1980-81 Denver Nuggets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-45
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Coach: Donnie Walsh (11-20)
Coach: Doug Moe (26-25)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 423,287, Avg. 10,324 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Denver Nuggets Statistics
1980-81 Denver Nuggets Results

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 37 wins and 45 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

Denver topped the league with 9,986 points. The team yielded 10,025 points, most in the circuit. David Thompson tossed in a team-best 1,967 points for the Nuggets, while Alex English and Dan Issel scored 19 or more per game also. Dan Issel racked up 676 boards. Kenny Higgs doled out 408 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Alex English added 106 steals.

Donnie Walsh and Doug Moe coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
T.R. DunnG-FFebruary 1, 19556'4"192AlabamaBirmingham, AL USA
Alex EnglishFJanuary 5, 19546'7"190South CarolinaColumbia, SC USA
Glen GondrezickF-GAugust 30, 19556'6"218UNLVBoulder, CO USA
Kenny HiggsGJanuary 31, 19556'0"180Louisiana StateOwensboro, KY USA
Cedrick HordgesF-CJanuary 8, 19576'8"220South CarolinaMontgomery, AL USA
Kim HughesCJune 4, 19526'11"220WisconsinFreeport, IL USA
Dan IsselC-FOctober 25, 19486'8"235KentuckyBatavia, IL USA
Billy McKinneyGJune 5, 19556'0"160NorthwesternWaukegan, IL USA
Carl NicksGOctober 6, 19586'1"175Indiana StateChicago, IL USA
Jawann OldhamCJuly 4, 19577'0"215SeattleChicago, IL USA
James RayFJuly 27, 19576'8"215JacksonvilleNew Orleans, LA USA
Dave RobischC-FDecember 22, 19496'10"235KansasCincinnati, OH USA
John RocheGSeptember 26, 19496'2"160South CarolinaNew York, NY USA
David ThompsonG-FJuly 13, 19546'4"195North Carolina StateShelby, NC USA
Ronnie ValentineFNovember 27, 19576'7"210Old DominionNorfolk, VA USA
Kiki VandewegheFAugust 1, 19586'8"220UCLAWeisbaden, GER