Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  James Bailey FC 6-9 220 0 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Fred Brown G 6-3 182 8 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Ron Davis SF 6-6 198 3 Washington State 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 2 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 3 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  John Johnson SF 6-7 200 9 Iowa 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 0 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 2 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 3 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
43 Jack Sikma C 6-11 230 2 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 15 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 3 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 7 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Gus Williams G 6-2 175 4 USC 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1979-1980 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson G. Williams J. Johnson L. Shelton J. Sikma
Rotation   F. Brown W. Walker P. Silas T. LaGarde
Rotation   V. Johnson   J. Bailey  

1979-1980 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers60-22-
2Seattle SuperSonics56-264
3Phoenix Suns55-275
4Portland Trail Blazers38-4422
5San Diego Clippers35-4725
6Golden State Warriors24-5836

1979-1980 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Second Team (1980)
Gus Williams All-NBA Second Team (1980)
Dennis Johnson Player Of The Week (01/20/80)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1980)
Dennis Johnson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)
Jack Sikma Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gus Williams 82 36.2 22.1 3.4 4.8 2.4 0.5 2.2
Dennis Johnson 81 36.3 19.0 5.1 4.1 1.8 1.0 2.8
Jack Sikma 82 34.1 14.3 11.1 3.4 0.8 0.9 2.5
Lonnie Shelton 76 29.5 13.6 7.7 1.9 1.2 1.0 2.2
Fred Brown 80 21.3 12.0 1.9 2.2 0.8 0.2 1.3
John Johnson 81 31.3 11.3 5.3 5.2 0.9 0.4 3.0
Tom LaGarde 82 14.2 4.7 3.8 1.1 0.2 0.4 1.2
Wally Walker 70 12.1 4.7 2.4 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.7
Paul Silas 82 19.5 3.8 5.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.0
James Bailey 67 10.8 4.7 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.8 1.2
Vinnie Johnson 38 8.6 3.2 1.4 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.1

1979-1980 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

James Bailey was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. James Bailey signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1979.

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.

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. Dennis Johnson signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 1, 1979.

Vinnie Johnson was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Vinnie Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1979.

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

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. Lonnie Shelton signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 28, 1979.

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

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

1979-1980 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

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