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1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics Transactions

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Record: 52-30, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (52-30)

PTS/G: 106.6 (19th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 103.9 (1st of 22)
SRS: 2.69 (6th of 22) ▪ Pace: 103.4 (18th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.7 (14th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.1 (1st of 22)
Expected W-L: 48-34 (5th of 22)

Arena: King County Domed Stadium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (1-4) versus Washington Bullets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (3-4) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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September 5, 1978

Signed Dick Snyder as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 3rd round draft pick (Bill Laimbeer was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Leonard Mitchell was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers as compensation.

September 29, 1978

Marvin Webster signed as a veteran free agent with the New York Knicks; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

October 4, 1978

Traded a 1981 1st round draft pick (Steve Johnson was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Lonnie Shelton and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Vinnie Johnson was later selected). This exchange was arranged as compensation for New York signing veteran free agent Marvin Webster on September 29, 1978.

November 4, 1978

Waived Al Fleming.

December 15, 1978

Signed Lars Hansen as a free agent.

January 17, 1979

Traded a 1979 1st round draft pick (Sly Williams was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Dennis Awtrey.

January 19, 1979

Waived Lars Hansen.

March 1, 1979

Signed Jackie Robinson as a free agent.

June 25, 1979

Drafted James Bailey in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Vinnie Johnson in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Johnny Moore in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted James Donaldson in the 4th round (73rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Richie Allen in the 4th round (87th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

June 26, 1979

Sold Johnny Moore to the San Antonio Spurs.