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1977-78 New Orleans Jazz Transactions

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Record: 39-43, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Elgin Baylor (39-43)

PTS/G: 107.6 (13th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.5 (13th of 22)
SRS: -1.80 (17th of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.3 (8th of 22)
Off Rtg: 98.9 (21st of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.6 (10th of 22)
Expected W-L: 36-46 (17th of 22)

Arena: Louisiana Superdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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July 15, 1977

Signed Glenn Hansen as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Mike Russell was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings as compensation.

July 27, 1977

Signed Gus Bailey as a free agent.

August 5, 1977

Signed Truck Robinson as a veteran free agent and sent Ron Behagen and cash to the Atlanta Hawks as compensation.

September 30, 1977

Waived Mo Howard.

October 3, 1977

E.C. Coleman signed as a veteran free agent with the Golden State Warriors; received a 1978 1st round draft pick (James Hardy was later selected) as compensation.

October 13, 1977

Traded a 1978 1st round draft pick (Jack Givens was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Meriweather.

October 18, 1977

Traded Glenn Hansen to the Chicago Bulls for a 1978 4th round draft pick (Jeff Covington was later selected).

January 4, 1978

Traded a 1981 1st round draft pick (Danny Vranes was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Slick Watts.

January 5, 1978

Traded Nate Williams to the Golden State Warriors for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Tommie Green was later selected).

February 1, 1978

Traded a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Judkins was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Fred Saunders.

June 9, 1978

Drafted James Hardy in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tommie Green in the 2nd round (35th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mel Davis in the 4th round (74th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jeff Covington in the 4th round (75th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Duck Williams in the 5th round (96th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Douglas in the 6th round (118th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Willie Howard in the 7th round (139th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Carl Kilpatrick in the 8th round (158th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Chad Nelson in the 9th round (175th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rickey Williams in the 10th round (190th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.