San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Allan Bristow GF 6-7 210 5 Virginia Tech 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Chubby Cox SG 6-2 180 0 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 8 Pick 7 United States
  Louie Dampier PG 6-0 170 2 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 2 San Jose State 1970 Rnd 10 Pick 2 United States
  Mike Evans G 6-1 170 0 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Mike Gale G 6-4 185 2 Elizabeth City State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
44 George Gervin GF 6-7 180 2 Eastern Michigan 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Mike Green C 6-10 200 2 Louisiana Tech 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 2 Memphis 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Glenn Mosley PF 6-8 195 1 Seton Hall 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Mark Olberding PF 6-8 225 2 Minnesota 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 2 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
  Frankie Sanders SF 6-6 200 0 Southern 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  James Silas PG 6-1 180 3 Stephen F. Austin 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States

1978-1979 San Antonio Depth Chart

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

1978-1979 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs48-34-
2Houston Rockets47-351
3Atlanta Hawks46-362
4Detroit Pistons30-5218
5Cleveland Cavaliers30-5218
6New Orleans Jazz26-5622

1978-1979 San Antonio Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Gervin All-NBA First Team (1979)
George Gervin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
Larry Kenon Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 San Antonio Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
George Gervin 80 36.1 29.6 5.0 2.7 1.7 1.1 3.6
Larry Kenon 81 36.4 22.1 9.8 4.1 1.9 0.2 3.7
James Silas 79 27.5 16.0 2.3 3.5 1.0 0.3 2.5
Billy Paultz 79 26.9 11.5 7.9 2.3 0.4 1.6 2.0
Mark Olberding 80 23.6 9.4 5.4 2.6 0.7 0.2 2.0
Mike Gale 82 25.9 8.0 2.3 4.6 1.9 0.5 1.9
Mike Green 76 21.6 7.5 4.7 1.5 0.5 1.6 1.2
Coby Dietrick 76 19.6 6.5 4.1 2.6 0.9 0.5 1.2
Allan Bristow 74 17.9 6.4 3.3 3.1 0.8 0.2 1.5
Louie Dampier 70 10.9 3.9 0.9 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.6
Frankie Sanders 22 12.0 6.0 2.7 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.5
Glenn Mosley 26 8.5 3.3 2.5 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.8

1978-1979 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. 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.

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. Billy Paultz signed a multi-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs on June 12, 1978.

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.

Glenn Mosley signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on December 29, 1978.

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.

1978-1979 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
George Karl Assistant Coach 1978-1979 N/A
John Begzos General Manager 1974-1975 N/A