1979–80 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1979–1980 Philadelphia 76ers season was the 76ers 31st season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 17th season in Philadelphia. They finished with a record of 59–23, their best since the 1967–68 season. The team had acquired guard Lionel Hollins from the Portland Trail Blazers after their effort to obtain Pete Maravich failed as he signed with the Boston Celtics. In the playoffs, they won the 1980 Eastern Conference Championship over the Boston Celtics 4–1. In the 1980 NBA Finals they would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 4–2. The series was memorable for Julius Erving's baseline move in Game 4, and Magic Johnson's 42-point effort in Game 6 starting the game at center in place of an injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


NBA Draft


Roster listing
Philadelphia 76ers roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G14Bibby, Henry6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)185 lb (84 kg)1949–11–24UCLA
G10Cheeks, Maurice6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)180 lb (82 kg)1956–09–08West Texas A&M
G20Collins, Doug Injured6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)180 lb (82 kg)1951-07-28Illinois State
C53Dawkins, Darryl6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)251 lb (114 kg)1957-01-11Evans High School
F6Erving, Julius6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)210 lb (95 kg)1950-02-22UMass
G9Hollins, Lionel6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)185 lb (84 kg)1953–10–19Arizona State
F24Jones, Bobby6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)210 lb (95 kg)1951–12–18North Carolina
C11Jones, Caldwell6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)217 lb (98 kg)1950–08–04Albany State
G4Richardson, Clint6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)195 lb (88 kg)1956–08–07Seattle
F50Mix, Steve6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)215 lb (98 kg)1947–12–30Toledo
G34Spanarkel, Jim6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)190 lb (86 kg)1957-06-28Duke
F3Toone, Bernard6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)210 lb (95 kg)1956-07-14Marquette
Head coach

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

Regular season

Season standings

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Regular season

1979–80 game log
Total: 59–23 (Home: 36–5; Road: 23–18)
1979–80 schedule


1980 playoff game log
1980 playoff schedule

NBA finals

Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 2

Awards and records

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