1971-72 New York Nets Roster

American Basketball Association (ABA)
Team Record: 44-40
Finishing 3rd in the ABA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 10-9 Lost finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-2
Division Finals - Defeated Virginia Squires 4-3
Finals - Lost to Indiana Pacers 4-2
Coach: Lou Carnesecca (44-40)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 390,579, Avg. 7,658 in 51 home dates
1971-72 New York Nets Statistics
1971-72 New York Nets Results

The New York Nets of the American Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 44 wins and 40 losses, finishing third in the ABA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 10-9.

The Nets racked up 9,476 points and yielded 9,445. Rick Barry netted a team-leading 2,518 points for New York, and Bill Melchionni scored 18 or more per game also. Billy Paultz contributed 1,035 rebounds. Bill Melchionni dished out 669 assists for the squad.

Lou Carnesecca coached the team. The 1971-72 New York Nets lost in the finals.

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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
Johnny BaumFJune 17, 19466'5"200TemplePhiladelphia, PA 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
Jarrett DurhamFAugust 22, 19496'5"188Duquesne
Bob GreacenFSeptember 15, 19476'7"206Rutgers(ht) Merchantville, NJ USA
Manny LeaksC-FNovember 27, 19456'8"225NiagaraCleveland, OH USA
Bill MelchionniGOctober 19, 19446'1"165VillanovaPhiladelphia, PA USA
Gene MooreC-FJuly 29, 19456'9"225St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
Billy PaultzC-FJuly 30, 19486'11"235St. John's (NY)River Edge, NJ USA
John RocheGSeptember 26, 19496'2"160South CarolinaNew York, NY USA
Ollie TaylorG-FMarch 7, 19476'2"194HoustonNew York, NY USA
Trooper WashingtonF-CApril 21, 19446'7"215Cheyney StatePhiladelphia, PA USA
Elnardo WebsterFMarch 6, 19486'5"190St. Peter'sJersey City, NJ USA
Gary ZellerGNovember 20, 19476'3"205Drake, KS USA