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1979–80 San Diego Clippers season

The 1979-80 NBA season was the Clippers' 10th season in the NBA and their 2nd season in the city of San Diego.[1]

1979–80 San Diego Clippers season
Head coachGene Shue
ArenaSan Diego Sports Arena
Results
Record36–46 (.439)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishDNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKFMB-TV
RadioKFMB
< 1978–79 1980–81 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
3 55 Tom Channel   United States Boston University
4 77 Lionel Garrett   United States Southern
5 99 Greg Joyner   United States Middle Tennessee State
6 119 Bob Bender PG   United States Duke
7 139 Jene Grey   United States LeMoyne
8 158 Renaldo Lawrence   United States Appalachian State
9 176 Mike Dodd   United States San Diego State
10 194 Greg Hunter   United States Loyola Marymount

RosterEdit

San Diego Clippers 1979-1980 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 27   Barnes, Marvin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Providence
F 23   Bryant, Joe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Pennsylvania
G 24   Free, World B. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Guilford College
G 30   Carrington, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Boston College
G 43   Lee, Greg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UCLA
C 4   Malovic, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) San Diego
C 31   Nater, Swen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
F 40   Olive, John 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Villanova
F 22   Pietkiewicz, Stan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
G 7   Smith, Bingo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Tulsa
G 14   Taylor, Brian 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Princeton
C 32   Walton, Bill 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UCLA
F 12   Weatherspoon, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Illinois
F 21   Wicks, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
G 20   Williams, Freeman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Portland State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster NotesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 19–11
x-Seattle SuperSonics 56 26 .683 4 33–8 23–18 18–12
x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 5 37–5 18–22 19–11
x-Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 22 26–15 12–29 13–17
San Diego Clippers 35 47 .427 25 24–17 11–30 13–17
Golden State Warriors 24 58 .293 36 15–26 9–32 8–22
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 49 33 .598 11
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 56 26 .683 4
4 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 5
5 x-Kansas City Kings 47 35 .573 13
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 22
7 San Diego Clippers 35 47 .427 25
8 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 30
9 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 30
10 Utah Jazz 24 58 .293 36
11 Golden State Warriors 24 58 .293 36

Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1979-80 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 4–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 4–2 4–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–3
Boston 4–2 2–0 4–2 2–0 6–0 2–0 6–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 5–1 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
Chicago 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–5 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 3–3 0–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 0–2
Cleveland 2–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 2–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–5 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3
Denver 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–1 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–1
Detroit 0–6 0–6 1–1 0–6 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4
Golden State 0–2 0–2 2–4 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–5 0–6 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 0–2 3–3 0–6 3–3 0–2
Houston 4–2 0–6 1–1 4–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–4
Indiana 2–4 2–4 2–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–4 4–2 1–5 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2
Kansas City 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 6–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–5 1–1 5–1 3–3 6–0 2–0
Los Angeles 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 3–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–4 2–0 5–1 4–2 6–0 1–1
Milwaukee 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 3–3 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 3–3 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 4–2 1–1
New Jersey 2–4 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–2 0–2 3–3 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–5 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
New York 2–4 1–5 2–0 3–3 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 0–6 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 1–1 5–1 2–0 5–1 2–0 4–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 6–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 0–2 3–3 2–0 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 5–1 4–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–6 1–1 4–2 1–5 3–3 1–1
San Antonio 1–5 2–4 2–0 2–4 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 4–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2
San Diego 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 3–3 2–0 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–5 1–5 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–4 0–2 3–3 5–1 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 5–1 2–0 6–0 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–4 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 5–1 1–1 3–3 5–1 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 4–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 0–6 0–6 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 3–3 1–1 1–5 1–5 0–2
Washington 3–3 2–4 2–0 3–3 1–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 3–3 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0

Game logEdit

Player statisticsEdit

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

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

  • World B. Free selected as a reserve guard for the Western Conference All-Stars. Free will be the first and only San Diego Clipper All-Star.

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

  • Swen Nater sets a franchise record of total rebounds in a single season with 1,216. This record will not be broken until 35 years later by DeAndre Jordan with 1,226 rebounds.

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Clippers were involved in the following transactions during the 1979–80 season.

TradesEdit

September 18, 1979
To San Diego Clippers
To Portland Trailblazers
October 6, 1979
To San Diego Clippers
To Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1986 first-round draft pick
October 27, 1979
To San Diego Clippers
To Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1980 third-round draft pick
November 21, 1979
To San Diego Clippers
To Washington Bullets
  • 1982 second-round draft pick

Free agentsEdit

ReferencesEdit