Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 5 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
  Joe Bryant PF 6-9 185 2 La Salle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Harvey Catchings FC 6-9 218 3 Hardin-Simmons 1973 Rnd 9 Pick 1 United States
  Doug Collins GF 6-6 180 4 Illinois State 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 2 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Mike Dunleavy, Sr. G 6-3 180 1 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 6 Pick 13 United States
6 Julius Erving SF 6-6 200 5 Massachusetts 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Jerry Fort PG 6-3 170 1 Nebraska 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
12 World B. Free G 6-2 185 2 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Caldwell Jones FC 6-11 216 3 Albany State (GA) 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Ted McClain G 6-1 180 1 Tennessee State 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 2 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Steve Mix F 6-7 215 7 Toledo 1969 Rnd 5 Pick 4 United States
  Glenn Mosley PF 6-8 195 0 Seton Hall 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Wilson Washington PF 6-9 227 0 Old Dominion 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

1977-1978 Philadelphia Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters H. Bibby D. Collins J. Erving C. Jones G. McGinnis
Rotation   W. Free S. Mix J. Bryant D. Dawkins
Rotation       H. Catchings  
Lim PT   T. McClain      

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 Philadelphia Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Julius Erving All-NBA First Team (1978)
Julius Erving Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Doug Collins Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Philadelphia Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
George McGinnis 78 32.5 20.3 10.4 3.8 1.8 0.3 4.0
Doug Collins 79 35.1 19.7 2.9 4.1 1.6 0.3 3.2
Julius Erving 74 32.8 20.6 6.5 3.8 1.8 1.3 3.2
World B. Free 76 27.0 15.7 2.8 4.0 0.9 0.5 2.6
Darryl Dawkins 70 24.6 11.7 7.9 1.2 0.5 1.8 1.8
Steve Mix 82 22.2 9.2 3.6 2.1 1.1 0.0 1.6
Henry Bibby 82 30.7 9.1 3.1 5.7 1.1 0.1 1.9
Joe Bryant 81 15.3 6.1 3.5 1.6 0.7 0.3 1.4
Caldwell Jones 80 20.4 5.4 7.1 1.1 0.3 1.6 1.6
Harvey Catchings 61 12.3 2.9 4.1 0.6 0.3 1.1 0.7
Ted McClain 29 10.1 3.1 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.8
Wilson Washington 14 2.7 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7
Glenn Mosley 6 3.5 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.8
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 4 4.2 2.0 0.2 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.8

1977-1978 Philadelphia Sixers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Harvey Catchings was selected as the #1 pick in the 9 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Harvey Catchings signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 1, 1974. Harvey Catchings re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 22, 1976.

Doug Collins was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Doug Collins signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 1, 1973.

Darryl Dawkins was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Darryl Dawkins signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on May 31, 1975.

Julius Erving was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Julius Erving signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on October 20, 1976.

World B. Free was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. World B. Free signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on June 9, 1975.

Caldwell Jones was selected as the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Caldwell Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on February 25, 1975.

George McGinnis was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. George McGinnis signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on July 10, 1975.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Joe Bryant, the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Philadelphia Sixers from the Golden State Warriors on September 11, 1975. Joe Bryant signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on October 1, 1975.

Acquired via Trade

Henry Bibby was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the New Orleans Jazz on September 17, 1976.

Ted McClain was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the Buffalo Braves on January 30, 1978.

Acquired via Free Agency

Steve Mix signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Sixers on August 29, 1973.

1977-1978 Philadelphia Sixers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fitz Dixon, Jr. Owner 1977-1978 N/A
Gene Shue Head Coach 1973-1974 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1966 to 1973)
Billy Cunningham Head Coach 1977-1978 N/A
Pat Williams General Manager 1974-1975 General Manager (Atlanta Hawks, 1973 to 1974)
Dave Zinkoff Public Address Announcer 1950-1951 N/A