1978-79 Washington Bullets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-28
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 9-10 Lost finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Atlanta Hawks 4-3
Conference Finals - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3
Finals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-1
Coach: Dick Motta (54-28)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 524,356, Avg. 12,789 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Washington Bullets Statistics
1978-79 Washington Bullets Results

The Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 54 wins and 28 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-10.

Washington scored 9,423 points and surrendered 9,014. Elvin Hayes scored a team-best 1,789 points for the Bullets, and Bob Dandridge contributed 18 or more per game, too. Elvin Hayes accounted for 994 rebounds. Tom Henderson dished out 419 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Charles Johnson added 95 steals, while Elvin Hayes blocked 190 shots.

Dick Motta coached the team. The 1978-79 Washington Bullets lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Greg BallardFJanuary 29, 19556'7"215OregonLos Angeles, CA USA
Phil ChenierGOctober 30, 19506'3"180CaliforniaBerkeley, CA USA
Dave CorzineCApril 25, 19566'11"240DePaulArlington Heights, IL USA
Bob DandridgeF-GNovember 15, 19476'6"195Norfolk StateRichmond, VA USA
Kevin GreveyG-FMay 12, 19536'5"205KentuckyHamilton, OH USA
Elvin HayesF-CNovember 17, 19456'9"235HoustonRayville, LA USA
Tom HendersonGJanuary 26, 19526'3"190HawaiiNewberry, SC USA
Charles JohnsonGMarch 31, 19496'0"170CaliforniaCorpus Christi, TX USA
Mitch KupchakF-CMay 24, 19546'9"230North CarolinaHicksville, NY USA
Roger PhegleyG-FOctober 16, 19566'6"205BradleyEast Peoria, IL USA
Wes UnseldC-FMarch 14, 19466'7"245LouisvilleLouisville, KY USA
Larry WrightGNovember 23, 19546'0"160GramblingMonroe, LA USA