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1978-79 Chicago Bulls Roster and Stats

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Record: 31-51, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Larry Costello (20-36), Scotty Robertson (11-15)

PTS/G: 104.7 (22nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.7 (6th of 22)
SRS: -3.78 (19th of 22) ▪ Pace: 102.9 (19th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.3 (20th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.1 (16th of 22)
Expected W-L: 31-51 (19th of 22)

Arena: Chicago Stadium ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
14 Tate Armstrong SG 6-3 175 October 5, 1955 1 Duke University
50 John Brown SF 6-7 220 December 14, 1951 5 University of Missouri
5 Charles Dudley PG 6-2 180 March 5, 1950 5 University of Washington
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 September 21, 1949 7 Jacksonville University
12 Wilbur Holland SG 6-0 175 November 8, 1951 3 University of New Orleans
8 Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 August 31, 1952 4 Aurora University
27 Ollie Johnson SF 6-6 200 May 11, 1949 6 Temple University
54 Mark Landsberger PF 6-8 215 May 21, 1955 1 Arizona State University
45 Scott Lloyd C 6-10 230 December 19, 1952 2 Arizona State University
17 Scott May SF 6-7 215 March 19, 1954 2 Indiana University
15 John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 October 16, 1949 7 Auburn University
10 Steve Sheppard SF 6-6 215 March 21, 1954 1 University of Maryland
24 Reggie Theus PG 6-7 190 October 13, 1957 R University of Nevada, Las Vegas
44 Andre Wakefield SG 6-3 175 January 11, 1955 R Loyola University of Chicago

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 19780 3478 7108 .489 3478 7108 .489 1632 2184 .747 1224 2544 3768 2169 576 324 1813 1970 8588
Team/G 241.2 42.4 86.7 .489 42.4 86.7 .489 19.9 26.6 .747 14.9 31.0 46.0 26.5 7.0 4.0 22.1 24.0 104.7
Lg Rank 6 21 22 7 21 22 7 16 17 14 13 8 7 8 22 20 21 6 22
Year/Year 0.1% 4.4% 1.0% +0.016 4.4% 1.0% +0.016 -12.4% -11.6% -0.007 -1.9% -1.3% -1.5% 2.4% -13.4% 0.6% 8.8% 2.1% 0.8%
Opponent 82 19780 3682 7408 .497 3682 7408 .497 1549 2029 .763 1095 2377 3472 2146 844 503 1468 2093 8913
Opponent/G 241.2 44.9 90.3 .497 44.9 90.3 .497 18.9 24.7 .763 13.4 29.0 42.3 26.2 10.3 6.1 17.9 25.5 108.7
Lg Rank 6 13 7 19 13 7 19 3 3 20 2 4 2 11 19 18 20 13 6
Year/Year 0.1% 3.3% 1.9% +0.007 3.3% 1.9% +0.007 5.7% 2.5% +0.023 2.8% 0.4% 1.2% 3.4% 8.6% 11.5% -0.7% -4.8% 3.7%

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 31 51 -3.96 0.18 -3.78 101.3 105.1 102.9 .307 .489 18.3 34.0 .230 .497 15.0 69.9 .209 Chicago Stadium
