1970-71 New York Nets Roster

American Basketball Association (ABA)
Team Record: 40-44
Finishing 3rd in the ABA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 2-4 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Virginia Squires 4-2
Coach: Lou Carnesecca (40-44)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 199,389, Avg. 4,747 in 42 home dates
1970-71 New York Nets Statistics
1970-71 New York Nets Results

The New York Nets of the American Basketball Association ended the 1970-71 season with a record of 40 wins and 44 losses, finishing third in the ABA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

New York racked up 9,327 points and conceded 9,378. Rick Barry netted a team-leading 1,734 points for the Nets, while Billy Paultz contributed 940 rebounds. Bill Melchionni dished out 672 assists for the squad.

Lou Carnesecca coached the team. The 1970-71 New York Nets lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Jim ArdF-CSeptember 19, 19486'8"215CincinnatiHarvey, IL USA
Rick BarryFMarch 28, 19446'7"205Miami (FL)Elizabeth, NJ USA
Bill BuntingF-CAugust 26, 19476'8"195North CarolinaNew Bern, NC USA
Jeff CongdonGOctober 17, 19436'1"180Brigham YoungElkhorn, WI USA
Billy DeAngelisGOctober 5, 19466'1"180St. Joseph's (PA)(ht) Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Joe DePreGDecember 19, 19476'3"185St. John's (NY)Westbury, NY USA
Sonny DoveFAugust 16, 19456'7"198St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA
Luther GreenFNovember 13, 19466'7"190LIUNew York, NY USA
Jim HayesGFebruary 18, 19486'3"200BostonRockville Centre, NY USA
Les HunterF-CAugust 16, 19426'7"210Loyola (IL)Nashville, TN USA
Ed JohnsonCJune 17, 19446'8"205Tennessee StateAtlanta, GA USA
Manny LeaksC-FNovember 27, 19456'8"225NiagaraCleveland, OH USA
Bill MelchionniGOctober 19, 19446'1"165VillanovaPhiladelphia, PA USA
Billy PaultzC-FJuly 30, 19486'11"235St. John's (NY)River Edge, NJ USA
Levern TartG-FJune 1, 19426'2"195BradleyMarion, SC USA
Ollie TaylorG-FMarch 7, 19476'2"194HoustonNew York, NY USA