1979–80 San Antonio Spurs season

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1979–80 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coach Doug Moe
Bob Bass
Arena HemisFair Arena
Results
Record 41–41 (.500)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Lost 2-1 vs. Houston Rockets)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1979-80 NBA season was the Spurs' 4th season in the NBA, the 7th in San Antonio, and the 13th season as a franchise.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1979 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 19 Wiley Peck SG  United States Mississippi State
3 63 Sylvester Norris  United States Jackson State
4 84 Al Daniel  United States Furman
5 106 Steve Schall  United States Arkansas
6 125 Terry Knight  United States Pittsburgh
7 146 Tyrone Branyan  United States Texas
8 182 Eddie McLeod  United States Nevada-Las Vegas
10 199 Glen Fine  United States Harvard

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1979-80 NBA Central standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 61 21 .744
2 y-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 11
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 59 23 .720 2
4 x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 20
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 41 41 .500 20
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 22
7 New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 37 45 .451 24
8 Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 24
10 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 27
11 Detroit Pistons 16 66 .195 44


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Rockets win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Houston: Houston 95, San Antonio 85
  • Game 2 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 106, Houston 101
  • Game 3 @ Houston: Houston 141, San Antonio 120

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tim Bassett
Harry Davis
Mike Evans
Mike Gale
George Gervin
Paul Griffin
Larry Kenon
Irv Kiffin
Sylvester Norris
Mark Olberding
Billy Paultz
Wiley Peck
Kevin Restani
John Shumate
James Silas

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tim Bassett
Mike Evans
Mike Gale
George Gervin
Paul Griffin
Larry Kenon
Mark Olberding
Wiley Peck
Kevin Restani
John Shumate
James Silas

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]