1979-80 New Jersey Nets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 34-48
Finishing 5th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Kevin Loughery (34-48)
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 257,418, Avg. 6,278 in 41 home dates
1979-80 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1979-80 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 34 wins and 48 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Nets poured in 8,879 points and yielded 8,975. Mike Newlin tossed in a team-leading 1,634 points for New Jersey, while George Johnson accounted for 602 boards. Eddie Jordan dished out 557 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Eddie Jordan added 223 steals, and George Johnson swatted 258 opponent shot attempts.

Kevin Loughery coached the team.

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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
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
Rich KelleyC-FMarch 23, 19537'0"235StanfordSan Mateo, CA USA
Maurice LucasF-CFebruary 18, 19526'9"215MarquettePittsburgh, PA USA
Calvin NattFJanuary 8, 19576'6"220Northeast LouisianaMonroe, LA USA
Mike NewlinG-FJanuary 2, 19496'4"200UtahPortland, OR USA
Roger PhegleyG-FOctober 16, 19566'6"205BradleyEast Peoria, IL USA
Cliff RobinsonFMarch 13, 19606'9"220USCOakland, CA USA
Ralph SimpsonG-FAugust 10, 19496'5"200Michigan StateDetroit, MI USA
Robert SmithGMarch 10, 19555'11"165UNLVLos Angeles, CA USA
Jan Van Breda KolffF-GDecember 16, 19516'7"195VanderbiltPalos Verdes, CA USA
John WilliamsonGNovember 10, 19516'2"185New Mexico StateNew Haven, CT USA