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1977-78 Boston Celtics Transactions

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Record: 32-50, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Heinsohn (11-23), Tom Sanders (21-27)

PTS/G: 105.7 (16th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.7 (8th of 22)
SRS: -1.86 (18th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.9 (15th of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.1 (20th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.9 (12th of 22)
Expected W-L: 36-46 (18th of 22)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: 437,937 (2nd of 2)

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

Date Type Transaction
September 28, 1977 Signing

Signed Dave Bing as a free agent.

October 18, 1977 Sale

Sold John Johnson to the Houston Rockets. Johnson returned to Houston but Houston kept the draft picks.

October 20, 1977 Waiver

Waived Norm Cook.

November 8, 1977 Waiver

Waived Jim Ard.

December 8, 1977 Waiver

Waived Steve Kuberski.

December 27, 1977 Trade

Traded Charlie Scott to the Los Angeles Lakers for Don Chaney, Kermit Washington and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Freeman Williams was later selected).

January 3, 1978 Appointment

Appointed Tom Sanders as Head Coach.

January 3, 1978 Firing

Fired Tom Heinsohn as Head Coach.

February 1, 1978 Signing

Signed Ernie DiGregorio as a free agent.

February 1, 1978 Trade

Traded Fred Saunders to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Judkins was later selected).

February 14, 1978 Signing

Signed Zaid Abdul-Aziz as a free agent.

February 24, 1978 Signing

Signed Bob Bigelow as a free agent.

February 24, 1978 Waiver

Waived Zaid Abdul-Aziz.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Larry Bird in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Freeman Williams in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Jeff Judkins in the 2nd round (30th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Dana Skinner in the 3rd round (50th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Dave Nelson in the 4th round (72nd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Greg Tynes in the 5th round (94th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Dave Winey in the 6th round (116th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Steve Balkun in the 7th round (137th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Kim Fisher in the 8th round (156th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Les Anderson in the 9th round (173rd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978 Draft

Drafted Walter Harrigan in the 10th round (188th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1978 Signing

Signed Kevin Kunnert as a veteran free agent and sent a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ed Turner was later selected) to the Houston Rockets as compensation.