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The 1992–93 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 26th season in the National Basketball Association, and 17th season in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[1] The Nets hired Chuck Daly as head coach, acquired Rumeal Robinson from the Atlanta Hawks, and signed free agents Rick Mahorn and Jayson Williams during the offseason. Under Daly, the Nets continued to improve getting off to a solid 31–24 start, before losing second-year star Kenny Anderson for the remainder of the season to a wrist injury.[2] Midway through the season, the Nets signed free agents Maurice Cheeks and former New York Knicks star Bernard King. Despite losing ten of their final eleven games, they finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 43–39 record. The club qualified for the playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.

1992–93 New Jersey Nets season
Head coachChuck Daly
General managerWillis Reed
ArenaBrendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Cavaliers 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWNYW
SportsChannel New York
RadioWNEW
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

Following the season, tragedy struck as scoring leader Dražen Petrović died in an automobile accident in Germany on June 7, 1993.[3] Also following the season, Sam Bowie was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Chris Dudley signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers, and King and Cheeks both retired.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 29 P. J. Brown PF   United States Louisiana Tech
2 40 Steve Rogers SG   United States Alabama State

RosterEdit

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 21   Addison, Rafael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Syracuse
PG 7   Anderson, Kenny   6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Georgia Tech
C 31   Bowie, Sam 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kentucky
SF 52   Brown, Chucky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) North Carolina State
PG 10   Cheeks, Maurice 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) West Texas A&M
PF 44   Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
C 22   Dudley, Chris   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Yale
SG 12   George, Tate 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Connecticut
SF 30   King, Bernard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
PF 4   Mahorn, Rick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Hampton
SF 34   Morris, Chris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Auburn
SG 3   Petrović, Dražen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Croatia
PG 24   Robinson, Rumeal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Michigan
C 33   Schintzius, Dwayne 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Florida
PF 55   Williams, Jayson   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) St. John's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New York Knicks 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 23–5
x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12 28–13 20–21 19–9
x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17 26–15 17–24 14–14
Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19 27–14 14–27 15–13
Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24 26–15 10–31 9–19
Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 34 15–26 11–30 11–17
Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38 15–26 7–34 7–21
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New York Knicks 60 22 .732
2 y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 3
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 6
4 x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12
5 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 16
6 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 19
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19
10 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24
12 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 32
13 Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 36
14 Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1992-93 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(3) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets: Cavaliers win series 3–2

  • Game 1 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 29): Cleveland 114, New Jersey 98
  • Game 2 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 1): New Jersey 101, Cleveland 99
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 5): Cleveland 93, New Jersey 84
  • Game 4 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 7): New Jersey 96, Cleveland 79
  • Game 5 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 9): Cleveland 99, New Jersey 89

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Eastern Conference First Round (Cleveland won 3–1)

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 HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1992–93 New Jersey Nets
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Broken Wrist Sidelines Anderson and Angers Nets". New York Times. March 2, 1993. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Jersey Guard Petrovic Dies in Crash in Germany". Los Angeles Times. June 8, 1993. Retrieved November 2, 2016.