Left to Right: (front row): Ronnie Lester, Bobby Wilkerson, Ricky Sobers, Sam Worthen. (middle row): Reggie Theus, Trainer Mark Pfeil, General Manager Rod Thorn, Head Coach Jerry Sloan, Managing Partner Jonathan Kovler, Assistant Coach Phil Johnson. (back row): Scott May, Larry Kenon, Coby Dietrick, Artis Gilmore, David Greenwood, Dwight Jones, James Wilkes.
First round, Kelvin Ransey (traded to Portland for Ronnie Lester of Iowa and a future draft choice); second round, Sam Worthen (Marquette).
Qualified for first time since 1977 ... eliminated New York in two games (2-0) ... lost 4-0 to eventual NBA Champion Boston Celtics.
Gilmore and Theus selected as starters to NBA East All-Star Team ... Theus led club in scoring (18.9) ... Gilmore led team in rebounding (10.1).