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1977-78 Chicago Bulls Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-42, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ed Badger (40-42)

PTS/G: 103.9 (20th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.8 (5th of 22)
SRS: -0.79 (14th of 22) ▪ Pace: 101.5 (21st of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.0 (7th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.9 (20th of 22)
Expected W-L: 39-43 (14th of 22)

Arena: Chicago Stadium ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
34 Jim Ard C 6-8 215 September 19, 1948 7 University of Cincinnati
14 Tate Armstrong SG 6-3 175 October 5, 1955 R Duke University
18 Tom Boerwinkle C 7-0 265 August 23, 1945 9 University of Tennessee
40 Derrek Dickey PF 6-7 218 March 20, 1951 4 University of Cincinnati
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 September 21, 1949 6 Jacksonville University
35 Glenn Hansen SG 6-4 205 April 21, 1952 2 Louisiana State University
12 Wilbur Holland SG 6-0 175 November 8, 1951 2 University of New Orleans
8 Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 August 31, 1952 3 Aurora University
54 Mark Landsberger PF 6-8 215 May 21, 1955 R Arizona State University
42 Scott May SF 6-7 215 March 19, 1954 1 Indiana University
15 John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 October 16, 1949 6 Auburn University
41 Cliff Pondexter PF 6-9 233 September 15, 1954 2 California State University, Long Beach
32 Cazzie Russell SF 6-5 218 June 7, 1944 11 University of Michigan
10-41 Steve Sheppard SF 6-6 215 March 21, 1954 R University of Maryland
2 Norm Van Lier PG 6-1 173 April 1, 1947 8 Saint Francis University
13 Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 July 20, 1950 4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19755 3330 7041 .473 3330 7041 .473 1863 2471 .754 1248 2577 3825 2119 665 322 1667 1930 8523
Team/G 240.9 40.6 85.9 .473 40.6 85.9 .473 22.7 30.1 .754 15.2 31.4 46.6 25.8 8.1 3.9 20.3 23.5 103.9
Lg Rank 20 22 22 10 22 22 10 5 6 9 8 18 14 8 19 20 13 4 20
Year/Year -0.3% 2.5% -2.0% +0.021 2.5% -2.0% +0.021 15.5% 14.5% +0.007 -3.4% -4.7% -4.3% 6.5% -4.9% -11.5% 7.4% 3.2% 5.1%
Opponent 82 19755 3565 7273 .490 3565 7273 .490 1466 1980 .740 1065 2367 3432 2076 777 451 1479 2199 8596
Opponent/G 240.9 43.5 88.7 .490 43.5 88.7 .490 17.9 24.1 .740 13.0 28.9 41.9 25.3 9.5 5.5 18.0 26.8 104.8
Lg Rank 20 9 2 22 9 2 22 2 2 3 1 1 1 12 11 16 17 19 5
Year/Year -0.3% 7.8% 2.5% +0.024 7.8% 2.5% +0.024 2.9% 3.8% -0.007 0.9% -7.5% -5.0% 8.3% 7.5% -2.0% -7.4% 1.5% 7.0%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 39 43 -0.89 0.10 -0.79 102.0 102.9 101.5 .351 .473 17.0 34.5 .265 .490 15.4 70.8 .202 Chicago Stadium
Lg Rank 14 14 14 6 14 7 20 21 3 10 21 2 3 22 15 2 4

