Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Bobby Cattage PF 6-9 250 0 Auburn 1981 Rnd 8 Pick 4 United States
4 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 5 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  John Duren PG 6-3 195 1 Georgetown 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 3 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Darrell Griffith SG 6-4 190 1 Louisville 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  James Hardy PF 6-8 220 3 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Carl Nicks G 6-1 175 1 Indiana State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
  Ben Poquette FC 6-9 235 4 Central Michigan 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Bill Robinzine PF 6-7 230 6 DePaul 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
24 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 0 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
45 Jeff Wilkins FC 6-11 230 2 Illinois State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Howard Wood SF 6-7 235 0 Tennessee 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Sam Worthen PG 6-5 195 1 Marquette 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

1981-1982 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Green D. Griffith A. Dantley J. Wilkins B. Poquette
Rotation J. Duren C. Nicks H. Wood J. Hardy D. Schayes
Rotation       B. Robinzine  
Rotation       B. Cattage  

1981-1982 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs48-34-
2Denver Nuggets46-362
3Houston Rockets46-362
4Kansas City Kings30-5218
5Dallas Mavericks28-5420
6Utah Jazz25-5723

1981-1982 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Adrian Dantley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)

1981-1982 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Adrian Dantley 81 39.8 30.3 6.3 4.0 1.2 0.2 3.7
Darrell Griffith 80 32.5 19.8 3.8 2.3 1.2 0.4 2.4
Rickey Green 81 34.8 14.8 3.0 7.8 2.3 0.1 2.4
Jeff Wilkins 82 27.7 9.3 7.5 1.1 0.4 0.9 1.6
Danny Schayes 82 19.8 7.9 5.2 1.8 0.6 0.9 1.8
Carl Nicks 80 16.5 7.4 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.1 1.3
Ben Poquette 82 20.7 6.6 5.0 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.8
James Hardy 82 22.1 5.1 5.7 1.3 0.7 0.8 1.0
Bill Robinzine 56 11.6 5.8 2.6 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.5
John Duren 79 13.4 3.4 1.1 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.9
Bobby Cattage 49 6.9 3.1 1.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4
Howard Wood 42 8.1 3.4 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4
Sam Worthen 5 4.4 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4

1981-1982 Utah Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bobby Cattage was selected as the #4 pick in the 8 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Bobby Cattage signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1981.

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.

Danny Schayes was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Danny Schayes signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on October 6, 1981.

Howard Wood was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Howard Wood signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 29, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

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.

Bill Robinzine was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Dallas Mavericks on August 20, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rickey Green signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980. Rickey Green re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on April 25, 1981.

James Hardy signed a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 25, 1981.

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.

1981-1982 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 Head Coach, General Manager 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1979 to 1987)
Scott Layden Assistant Coach, Scout 2005-2006 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1999 to 2004)
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A