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1978-79 New Orleans Jazz Roster and Stats

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Record: 26-56, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Elgin Baylor (26-56)

PTS/G: 108.3 (15th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.6 (21st of 22)
SRS: -5.97 (22nd of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.6 (3rd of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.6 (21st of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.4 (18th of 22)
Expected W-L: 26-56 (22nd of 22)

Arena: Louisiana Superdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
18 Gus Bailey SG 6-5 185 February 18, 1951 3 University of Texas at El Paso
12 Marty Byrnes SF 6-7 215 April 30, 1956 R Syracuse University
25 Gail Goodrich SG 6-1 170 April 23, 1943 13 University of California, Los Angeles
14 Tommie Green PG 6-2 185 April 8, 1956 R Southern University and A&M College
30 Paul Griffin PF 6-9 205 January 20, 1954 2 Western Michigan University
11 James Hardy SF 6-8 220 December 1, 1956 R University of San Francisco
24 Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 April 22, 1949 9 University of Detroit Mercy
23 Aaron James SF 6-8 210 October 5, 1952 4 Grambling State University
53 Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 March 23, 1953 3 Stanford University
18 Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 November 2, 1952 2 University of Oregon
7 Pete Maravich SG 6-5 197 June 22, 1947 8 Louisiana State University
33 Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 October 4, 1953 3 Central Michigan University
50 Joe Meriweather C 6-10 215 October 26, 1953 3 Southern Illinois University
21 Truck Robinson PF 6-7 225 October 4, 1951 4 Tennessee State University
34 Ira Terrell SF 6-8 200 June 19, 1954 1 Southern Methodist University

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 19705 3517 7511 .468 3517 7511 .468 1848 2409 .767 1234 2676 3910 2079 760 559 1764 1940 8882
Team/G 240.3 42.9 91.6 .468 42.9 91.6 .468 22.5 29.4 .767 15.0 32.6 47.7 25.4 9.3 6.8 21.5 23.7 108.3
Lg Rank 18 17 12 19 17 12 19 5 8 7 10 3 2 13 12 4 19 4 15
Year/Year -0.4% -1.4% -2.7% +0.006 -1.4% -2.7% +0.006 9.3% 3.3% +0.042 -5.7% -7.9% -7.3% 0.0% 14.8% 8.8% 4.1% 0.1% 0.6%
Opponent 82 19705 3864 8039 .481 3864 8039 .481 1666 2246 .742 1486 2664 4150 2264 955 566 1600 2061 9394
Opponent/G 240.3 47.1 98.0 .481 47.1 98.0 .481 20.3 27.4 .742 18.1 32.5 50.6 27.6 11.6 6.9 19.5 25.1 114.6
Lg Rank 18 22 22 8 22 22 8 9 9 4 22 21 22 20 22 22 12 10 21
Year/Year -0.4% 5.6% 1.3% +0.020 5.6% 1.3% +0.020 0.3% 1.5% -0.009 16.7% -3.0% 3.2% 8.6% 12.2% 18.9% 5.9% -0.0% 4.6%

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 26 56 -6.24 0.28 -5.97 99.6 105.4 108.6 .321 .468 17.1 31.7 .246 .481 15.1 64.3 .207 Louisiana Superdome
Lg Rank 22 22 22 1 22 21 18 3 6 19 18 16 9 8 17 22 3

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 Rich Kelley 25 80 2705 440 870 .506 440 870 .506 373 458 .814 303 723 1026 285 126 166 288 309 1253
2 Jim McElroy 25 79 2698 539 1097 .491 539 1097 .491 259 340 .762 61 154 215 453 148 49 237 183 1337
3 Gail Goodrich 35 74 2130 382 850 .449 382 850 .449 174 204 .853 68 115 183 357 90 13 185 177 938
4 Pete Maravich 31 49 1824 436 1035 .421 436 1035 .421 233 277 .841 33 88 121 243 60 18 200 104 1105
5 Truck Robinson 27 43 1781 397 819 .485 397 819 .485 245 339 .723 139 438 577 74 29 63 143 130 1039
6 James Hardy 22 68 1456 196 426 .460 196 426 .460 61 88 .693 121 189 310 65 52 61 93 133 453
7 Aaron James 26 73 1417 311 630 .494 311 630 .494 105 140 .750 97 151 248 78 28 21 111 202 727
8 Paul Griffin 25 77 1398 106 223 .475 106 223 .475 91 147 .619 126 265 391 138 54 36 117 198 303
9 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1338 346 696 .497 346 696 .497 124 146 .849 106 221 327 71 30 53 113 128 816
10 Tommie Green 22 59 809 92 237 .388 92 237 .388 48 63 .762 20 48 68 140 61 6 89 111 232
11 Joe Meriweather 25 36 640 84 187 .449 84 187 .449 51 78 .654 62 122 184 31 17 41 45 105 219
12 Ira Terrell 24 31 572 63 144 .438 63 144 .438 27 38 .711 34 75 109 26 15 22 36 73 153
13 Marty Byrnes 22 36 530 78 166 .470 78 166 .470 33 54 .611 41 53 94 43 12 8 40 42 189
14 Ron Lee 26 17 398 45 124 .363 45 124 .363 24 37 .649 21 34 55 73 38 2 49 44 114
15 Gus Bailey 27 2 9 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 4

