Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 8 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Fred Brown G 6-3 182 7 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Al Fleming SF 6-7 215 2 Arizona 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Lars Hansen C 6-10 225 0 Washington 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Denmark / Canada
  Joe Hassett SG 6-5 180 1 Providence 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 2 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  John Johnson SF 6-7 200 8 Iowa 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 1 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Jackie Robinson SF 6-6 210 0 UNLV 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 2 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
43 Jack Sikma C 6-11 230 1 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 14 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Dick Snyder GF 6-5 207 12 Davidson 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 2 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Gus Williams G 6-2 175 3 USC 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1978-1979 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson G. Williams J. Johnson L. Shelton J. Sikma
Rotation   F. Brown D. Snyder P. Silas  
Rotation   J. Hassett W. Walker    
Lim PT     J. Robinson   D. Awtrey
Lim PT         T. LaGarde

1978-1979 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics52-30-
2Phoenix Suns50-322
3Los Angeles Lakers47-355
4Portland Trail Blazers45-377
5San Diego Clippers43-399
6Golden State Warriors38-4414

1978-1979 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dennis Johnson Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1979)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1979)
Dennis Johnson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)
Jack Sikma Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gus Williams 76 29.8 19.2 3.2 4.0 2.1 0.4 2.5
Jack Sikma 82 36.1 15.6 12.4 3.2 1.0 0.8 3.1
Dennis Johnson 80 34.0 15.9 4.7 3.5 1.2 1.2 2.4
Fred Brown 77 25.5 14.0 2.2 3.4 1.5 0.3 2.1
Lonnie Shelton 76 28.4 13.5 6.2 1.4 1.0 1.0 2.5
John Johnson 82 29.1 11.0 5.0 4.4 0.7 0.3 3.1
Paul Silas 82 23.9 5.6 7.0 1.4 0.4 0.2 1.2
Wally Walker 60 16.1 6.6 3.0 1.1 0.2 0.4 1.1
Tom LaGarde 23 25.0 11.0 8.3 1.4 0.3 0.8 2.0
Joe Hassett 55 8.4 4.1 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.6
Dick Snyder 56 9.6 3.7 0.9 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.6
Dennis Awtrey 40 12.5 2.0 2.6 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.8
Lars Hansen 15 13.7 5.1 3.9 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.6
Jackie Robinson 12 8.8 3.8 1.6 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.9

1978-1979 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Fred Brown was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Fred Brown signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1971. Fred Brown re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1976.

Joe Hassett was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Joe Hassett signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 1, 1977.

Dennis Johnson was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Dennis Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 13, 1976.

Jack Sikma was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Jack Sikma signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 19, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Dennis Awtrey was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Boston Celtics on January 17, 1979.

John Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Houston Rockets on October 22, 1977.

Tom LaGarde was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on June 9, 1978.

Lonnie Shelton was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the New York Knicks on October 4, 1978.

Paul Silas was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on May 24, 1977.

Wally Walker was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Portland Trail Blazers on November 11, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jackie Robinson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on March 1, 1979.

Dick Snyder signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 5, 1978.

Gus Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 17, 1977.

1978-1979 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Blackburn Television Play-By-Play 1967-1968 N/A