Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Zaid Abdul-Aziz FC 6-9 235 7 Iowa State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 2 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Fred Brown G 6-3 182 4 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 1 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Al Carlson C 6-11 235 0 Oregon 1974 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Rod Derline G 6-0 175 1 Seattle 1974 Rnd 10 Pick 8 United States
Herm Gilliam G 6-3 190 6 Purdue 1968 Rnd 13 Pick 3 United States
Leonard Gray FC 6-8 240 1 Long Beach State 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
John Hummer FC 6-9 230 5 Princeton 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Willie Norwood PF 6-7 220 4 Alcorn State 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Frank Oleynick PG 6-2 185 0 Seattle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Bruce Seals PF 6-8 210 0 Xavier-Louisiana 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Gene Short SF 6-6 200 0 Jackson State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Tal Skinner SF 6-5 210 1 Maryland Bible College 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Slick Watts G 6-1 185 2 Xavier-Louisiana 1973 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1975-1976 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Watts F. Brown W. Norwood B. Seals T. Burleson
Rotation   H. Gilliam T. Skinner Z. Abdul-Aziz  
Rotation   R. Derline   J. Hummer  
Lim PT F. Oleynick     M. Bantom  
Lim PT       L. Gray  

1975-1976 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Golden State Warriors59-23-
2Seattle SuperSonics43-3916
3Phoenix Suns42-4017
4Los Angeles Lakers40-4219
5Portland Trail Blazers37-4522

1975-1976 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Slick Watts All-NBA Defensive First Team (1976)
Fred Brown Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1976)
Slick Watts J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1976)

1975-1976 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Fred Brown 76 33.1 23.1 4.2 2.7 1.9 0.2
Tom Burleson 82 32.3 15.6 9.0 2.2 0.9 1.8
Slick Watts 82 33.9 13.0 4.5 8.1 3.2 0.2
Bruce Seals 81 30.1 11.8 6.3 1.5 0.8 0.5
Leonard Gray 66 32.4 13.8 6.0 3.1 1.1 0.5
Herm Gilliam 81 20.3 8.5 2.7 2.5 1.0 0.1
Mike Bantom 66 22.8 8.4 5.6 1.5 0.4 0.4
Willie Norwood 64 15.7 6.9 3.6 0.9 0.7 0.1
Tal Skinner 72 17.0 4.3 3.7 0.9 0.7 0.1
Frank Oleynick 52 12.5 5.9 0.9 1.0 0.4 0.1
Rod Derline 49 6.9 3.9 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 27 8.3 3.2 2.8 0.6 0.3 0.6
John Hummer 29 12.6 2.8 2.7 0.9 0.2 0.3
Al Carlson 28 10.0 2.6 2.6 0.5 0.2 0.4
Gene Short 7 5.3 1.9 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

1975-1976 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.

Tom Burleson was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Tom Burleson signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 10, 1974.

Leonard Gray was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Leonard Gray signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 26, 1974.

Frank Oleynick was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Frank Oleynick signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on May 30, 1975.

Bruce Seals was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Bruce Seals signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 19, 1975.

Tal Skinner was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Tal Skinner signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 25, 1974.

Acquired via Trade

Mike Bantom was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Phoenix Suns on November 22, 1975.

Herm Gilliam was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Atlanta Hawks on October 22, 1975.

John Hummer was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Chicago Bulls on January 6, 1974. John Hummer signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 11, 1976.

Acquired via Free Agency

Zaid Abdul-Aziz signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 31, 1976.

Rod Derline signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on December 12, 1975.

Willie Norwood signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 23, 1975.

Slick Watts signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 10, 1973.

1975-1976 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

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