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1977–78 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1977–78 Seattle SuperSonics season

Seattle SuperSonics season
Western Conference Champions
Head coach Bob Hopkins,
Lenny Wilkens
General manager Zollie Volchok
Owner(s) Sam Schulman
Arena Seattle Center Coliseum
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals (lost 3–4)

Local media
Television KIRO-TV

The 1977–78 Seattle SuperSonics season was the 11th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). With a disappointing 5–17 start, the Sonics replaced coach Bob Hopkins with future Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, who led the team to a 47–35 finish. After upsetting the defending champions Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Sonics made their first trip to the NBA Finals, where they fell to the Washington Bullets in 7 games.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Jack Sikma Forward/Center  United States Illinois Wesleyan
3 52 Joe Hassett Guard  United States Providence
4 74 Jim Cooper  United States Alabama
5 96 Dale Haberman  United States McKendree
6 118 Bucky O'Brien  United States Seattle
7 138 Billy Reynolds  United States Northwestern State
8 158 Jeff Frey  United States Evansville


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