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 Truck Robinson 27 43 41.4 9.2 19.0 .485 9.2 19.0 .485 5.7 7.9 .723 3.2 10.2 13.4 1.7 0.7 1.5 3.3 3.0 24.2
2 Spencer Haywood 29 34 39.4 10.2 20.5 .497 10.2 20.5 .497 3.6 4.3 .849 3.1 6.5 9.6 2.1 0.9 1.6 3.3 3.8 24.0
3 Pete Maravich 31 49 37.2 8.9 21.1 .421 8.9 21.1 .421 4.8 5.7 .841 0.7 1.8 2.5 5.0 1.2 0.4 4.1 2.1 22.6
4 Jim McElroy 25 79 34.2 6.8 13.9 .491 6.8 13.9 .491 3.3 4.3 .762 0.8 1.9 2.7 5.7 1.9 0.6 3.0 2.3 16.9
5 Rich Kelley 25 80 33.8 5.5 10.9 .506 5.5 10.9 .506 4.7 5.7 .814 3.8 9.0 12.8 3.6 1.6 2.1 3.6 3.9 15.7
6 Gail Goodrich 35 74 28.8 5.2 11.5 .449 5.2 11.5 .449 2.4 2.8 .853 0.9 1.6 2.5 4.8 1.2 0.2 2.5 2.4 12.7
7 Ron Lee 26 17 23.4 2.6 7.3 .363 2.6 7.3 .363 1.4 2.2 .649 1.2 2.0 3.2 4.3 2.2 0.1 2.9 2.6 6.7
8 James Hardy 22 68 21.4 2.9 6.3 .460 2.9 6.3 .460 0.9 1.3 .693 1.8 2.8 4.6 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.4 2.0 6.7
9 Aaron James 26 73 19.4 4.3 8.6 .494 4.3 8.6 .494 1.4 1.9 .750 1.3 2.1 3.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.5 2.8 10.0
10 Ira Terrell 24 31 18.5 2.0 4.6 .438 2.0 4.6 .438 0.9 1.2 .711 1.1 2.4 3.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 1.2 2.4 4.9
11 Paul Griffin 25 77 18.2 1.4 2.9 .475 1.4 2.9 .475 1.2 1.9 .619 1.6 3.4 5.1 1.8 0.7 0.5 1.5 2.6 3.9
12 Joe Meriweather 25 36 17.8 2.3 5.2 .449 2.3 5.2 .449 1.4 2.2 .654 1.7 3.4 5.1 0.9 0.5 1.1 1.3 2.9 6.1
13 Marty Byrnes 22 36 14.7 2.2 4.6 .470 2.2 4.6 .470 0.9 1.5 .611 1.1 1.5 2.6 1.2 0.3 0.2 1.1 1.2 5.3
14 Tommie Green 22 59 13.7 1.6 4.0 .388 1.6 4.0 .388 0.8 1.1 .762 0.3 0.8 1.2 2.4 1.0 0.1 1.5 1.9 3.9
15 Gus Bailey 27 2 4.5 1.0 3.5 .286 1.0 3.5 .286 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 2.0

