Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 0 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 6 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Bob Dandridge SF 6-6 195 8 Norfolk State 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 2 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 9 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 3 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Charles Johnson PG 6-0 170 5 California 1971 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
  Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 1 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Joe Pace C 6-10 220 1 Coppin State 1975 Rnd 5 Pick 4 United States
  Wes Unseld FC 6-7 245 17 Louisville 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Phil Walker SG 6-3 180 0 Millersville University 1976 Rnd 7 Pick 13 United States
  Larry Wright PG 6-1 160 1 Grambling State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1977-1978 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Henderson K. Grevey B. Dandridge W. Unseld E. Hayes
Rotation L. Wright P. Walker G. Ballard M. Kupchak J. Pace
Lim PT P. Chenier        
Lim PT C. Johnson        

1977-1978 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs52-30-
2Washington Bullets44-388
3Cleveland Cavaliers43-399
4Atlanta Hawks41-4111
5New Orleans Jazz39-4313
6Houston Rockets28-5424

1977-1978 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Wes Unseld Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1978)
Elvin Hayes Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Elvin Hayes 81 40.1 19.7 13.3 1.8 1.2 2.0 2.8
Bob Dandridge 75 37.0 19.3 5.9 3.8 1.3 0.6 3.2
Kevin Grevey 81 26.2 15.5 3.6 1.9 0.8 0.2 2.0
Mitch Kupchak 67 26.3 15.9 6.9 1.1 0.4 0.6 2.7
Tom Henderson 75 30.9 11.4 2.6 5.4 1.2 0.2 2.6
Larry Wright 70 20.9 9.2 1.5 3.7 1.0 0.2 1.9
Wes Unseld 80 33.0 7.6 11.9 4.1 1.2 0.6 2.2
Phil Chenier 36 26.0 14.1 2.8 2.0 1.0 0.2 1.9
Greg Ballard 76 12.3 4.9 3.5 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.8
Charles Johnson 39 20.7 8.3 2.4 2.1 0.8 0.0 1.3
Joe Pace 49 8.9 3.9 2.7 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.9
Phil Walker 40 9.6 4.5 1.3 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.6

1977-1978 Washington Bullets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Greg Ballard was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Greg Ballard signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on August 25, 1977.

Phil Chenier signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1971.

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.

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.

Phil Walker was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Phil Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1977.

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

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. Elvin Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1977.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Dandridge signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 17, 1977.

Charles Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on January 24, 1978.

1977-1978 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