenn G. Gondrezick    
Rotation     J. Rudd    
Lim PT       J. Meriweather T. Barker

1978-1979 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Washington Bullets54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-357
3New Jersey Nets37-4517
4New York Knicks31-5123
5Boston Celtics29-5325

1978-1979 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ray Williams 81 29.3 17.3 3.6 6.2 1.6 0.2 3.5
Toby Knight 82 32.5 16.6 6.7 1.5 0.7 0.7 2.0
Bob McAdoo 40 39.9 26.9 9.5 3.2 1.6 1.2 3.8
Earl Monroe 64 21.8 12.3 1.2 3.0 0.8 0.1 1.5
Jim Cleamons 79 30.3 9.5 2.8 4.8 0.9 0.1 1.8
Marvin Webster 60 33.8 11.3 10.9 2.9 0.4 1.9 2.8
Spencer Haywood 34 30.1 17.8 6.1 1.6 0.3 0.9 2.6
Mike Glenn 75 15.6 7.8 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.9
Micheal Ray Richardson 72 16.9 6.5 3.2 3.0 1.4 0.2 2.0
Joe C. Meriweather 41 25.7 9.5 5.5 1.2 0.6 1.3 2.1
Glen Gondrezick 75 21.4 5.0 5.7 1.4 1.3 0.2 1.3
John Rudd 58 12.5 3.2 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.0
Tom Barker 22 15.0 4.6 3.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.9
Greg Bunch 12 8.1 2.3 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4
Butch Beard 7 12.1 3.1 1.4 2.7 1.0 0.0 1.4
Ron Behagen 5 7.6 2.4 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.8

1978-1979 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

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.

Micheal Ray Richardson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Micheal Ray Richardson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 5, 1978.

John Rudd was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. John Rudd signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 22, 1978.

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

Tom Barker was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Boston Celtics on February 12, 1979.

Joe C. Meriweather was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the New Orleans Jazz on January 5, 1979.

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 Free Agency

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

Mike Glenn signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on June 12, 1978.

Marvin Webster signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 4, 1978.

1978-1979 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Willis Reed Head Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Red Holzman Head Coach 1978-1979 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1970 to 1975)
Eddie Donovan General Manager 1975-1976 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1970 to 1975)