1979-80 Boston Celtics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 61-21
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 5-4 Lost conference finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Houston Rockets 4-0
Conference Finals - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 4-1
Coach: Bill Fitch (61-21)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 596,349, Avg. 14,545 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Boston Celtics Statistics
1979-80 Boston Celtics Results

The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 61 wins and 21 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-4.

Boston scored 9,303 points and surrendered 8,664. Larry Bird tossed in a team-best 1,745 points for the Celtics and contributed 852 rebounds. Nate Archibald dished out 671 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Larry Bird added 143 steals.

Bill Fitch coached the team. The 1979-80 Boston Celtics lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Nate ArchibaldGSeptember 2, 19486'1"150UTEPNew York, NY USA
Larry BirdF-GDecember 7, 19566'9"220Indiana StateWest Baden, IN USA
M.L. CarrF-GJanuary 9, 19516'6"205GuilfordWallace, NC USA
Don ChaneyGMarch 22, 19466'5"210HoustonBaton Rouge, LA USA
Dave CowensC-FOctober 25, 19486'8"225Florida StateNewport, KY USA
Eric FernstenC-FNovember 1, 19536'9"205San FranciscoOakland, CA USA
Chris FordG-FJanuary 11, 19496'5"190VillanovaAtlantic City, NJ USA
Gerald HendersonGJanuary 16, 19566'2"175Virginia CommonwealthRichmond, VA USA
Jeff JudkinsG-FMarch 23, 19566'6"185UtahSalt Lake City, UT USA
Pete MaravichGJune 22, 19476'5"197Louisiana StateAliquippa, PA USA
Cedric MaxwellFNovember 21, 19556'8"205UNC-CharlotteKinston, NC USA
Rick RobeyC-FJanuary 30, 19566'10"230KentuckyCoral Gables, FL USA