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1979-80 Utah Jazz Transactions

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Record: 24-58, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Nissalke (24-58)

PTS/G: 102.4 (22nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.4 (10th of 22)
SRS: -5.71 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 97.6 (22nd of 22)
Off Rtg: 104.2 (15th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 110.4 (22nd of 22)
Expected W-L: 25-57 (21st of 22)

Arena: Salt Palace ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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July 27, 1979

Jim McElroy signed as a veteran free agent with the Detroit Pistons; received Ben Poquette and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) as compensation.

September 13, 1979

Traded Spencer Haywood to the Los Angeles Lakers for Adrian Dantley.

October 2, 1979

Traded Rich Kelley to the New Jersey Nets for John Gianelli, Bernard King and Jim Boylan.

October 9, 1979

Traded a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Eddie Lee was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ken Green was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Robert Smith.

October 10, 1979

Traded Ron Lee to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Jawann Oldham was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Eddie Johnson was later selected).

October 12, 1979

Waived Marty Byrnes.

Waived Arvid Kramer.

October 25, 1979

Traded a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Zam Fredrick was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Ron Boone.

Waived Robert Smith.

November 6, 1979

Waived Greg Deane.

Signed Andre Wakefield as a free agent.

November 11, 1979

Signed John Brown as a veteran free agent.

November 20, 1979

Traded a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Jawann Oldham was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Tom Boswell.

Waived John Brown.

November 23, 1979

Traded a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Eddie Johnson was later selected) and a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Ricky Frazier was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Terry Furlow.

November 26, 1979

Waived Andre Wakefield.

November 27, 1979

Signed Mack Calvin as a free agent.

November 28, 1979

Waived John Gianelli.

January 17, 1980

Waived Pete Maravich.

January 18, 1980

Signed Jerome Whitehead as a free agent.

February 29, 1980

Signed Brad Davis as a free agent.

May 28, 1980

Lost Jerome Whitehead to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 10, 1980

Drafted Leroy Coleman in the 10th round (201st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Darrell Griffith in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Duren in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Alan Taylor in the 4th round (72nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Wally West in the 5th round (94th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ken Cunningham in the 6th round (118th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dave Colescott in the 7th round (140th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Brandon in the 8th round (163rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Renfro in the 9th round (181st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.