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.
First round, Reggie Theus (UNLV); second round, Marvin Johnson (New Mexico).
Failed to qualify for second straight year ... named Jerry Sloan Head Coach (04/28/79) ... named Phil Johnson Assistant Coach (06/28/79).
Gilmore named to West All-Star Team ... Theus named to NBA All-Rookie Team ... Gilmore led Bulls in scoring (23.7) and rebounding (12.7).