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Artis Gilmore 28 82 3067 704 1260 .559 704 1260 .559 471 669 .704 318 753 1071 263 42 181 366 261 1879
2 Wilbur Holland 26 82 2884 569 1285 .443 569 1285 .443 223 279 .799 105 189 294 313 164 14 223 258 1361
3 Mickey Johnson 25 81 2870 561 1215 .462 561 1215 .462 362 446 .812 218 520 738 267 92 68 270 317 1484
4 Norm Van Lier 30 78 2524 200 477 .419 200 477 .419 172 229 .751 86 198 284 531 144 5 200 279 572
5 Scott May 23 55 1802 280 617 .454 280 617 .454 175 216 .810 118 214 332 114 50 6 125 170 735
6 John Mengelt 28 81 1767 325 675 .481 325 675 .481 184 238 .773 41 88 129 232 51 4 124 169 834
7 Mark Landsberger 22 62 926 127 251 .506 127 251 .506 91 157 .580 110 191 301 41 21 6 69 78 345
8 Cazzie Russell 33 36 789 133 304 .438 133 304 .438 49 57 .860 31 52 83 61 19 4 35 63 315
9 Tate Armstrong 22 66 716 131 280 .468 131 280 .468 22 27 .815 24 44 68 74 23 0 58 42 284
10 Steve Sheppard 23 64 698 119 262 .454 119 262 .454 37 56 .661 67 64 131 43 14 3 46 72 275
11 Nick Weatherspoon 27 41 611 86 194 .443 86 194 .443 37 42 .881 57 68 125 32 19 10 49 74 209
12 Cliff Pondexter 23 44 534 37 85 .435 37 85 .435 14 20 .700 36 94 130 87 19 15 30 66 88
13 Tom Boerwinkle 32 22 227 23 50 .460 23 50 .460 10 13 .769 14 45 59 44 3 4 26 36 56
14 Derrek Dickey 26 25 220 27 68 .397 27 68 .397 14 19 .737 15 33 48 10 4 2 23 27 68
15 Jim Ard 29 14 116 8 16 .500 8 16 .500 2 3 .667 8 24 32 7 0 0 14 18 18
16 Glenn Hansen 25 2 4 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Artis Gilmore 28 82 37.4 8.6 15.4 .559 8.6 15.4 .559 5.7 8.2 .704 3.9 9.2 13.1 3.2 0.5 2.2 4.5 3.2 22.9
2 Mickey Johnson 25 81 35.4 6.9 15.0 .462 6.9 15.0 .462 4.5 5.5 .812 2.7 6.4 9.1 3.3 1.1 0.8 3.3 3.9 18.3
3 Wilbur Holland 26 82 35.2 6.9 15.7 .443 6.9 15.7 .443 2.7 3.4 .799 1.3 2.3 3.6 3.8 2.0 0.2 2.7 3.1 16.6
4 Scott May 23 55 32.8 5.1 11.2 .454 5.1 11.2 .454 3.2 3.9 .810 2.1 3.9 6.0 2.1 0.9 0.1 2.3 3.1 13.4
5 Norm Van Lier 30 78 32.4 2.6 6.1 .419 2.6 6.1 .419 2.2 2.9 .751 1.1 2.5 3.6 6.8 1.8 0.1 2.6 3.6 7.3
6 Cazzie Russell 33 36 21.9 3.7 8.4 .438 3.7 8.4 .438 1.4 1.6 .860 0.9 1.4 2.3 1.7 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.8 8.8
7 John Mengelt 28 81 21.8 4.0 8.3 .481 4.0 8.3 .481 2.3 2.9 .773 0.5 1.1 1.6 2.9 0.6 0.0 1.5 2.1 10.3
8 Nick Weatherspoon 27 41 14.9 2.1 4.7 .443 2.1 4.7 .443 0.9 1.0 .881 1.4 1.7 3.0 0.8 0.5 0.2 1.2 1.8 5.1
9 Mark Landsberger 22 62 14.9 2.0 4.0 .506 2.0 4.0 .506 1.5 2.5 .580 1.8 3.1 4.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.1 1.3 5.6
10 Cliff Pondexter 23 44 12.1 0.8 1.9 .435 0.8 1.9 .435 0.3 0.5 .700 0.8 2.1 3.0 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.7 1.5 2.0
11 Steve Sheppard 23 64 10.9 1.9 4.1 .454 1.9 4.1 .454 0.6 0.9 .661 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7 1.1 4.3
12 Tate Armstrong 22 66 10.8 2.0 4.2 .468 2.0 4.2 .468 0.3 0.4 .815 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.6 4.3
