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1979-80 Kansas City Kings Statistics

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 Roster
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 Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG8281288515467813610412286170161331202136221792261858
Phil FordG820262110584892344233462914317261013642822081328
Scott WedmanF-G6802347111256922718114511427238614584451122301290
Bill RobinzineF8101917723362212742001843425266210623148311925
Sam LaceyC810241267730310185137172473645460111109211307743
Reggie KingF8202052499257102191591843825661066931100230673
Billy McKinneyG76013334592061011331072066862485858987520
Ernie GrunfeldG-F8001397420186211311018714523210956981151474
Gus GerardF-G7308693481593110066771001774341264996385
Len ElmoreC-F5809152421040074517418325764413967154259
Mike GreenC-F2104591596920422435781132813213655162
Marlon RedmondG2402981385990342418345219491927142
Tom BurlesonC3702721043630402323497220813254995
Terry CrosbyG4028420022011700546

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG828135.250.527.869.
Phil FordG82032.046.217.481.
Scott WedmanF-G68034.551.231.880.
Bill RobinzineF81023.750.
Sam LaceyC81029.844.
Reggie KingF82025.
Billy McKinneyG76017.544.910.
Ernie GrunfeldG-F80017.544.350.
Gus GerardF-G73011.945.733.366.
Len ElmoreC-F58015.843.
Mike GreenC-F21021.943.
Marlon RedmondG24012.442.
Tom BurlesonC3707.434.
Terry CrosbyG407.050.0100.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Scott WedmanF-G3116642932118615219132968
Otis BirdsongG31126230301461112237406566
Phil FordG3110432043119066265012652
Bill RobinzineF369241300107711180306633
Reggie KingF377211000957182541021025
Sam LaceyC3101218114361622137281120
Ernie GrunfeldG-F3329500311010100311
Gus GerardF-G32610400424482004210
Len ElmoreC-F34313400216511131449
Billy McKinneyG334521000213800324

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Scott WedmanF-G338.745.366.772.
Otis BirdsongG337.348.
Phil FordG336.746.575.
Bill RobinzineF323.
Reggie KingF325.747.655.
Sam LaceyC333.738.1100.
Ernie GrunfeldG-F310.755.633.
Gus GerardF-G38.740.
Len ElmoreC-F314.330.850.
Billy McKinneyG311.340.