1995–96 New Jersey Nets season

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1995–96 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Butch Beard
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record 30–52 (.366)
Place Division: 6th (Atlantic)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1995–96 New Jersey Nets season was the franchise's 20th season in the NBA.[1] The Nets began their season losing their season opener to the expansion Toronto Raptors at 94–79. Along the way, Derrick Coleman, who was on the injured list was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Shawn Bradley before December, and Kenny Anderson was dealt to the Charlotte Hornets for Kendall Gill in January. Without Coleman and Anderson, the Nets started to play better down the stretch, but would lose 10 of their final 12 games to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 30–52 record. Following the season, Armen Gilliam signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, P.J. Brown signed with the Miami Heat, and Chris Childs signed with the New York Knicks.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1995 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 9 Ed O'Bannon PF  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 45 Germany Bradley, Shawn 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Brigham Young
PF 42 United States Brown, P. J. 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Louisiana Tech
PG 1 United States Childs, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Boise State
C 33 Nigeria Dare, Yinka 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) George Washington
SG 21 United States Edwards, Kevin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) DePaul
PG 10 United States Fleming, Vern 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgia
SG 13 United States Gill, Kendall Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Illinois
SF 43 United States Gilliam, Armen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UNLV
SG 20 United States Graham, Greg 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Indiana
PF 4 United States Mahorn, Rick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Hampton
SG 31 United States O'Bannon, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) UCLA
PF 34 United States Perry, Tim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Temple
PG 6 United States Reeves, Khalid 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Arizona
C 41 United States Werdann, Robert 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) St. John's
PF 55 United States Williams, Jayson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) St. John's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Center Shawn Bradley holds American and German dual citizenship. He was born in Germany and raised in the U.S., but represented Germany internationally.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 21–3
x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 13 26–15 21–20 16–8
x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 18 26–15 16–25 13–12
Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 21 25–16 14–27 10–14
Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 27 18–23 15–26 12–12
New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 30 20–21 10–31 8–17
Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 42 11–30 7–34 5–19
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878
2 y-Orlando Magic 60 22 .732 12
3 x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 25
5 x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 25
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26
7 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 30
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31
10 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 33
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 39
12 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 42
13 Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47
14 Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51
15 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 54
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

1995–96 Game Log

Total: 30–52 (Home: 20–21; Road: 10–31)

1995–96 season schedule

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]