1982-83 New Jersey Nets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 49-33
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to New York Knicks 2-0
Coach: Larry Brown (47-29)
Coach: Bill Blair (2-4)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 530,808, Avg. 12,947 in 41 home dates
1982-83 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1982-83 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1982-83 season with a record of 49 wins and 33 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 8,672 points and yielded 8,445. Buck Williams tossed in a team-leading 1,396 points for New Jersey, and Albert King contributed 17 or more per game, too. Buck Williams accounted for 1,027 boards. Darwin Cook dished out 448 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Darwin Cook added 194 steals, while Darryl Dawkins swatted 152 opponent shot attempts.

Larry Brown and Bill Blair coached the team. The 1982-83 New Jersey Nets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
James BaileyF-CMay 21, 19576'9"220RutgersDublin, GA USA
Otis BirdsongGDecember 9, 19556'3"190HoustonWinter Haven, FL USA
Darwin CookGAugust 6, 19586'3"184PortlandLos Angeles, CA USA
Darryl DawkinsCJanuary 11, 19576'10"245noneOrlando, FL USA
Len ElmoreC-FMarch 28, 19526'9"220MarylandNew York, NY USA
Sleepy FloydGMarch 6, 19606'3"170GeorgetownGastonia, NC USA
Phil FordGFebruary 9, 19566'1"170North CarolinaRocky Mount, NC USA
Mike GminskiCAugust 3, 19596'11"250DukeMonroe, CT USA
Mickey JohnsonFAugust 31, 19526'10"190AuroraChicago, IL USA
Albert KingF-GDecember 17, 19596'6"190MarylandBrooklyn, NY USA
Mike O'KorenF-GFebruary 7, 19586'7"207North CarolinaJersey City, NJ USA
Eddie PhillipsFSeptember 29, 19616'7"225AlabamaBirmingham, AL USA
Micheal Ray RichardsonG-FApril 11, 19556'5"189MontanaLubbock, TX USA
Jan Van Breda KolffF-GDecember 16, 19516'7"195VanderbiltPalos Verdes, CA USA
Foots WalkerGMay 21, 19516'0"170West GeorgiaSouthampton, NY USA
Buck WilliamsF-CMarch 8, 19606'8"215MarylandRocky Mount, NC USA
Bill WilloughbyF-CMay 20, 19576'8"205noneEnglewood, NJ USA