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1977-78 Atlanta Hawks Transactions

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Record: 41-41, Finished 4th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Hubie Brown (41-41)

PTS/G: 103.7 (22nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 103.9 (3rd of 22)
SRS: -0.12 (11th of 22) ▪ Pace: 103.3 (20th of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.7 (16th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.8 (6th of 22)
Expected W-L: 41-41 (11th of 22)

Arena: Omni Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1978 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (0-2) versus Washington Bullets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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July 25, 1977

Signed Charlie Criss as a free agent.

August 5, 1977

Received Ron Behagen and cash as compensation for the New Orleans Jazz signing Truck Robinson as a veteran free agent.

September 13, 1977

Traded Bill Willoughby to the Buffalo Braves for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Keith Herron was later selected).

September 20, 1977

Signed Major Jones as a free agent.

September 28, 1977

Waived Sam Smith.

September 30, 1977

Traded Lou Hudson to the Los Angeles Lakers for Ollie Johnson.

October 5, 1977

Traded a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Keith Herron was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Rich Laurel.

October 6, 1977

Waived Ron Davis.

October 12, 1977

Waived Major Jones.

October 13, 1977

Traded Joe Meriweather to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Jack Givens was later selected).

October 17, 1977

Traded a 1979 4th round draft pick (Ray White was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Tony Robertson.

November 9, 1977

Waived Tom Barker.

November 14, 1977

Traded a 1978 2nd round draft pick (John Rudd was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Tom McMillen.

November 28, 1977

Released Rich Laurel.

December 8, 1977

Waived Ken Charles.

December 16, 1977

Traded Ron Behagen to the Houston Rockets for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Rick Wilson was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Larry Wilson was later selected).

June 9, 1978

Drafted Butch Lee in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jack Givens in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rick Wilson in the 2nd round (25th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Steve Grant in the 3rd round (54th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Chris Potter in the 5th round (98th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gerald Glover in the 6th round (120th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim DeWeese in the 7th round (141st pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ed Murphy in the 8th round (160th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Maurice Robinson in the 9th round (177th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Marshall Lester in the 10th round (192nd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Signed Dan Roundfield as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 1st round draft pick (Dudley Bradley was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers as compensation.