1978-79 Denver Nuggets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-35
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 1-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 2-1
Coach: Larry Brown (28-25)
Coach: Donnie Walsh (19-10)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 603,356, Avg. 14,716 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Denver Nuggets Statistics
1978-79 Denver Nuggets Results

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

The Nuggets scored 9,080 points and yielded 8,975. David Thompson tossed in a team-best 1,825 points for Denver, and George McGinnis averaged 18 or more per game also. George McGinnis racked up 864 boards. Charlie Scott dished out 428 assists for the squad.

On defense, George McGinnis added 129 steals.

Larry Brown and Donnie Walsh coached the team. The 1978-79 Denver Nuggets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Tom BoswellF-COctober 2, 19536'7"220South CarolinaMontgomery, AL USA
Geoff CromptonCJuly 4, 19556'11"268North CarolinaBurlington, NC USA
Bo EllisFAugust 8, 19546'8"197MarquetteChicago, IL USA
Phil HicksFJanuary 31, 19536'7"205TulaneChicago, IL USA
Kim HughesCJune 4, 19526'11"220WisconsinFreeport, IL USA
Dan IsselC-FOctober 25, 19486'8"235KentuckyBatavia, IL USA
John KuesterGFebruary 6, 19556'2"180North CarolinaRichmond, VA USA
George McGinnisF-CAugust 12, 19506'8"235IndianaIndianapolis, IN USA
Anthony RobertsF-GApril 15, 19556'5"185Oral RobertsChattanooga, TN USA
Charlie ScottG-FDecember 15, 19486'5"175North CarolinaNew York, NY USA
Robert SmithGMarch 10, 19555'11"165UNLVLos Angeles, CA USA
David ThompsonG-FJuly 13, 19546'4"195North Carolina StateShelby, NC USA
Bob WilkersonG-FAugust 15, 19546'6"195IndianaAnderson, IN USA