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 Rich Kelley 25 80 2705 5.9 11.6 .506 5.9 11.6 .506 5.0 6.1 .814 4.0 9.6 13.7 3.8 1.7 2.2 3.8 4.1 16.7
2 Jim McElroy 25 79 2698 7.2 14.6 .491 7.2 14.6 .491 3.5 4.5 .762 0.8 2.1 2.9 6.0 2.0 0.7 3.2 2.4 17.8
3 Gail Goodrich 35 74 2130 6.5 14.4 .449 6.5 14.4 .449 2.9 3.4 .853 1.1 1.9 3.1 6.0 1.5 0.2 3.1 3.0 15.9
4 Pete Maravich 31 49 1824 8.6 20.4 .421 8.6 20.4 .421 4.6 5.5 .841 0.7 1.7 2.4 4.8 1.2 0.4 3.9 2.1 21.8
5 Truck Robinson 27 43 1781 8.0 16.6 .485 8.0 16.6 .485 5.0 6.9 .723 2.8 8.9 11.7 1.5 0.6 1.3 2.9 2.6 21.0
6 James Hardy 22 68 1456 4.8 10.5 .460 4.8 10.5 .460 1.5 2.2 .693 3.0 4.7 7.7 1.6 1.3 1.5 2.3 3.3 11.2
7 Aaron James 26 73 1417 7.9 16.0 .494 7.9 16.0 .494 2.7 3.6 .750 2.5 3.8 6.3 2.0 0.7 0.5 2.8 5.1 18.5
8 Paul Griffin 25 77 1398 2.7 5.7 .475 2.7 5.7 .475 2.3 3.8 .619 3.2 6.8 10.1 3.6 1.4 0.9 3.0 5.1 7.8
9 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1338 9.3 18.7 .497 9.3 18.7 .497 3.3 3.9 .849 2.9 5.9 8.8 1.9 0.8 1.4 3.0 3.4 22.0
10 Tommie Green 22 59 809 4.1 10.5 .388 4.1 10.5 .388 2.1 2.8 .762 0.9 2.1 3.0 6.2 2.7 0.3 4.0 4.9 10.3
11 Joe Meriweather 25 36 640 4.7 10.5 .449 4.7 10.5 .449 2.9 4.4 .654 3.5 6.9 10.4 1.7 1.0 2.3 2.5 5.9 12.3
12 Ira Terrell 24 31 572 4.0 9.1 .438 4.0 9.1 .438 1.7 2.4 .711 2.1 4.7 6.9 1.6 0.9 1.4 2.3 4.6 9.6
13 Marty Byrnes 22 36 530 5.3 11.3 .470 5.3 11.3 .470 2.2 3.7 .611 2.8 3.6 6.4 2.9 0.8 0.5 2.7 2.9 12.8
14 Ron Lee 26 17 398 4.1 11.2 .363 4.1 11.2 .363 2.2 3.3 .649 1.9 3.1 5.0 6.6 3.4 0.2 4.4 4.0 10.3
15 Gus Bailey 27 2 9 8.0 28.0 .286 8.0 28.0 .286 0.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 16.0

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 Rich Kelley 25 80 2705 7.2 14.2 .506 7.2 11.6 .506 6.1 7.5 .814 5.0 11.8 16.8 4.7 2.1 2.7 4.7 5.1 20.5
2 Jim McElroy 25 79 2698 8.8 18.0 .491 8.8 14.6 .491 4.2 5.6 .762 1.0 2.5 3.5 7.4 2.4 0.8 3.9 3.0 21.9
3 Gail Goodrich 35 74 2130 7.9 17.6 .449 7.9 14.4 .449 3.6 4.2 .853 1.4 2.4 3.8 7.4 1.9 0.3 3.8 3.7 19.5
4 Pete Maravich 31 49 1824 10.6 25.1 .421 10.6 20.4 .421 5.6 6.7 .841 0.8 2.1 2.9 5.9 1.5 0.4 4.8 2.5 26.8
5 Truck Robinson 27 43 1781 9.9 20.3 .485 9.9 16.6 .485 6.1 8.4 .723 3.5 10.9 14.3 1.8 0.7 1.6 3.5 3.2 25.8
6 James Hardy 22 68 1456 6.0 12.9 .460 6.0 10.5 .460 1.9 2.7 .693 3.7 5.7 9.4 2.0 1.6 1.9 2.8 4.0 13.8
7 Aaron James 26 73 1417 9.7 19.7 .494 9.7 16.0 .494 3.3 4.4 .750 3.0 4.7 7.7 2.4 0.9 0.7 3.5 6.3 22.7
8 Paul Griffin 25 77 1398 3.4 7.1 .475 3.4 5.7 .475 2.9 4.6 .619 4.0 8.4 12.4 4.4 1.7 1.1 3.7 6.3 9.6
9 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1338 11.4 23.0 .497 11.4 18.7 .497 4.1 4.8 .849 3.5 7.3 10.8 2.3 1.0 1.8 3.7 4.2 27.0
10 Tommie Green 22 59 809 5.0 13.0 .388 5.0 10.5 .388 2.6 3.4 .762 1.1 2.6 3.7 7.7 3.3 0.3 4.9 6.1 12.7
11 Joe Meriweather 25 36 640 5.8 12.9 .449 5.8 10.5 .449 3.5 5.4 .654 4.3 8.4 12.7 2.1 1.2 2.8 3.1 7.3 15.1
12 Ira Terrell 24 31 572 4.9 11.1 .438 4.9 9.1 .438 2.1 2.9 .711 2.6 5.8 8.4 2.0 1.2 1.7 2.8 5.6 11.8
13 Marty Byrnes 22 36 530 6.5 13.8 .470 6.5 11.3 .470 2.8 4.5 .611 3.4 4.4 7.8 3.6 1.0 0.7 3.3 3.5 15.8
14 Ron Lee 26 17 398 5.0 13.8 .363 5.0 11.2 .363 2.7 4.1 .649 2.3 3.8 6.1 8.1 4.2 0.2 5.4 4.9 12.7
15 Gus Bailey 27 2 9 9.8 34.4 .286 9.8 28.0 .286 0.0 0.0 9.8 0.0 9.8 9.8 0.0 0.0 4.9 4.9 19.6

