Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 2 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 7 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Mike Bratz G 6-2 185 0 Stanford 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 1 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 0 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Bayard Forrest C 6-10 235 0 Grand Canyon 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 18 United States
  Greg Griffin F 6-7 185 0 Idaho State 1977 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
  Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 7 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 1 Oregon 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Curtis Perry FC 6-7 220 7 Missouri State 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
14 Alvin Scott GF 6-7 185 0 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
  Ira Terrell PF 6-8 200 1 Southern Methodist 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 5 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1977-1978 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Buse P. Westphal W. Davis G. Heard A. Adams
Rotation R. Lee   A. Scott   D. Awtrey
Rotation     G. Griffin    
Lim PT   M. Bratz   I. Terrell B. Forrest
Lim PT       C. Perry  

1977-1978 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Portland Trail Blazers58-24-
2Phoenix Suns49-339
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3511
4Los Angeles Lakers45-3713
5Golden State Warriors43-3915

1977-1978 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Westphal All-NBA Second Team (1978)
Walter Davis All-NBA Second Team (1978)
Don Buse All-NBA Defensive First Team (1978)
Walter Davis Rookie Of The Year (1978)
Walter Davis All-Rookie First Team (1978)
Paul Westphal Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Walter Davis Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Paul Westphal 80 31.0 25.2 2.0 5.5 1.7 0.4 3.5
Walter Davis 81 32.0 24.2 6.0 3.4 1.4 0.2 3.5
Alvan Adams 70 27.3 15.5 8.1 3.2 1.2 0.9 3.3
Ron Lee 82 23.5 12.2 3.1 3.7 2.7 0.2 2.7
Don Buse 82 31.1 8.4 3.0 4.8 2.3 0.2 1.5
Gar Heard 80 26.2 7.8 8.2 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.5
Alvin Scott 81 19.0 6.1 4.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.0
Mike Bratz 80 11.7 4.7 1.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.1
Dennis Awtrey 81 20.0 3.6 3.7 2.0 0.2 0.3 1.6
Bayard Forrest 64 13.9 4.2 3.9 2.0 0.4 0.5 1.3
Curtis Perry 45 18.2 6.0 5.6 1.1 0.8 0.5 1.4
Greg Griffin 36 11.7 4.0 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.0 1.1

1977-1978 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.

Mike Bratz was selected as the #22 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Mike Bratz signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 21, 1977.

Walter Davis was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Walter Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 29, 1977.

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.

Alvin Scott was selected as the #5 pick in the 7 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Alvin Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 4, 1977.

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.

Don Buse was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Indiana Pacers on September 6, 1977.

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.

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 Free Agency

Greg Griffin signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on February 16, 1978.

1977-1978 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