1979-80

Record: 30-52
(Third Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Delmer Beshore, Sam Smith, Reggie Theus, Ricky Sobers, John Mengelt. (middle row): Trainer Doug Atkinson, General Manager Rod Thorn, Managing Partner Jonathan Kovler, Chairman Executive Committee Arthur M. Wirtz, Head Coach Jerry Sloan, Assistant Coach Phil Johnson. (back row): Ollie Johnson, Mark Landsberger, David Greenwood, Coby Dietrick, Artis Gilmore, Dennis Awtrey, Dwight Jones, Scott May.

Team Leaders (avg)

20.2

Points


Reggie Theus

28

3pt FGs


Reggie Theus

9.4

Rebounds


David Greenwood

6.3

Assists


Reggie Theus

1.66

Steals


Ricky Sobers

1.57

Blocks


David Greenwood

Regular season

Acquired Ricky Sobers from Indiana as compensation for Mickey Johnson (08/28/79) ... opening day lineup: forwards David Greenwood and Scott May, center Artis Gilmore, guards Ricky Sobers and Reggie Theus ... after 670 consecutive games played, Gilmore injured knee in fourth contest and missed 34 games ... signed free agent Dwight Jones (12/05/79) ... set NBA record for field goal percentage (.699) in 145-131 win over Detroit (01/22/80) ... lost longest game in club history 134-128 to Denver in triple overtime at Stadium (03/21/80).

Draft


First round, David Greenwood (UCLA); second round, Larry Butler (Idaho State).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify for third straight year.

Honors


Greenwood named to NBA All-Rookie Team ... Theus led Bulls in scoring (20.2) ... Greenwood led Bulls in rebounding (9.4).

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