13 Tom Boerwinkle 32 22 10.3 1.0 2.3 .460 1.0 2.3 .460 0.5 0.6 .769 0.6 2.0 2.7 2.0 0.1 0.2 1.2 1.6 2.5
14 Derrek Dickey 26 25 8.8 1.1 2.7 .397 1.1 2.7 .397 0.6 0.8 .737 0.6 1.3 1.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1 2.7
15 Jim Ard 29 14 8.3 0.6 1.1 .500 0.6 1.1 .500 0.1 0.2 .667 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.3
16 Glenn Hansen 25 2 2.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Artis Gilmore 28 82 3067 8.3 14.8 .559 8.3 14.8 .559 5.5 7.9 .704 3.7 8.8 12.6 3.1 0.5 2.1 4.3 3.1 22.1
2 Wilbur Holland 26 82 2884 7.1 16.0 .443 7.1 16.0 .443 2.8 3.5 .799 1.3 2.4 3.7 3.9 2.0 0.2 2.8 3.2 17.0
3 Mickey Johnson 25 81 2870 7.0 15.2 .462 7.0 15.2 .462 4.5 5.6 .812 2.7 6.5 9.3 3.3 1.2 0.9 3.4 4.0 18.6
4 Norm Van Lier 30 78 2524 2.9 6.8 .419 2.9 6.8 .419 2.5 3.3 .751 1.2 2.8 4.1 7.6 2.1 0.1 2.9 4.0 8.2
5 Scott May 23 55 1802 5.6 12.3 .454 5.6 12.3 .454 3.5 4.3 .810 2.4 4.3 6.6 2.3 1.0 0.1 2.5 3.4 14.7
6 John Mengelt 28 81 1767 6.6 13.8 .481 6.6 13.8 .481 3.7 4.8 .773 0.8 1.8 2.6 4.7 1.0 0.1 2.5 3.4 17.0
7 Mark Landsberger 22 62 926 4.9 9.8 .506 4.9 9.8 .506 3.5 6.1 .580 4.3 7.4 11.7 1.6 0.8 0.2 2.7 3.0 13.4
8 Cazzie Russell 33 36 789 6.1 13.9 .438 6.1 13.9 .438 2.2 2.6 .860 1.4 2.4 3.8 2.8 0.9 0.2 1.6 2.9 14.4
9 Tate Armstrong 22 66 716 6.6 14.1 .468 6.6 14.1 .468 1.1 1.4 .815 1.2 2.2 3.4 3.7 1.2 0.0 2.9 2.1 14.3
10 Steve Sheppard 23 64 698 6.1 13.5 .454 6.1 13.5 .454 1.9 2.9 .661 3.5 3.3 6.8 2.2 0.7 0.2 2.4 3.7 14.2
11 Nick Weatherspoon 27 41 611 5.1 11.4 .443 5.1 11.4 .443 2.2 2.5 .881 3.4 4.0 7.4 1.9 1.1 0.6 2.9 4.4 12.3
12 Cliff Pondexter 23 44 534 2.5 5.7 .435 2.5 5.7 .435 0.9 1.3 .700 2.4 6.3 8.8 5.9 1.3 1.0 2.0 4.4 5.9
13 Tom Boerwinkle 32 22 227 3.6 7.9 .460 3.6 7.9 .460 1.6 2.1 .769 2.2 7.1 9.4 7.0 0.5 0.6 4.1 5.7 8.9
14 Derrek Dickey 26 25 220 4.4 11.1 .397 4.4 11.1 .397 2.3 3.1 .737 2.5 5.4 7.9 1.6 0.7 0.3 3.8 4.4 11.1
15 Jim Ard 29 14 116 2.5 5.0 .500 2.5 5.0 .500 0.6 0.9 .667 2.5 7.4 9.9 2.2 0.0 0.0 4.3 5.6 5.6
16 Glenn Hansen 25 2 4 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Artis Gilmore 28 82 3067 10.9 19.4 .559 10.9 19.4 .559 7.3 10.3 .704 4.9 11.6 16.5 4.1 0.6 2.8 5.6 4.0 29.0
2 Wilbur Holland 26 82 2884 9.3 21.1 .443 9.3 21.1 .443 3.7 4.6 .799 1.7 3.1 4.8 5.1 2.7 0.2 3.7 4.2 22.3
3 Mickey Johnson 25 81 2870 9.2 20.0 .462 9.2 20.0 .462 6.0 7.3 .812 3.6 8.6 12.2 4.4 1.5 1.1 4.4 5.2 24.5
4 Norm Van Lier 30 78 2524 3.7 8.9 .419 3.7 8.9 .419 3.2 4.3 .751 1.6 3.7 5.3 9.9 2.7 0.1 3.7 5.2 10.7
5 Scott May 23 55 1802 7.3 16.2 .454 7.3 16.2 .454 4.6 5.7 .810 3.1 5.6 8.7 3.0 1.3 0.2 3.3 4.5 19.3
6 John Mengelt 28 81 1767 8.7 18.1 .481 8.7 18.1 .481 4.9 6.4 .773 1.1 2.4 3.5 6.2 1.4 0.1 3.3 4.5 22.3
7 Mark Landsberger 22 62 926 6.5 12.8 .506 6.5 12.8 .506 4.6 8.0 .580 5.6 9.8 15.4 2.1 1.1 0.3 3.5 4.0 17.6
