Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 1 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 7 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Dave Corzine C 6-11 250 0 DePaul 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Bob Dandridge SF 6-6 195 9 Norfolk State 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 3 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 10 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 4 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Charles Johnson PG 6-0 170 6 California 1971 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
  Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 2 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Roger Phegley SG 6-6 205 0 Bradley 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Wes Unseld FC 6-7 245 19 Louisville 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Larry Wright PG 6-1 160 2 Grambling State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1978-1979 Washington Depth Chart

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

1978-1979 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Washington Bullets54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-357
3New Jersey Nets37-4517
4New York Knicks31-5123
5Boston Celtics29-5325

1978-1979 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elvin Hayes All-NBA First Team (1979)
Bob Dandridge All-NBA Second Team (1979)
Bob Dandridge All-NBA Defensive First Team (1979)
Elvin Hayes Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)
Bob Dandridge Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Elvin Hayes 82 37.9 21.8 12.1 1.7 0.9 2.3 2.9
Bob Dandridge 78 33.7 20.4 5.7 4.7 0.9 0.7 2.8
Kevin Grevey 65 28.6 15.5 3.6 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.8
Mitch Kupchak 66 24.3 14.6 6.5 1.3 0.3 0.3 1.8
Wes Unseld 77 31.2 10.9 10.8 4.1 0.9 0.5 2.0
Tom Henderson 70 29.7 10.8 2.3 6.0 1.2 0.1 2.1
Charles Johnson 82 22.2 9.2 2.5 2.2 1.2 0.1 1.1
Larry Wright 73 22.7 9.3 1.9 4.1 0.9 0.2 1.6
Greg Ballard 82 18.9 7.8 5.5 1.4 0.7 0.4 1.2
Dave Corzine 59 9.0 3.0 2.5 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.9
Phil Chenier 27 14.3 5.8 0.7 1.1 0.1 0.2 1.1
Roger Phegley 29 5.3 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.6

1978-1979 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 with the Washington Wizards on August 25, 1977.

Dave Corzine was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Dave Corzine signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on August 1, 1978.

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.

Roger Phegley was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Roger Phegley signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1978.

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

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.

1978-1979 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