Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mel Bennett F 6-7 200 3 Pittsburgh 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Ron Boone GF 6-2 200 4 Idaho State 1968 Rnd 11 Pick 13 United States
  Allan Bristow GF 6-7 210 7 Virginia Tech 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 2 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
4 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 4 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Paul Dawkins SF 6-5 190 1 Northern Illinois 1979 Rnd 10 Pick 1 United States
  John Duren PG 6-3 195 0 Georgetown 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 2 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Darrell Griffith SG 6-4 190 0 Louisville 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  James Hardy PF 6-8 220 2 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Jeff Judkins SF 6-6 185 2 Utah 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Billy McKinney G 6-0 160 3 Northwestern 1977 Rnd 6 Pick 5 United States
  Dick Miller SF 6-6 215 0 Toledo 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Carl Nicks G 6-1 175 0 Indiana State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
  Ben Poquette FC 6-9 235 3 Central Michigan 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Brett Vroman C 7-0 220 1 UNLV 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 21 United States
45 Jeff Wilkins FC 6-11 230 1 Illinois State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States

1980-1981 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Green D. Griffith A. Dantley A. Bristow B. Poquette
Rotation J. Duren   M. Bennett W. Cooper  
Rotation     J. Judkins J. Wilkins  
Lim PT   C. Nicks      

1980-1981 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs52-30-
2Houston Rockets40-4212
3Kansas City Kings40-4212
4Denver Nuggets37-4515
5Utah Jazz28-5424
6Dallas Mavericks15-6737

1980-1981 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Adrian Dantley All-NBA Second Team (1981)
Adrian Dantley Player Of The Week (10/19/80)
Darrell Griffith Rookie Of The Year (1981)
Darrell Griffith All-Rookie First Team (1981)
Adrian Dantley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Adrian Dantley 80 42.7 30.6 6.4 4.0 1.4 0.2 3.5
Darrell Griffith 81 35.4 20.6 3.6 2.4 1.3 0.5 2.9
Ben Poquette 82 34.2 9.5 7.7 2.0 0.8 2.1 1.5
Allan Bristow 82 24.4 8.7 5.2 4.7 0.8 0.0 2.1
Wayne Cooper 71 20.0 6.9 6.2 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.1
Rickey Green 47 27.8 9.0 2.5 5.0 1.6 0.0 1.8
Ron Boone 52 22.0 7.8 1.6 3.1 0.6 0.2 2.1
Billy McKinney 35 29.5 8.4 2.1 4.5 1.1 0.1 2.0
Jeff Wilkins 56 18.9 4.7 4.9 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.1
Carl Nicks 40 15.4 6.2 1.5 1.7 0.8 0.0 1.3
Jeff Judkins 62 10.7 3.8 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.5
James Hardy 23 22.1 5.0 5.8 1.6 0.9 0.9 1.0
Mel Bennett 28 11.2 3.8 3.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 1.1
John Duren 40 11.4 1.8 0.9 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.9
Brett Vroman 11 8.5 3.1 2.3 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.8
Dick Miller 3 6.3 1.3 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.3

1980-1981 Utah Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Duren was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. John Duren signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on October 1, 1980.

Darrell Griffith was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Darrell Griffith signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 26, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Golden State Warriors on September 11, 1980.

Adrian Dantley was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1979. Adrian Dantley signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on February 21, 1980.

Carl Nicks was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Denver Nuggets on December 22, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mel Bennett signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on January 3, 1981. Mel Bennett re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on January 13, 1981. Mel Bennett re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on January 23, 1981.

Allan Bristow signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Jazz on June 28, 1979.

Rickey Green signed a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980.

Jeff Judkins signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on July 28, 1980.

Ben Poquette signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on June 28, 1979.

Jeff Wilkins signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980.

1980-1981 Utah Jazz Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sam Battisone Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Tom Nissalke Head Coach 1979-1980 Head Coach (Houston Rockets, 1976 to 1979)
Frank Layden General Manager 1979-1980 N/A
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A