1996-97 New Jersey Nets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 26-56
Finishing 5th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: John Calipari (26-56)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 670,628, Avg. 16,357 in 41 home dates
1996-97 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1996-97 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 26 wins and 56 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Nets tossed in 7,974 points and conceded 8,348. Kendall Gill scored a team-leading 1,789 points for New Jersey, and Kerry Kittles contributed 16 or more per game, too. Jayson Williams racked up 553 boards. Kendall Gill dished out 326 assists for the squad.

On defense, Kerry Kittles added 157 steals, while Shawn Bradley blocked 160 shots.

John Calipari coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Vincent AskewG-FFebruary 28, 19666'5"210Memphis StateMemphis, TN USA
Shawn BradleyCMarch 22, 19727'5"235Brigham YoungLandstuhl, GER
Adrian CaldwellF-CJuly 4, 19666'8"255LamarFalls County, TX USA
Sam CassellGNovember 18, 19696'3"185Florida StateBaltimore, MD USA
Lloyd DanielsGSeptember 4, 19676'7"205Mount San AntonioBrooklyn, NY USA
Yinka DareC-FOctober 10, 19727'0"265George WashingtonKano, NGR
Kevin EdwardsGOctober 30, 19656'3"190DePaulCleveland Heights, OH USA
Chris GatlingF-CSeptember 3, 19676'10"220Old DominionElizabeth, NJ USA
Kendall GillGMay 25, 19686'5"195IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Evric GrayFDecember 13, 19696'7"235UNLVBloomington, CA USA
Jack HaleyC-FJanuary 27, 19646'10"240UCLALong Beach, CA USA
Jim JacksonGOctober 14, 19706'6"220Ohio StateToledo, OH USA
Kerry KittlesGJune 12, 19746'5"179VillanovaDayton, OH USA
Joe KleineCJanuary 4, 19626'11"255ArkansasColorado Springs, CO USA
Tony MassenburgFJuly 13, 19676'9"220MarylandSussex, VA USA
Xavier McDanielFJune 4, 19636'7"205Wichita StateColumbia, SC USA
Eric MontrossCSeptember 23, 19717'0"270North CarolinaIndianapolis, IN USA
Ed O'BannonFAugust 14, 19726'8"222UCLALos Angeles, CA USA
Robert PackGFebruary 3, 19696'2"180USCNew Orleans, LA USA
Khalid ReevesGJuly 15, 19726'3"199ArizonaQueens, NY USA
Robert WerdannCSeptember 12, 19706'11"250St. John's (NY)Sunnyside, NY USA
Jayson WilliamsF-CFebruary 22, 19686'9"240St. John's (NY)Ritter, SC USA
Reggie WilliamsF-GMarch 5, 19646'7"190GeorgetownBaltimore, MD USA