1977-78 Denver Nuggets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-34
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 6-7 Lost conference finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Milwaukee Bucks 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-2
Coach: Larry Brown (48-34)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 657,673, Avg. 16,041 in 41 home dates
1977-78 Denver Nuggets Statistics
1977-78 Denver Nuggets Results

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-7.

Denver tossed in 9,164 points and yielded 9,096. David Thompson scored a team-best 2,172 points for the Nuggets, while Dan Issel netted 18 or more per game as well. Dan Issel racked up 830 boards. Bob Wilkerson dished out 439 assists for the squad.

On defense, Bobby Jones added 137 steals and blocked a team-best 126 shots.

Larry Brown coached the team. The 1977-78 Denver Nuggets lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Mack CalvinGJuly 27, 19476'0"165USCFort Worth, TX USA
Norm CookFMarch 2, 19556'8"210KansasChicago, IL USA
Jacky DorseyFDecember 18, 19546'7"230GeorgiaAtlanta, GA USA
Bo EllisFAugust 8, 19546'8"197MarquetteChicago, IL USA
Darnell HillmanF-CAugust 29, 19496'9"215San Jose StateSacramento, CA USA
Dan IsselC-FOctober 25, 19486'8"235KentuckyBatavia, IL USA
Bobby JonesFDecember 18, 19516'9"210North CarolinaCharlotte, NC USA
Tom LaGardeC-FFebruary 10, 19556'10"220North CarolinaDetroit, MI USA
Jim PriceGNovember 27, 19496'2"195LouisvilleRussellville, KY USA
Anthony RobertsF-GApril 15, 19556'5"185Oral RobertsChattanooga, TN USA
Ralph SimpsonG-FAugust 10, 19496'5"200Michigan StateDetroit, MI USA
Robert SmithGMarch 10, 19555'11"165UNLVLos Angeles, CA USA
Brian TaylorGJune 9, 19516'2"185PrincetonPerth Amboy, NJ USA
David ThompsonG-FJuly 13, 19546'4"195North Carolina StateShelby, NC USA
Bob WilkersonG-FAugust 15, 19546'6"195IndianaAnderson, IN USA