8 Cazzie Russell 33 36 789 8.0 18.2 .438 8.0 18.2 .438 2.9 3.4 .860 1.9 3.1 5.0 3.7 1.1 0.2 2.1 3.8 18.9
9 Tate Armstrong 22 66 716 8.7 18.5 .468 8.7 18.5 .468 1.5 1.8 .815 1.6 2.9 4.5 4.9 1.5 0.0 3.8 2.8 18.8
10 Steve Sheppard 23 64 698 8.1 17.8 .454 8.1 17.8 .454 2.5 3.8 .661 4.5 4.3 8.9 2.9 0.9 0.2 3.1 4.9 18.6
11 Nick Weatherspoon 27 41 611 6.7 15.0 .443 6.7 15.0 .443 2.9 3.3 .881 4.4 5.3 9.7 2.5 1.5 0.8 3.8 5.7 16.2
12 Cliff Pondexter 23 44 534 3.3 7.5 .435 3.3 7.5 .435 1.2 1.8 .700 3.2 8.3 11.5 7.7 1.7 1.3 2.7 5.8 7.8
13 Tom Boerwinkle 32 22 227 4.8 10.4 .460 4.8 10.4 .460 2.1 2.7 .769 2.9 9.4 12.3 9.2 0.6 0.8 5.4 7.5 11.7
14 Derrek Dickey 26 25 220 5.8 14.6 .397 5.8 14.6 .397 3.0 4.1 .737 3.2 7.1 10.3 2.1 0.9 0.4 4.9 5.8 14.6
15 Jim Ard 29 14 116 3.3 6.5 .500 3.3 6.5 .500 0.8 1.2 .667 3.3 9.8 13.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 5.7 7.3 7.3
16 Glenn Hansen 25 2 4 0.0 23.6 .000 0.0 23.6 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.8 0.0 0.0

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Artis Gilmore 28 82 3067 23.5 .604 .559 .531 11.3 26.6 19.0 14.0 0.6 3.2 19.1 25.3 108 99 7.8 3.7 11.5 .180
2 Wilbur Holland 26 82 2884 14.1 .483 .443 .217 4.0 7.1 5.6 16.8 2.7 0.3 13.7 22.8 98 103 2.2 2.2 4.4 .073
3 Mickey Johnson 25 81 2870 17.4 .526 .462 .367 8.3 19.7 14.0 14.4 1.5 1.3 16.1 23.6 103 101 4.4 2.9 7.2 .121
4 Norm Van Lier 30 78 2524 11.7 .495 .419 .480 3.7 8.5 6.1 27.6 2.7 0.1 25.7 12.4 100 103 1.8 2.0 3.8 .073
5 Scott May 23 55 1802 12.7 .516 .454 .350 7.2 12.9 10.0 9.2 1.3 0.2 14.9 18.7 103 104 2.1 1.1 3.1 .084
6 John Mengelt 28 81 1767 14.5 .535 .481 .353 2.5 5.4 4.0 19.9 1.4 0.1 13.7 20.6 107 106 3.2 0.6 3.9 .105
7 Mark Landsberger 22 62 926 14.5 .539 .506 .625 13.0 22.4 17.7 6.3 1.1 0.4 17.7 16.9 104 102 1.1 0.8 1.9 .100
8 Cazzie Russell 33 36 789 11.6 .479 .438 .188 4.3 7.1 5.7 11.5 1.1 0.3 9.6 18.6 102 106 0.8 0.3 1.1 .070
9 Tate Armstrong 22 66 716 11.1 .487 .468 .096 3.7 6.7 5.2 15.7 1.5 0.0 16.6 19.7 94 106 0.1 0.3 0.4 .027
10 Steve Sheppard 23 64 698 11.5 .480 .454 .214 10.5 9.9 10.2 9.2 0.9 0.2 13.8 19.2 99 106 0.5 0.3 0.8 .054
11 Nick Weatherspoon 27 41 611 10.5 .492 .443 .216 10.2 12.1 11.1 7.5 1.5 0.9 18.7 17.3 96 103 0.2 0.4 0.6 .049
12 Cliff Pondexter 23 44 534 11.6 .469 .435 .235 7.4 19.1 13.3 21.1 1.7 1.5 24.2 9.4 103 101 0.4 0.6 1.0 .087
13 Tom Boerwinkle 32 22 227 10.3 .503 .460 .260 6.7 21.5 14.2 26.1 0.6 1.0 31.8 14.5 92 103 0.0 0.2 0.2 .035
14 Derrek Dickey 26 25 220 6.1 .445 .397 .279 7.5 16.3 11.9 6.3 0.9 0.5 23.1 18.2 82 104 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.031
15 Jim Ard 29 14 116 2.7 .520 .500 .188 7.5 22.4 15.0 7.8 0.0 0.0 44.7 10.9 72 104 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.050
16 Glenn Hansen 25 2 4 -28.8 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 30.3 0 111 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.773