Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dave Bing G 6-3 180 10 Syracuse 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 5 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Leonard Gray FC 6-8 240 2 Long Beach State 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 1 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 8 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 2 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Jimmy Jones GF 6-4 188 2 Grambling State 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 0 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Connie Norman G 6-3 175 2 Arizona 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Joe Pace C 6-10 220 0 Coppin State 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 4 United States
Mike Riordan GF 6-4 200 8 Providence 1967 Rnd 12 Pick 5 United States
Truck Robinson F 6-7 225 2 Tennessee State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Wes Unseld FC 6-7 245 15 Louisville 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 3 Illinois 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Bob Weiss SG 6-2 180 11 Penn State 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Larry Wright PG 6-1 160 0 Grambling State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1976-1977 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Chenier K. Grevey W. Unseld M. Kupchak E. Hayes
Rotation L. Wright B. Weiss      
Rotation   D. Bing      
Lim PT   T. Henderson M. Riordan L. Gray J. Pace
Lim PT     J. Jones    

1976-1977 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3San Antonio Spurs44-385
4Cleveland Cavaliers43-396
5New Orleans Jazz35-4714
6Atlanta Hawks31-5118

1976-1977 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elvin Hayes All-NBA First Team (1977)
Mitch Kupchak All-Rookie First Team (1977)
Phil Chenier Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)
Elvin Hayes Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)
Dave Bing J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1977)

1976-1977 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Elvin Hayes 82 41.0 23.7 12.5 1.9 1.1 2.7
Phil Chenier 78 36.4 20.2 3.8 3.8 1.5 0.5
Mitch Kupchak 82 18.5 10.4 6.0 0.8 0.3 0.4
Dave Bing 64 23.7 10.6 2.2 4.3 1.0 0.1
Truck Robinson 41 32.4 16.0 8.9 1.1 0.7 0.4
Wes Unseld 82 34.9 7.8 10.7 4.4 1.1 0.5
Larry Wright 78 18.2 7.8 1.3 3.0 0.7 0.1
Kevin Grevey 76 17.2 6.9 2.3 0.9 0.4 0.1
Tom Henderson 41 29.8 11.1 2.8 5.2 1.4 0.2
Leonard Gray 58 17.2 6.0 3.2 1.2 0.5 0.3
Bob Weiss 62 12.4 2.5 1.1 2.1 0.9 0.1
Mike Riordan 49 5.9 1.6 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.0
Joe Pace 30 4.0 2.1 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.6
Nick Weatherspoon 11 13.8 5.4 2.2 0.2 0.3 0.5
Jimmy Jones 3 11.0 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.7 0.0

1976-1977 Washington Bullets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kevin Grevey was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Kevin Grevey signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on June 20, 1975.

Jimmy Jones was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Jimmy Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on October 23, 1974.

Mitch Kupchak was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Mitch Kupchak signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 26, 1976.

Joe Pace was selected as the #4 pick in the 5 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Joe Pace signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 14, 1976.

Wes Unseld was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Wes Unseld signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on April 18, 1968. Wes Unseld re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1971.

Larry Wright was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Larry Wright signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on June 10, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Dave Bing was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Detroit Pistons on August 28, 1975.

Phil Chenier was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Seattle SuperSonics on December 13, 1976.

Leonard Gray was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Seattle SuperSonics on December 13, 1976.

Elvin Hayes was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Houston Rockets on June 23, 1972. Elvin Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 2, 1972.

Tom Henderson was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Atlanta Hawks on January 20, 1977.

Mike Riordan was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the New York Knicks on November 11, 1971.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Weiss signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on November 15, 1976.

1976-1977 Washington Bullets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
Dick Motta Head Coach 1976-1977 General Manager (Chicago Bulls, 1973 to 1976)
Bernie Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Bob Ferry General Manager 1973-1974 N/A