1978-79 New Jersey Nets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-45
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 2-0
Coach: Kevin Loughery (37-45)
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 198,990, Avg. 4,853 in 41 home dates
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 37 wins and 45 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Nets scored 8,832 points and surrendered 9,174. Bernard King tossed in a team-leading 1,769 points for New Jersey, and John Williamson contributed 17 or more per game also. Bernard King accounted for 669 boards. Eddie Jordan dished out 365 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Eddie Jordan added 201 steals, while George Johnson swatted 253 opponent shot attempts.

Kevin Loughery coached the team. The 1978-79 New Jersey Nets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Tim BassettF-CApril 1, 19516'8"225GeorgiaWashington, DC USA
Winford BoynesG-FMay 17, 19576'6"185San FranciscoGreenville, SC USA
Harvey CatchingsC-FSeptember 2, 19516'9"218Hardin-SimmonsJackson, MS USA
Bob ElliottC-FAugust 18, 19556'8"225ArizonaAnn Arbor, MI USA
Phil JacksonF-CSeptember 17, 19456'8"220North DakotaDeer Lodge, MT USA
George JohnsonC-FDecember 18, 19486'11"205DillardTylertown, MS USA
Eddie JordanGJanuary 29, 19556'1"170RutgersWashington, DC USA
Bernard KingFDecember 4, 19566'7"205TennesseeBrooklyn, NY USA
Eric MoneyGFebruary 6, 19556'0"170ArizonaDetroit, MI USA
Ralph SimpsonG-FAugust 10, 19496'5"200Michigan StateDetroit, MI USA
Al SkinnerGJune 16, 19526'3"190MassachusettsMount Vernon, NY USA
Jan Van Breda KolffF-GDecember 16, 19516'7"195VanderbiltPalos Verdes, CA USA
Wilson WashingtonF-CAugust 3, 19556'9"227Old DominionNorfolk, VA USA
John WilliamsonGNovember 10, 19516'2"185New Mexico StateNew Haven, CT USA