1977-1978 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 58-24 (1st in league, 1st in conference, 1st in division)

Playoff record: 2-4 (Lost to Seattle in Western Conference Semifinals)

Key draft picks: Kim Anderson, Missouri, and T.R. Dunn, Alabama, (2nd round)

Key roster moves: Acquired Tom Owens from Houston in exchange for Robin Jones and cash; Traded Wally Walker to Seattle for a 1st and a 2nd round draft choice; Reacquired Dale Schlueter from Phoenix for a 4th round draft pick.

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Date Founded: Dec 3, 2009

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  1. 12/30/09

    1977-1978 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers

    Through the first 60 games, the defending NBA champions were making prognosticators look good. Before the season started, they labeled the1977-78 Blazers the "team of destiny." Coach Jack Ramsay's club appeared to be just that, dominating the league for the first four months. Continue Reading

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    1. daveschedin
    1. daveschedin

      daveschedin posted on 04/02/10 at 6:37 PM / view full discussion

      Hey i just had to find this team photo..I remember this was the first year i really started following the Blazers. I actually had that '77-78 team photo, they were free at Thriftway. I was 10, and religously listened to the games alone in my room. Bill Schonely's voice became part of my family really. Amazing how heartache can be attached to a team. I remember holding out hope as we played Seattle in the playoffs, but Webster and Gus Williams and "Downtown" Freddy Brown, would beat us, go to the finals, and win it all the next year. Man do i miss that I-5 rivialry.Anyways great memories!! I love this site!!
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      DHawes22 posted on 12/03/09 at 10:48 AM / view full discussion

      Welcome to the group, start talking here.
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