1977-78

Record: 40-42
(Third Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Tate Armstrong, Wilbur Holland, Trainer Doug Atkinson, Managing Partner Jonathan Kovler, Chairman of Executive Committee Arthur M. Wirtz, Head Coach Ed Badger, Assistant Coach Jerry Sloan, Co-Capt. Norm Van Lier, John Mengelt. (back row): Steve Sheppard, Scott May, Mark Landsberger, Jim Ard, Co- Capt. Artis Gilmore, Tom Boerwinkle, Cliff Pondexter, Mickey Johnson, Nick Weatherspoon.

Team Leaders (avg)

22.9

Points


Artis Gilmore

N/A

3pt FGs


13.1

Rebounds


Artis Gilmore

6.8

Assists


Norm Van Lier

2.00

Steals


Wilbur Holland

2.21

Blocks


Artis Gilmore

Regular season

Second season under Head Coach Ed Badger ... biggest home opener in club’s history (14,082) watched Bulls defeat Indiana 122-119 ... average attendance soared to record (13,386 average) ... a then team-record 19 straight points (19-0) vs. New Jersey in 104-78 win (12/08/77) ... at All-Star break Bulls owned 29-23 record (seventh best overall) ... May missed final 23 games of the season recovering from left knee surgery.

Draft


First round, Tate Armstrong (Duke); second round, Mike Glenn (Southern Illinois), Steve Sheppard (Maryland) and Mark Landsberger (Arizona State).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Gilmore selected to NBA West All-Star Team ... Gilmore led club in scoring (22.9) and rebounding (13.1).

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