1977–78 New Jersey Nets season

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1977–78 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Kevin Loughery
Arena Rutgers Athletic Center
Results
Record 24–58 (.293)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1976–77 1978–79 >

The 1977-78 NBA season was the Nets' eleventh in franchise history, their second in the NBA,[1] and their first in New Jersey, following their relocation from nearby Long Island.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1977 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Bernard King SF  United States Tennessee
4 67 Bob Elmore  United States Wichita State
5 89 Gerald Cunningham  United States Kentucky State
6 111 Mark Crow  United States Duke
7 132 Scott Conant  United States Newberry College
8 152 Ralph Drollinger C  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671 37–4 18–23 14–2
x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 12 29–12 14–27 7–9
Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 23 24–17 8–33 8–8
Buffalo Braves 27 55 .329 28 20–21 7–34 7–9
New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 31 18–23 6–35 4–12
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 52 30 .634 3
3 x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 11
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 12
5 x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 12
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 14
7 New Orleans Jazz 39 43 .476 16
8 Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 23
9 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 27
10 Buffalo Braves 27 55 .329 28
11 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 31


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

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

Season[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]