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1978–79 San Diego Clippers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1978–79 San Diego Clippers season
Head coachGene Shue
ArenaSan Diego Sports Arena
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionXETV
RadioKGB
< 1977–78 1979–80 >

The 1978–79 NBA season was the 9th season of the team formerly known as the Buffalo Braves in the NBA.[1] They had moved from Buffalo, New York to San Diego, California and have rechristened themselves as the San Diego Clippers.

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Transcription

Contents

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 41 Jerome Whitehead Forward  United States Marquette
3 48 Mike Santos Forward  United States Utah State
3 51 Ricky Gallon Center  United States Louisville
3 65 Marvin Delph Guard  United States Arkansas
4 68 Jim Boylan Guard  United States Marquette
4 73 Larry Harris Forward  United States Pittsburgh
4 76 Leroy McDonald Guard  United States Wake Forest
5 90 David Thompson Forward  United States Florida State
6 112 Bob Misevicius Forward  United States Providence
7 133 Stan Pietkiewicz Guard  United States Auburn
8 154 Felton Young Center  United States Jacksonville
9 172 Bobby White Forward  United States Centenary (LA)

Roster

San Diego Clippers 1978–79 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 32 United States Bigelow, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Pennsylvania
G 24 United States Free, World B. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Guilford College
C 44 United States Kunnert, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Iowa
C 45 United States Lloyd, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Arizona State
C 31 Netherlands Nater, Swen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
G 11 United States Norman, Connie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Arizona
F 40 United States Olive, John 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Villanova
F 22 United States Pietkiewicz, Stan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
G 9 United States Smith, Randy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Buffalo State
G 14 United States Taylor, Brian 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Princeton
F 42 United States Washington, Kermit 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) American University
F 12 United States Weatherspoon, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Illinois
C 33 United States Whitehead, Jerome 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Marquette
F 21 United States Wicks, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
G 20 United States Williams, Freeman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Portland State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster notes

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 31-10 21-20 11–9
x-Phoenix Suns 50 32 .610 2 32–9 18–23 11–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 47 35 .573 5 31–10 16–25 11–9
x-Portland Trail Blazers 45 37 .549 7 33–8 12–29 8–12
San Diego Clippers 43 39 .524 9 29–12 14–27 11–9
Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 14 23–18 15–26 8–12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634
2 y-Kansas City Kings 48 34 .585 4
3 x-Phoenix Suns 50 32 .610 2
4 x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 5
5 x-Los Angeles Lakers 47 35 .573 5
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 45 37 .549 7
7 San Diego Clippers 43 39 .524 9
8 Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 14
9 Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 14
10 Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 14
11 Chicago Bulls 31 51 .378 21


Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1978–79 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2
Boston 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–4
Chicago 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 4–0 0–3 0–4 0–4 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4
Denver 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 3–1 3–1 0–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3
Detroit 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–3
Golden State 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2
Houston 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 4–0 0–4 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Indiana 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3
Kansas City 2–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–0
Los Angeles 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Milwaukee 0–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3
New Jersey 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3
New Orleans 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–3 0–4
New York 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1
Phoenix 1–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–3
Portland 2–2 3–1 0–4 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1
San Antonio 1–3 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–3
San Diego 1–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–3
Seattle 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2
Washington 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 3–0 2–2

Player stats

Legend
GP Games played MPG Minutes per game FG Field-goals per game FGA Field-goals attempted per Game
FG% Field-goal percentage FT Free-throws per game FTA Free-throws attempted per Game FT% Free-throw percentage
ORPG Offensive rebounds per game DRPG Defensive rebounds per game RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game
SPG Steals per game BPG Blocks per game PFPG Personal fouls per game PPG Points per game
Player GP MPG FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% ORPG DRPG RPG APG SPG BPG PFPG PPG
World B. Free 78 37.9 10.2 21.2 0.481 8.4 11.1 0.756 1.6 2.2 3.9 4.4 1.4 0.4 3.2 28.8
Randy Smith 82 37.9 8.5 18.6 0.455 3.6 4.4 0.813 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.8 2.2 0.1 2.2 20.5
Kermit Washington 82 33.7 4.3 7.6 0.562 2.8 4.0 0.688 3.6 6.1 9.8 1.5 1.0 1.5 3.9 11.3
Nick Weatherspoon 82 32.2 5.8 12.2 0.480 2.1 2.9 0.739 2.2 3.4 5.5 1.6 1.0 0.5 3.5 13.8
Sidney Wicks 79 25.6 3.9 8.6 0.462 1.9 2.9 0.650 2.0 3.1 5.1 1.6 0.9 0.5 3.5 9.8
Swen Nater 79 25.4 4.5 7.9 0.569 1.7 2.1 0.800 2.8 6.1 8.9 1.8 0.5 0.4 3.1 10.7
Kevin Kunnert 81 20.8 2.9 6.2 0.467 0.7 1.0 0.659 2.5 4.5 7.0 1.4 0.6 1.5 3.8 6.5
Freeman Williams 72 16.6 4.7 9.5 0.490 1.1 1.4 0.776 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.2 0.6 0.0 1.2 10.4
Connie Norman 22 14.7 3.2 7.5 0.430 0.9 1.0 0.826 0.6 0.9 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.6 7.3
Bob Bigelow 29 14.2 1.2 3.1 0.400 0.4 0.7 0.619 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.3 2.9
Brian Taylor 20 10.6 1.5 4.2 0.361 0.8 0.9 0.889 0.7 0.7 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.0 1.7 3.8
Stan Pietkiewicz 4 8.0 0.3 2.0 0.125 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.0 1.5 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 1.3 1.0
Scott Lloyd 5 6.2 0.0 0.4 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.0
John Olive 34 5.6 0.4 1.2 0.325 0.5 0.7 0.783 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.9 1.3
Jerome Whitehead 31 4.9 0.5 1.1 0.441 0.3 0.6 0.444 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

Awards and records

Transactions

The Clippers were involved in the following transactions during the 1978–79 season.

Coaching Change

Offseason
Outgoing Coach Date Removed 1977-78 Record Incoming Coach
Cotton Fitzsimmons Fired, May 9, 1978 27-55 Gene Shue

Trades

June 7, 1978
To San Diego Clippers
To Los Angeles Lakers
  • A 1978 second round draft pick
July 15, 1978
To San Diego Clippers
  • A 1978 second round draft pick as compensation
To Golden State Warriors
August 4, 1978
To San Diego Clippers
To Boston Celtics
October 12, 1978
To San Diego Clippers
To Philadelphia 76ers
  • A 1984 first round draft pick
October 26, 1978
To San Diego Clippers
  • A 1981 third round draft pick
To Chicago Bulls
February 15, 1979
To San Diego Clippers
To Denver Nuggets
  • Two 1979 second round draft picks as compensation

Free agents

References

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