1985–86 New Jersey Nets season

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1985–86 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Dave Wohl
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record 39–43 (.476)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1985–86 NBA season was the Nets' 10th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1985 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 36 Yvon Joseph  Haiti Georgia Tech
2 38 Fernando Martín C/PF  Spain
3 62 Nigel Manuel  United States UCLA
5 108 Kelly Blaine  United States South Alabama
6 130 George Almones  United States Louisiana-Lafayette
7 154 Gary McLain PG  United States Villanova

Roster[edit]

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 10 United States Birdsong, Otis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Houston
PF 45 United States Cattage, Bobby 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Auburn
PG 12 United States Cook, Darwin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Portland
C 53 United States Dawkins, Darryl 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Maynard Evans (HS)
C 42 United States Gminski, Mike 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
PF 43 United States Johnson, Mickey 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aurora
SF 55 United States King, Albert 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Maryland
SF 31 United States O'Koren, Mike 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) North Carolina
PG 14 United States Ransey, Kelvin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Ohio State
PF 35 United States Turner, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Vanderbilt
PF 52 United States Williams, Buck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Maryland
SG 13 United States Williams, Ray 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Minnesota
Head coach




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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

  • The Nets let F Rod Higgins's 10-day contract expire.
  • C Yvon Joseph was waived after playing 1 game in the NBA.
  • G Micheal Ray Richardson received a lifetime ban on February 25 after he violated the league's drug policy three times.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817 40–1 27–14 18–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13 31–10 23–18 15–9
x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28 26–15 13–28 11–13
x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28 26–15 13–28 11–13
New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44 15–26 8–33 5–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (7) New Jersey Nets: Bucks win series 3–0

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 18): Milwaukee 119, New Jersey 107
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 20): Milwaukee 111, New Jersey 97
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (April 22): Milwaukee 118, New Jersey 113

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee won 4–2)

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]