1978-79 New Jersey Nets Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-45
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 2-0
Coach: Kevin Loughery (37-45)
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 198,990, Avg. 4,853 in 41 home dates
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Roster
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Results

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 37 wins and 45 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 8,832 points and surrendered 9,174. Bernard King tossed in a team-leading 1,769 points for New Jersey, and John Williamson contributed 17 or more per game also. Bernard King accounted for 669 boards. Eddie Jordan dished out 365 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Eddie Jordan added 201 steals, while George Johnson swatted 253 opponent shot attempts.

Kevin Loughery coached the team. The 1978-79 New Jersey Nets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Bernard KingF828028591359710619349251418669295118393233261769
John WilliamsonG7465245113676354373735314319625589122332151643
Eddie JordanG8240226096040127421374141215365201402442091015
Eric MoneyG4746143467632518313655701252497410166132786
Winford BoynesG-F69101176595256169133609515575437119117645
Jan Van Breda KolffF-G803919984231961831461082743821808574135235538
George JohnsonC-F787720584832061381052014156168868253178315517
Wilson WashingtonF-C62441139434218104668820629447316798186502
Phil JacksonF-C5911070303144105865911917885452278168374
Tim BassettF-C826150831311613189174244418994429103219321
Ralph SimpsonG-F320527237877148194261681245330222
Harvey CatchingsC-F321659175746147711332043015565190195
Al SkinnerG230334125558272123042492223853182
Bob ElliottC-F1402827341564116405622642634123

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Bernard KingF828034.952.
John WilliamsonG746533.146.585.
Eddie JordanG824027.641.877.
Eric MoneyG474630.548.
Winford BoynesG-F691017.
Jan Van Breda KolffF-G803925.046.379.
George JohnsonC-F787726.442.776.
Wilson WashingtonF-C624418.450.
Phil JacksonF-C59118.147.581.
Tim BassettF-C82618.437.
Ralph SimpsonG-F32016.536.767.
Harvey CatchingsC-F32120.642.377.
Al SkinnerG23014.544.
Bob ElliottC-F14020.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
John WilliamsonG2926223161333684014859
Bernard KingF28142212410561174061052
Eddie JordanG283381598691517836638
George JohnsonC-F270211431817252274829
Jan Van Breda KolffF-G28120865119207035921
Tim BassettF-C2175222202000146
Phil JacksonF-C2203122213010014
Ralph SimpsonG-F2105200022200104
Harvey CatchingsC-F2266130538101242

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
John WilliamsonG246.
Bernard KingF240.550.
Eddie JordanG241.539.588.
George JohnsonC-F235.066.733.34.08.512.
Jan Van Breda KolffF-G240.540.
Tim BassettF-C28.540.0100.
Phil JacksonF-C210.033.3100.
Ralph SimpsonG-F25.
Harvey CatchingsC-F213.