San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Allan Bristow GF 6-7 210 4 Virginia Tech 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Louie Dampier PG 6-0 170 1 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 1 San Jose State 1970 Rnd 10 Pick 2 United States
  Jim Eakins C 6-11 215 1 Brigham Young 1968 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Mike Gale G 6-4 185 1 Elizabeth City State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
44 George Gervin GF 6-7 180 1 Eastern Michigan 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Mike Green C 6-10 200 1 Louisiana Tech 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  George Karl G 6-2 185 1 North Carolina 1973 Rnd 4 Pick 14 United States
  Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 1 Memphis 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Mo Layton PG 6-1 180 6 USC 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States
  Mark Olberding PF 6-8 225 1 Minnesota 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 1 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
  James Silas PG 6-1 180 2 Stephen F. Austin 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Scott Sims G 6-1 180 0 Missouri 1977 Rnd 5 Pick 15 United States

1977-1978 San Antonio Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Gale G. Gervin B. Paultz M. Olberding L. Kenon
Rotation L. Dampier   A. Bristow C. Dietrick  
Rotation J. Silas        
Lim PT M. Layton G. Karl     M. Green

1977-1978 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs52-30-
2Washington Bullets44-388
3Cleveland Cavaliers43-399
4Atlanta Hawks41-4111
5New Orleans Jazz39-4313
6Houston Rockets28-5424

1977-1978 San Antonio Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Gervin All-NBA First Team (1978)
George Gervin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Larry Kenon Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)

1977-1978 San Antonio Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
George Gervin 82 34.8 27.2 5.1 3.7 1.7 1.3 3.7
Larry Kenon 81 35.4 20.6 9.5 3.3 1.4 0.3 3.4
Billy Paultz 80 31.0 15.8 8.4 2.7 0.5 2.4 2.1
Louie Dampier 82 24.8 9.1 1.5 3.5 1.1 0.2 1.2
Allan Bristow 82 18.1 8.1 3.1 2.4 0.8 0.0 1.8
Mark Olberding 79 22.4 8.2 4.7 1.7 0.6 0.3 1.5
Mike Gale 70 29.9 9.1 3.2 5.4 2.3 0.4 2.5
Coby Dietrick 79 23.7 7.5 4.5 2.7 1.0 0.7 1.8
Mike Green 63 18.0 7.6 4.8 1.0 0.4 1.4 1.3
Mo Layton 41 12.1 4.4 0.8 2.6 0.5 0.1 1.4
James Silas 37 8.4 3.9 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.8
Jim Eakins 16 15.7 5.6 2.9 1.1 0.2 0.6 1.5
Scott Sims 12 7.9 2.5 1.1 1.7 0.2 0.0 1.6
George Karl 4 7.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.0

1977-1978 San Antonio Spurs Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Louie Dampier was selected as the #7 pick in the 4 Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Louie Dampier signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

Coby Dietrick was selected as the #2 pick in the 10 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Coby Dietrick signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

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.

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 Karl was selected as the #14 pick in the 4 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. George Karl signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

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.

Billy Paultz was selected as the #1 pick in the 7 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Billy Paultz signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on August 5, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Mike Green was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 12, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Mo Layton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on November 23, 1977.

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.

1977-1978 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
John Begzos General Manager 1974-1975 N/A
Lawrence Payne Executive VP 1976-1977 N/A