San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tim Bassett FC 6-8 225 3 Georgia 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
  Harry Davis SF 6-7 220 1 Florida State 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Mike Evans G 6-1 170 1 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Mike Gale G 6-4 185 3 Elizabeth City State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
44 George Gervin GF 6-7 180 3 Eastern Michigan 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Paul Griffin FC 6-9 205 3 Western Michigan 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
  Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 3 Memphis 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Irv Kiffin SF 6-9 225 0 Oklahoma Baptist 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Ed Lawrence C 7-0 228 1 McNeese State 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
00 Johnny Moore G 6-1 175 0 Texas 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  Sylvester Norris C 6-11 220 0 Jackson State 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
  Mark Olberding PF 6-8 225 3 Minnesota 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 3 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
  Wiley Peck SF 6-7 220 0 Mississippi State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
  Kevin Restani FC 6-9 225 5 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  John Shumate FC 6-9 235 5 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  James Silas PG 6-1 180 4 Stephen F. Austin 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States

1979-1980 San Antonio Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Silas G. Gervin M. Olberding L. Kenon K. Restani
Rotation   M. Gale   P. Griffin  
Rotation   M. Evans      
Lim PT   J. Moore W. Peck J. Shumate S. Norris
Lim PT       T. Bassett  

1979-1980 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks50-32-
2Houston Rockets41-419
3San Antonio Spurs41-419
4Indiana Pacers37-4513
5Cleveland Cavaliers37-4513
6Detroit Pistons16-6634

1979-1980 San Antonio Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Gervin All-NBA First Team (1980)
George Gervin Player Of The Month (Jan 80)
George Gervin Player Of The Week (01/27/80)
George Gervin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)
George Gervin All-Star MVP (1980)

1979-1980 San Antonio Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
George Gervin 78 37.6 33.1 5.2 2.6 1.4 1.0 3.3
Larry Kenon 78 35.9 20.1 9.9 3.0 1.4 0.2 3.0
James Silas 77 29.8 17.7 2.2 4.5 0.8 0.2 2.5
Kevin Restani 82 24.0 10.7 4.7 2.3 0.7 0.1 1.6
Mark Olberding 75 28.1 10.6 5.6 4.4 0.9 0.3 2.4
Paul Griffin 82 22.1 6.3 5.3 3.0 1.0 0.6 1.6
Mike Evans 79 15.8 6.2 1.4 2.9 0.8 0.1 1.6
Billy Paultz 47 25.8 9.4 6.8 2.5 1.0 1.0 1.2
Mike Gale 67 22.0 6.6 2.3 4.7 1.8 0.2 1.7
John Shumate 27 28.8 14.5 7.9 1.9 0.9 1.1 1.9
Wiley Peck 52 12.1 3.5 3.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.9
Irv Kiffin 26 8.2 3.2 1.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.2
Sylvester Norris 17 11.1 2.4 2.5 0.4 0.2 0.7 1.1
Harry Davis 4 7.5 3.2 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8
Tim Bassett 5 14.4 2.0 3.0 2.0 0.6 0.0 1.0

1979-1980 San Antonio Spurs Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mike Gale was selected as the #12 pick in the 3 Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Mike Gale signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976. Mike Gale signed a multi-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs on May 8, 1978.

George Gervin was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. George Gervin signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976. George Gervin re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 23, 1978.

Larry Kenon was selected as the #15 pick in the 3 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Larry Kenon signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976. Larry Kenon re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 12, 1979.

Sylvester Norris was selected as the #19 pick in the 3 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Sylvester Norris signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on July 23, 1979.

Wiley Peck was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Wiley Peck signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on July 19, 1979.

Acquired via Trade

Paul Griffin was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Utah Jazz on July 20, 1979.

Kevin Restani was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Milwaukee Bucks on August 31, 1979.

John Shumate was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Houston Rockets on January 17, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tim Bassett signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on March 22, 1980.

Mike Evans signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on April 26, 1979.

Johnny Moore signed a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on March 9, 1980.

Mark Olberding signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

James Silas signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

1979-1980 San Antonio Spurs Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Angelo Drossos Owner 1973-1974 N/A
Doug Moe Head Coach 1976-1977 N/A
Bob Bass Head Coach, General Manager 1991-1992 Head Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1983 to 1984)
George Karl Assistant Coach 1978-1979 N/A
Lawrence Payne Executive VP 1976-1977 N/A