Lg Rank 19 19 19 4 19 20 16 19 14 7 22 8 14 19 19 2 6

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 29 82 3265 753 1310 .575 753 1310 .575 434 587 .739 293 750 1043 274 50 156 310 280 1940
2 Reggie Theus 21 82 2753 537 1119 .480 537 1119 .480 264 347 .761 92 136 228 429 93 18 303 270 1338
3 Mickey Johnson 26 82 2594 496 1105 .449 496 1105 .449 273 329 .830 193 434 627 380 88 59 312 286 1265
4 Wilbur Holland 27 82 2483 445 940 .473 445 940 .473 141 176 .801 78 176 254 330 122 12 185 240 1031
5 Mark Landsberger 23 80 1959 278 585 .475 278 585 .475 91 194 .469 292 450 742 68 27 22 149 125 647
6 Ollie Johnson 29 71 1734 281 540 .520 281 540 .520 88 110 .800 58 169 227 163 54 33 114 182 650
7 John Mengelt 29 75 1705 338 689 .491 338 689 .491 150 182 .824 25 93 118 187 46 4 120 148 826
8 John Brown 27 77 1265 152 317 .479 152 317 .479 84 98 .857 83 155 238 104 18 10 89 180 388
9 Charles Dudley 28 43 684 45 125 .360 45 125 .360 28 42 .667 25 61 86 116 32 1 64 82 118
10 Scott Lloyd 26 67 465 42 120 .350 42 120 .350 27 47 .574 48 45 93 32 9 8 43 86 111
11 Scott May 24 37 403 59 136 .434 59 136 .434 30 40 .750 14 50 64 39 22 1 51 51 148
12 Tate Armstrong 23 26 259 28 70 .400 28 70 .400 10 13 .769 7 13 20 31 10 0 21 22 66
13 Steve Sheppard 24 22 203 24 51 .471 24 51 .471 12 19 .632 16 12 28 15 5 0 21 16 60
14 Andre Wakefield 24 2 8 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 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 29 82 39.8 9.2 16.0 .575 9.2 16.0 .575 5.3 7.2 .739 3.6 9.1 12.7 3.3 0.6 1.9 3.8 3.4 23.7
2 Reggie Theus 21 82 33.6 6.5 13.6 .480 6.5 13.6 .480 3.2 4.2 .761 1.1 1.7 2.8 5.2 1.1 0.2 3.7 3.3 16.3
3 Mickey Johnson 26 82 31.6 6.0 13.5 .449 6.0 13.5 .449 3.3 4.0 .830 2.4 5.3 7.6 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.8 3.5 15.4
4 Wilbur Holland 27 82 30.3 5.4 11.5 .473 5.4 11.5 .473 1.7 2.1 .801 1.0 2.1 3.1 4.0 1.5 0.1 2.3 2.9 12.6
5 Mark Landsberger 23 80 24.5 3.5 7.3 .475 3.5 7.3 .475 1.1 2.4 .469 3.7 5.6 9.3 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.9 1.6 8.1
6 Ollie Johnson 29 71 24.4 4.0 7.6 .520 4.0 7.6 .520 1.2 1.5 .800 0.8 2.4 3.2 2.3 0.8 0.5 1.6 2.6 9.2
7 John Mengelt 29 75 22.7 4.5 9.2 .491 4.5 9.2 .491 2.0 2.4 .824 0.3 1.2 1.6 2.5 0.6 0.1 1.6 2.0 11.0
8 John Brown 27 77 16.4 2.0 4.1 .479 2.0 4.1 .479 1.1 1.3 .857 1.1 2.0 3.1 1.4 0.2 0.1 1.2 2.3 5.0
9 Charles Dudley 28 43 15.9 1.0 2.9 .360 1.0 2.9 .360 0.7 1.0 .667 0.6 1.4 2.0 2.7 0.7 0.0 1.5 1.9 2.7
10 Scott May 24 37 10.9 1.6 3.7 .434 1.6 3.7 .434 0.8 1.1 .750 0.4 1.4 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.0 1.4 1.4 4.0
