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The 1978–79 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' third season in the NBA.[1]

1978–79 New Jersey Nets season
Head coachKevin Loughery
ArenaRutgers Athletic Center
Results
Record37–45 (.451)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to 76ers 0–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1977–78 1979–80 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Winford Boynes SG/SF   United States San Francisco
3 45 Mike Phillips C   United States Kentucky
3 62 Dave Batton C   United States Notre Dame
4 84 Walter Jordan SF   United States Purdue
5 89 Cecile Rose   United States Houston
6 111 Golie Augustus   United States South Carolina
7 132 Doug Jemison   United States San Francisco
8 153 Bruce Campbell   United States Providence
9 171 Frank Sowinski   United States Princeton
10 187 Michael Vicens   United States Holy Cross

RosterEdit

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 21   Bassett, Tim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Georgia
SG 34   Boynes, Winford 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) San Francisco
C 40   Catchings, Harvey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Hardin–Simmons
PF 54   Elliott, Bob 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Arizona
PF 17   Jackson, Phil 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Dakota
C 52   Johnson, George 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dillard
PG 15   Jordan, Eddie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Rutgers
SF 22   King, Bernard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
SG 44   Simpson, Ralph 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
SF 20   Van Breda Kolff, Jan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Vanderbilt
PF 42   Washington, Wilson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Old Dominion
SG 23   Williamson, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) New Mexico State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Washington Bullets 54 28 .659 31–10 23–18 11–5
x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7 31–10 16–25 9–7
x-New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17 25–16 12–29 7–9
New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23 23–18 8–33 7–9
Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25 21–20 8–33 6–10
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Washington Bullets 54 28 .659
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 6
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7
4 x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 7
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 8
6 x-New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17
7 New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 24
8 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 24
10 Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25
11 New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 28


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1978–79 NBA records|- Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2
Boston 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–4
Chicago 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 4–0 0–3 0–4 0–4 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4
Denver 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 3–1 3–1 0–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3
Detroit 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–3
Golden State 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2
Houston 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 4–0 0–4 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Indiana 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3
Kansas City 2–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–0
Los Angeles 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Milwaukee 0–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3
New Jersey 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3
New Orleans 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–3 0–4
New York 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1
Phoenix 1–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–3
Portland 2–2 3–1 0–4 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1
San Antonio 1–3 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–3
San Diego 1–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–3
Seattle 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2
Washington 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 3–0 2–2

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets: 76ers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 122, New Jersey 114
  • Game 2 @ New Jersey: Philadelphia 111, New Jersey 101

ReferencesEdit