1978-79 San Antonio Spurs Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-34
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 7-7 Lost conference finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Washington Bullets 4-3
Coach: Doug Moe (48-34)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 489,207, Avg. 11,932 in 41 home dates
1978-79 San Antonio Spurs Statistics
1978-79 San Antonio Spurs Results

The San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 7-7.

San Antonio led the league with 9,780 points. The team yielded 9,355 points. George Gervin scored a team-leading 2,365 points for the Spurs, and Larry Kenon averaged 19 or more per game, too. Larry Kenon contributed 790 rebounds. Mike Gale dished out 374 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Larry Kenon added 154 steals, while Billy Paultz blocked 125 shots.

Doug Moe coached the team. The 1978-79 San Antonio Spurs lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Allan BristowF-GAugust 23, 19516'7"210Virginia TechRichmond, VA USA
Lou DampierGNovember 20, 19446'0"170KentuckyIndianapolis, IN USA
Coby DietrickC-FJuly 23, 19486'10"220San Jose StateRiverside, CA USA
Mike GaleGJuly 18, 19506'4"185Elizabeth City StatePhiladelphia, PA USA
George GervinG-FApril 27, 19526'7"180Eastern MichiganDetroit, MI USA
Mike GreenC-FAugust 6, 19516'10"200Louisiana TechMcComb, MS USA
Larry KenonFDecember 13, 19526'9"205Memphis StateBirmingham, AL USA
Glenn MosleyFDecember 26, 19556'8"195Seton HallNewark, NJ USA
Mark OlberdingFApril 21, 19566'8"225MinnesotaMelrose, MN USA
Billy PaultzC-FJuly 30, 19486'11"235St. John's (NY)River Edge, NJ USA
Frankie SandersF-GJanuary 23, 19576'6"195SouthernDayton, OH USA
James SilasGFebruary 11, 19496'1"180Stephen F. Austin StateTallulah, LA USA


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