1981-82

Record: 34-48
(Fifth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (first row): Reggie Theus, Chairman of Executive Committee Arthur M. Wirtz, Ricky Sobers, Ronnie Lester, General Manager Rod Thorn. (second row): Tracy Jackson, Trainer Mark Pfeil, Ray Blume, James Wilkes, Managing Partner Jonathan Kovler. (third row): Larry Kenon, Assistant Coach Phil Johnson, Orlando Woolridge. (fourth row): Mascot Benny the Bull, Artis Gilmore, David Greenwood, Dwight Jones, Gene Tormohlen, Coby Dietrick.

Team Leaders (avg)

18.5

Points


Artis Gilmore

25

3pt FGs


Reggie Theus

10.2

Rebounds


Artis Gilmore

5.8

Assists


Reggie Theus

1.06

Steals


Reggie Theus

2.70

Blocks


Artis Gilmore

Regular season

Lost free agent Bobby Wilkerson to Cleveland ... Woolridge remained unsigned through first week of regular season ... set NBA record for field goal percentage (.705) but lost at Golden State 120-119 (12/02/81) ... purchased Tracy Jackson from Boston ... Sloan fired as Head Coach following 91-86 loss to Phoenix (02/16/82) ... General Manager Rod Thorn finished season as Interim Coach.

Draft


First round, Orlando Woolridge (Notre Dame); second round, Ray Blume (Oregon State) and Mike Oliver (Lamar).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Gilmore named to East All-Star Team ... Gilmore led team in scoring (18.5), rebounding (10.2) and in field goal percentage (.652).

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