1977-78 Philadelphia 76ers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 55-27
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 6-4 Lost conference finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-0
Conference Finals - Lost to Washington Bullets 4-2
Coach: Gene Shue (2-4)
Coach: Billy Cunningham (53-23)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 644,456, Avg. 15,718 in 41 home dates
1977-78 Philadelphia 76ers Statistics
1977-78 Philadelphia 76ers Results

The Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 55 wins and 27 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-4.

Philadelphia netted 9,409 points, tops in the circuit. The team conceded 8,987 points. George McGinnis scored a team-leading 1,587 points for the 76ers, while Doug Collins and Julius Erving contributed 18 or more per game, too. George McGinnis racked up 810 rebounds. Henry Bibby dished out 464 assists for the squad.

On defense, George McGinnis added 137 steals, and Caldwell Jones swatted 127 opponent shot attempts.

Gene Shue and Billy Cunningham coached the team. The 1977-78 Philadelphia 76ers lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Henry BibbyGNovember 24, 19496'1"185UCLAFranklinton, NC USA
Joe BryantF-C-GOctober 19, 19546'9"185LaSallePhiladelphia, PA USA
Harvey CatchingsC-FSeptember 2, 19516'9"218Hardin-SimmonsJackson, MS USA
Doug CollinsG-FJuly 28, 19516'6"180Illinois StateChristopher, IL USA
Darryl DawkinsCJanuary 11, 19576'10"245noneOrlando, FL USA
Mike DunleavyGMarch 21, 19546'2"180South CarolinaBrooklyn, NY USA
Julius ErvingF-G-CFebruary 22, 19506'6"200MassachusettsRoosevelt, NY USA
World FreeGDecember 9, 19536'2"185GuilfordAtlanta, GA USA
Caldwell JonesC-FAugust 4, 19506'11"217Albany State (GA)McGehee, AR USA
Ted McClainGAugust 30, 19466'1"180Tennessee StateNashville, TN USA
George McGinnisF-CAugust 12, 19506'8"235IndianaIndianapolis, IN USA
Steve MixFDecember 30, 19476'7"215ToledoToledo, OH USA
Glenn MosleyFDecember 26, 19556'8"195Seton HallNewark, NJ USA
Wilson WashingtonF-CAugust 3, 19556'9"227Old DominionNorfolk, VA USA


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