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1978-79 Milwaukee Bucks Transactions

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Record: 38-44, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Nelson (38-44)

PTS/G: 114.1 (4th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.8 (15th of 22)
SRS: 2.12 (7th of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (8th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.0 (6th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.0 (13th of 22)
Expected W-L: 47-35 (7th of 22)

Arena: MECCA Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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July 26, 1978

Traded a 1979 4th round draft pick (Sammy Drummer was later selected) to the Houston Rockets for C.J. Kupec.

September 14, 1978

Signed Del Beshore as a free agent.

September 18, 1978

Signed Kevin Restani as a veteran free agent.

October 12, 1978

Waived Del Beshore.

October 20, 1978

Signed Del Beshore as a free agent.

October 23, 1978

Traded Otis Howard to the Detroit Pistons for a 1979 4th round draft pick (Eugene Robinson was later selected).

October 26, 1978

Signed Norm Van Lier as a free agent.

Waived Del Beshore.

January 22, 1979

Waived Norm Van Lier.

January 25, 1979

Signed Sam Smith to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 15, 1979

Signed Sam Smith to a contract for the rest of the season.

May 31, 1979

Traded John Gianelli and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Calvin Natt was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Harvey Catchings.

June 25, 1979

Traded a 1979 1st round draft pick (Greg Kelser was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Sidney Moncrief was later selected).

Drafted Sidney Moncrief in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Edgar Jones in the 2nd round (31st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Gibson in the 3rd round (52nd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Eugene Robinson in the 4th round (69th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Tillman in the 5th round (97th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Derrick Mayes in the 6th round (116th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Stan Ray in the 7th round (138th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Spicer in the 8th round (156th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Roger Lapham in the 9th round (174th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Chris Fahrbach in the 10th round (193rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.