1979-80 Kansas City Kings 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 Phoenix Suns 2-1
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (47-35)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Attendance: 375,387, Avg. 9,156 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Kansas City Kings Statistics
1979-80 Kansas City Kings Results

The Kansas City Kings of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 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 Kings scored 8,860 points and surrendered 8,603. Otis Birdsong scored a team-leading 1,858 points for Kansas City, and Scott Wedman contributed 17 or more per game, too. Sam Lacey racked up 645 rebounds. Phil Ford dished out 610 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Otis Birdsong and Phil Ford added 136 thefts.

Cotton Fitzsimmons coached the team. The 1979-80 Kansas City Kings lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Otis BirdsongGDecember 9, 19556'3"190HoustonWinter Haven, FL USA
Tom BurlesonCFebruary 24, 19527'2"225North Carolina StateCrossnore, NC USA
Terry CrosbyGJanuary 4, 19576'4"195TennesseeToledo, OH USA
Len ElmoreC-FMarch 28, 19526'9"220MarylandNew York, NY USA
Phil FordGFebruary 9, 19566'1"170North CarolinaRocky Mount, NC USA
Gus GerardF-GJuly 27, 19536'8"200VirginiaUniontown, PA USA
Mike GreenC-FAugust 6, 19516'10"200Louisiana TechMcComb, MS USA
Ernie GrunfeldG-FApril 24, 19556'6"210TennesseeSatu-Mare, ROM
Reggie KingFFebruary 14, 19576'6"225AlabamaBirmingham, AL USA
Sam LaceyCMarch 28, 19486'10"230New Mexico StateIndianaola, MS USA
Billy McKinneyGJune 5, 19556'0"160NorthwesternWaukegan, IL USA
Marlon RedmondGApril 15, 19556'6"188San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA USA
Bill RobinzineFJanuary 20, 19536'7"230DePaulChicago, IL USA
Scott WedmanF-GJuly 29, 19526'7"215ColoradoHarper, KS USA