1997-98 New Jersey Nets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 43-39
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Chicago Bulls 3-0
Coach: John Calipari (43-39)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 718,523, Avg. 17,525 in 41 home dates
1997-98 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1997-98 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1997-98 season with a record of 43 wins and 39 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

The Nets scored 8,170 points and allowed 8,041. Sam Cassell tossed in a team-leading 1,471 points for New Jersey, while Kerry Kittles and Keith Van Horn netted 16 or more per game, too. Jayson Williams racked up 883 boards. Sam Cassell dished out 603 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Kendall Gill added 156 steals.

John Calipari coached the team. The 1997-98 New Jersey Nets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
David BenoitFMay 9, 19686'8"220AlabamaLafayette, LA USA
Michael CageF-CJanuary 28, 19626'9"224San Diego StateWest Memphis, AR USA
Sam CassellGNovember 18, 19696'3"185Florida StateBaltimore, MD USA
Yinka DareC-FOctober 10, 19727'0"265George WashingtonKano, NGR
Sherman DouglasGSeptember 15, 19666'0"180SyracuseWashington, DC USA
Kevin EdwardsGOctober 30, 19656'3"190DePaulCleveland Heights, OH USA
Brian EvansFSeptember 13, 19736'8"220IndianaRockford, IL USA
Chris GatlingF-CSeptember 3, 19676'10"220Old DominionElizabeth, NJ USA
Kendall GillGMay 25, 19686'5"195IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Jack HaleyC-FJanuary 27, 19646'10"240UCLALong Beach, CA USA
Lucious HarrisGDecember 18, 19706'5"190Long Beach StateLos Angeles, CA USA
Kerry KittlesGJune 12, 19746'5"179VillanovaDayton, OH USA
Don MacLeanFJanuary 16, 19706'10"235UCLAPalo Alto, CA USA
Xavier McDanielFJune 4, 19636'7"205Wichita StateColumbia, SC USA
Rony SeikalyCMay 10, 19656'11"230SyracuseBeirut, LIB
Keith Van HornFOctober 23, 19756'9"220UtahFullerton, CA USA
David VaughnF-CMarch 23, 19736'9"240MemphisTulsa, OK USA
Jayson WilliamsF-CFebruary 22, 19686'9"240St. John's (NY)Ritter, SC USA