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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: 417,926 (2nd of 2)

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

Date Type Transaction
July 19, 1978 Trade

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

July 24, 1978 Signing

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 Trade

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 Signing

Signed Joe Pace as a free agent.

September 1, 1978 Signing

Signed Earl Williams as a free agent.

September 8, 1978 Signing

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 Waiver

Waived Bob Bigelow.

October 11, 1978 Trade

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

October 19, 1978 Trade

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

November 14, 1978 Firing

Fired Tom Sanders as Head Coach.

November 14, 1978 Hiring

Hired Dave Cowens as Head Coach.

January 15, 1979 Waiver

Waived Earl Williams.

January 16, 1979 Trade

Traded Billy Knight to the Indiana Pacers for Rick Robey.

January 17, 1979 Trade

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

January 19, 1979 Signing

Signed Tom Barker as a free agent.

January 19, 1979 Signing

Signed Frankie Sanders as a free agent.

January 30, 1979 Trade

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

February 7, 1979 Waiver

Waived Marvin Barnes.

February 9, 1979 Sale

Purchased Kevin Stacom from the Indiana Pacers.

February 12, 1979 Trade

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.

April 8, 1979 Firing

Fired Dave Cowens as Head Coach.

May 23, 1979 Hiring

Hired Bill Fitch as Head Coach.

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Signing

Signed Gerald Henderson as a free agent.

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 25, 1979 Draft

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

June 27, 1979 Signing

Signed Eric Fernsten as a free agent.