1978–79 New Jersey Nets season

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1978–79 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Kevin Loughery
Arena Rutgers Athletic Center
Results
Record 37–45 (.451)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1978–79 NBA season was the Nets' 3rd season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1978 NBA Draft
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

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(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

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]