Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 1 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 6 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 11 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Butch Feher SG 6-4 185 0 Vanderbilt 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
  Bayard Forrest C 6-10 235 0 Grand Canyon 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 18 United States
  Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 6 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 0 Oregon 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Curtis Perry FC 6-7 220 6 Missouri State 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Dale Schlueter C 6-10 255 8 Colorado State 1967 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
  Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 1 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Ira Terrell PF 6-8 200 0 Southern Methodist 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
  Dick Van Arsdale GF 6-5 210 11 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 11 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 4 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1976-1977 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sobers P. Westphal G. Heard C. Perry A. Adams
Rotation R. Lee B. Feher D. Van Arsdale I. Terrell D. Awtrey
Rotation     K. Erickson   D. Schlueter
Rotation     T. Van Arsdale    
Lim PT         B. Forrest

1976-1977 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers53-29-
2Portland Trail Blazers49-334
3Golden State Warriors46-367
4Seattle SuperSonics40-4213
5Phoenix Suns34-4819

1976-1977 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Westphal All-NBA First Team (1977)
Ron Lee All-Rookie First Team (1977)
Paul Westphal Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)

1976-1977 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Paul Westphal 81 32.1 21.3 2.3 5.7 1.7 0.3
Alvan Adams 72 31.6 18.0 9.1 4.5 1.3 1.2
Ricky Sobers 79 25.4 13.6 3.0 3.0 1.2 0.2
Ron Lee 82 22.5 10.2 3.6 3.2 1.9 0.4
Ira Terrell 78 22.4 8.5 5.0 1.3 0.5 0.6
Dick Van Arsdale 78 19.7 7.7 1.5 1.5 0.4 0.1
Curtis Perry 44 31.6 10.7 9.0 1.8 1.1 0.6
Gar Heard 46 29.6 9.7 9.6 1.9 1.2 1.2
Tom Van Arsdale 77 18.5 5.8 2.4 0.9 0.3 0.0
Dennis Awtrey 72 24.4 5.7 4.9 2.5 0.3 0.4
Keith Erickson 50 19.0 6.4 2.9 2.1 0.6 0.1
Butch Feher 48 10.1 5.2 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.1
Dale Schlueter 39 8.6 1.8 2.1 1.0 0.2 0.2

1976-1977 Phoenix Suns Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Alvan Adams was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Alvan Adams signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1975.

Butch Feher was selected as the #16 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Butch Feher signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 20, 1976.

Ron Lee was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ron Lee signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 8, 1976.

Ricky Sobers was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ricky Sobers signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on June 6, 1975.

Ira Terrell was selected as the #11 pick in the 3 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ira Terrell signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1976.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bayard Forrest, the #18 pick in the 3 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Seattle SuperSonics on March 18, 1977. Bayard Forrest signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on March 22, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Dennis Awtrey was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on September 16, 1974.

Keith Erickson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 30, 1973.

Gar Heard was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Buffalo Braves on February 1, 1976.

Curtis Perry was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on September 16, 1974.

Tom Van Arsdale was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Buffalo Braves on August 25, 1976.

Paul Westphal was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Boston Celtics on May 23, 1975. Paul Westphal signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on February 10, 1977.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Dick Van Arsdale was taken in the 1968 Expansion Draft by the Phoenix Suns from the New York Knicks on May 6, 1968.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dale Schlueter signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on December 8, 1976.

1976-1977 Phoenix Suns Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bhavik Darji Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Diamond Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Pitt Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Karl Eller Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Marvin Meyer Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Richard Bloch Owner 1968-1969 N/A
John MacLeod Head Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Al Bianchi Assistant Coach 2001-2002 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1987 to 1991)
Jerry Colangelo General Manager 1968-1969 N/A
Joe Proski Head Athletic Trainer 1968-1969 Athletic Trainer (Chicago Bulls, 1967 to 1968)
Al McCoy Radio Broadcaster 1972-1973 N/A