1996–97 New Jersey Nets season

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1996–97 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach John Calipari
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Results
Record 26–56 (.317)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1995–96 1997–98 >

The 1996-97 NBA season was the Nets' 21st season in the NBA.[1] Midway through the season, center Shawn Bradley was sent to the Dallas Mavericks for Sam Cassell, Jim Jackson, Chris Gatling, and George McCloud (McCloud was later on sent to the Los Angeles Lakers). The Nets ended their season with a 26-56 record, finishing fifth in the Atlantic Division. Guard Kerry Kittles made the All-Second Rookie Team.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1996 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Kerry Kittles SG  United States Villanova

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 61 21 .744 29–12 32–9 16–8
x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 4 31–10 26–15 19–6
x-Orlando Magic 45 37 .549 16 26–15 19–22 13–11
x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 17 25–16 19–22 14–10
New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 35 16–25 10–31 11–13
Philadelphia 76ers 22 60 .268 39 11–30 11–30 11–14
Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 46 11–30 4–37 1–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 69 13 .841
2 y-Miami Heat 61 21 .744 8
3 x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 12
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 56 26 .683 13
5 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 15
6 x-Charlotte Hornets 54 28 .659 15
7 x-Orlando Magic 45 37 .549 24
8 x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 27
10 Indiana Pacers 39 43 .476 30
11 Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 36
12 Toronto Raptors 30 52 .366 39
13 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 43
14 Philadelphia 76ers 22 60 .268 47
15 Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 54
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]