Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Billy Ray Bates SG 6-4 210 0 Kentucky State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 6 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
  Joe Bryant PF 6-9 185 3 La Salle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Harvey Catchings FC 6-9 218 4 Hardin-Simmons 1973 Rnd 9 Pick 1 United States
10 Mo Cheeks PG 6-1 180 0 West Texas A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Doug Collins GF 6-6 180 5 Illinois State 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 3 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
6 Julius Erving SF 6-6 200 6 Massachusetts 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
24 Bobby Jones SF 6-9 210 2 North Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Caldwell Jones FC 6-11 216 4 Albany State (GA) 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Steve Mix F 6-7 215 8 Toledo 1969 Rnd 5 Pick 4 United States
  Eric Money G 6-0 170 4 Arizona 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Marlon Redmond SF 6-6 190 1 San Francisco 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
  Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 2 Michigan State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Al Skinner SG 6-3 190 2 Massachusetts 1974 Rnd 9 Pick 16 United States

1978-1979 Philadelphia Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Cheeks J. Erving B. Jones C. Jones D. Dawkins
Rotation   H. Bibby S. Mix J. Bryant  
Lim PT   E. Money D. Collins    
Lim PT   A. Skinner M. Redmond    

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 Philadelphia Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bobby Jones All-NBA Defensive First Team (1979)
Julius Erving Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
Doug Collins Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 Philadelphia Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Julius Erving 78 35.9 23.1 7.2 4.6 1.7 1.3 4.0
Darryl Dawkins 78 26.1 13.1 8.1 1.6 0.4 1.8 2.5
Henry Bibby 82 31.0 12.2 3.0 4.5 0.9 0.1 2.4
Bobby Jones 80 28.8 12.1 6.6 2.5 1.3 1.2 2.1
Doug Collins 47 33.9 19.5 2.6 4.1 1.1 0.4 2.8
Caldwell Jones 78 27.8 9.3 9.6 1.9 0.5 2.0 2.0
Steve Mix 74 17.1 9.3 4.0 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.4
Mo Cheeks 82 29.4 8.4 3.1 5.3 2.1 0.1 2.4
Joe Bryant 70 15.2 7.6 3.7 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.6
Eric Money 23 23.7 11.8 1.6 3.6 0.6 0.1 3.0
Ralph Simpson 37 12.2 5.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.0 1.3
Al Skinner 22 14.0 4.5 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.0 1.5
Harvey Catchings 25 11.6 2.8 3.9 0.7 0.3 1.4 1.5
Marlon Redmond 4 5.8 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

1978-1979 Philadelphia Sixers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mo Cheeks was selected as the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Mo Cheeks signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on August 23, 1978.

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.

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.

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.

Bobby Jones was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the Denver Nuggets on August 16, 1978.

Eric Money was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the New Jersey Nets on February 7, 1979.

Al Skinner was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the New Jersey Nets on February 7, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Marlon Redmond signed a contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Sixers on April 5, 1979.

1978-1979 Philadelphia Sixers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fitz Dixon, Jr. Owner 1977-1978 N/A
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