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 Rich Kelley 25 80 2705 19.9 .585 .506 .526 11.3 25.3 18.5 14.4 2.1 3.0 21.2 19.2 108 99 4.1 4.5 8.6 .152
2 Jim McElroy 25 79 2698 16.2 .536 .491 .310 2.3 5.4 3.9 24.2 2.4 0.9 16.0 21.0 104 107 3.1 1.8 4.9 .088
3 Gail Goodrich 35 74 2130 13.1 .499 .449 .240 3.2 5.1 4.2 23.5 1.9 0.3 16.4 20.1 100 108 1.1 1.0 2.2 .049
4 Pete Maravich 31 49 1824 13.4 .478 .421 .268 1.8 4.6 3.2 20.4 1.5 0.5 14.7 28.4 94 109 -0.5 0.7 0.1 .004
5 Truck Robinson 27 43 1781 18.0 .537 .485 .414 7.9 23.3 15.8 6.2 0.7 1.7 12.9 23.8 104 103 2.2 2.0 4.1 .111
6 James Hardy 22 68 1456 10.7 .487 .460 .207 8.4 12.3 10.4 5.9 1.6 2.1 16.7 14.6 96 105 0.0 1.3 1.3 .043
7 Aaron James 26 73 1417 12.7 .526 .494 .222 6.9 10.1 8.6 8.2 0.9 0.7 13.8 21.6 101 108 1.0 0.7 1.7 .057
8 Paul Griffin 25 77 1398 10.0 .527 .475 .659 9.1 17.9 13.7 12.1 1.7 1.3 28.9 11.0 96 103 0.0 1.5 1.6 .054
9 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1338 17.7 .537 .497 .210 8.0 15.6 11.9 8.4 1.0 1.9 12.9 24.9 103 105 1.5 1.2 2.7 .096
10 Tommie Green 22 59 809 8.3 .438 .388 .266 2.5 5.6 4.1 22.2 3.3 0.4 25.2 16.7 84 105 -1.0 0.7 -0.3 -0.017
11 Joe Meriweather 25 36 640 11.8 .495 .449 .417 9.8 18.1 14.1 6.4 1.2 3.1 16.9 15.9 98 103 0.1 0.7 0.9 .066
12 Ira Terrell 24 31 572 8.0 .476 .438 .264 6.0 12.4 9.3 5.8 1.2 1.9 18.3 13.1 92 106 -0.2 0.4 0.3 .023
13 Marty Byrnes 22 36 530 10.6 .498 .470 .325 7.8 9.5 8.7 10.9 1.0 0.7 17.4 16.5 97 108 0.1 0.3 0.4 .032
14 Ron Lee 26 17 398 9.6 .406 .363 .298 5.3 8.1 6.8 23.5 4.2 0.2 25.9 18.1 81 103 -0.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.027
15 Gus Bailey 27 2 9 6.1 .286 .286 .000 22.5 0.0 10.9 33.2 0.0 0.0 12.5 33.9 77 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.201