11 Tate Armstrong 23 26 10.0 1.1 2.7 .400 1.1 2.7 .400 0.4 0.5 .769 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.8 2.5
12 Steve Sheppard 24 22 9.2 1.1 2.3 .471 1.1 2.3 .471 0.5 0.9 .632 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.7 2.7
13 Scott Lloyd 26 67 6.9 0.6 1.8 .350 0.6 1.8 .350 0.4 0.7 .574 0.7 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6 1.3 1.7
14 Andre Wakefield 24 2 4.0 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 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 29 82 3265 8.3 14.4 .575 8.3 14.4 .575 4.8 6.5 .739 3.2 8.3 11.5 3.0 0.6 1.7 3.4 3.1 21.4
2 Reggie Theus 21 82 2753 7.0 14.6 .480 7.0 14.6 .480 3.5 4.5 .761 1.2 1.8 3.0 5.6 1.2 0.2 4.0 3.5 17.5
3 Mickey Johnson 26 82 2594 6.9 15.3 .449 6.9 15.3 .449 3.8 4.6 .830 2.7 6.0 8.7 5.3 1.2 0.8 4.3 4.0 17.6
4 Wilbur Holland 27 82 2483 6.5 13.6 .473 6.5 13.6 .473 2.0 2.6 .801 1.1 2.6 3.7 4.8 1.8 0.2 2.7 3.5 14.9
5 Mark Landsberger 23 80 1959 5.1 10.8 .475 5.1 10.8 .475 1.7 3.6 .469 5.4 8.3 13.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 2.7 2.3 11.9
6 Ollie Johnson 29 71 1734 5.8 11.2 .520 5.8 11.2 .520 1.8 2.3 .800 1.2 3.5 4.7 3.4 1.1 0.7 2.4 3.8 13.5
7 John Mengelt 29 75 1705 7.1 14.5 .491 7.1 14.5 .491 3.2 3.8 .824 0.5 2.0 2.5 3.9 1.0 0.1 2.5 3.1 17.4
8 John Brown 27 77 1265 4.3 9.0 .479 4.3 9.0 .479 2.4 2.8 .857 2.4 4.4 6.8 3.0 0.5 0.3 2.5 5.1 11.0
9 Charles Dudley 28 43 684 2.4 6.6 .360 2.4 6.6 .360 1.5 2.2 .667 1.3 3.2 4.5 6.1 1.7 0.1 3.4 4.3 6.2
10 Scott Lloyd 26 67 465 3.3 9.3 .350 3.3 9.3 .350 2.1 3.6 .574 3.7 3.5 7.2 2.5 0.7 0.6 3.3 6.7 8.6
11 Scott May 24 37 403 5.3 12.1 .434 5.3 12.1 .434 2.7 3.6 .750 1.3 4.5 5.7 3.5 2.0 0.1 4.6 4.6 13.2
12 Tate Armstrong 23 26 259 3.9 9.7 .400 3.9 9.7 .400 1.4 1.8 .769 1.0 1.8 2.8 4.3 1.4 0.0 2.9 3.1 9.2
13 Steve Sheppard 24 22 203 4.3 9.0 .471 4.3 9.0 .471 2.1 3.4 .632 2.8 2.1 5.0 2.7 0.9 0.0 3.7 2.8 10.6
14 Andre Wakefield 24 2 8 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 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 29 82 3265 10.8 18.7 .575 10.8 18.7 .575 6.2 8.4 .739 4.2 10.7 14.9 3.9 0.7 2.2 4.4 4.0 27.7
2 Reggie Theus 21 82 2753 9.1 19.0 .480 9.1 19.0 .480 4.5 5.9 .761 1.6 2.3 3.9 7.3 1.6 0.3 5.1 4.6 22.7
3 Mickey Johnson 26 82 2594 8.9 19.9 .449 8.9 19.9 .449 4.9 5.9 .830 3.5 7.8 11.3 6.8 1.6 1.1 5.6 5.1 22.7
4 Wilbur Holland 27 82 2483 8.4 17.7 .473 8.4 17.7 .473 2.6 3.3 .801 1.5 3.3 4.8 6.2 2.3 0.2 3.5 4.5 19.4
5 Mark Landsberger 23 80 1959 6.6 13.9 .475 6.6 13.9 .475 2.2 4.6 .469 7.0 10.7 17.7 1.6 0.6 0.5 3.5 3.0 15.4
6 Ollie Johnson 29 71 1734 7.6 14.5 .520 7.6 14.5 .520 2.4 3.0 .800 1.6 4.5 6.1 4.4 1.5 0.9 3.1 4.9 17.5
