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1978-79 Boston Celtics Transactions

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Record: 29-53, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Sanders (2-12), Dave Cowens (27-41)

PTS/G: 108.2 (16th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.3 (19th of 22)
SRS: -4.78 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (10th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.6 (19th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.4 (19th of 22)
Expected W-L: 28-54 (21st of 22)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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July 19, 1978

Traded a 1980 1st round draft pick (Carl Nicks was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Earl Tatum.

July 24, 1978

Kevin Stacom signed as a veteran free agent with the Indiana Pacers; received a 1979 3rd round draft pick (Wayne Kreklow was later selected) as compensation.

August 4, 1978

Traded Kevin Kunnert, Kermit Washington, Sidney Wicks and Freeman Williams to the San Diego Clippers for Tiny Archibald, Marvin Barnes, Billy Knight, a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Danny Ainge was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Rod Foster was later selected).

August 8, 1978

Signed Joe Pace as a free agent.

September 1, 1978

Signed Earl Williams as a free agent.

September 8, 1978

Tom Boswell signed as a veteran free agent with the Denver Nuggets; received a 1979 3rd round draft pick (Ernesto Malcolm was later selected) as compensation.

October 3, 1978

Waived Bob Bigelow.

October 11, 1978

Traded a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Johnny High was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Dennis Awtrey.

October 19, 1978

Traded Earl Tatum to the Detroit Pistons for Chris Ford and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Tracy Jackson was later selected).

January 15, 1979

Waived Earl Williams.

January 16, 1979

Traded Billy Knight to the Indiana Pacers for Rick Robey.

January 17, 1979

Traded Dennis Awtrey to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Sly Williams was later selected).

January 19, 1979

Signed Tom Barker as a free agent.

Signed Frankie Sanders as a free agent.

January 30, 1979

Traded Jo Jo White to the Golden State Warriors for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Larry Demic was later selected).

February 7, 1979

Waived Marvin Barnes.

February 9, 1979

Purchased Kevin Stacom from the Indiana Pacers.

February 12, 1979

Traded Tom Barker, a 1979 1st round draft pick (Bill Cartwright was later selected), a 1979 1st round draft pick (Larry Demic was later selected) and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Sly Williams was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Bob McAdoo.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Wayne Kreklow in the 3rd round (53rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ernesto Malcolm in the 3rd round (61st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Nick Galis in the 4th round (68th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jimmy Allen in the 5th round (90th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Marvin Delph in the 6th round (110th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Steve Castellan in the 7th round (130th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Glenn Sudhop in the 8th round (149th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kevin Sinnett in the 9th round (168th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Alton Byrd in the 10th round (186th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Signed Gerald Henderson as a free agent.

June 27, 1979

Signed Eric Fernsten as a free agent.