2009–10 New Jersey Nets season

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2009–10 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Lawrence Frank, Tom Barrise, Kiki Vandeweghe
Arena Izod Center
Results
Record 12–70 (.146)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television YES Network, WWOR
Radio WFAN
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 New Jersey Nets season was the 43rd season of the franchise, 34th in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This was the team's final season at the Izod Center. With a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on December 2, 2009, the Nets became the first team in NBA history to start the season 0–18.[1] The Nets got their first win of the season at home against the Charlotte Bobcats on December 4, 2009.[2] With a loss to the Houston Rockets on December 26, 2009, the Nets became the sixth team in NBA history to lose 28 of its first 30 games, tying the worst 30-game record in NBA history. With a loss to the Utah Jazz on January 23, 2010, the Nets became the third team in NBA history to lose 40 of its first 43 games, tying the worst 3-win record in NBA history. On February 6, the Nets lost to the Detroit Pistons, falling to 4–46 and tying the record for worst 50 game record in the history of the three major sports (NBA, MLB, NHL) that play seasons that long.

Key dates[edit]

  • June 25 - The 2009 NBA Draft took place in New York City.
  • July 8 - The free agency period started.
  • November 29 - Lawrence Frank was relieved of his duties as head coach after the team began the season with 16 consecutive losses, one shy of the NBA record. This streak was ongoing at the time of his dismissal. Tom Barrise, who previously served as assistant coach under Frank, became his replacement as interim head coach for the Nets' game that night against the Los Angeles Lakers, which the Nets lost 106–87 for their record-tying 17th consecutive loss.[3] After a two-game stint by Barrise, general manager Kiki Vandeweghe was named the head coach for the remainder of the season, and Del Harris was given a position as assistant coach.[4]
  • December 4 - New Jersey Nets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats to break 18-game losing streak.

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2009[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft

Free agency[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Terrence Williams Small forward  United States Louisville

Roster[edit]

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 7 United States Battie, Tony 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas Tech
F/C 2 United States Boone, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Connecticut
G 55 United States Dooling, Keyon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Missouri
G/F 17 United States Douglas-Roberts, Chris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Memphis
G 34 United States Harris, Devin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Wisconsin
F 44 United States Hassell, Trenton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Austin Peay
F 22 United States Hayes, Jarvis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Georgia
F 43 United States Humphries, Kris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Minnesota
G/F 6 United States Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Western Kentucky
C 11 United States Lopez, Brook 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Stanford
G 1 United States Quinn, Chris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Notre Dame
F 21 United States Simmons, Bobby (IN) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) DePaul
G/F 8 United States Williams, Terrence 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Louisville
F/C 9 China Yi Jianlian 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) People's Republic of China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Brook Lopez Josh Boone Tony Battie
PF Yi Jianlian Kris Humphries
SF Jarvis Hayes Terrence Williams Trenton Hassell Bobby Simmons Injured
SG Courtney Lee Chris Douglas-Roberts
PG Devin Harris Keyon Dooling Chris Quinn

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 1–6 (Home: 1–2 ; Road: 0–4)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 4 New Jersey Nets 107–115 New York Knicks 0–1
2 October 9 (at Wachovia Center) New Jersey Nets 92–93 Philadelphia 76ers 0–2
3 October 11 (at TD Garden) New Jersey Nets 93–100 Boston Celtics 0–3
4 October 13 (in Newark, NJ) Boston Celtics 91–88 New Jersey Nets 0–4
5 October 16 (at Madison Square Garden) New Jersey Nets 89–93 New York Knicks 0–5
6 October 22 (in Newark, NJ) New York Knicks 94–92 New Jersey Nets 0–6
7 October 23 Philadelphia 88–110 New Jersey Nets 1–6

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 24–17 26–15 13–3
Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 10 25–16 15–26 11–5
New York Knicks 29 53 .354 21 18–23 11–30 6–10
Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 23 12–29 15–26 7–9
New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 38 8–33 4–37 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744
2 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 2
3 x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 11
5 x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 15
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 17
8 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 20
9 Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 21
10 Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 32
12 Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34
13 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 34
14 Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 35
15 New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 49


Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log Total: 12–70 (Home: 8–33; Road: 4–37)
2009–10 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tony Battie 15 0 8.9 .350 .250 .700 1.5 .2 .3 .1 2.4
Josh Boone 63 28 16.6 .525 .000 .328 5.0 .5 .5 .8 4.0
Keyon Dooling 53 8 18.3 .398 .376 .770 1.0 2.5 .6 .0 6.9
Chris Douglas-Roberts 67 38 25.8 .445 .259 .847 3.0 1.4 .8 .3 9.8
Devin Harris 64 61 34.7 .403 .276 .798 3.2 6.6 1.2 .3 16.9
Trenton Hassell 52 31 21.3 .411 .000 .754 2.9 1.0 .3 .2 4.5
Jarvis Hayes 45 9 23.0 .421 .335 .778 2.4 .9 .6 .2 7.8
Kris Humphries 44 0 20.6 .433 .000 .699 6.4 .6 .7 .8 8.1
Courtney Lee 71 66 33.5 .436 .338 .869 3.5 1.7 1.3 .3 12.5
Brook Lopez 82 82 36.9 .499 .000 .817 8.6 2.3 .7 1.7 18.8
Chris Quinn 25 0 8.9 .357 .313 1.000 .6 1.2 .4 .0 2.2
Bobby Simmons 23 2 17.2 .359 .317 .900 2.7 .7 .6 .1 5.3
Terrence Williams 78 9 22.6 .401 .310 .715 4.5 2.9 .6 .1 8.4
Yi Jianlian 52 51 31.8 .403 .366 .798 7.2 .9 .7 1.0 12.0

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

  • None selected

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

NBA[edit]

  • Worst 3-win start in NBA history (3—40)
    • The 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks and 1997-98 Denver Nuggets also started 3—40.

Franchise[edit]

  • Most points allowed in any one quarter (49; second quarter) – December 2, 2009 vs. Dallas Mavericks[1]

Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Devin Harris missed 10 games at the beginning of November due to a groin strain before returning on November 21 against the New York Knicks.[6]

In addition, at one point the entire starting lineup, with the exception of center Brook Lopez, was injured. For a considerable portion of the season the Nets were forced to play extremely short-handed, and multiple times were able to dress only the league-minimum seven players. This was a major contributor to the poor start the Nets had for the season, in addition to well-respected Head Coach Lawrence Frank being fired and replaced by Nets GM/rookie head coach Kiki Vandeweghe.

Transactions[edit]

New Jersey Nets

Players Added ----

Via Draft

Via Trade

Players Lost ----

Via Trade

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Considine, Bob (2 December 2009). "Nets fall to Mavericks, set NBA record with 0-18 start". NJN vs. DAL game recap. NBA.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey finally gets first victory". Boston Herald. 2009-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  3. ^ Witz, Billy (2009-11-30). "Losing Streak Tests the Nets". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  4. ^ Stein, Marc (2009-12-01). "GM Vandeweghe to coach winless Nets". ESPN. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Terrence Williams' Triple-Double Helps Nets Play Spoiler With 127-116 Win in Double Overtime". nesn.com. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Garcia, Julian (2009-11-22). "New Jersey Nets' Devin Harris can't do everything in return to lineup". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 

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