7 John Mengelt 29 75 1705 9.2 18.8 .491 9.2 18.8 .491 4.1 5.0 .824 0.7 2.5 3.2 5.1 1.3 0.1 3.3 4.0 22.6
8 John Brown 27 77 1265 5.6 11.7 .479 5.6 11.7 .479 3.1 3.6 .857 3.1 5.7 8.8 3.8 0.7 0.4 3.3 6.6 14.3
9 Charles Dudley 28 43 684 3.1 8.5 .360 3.1 8.5 .360 1.9 2.9 .667 1.7 4.2 5.9 7.9 2.2 0.1 4.4 5.6 8.0
10 Scott Lloyd 26 67 465 4.2 12.0 .350 4.2 12.0 .350 2.7 4.7 .574 4.8 4.5 9.3 3.2 0.9 0.8 4.3 8.6 11.1
11 Scott May 24 37 403 6.8 15.7 .434 6.8 15.7 .434 3.5 4.6 .750 1.6 5.8 7.4 4.5 2.5 0.1 5.9 5.9 17.1
12 Tate Armstrong 23 26 259 5.0 12.6 .400 5.0 12.6 .400 1.8 2.3 .769 1.3 2.3 3.6 5.6 1.8 0.0 3.8 4.0 11.9
13 Steve Sheppard 24 22 203 5.5 11.7 .471 5.5 11.7 .471 2.8 4.4 .632 3.7 2.8 6.4 3.4 1.1 0.0 4.8 3.7 13.8
14 Andre Wakefield 24 2 8 0.0 5.8 .000 0.0 5.8 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 11.7 11.7 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 29 82 3265 22.3 .619 .575 .448 9.9 25.0 17.5 12.9 0.7 2.6 16.5 23.0 114 102 8.6 4.1 12.7 .186
2 Reggie Theus 21 82 2753 13.3 .526 .480 .310 3.7 5.4 4.5 22.8 1.6 0.3 19.2 22.9 99 107 1.5 1.7 3.2 .056
3 Mickey Johnson 26 82 2594 15.5 .506 .449 .298 8.2 18.2 13.2 21.3 1.6 1.2 20.0 24.1 98 103 0.8 2.9 3.7 .069
4 Wilbur Holland 27 82 2483 13.1 .507 .473 .187 3.5 7.7 5.6 19.0 2.3 0.3 15.4 19.4 101 105 1.7 2.1 3.8 .074
5 Mark Landsberger 23 80 1959 12.6 .483 .475 .332 16.4 25.0 20.7 4.7 0.6 0.6 18.2 16.7 96 104 0.2 2.0 2.2 .054
6 Ollie Johnson 29 71 1734 12.3 .552 .520 .204 3.7 10.6 7.2 13.1 1.5 1.0 16.2 16.2 105 106 1.6 1.4 3.1 .085
7 John Mengelt 29 75 1705 13.2 .537 .491 .264 1.6 5.9 3.8 16.1 1.3 0.1 13.5 20.9 106 108 2.1 0.9 3.0 .084
8 John Brown 27 77 1265 9.4 .539 .479 .309 7.2 13.3 10.3 10.8 0.7 0.4 19.8 14.2 103 107 0.9 0.8 1.7 .064
9 Charles Dudley 28 43 684 6.4 .411 .360 .336 4.0 9.7 6.9 20.9 2.2 0.1 30.8 12.1 83 105 -0.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.009
10 Scott Lloyd 26 67 465 4.3 .395 .350 .392 11.3 10.5 10.9 8.7 0.9 0.9 23.4 15.8 81 107 -0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.037
11 Scott May 24 37 403 8.4 .482 .434 .294 3.8 13.5 8.7 13.2 2.5 0.1 24.9 20.3 84 103 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.015
12 Tate Armstrong 23 26 259 6.5 .436 .400 .186 3.0 5.5 4.2 15.5 1.8 0.0 21.7 14.9 86 107 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.012
13 Steve Sheppard 24 22 203 7.4 .505 .471 .373 8.7 6.4 7.5 9.7 1.1 0.0 26.1 15.8 89 108 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.007
14 Andre Wakefield 24 2 8 -15.9 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.2 0.0 0.0 66.7 15.0 16 112 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.397