1971-72 New York Nets Statistics

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 Roster
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 Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Rick BarryF803616196990223773730641155447602327002632612518
Bill MelchionniG803326134667219241633651197248669003142751682
Billy PaultzC-F8328241021498302992072637721035128002142981203
John RocheG822593859403351231124045127172259001882111058
Trooper WashingtonF-C8025106783870016610728146975016100188291881
Ollie TaylorG-F8218915422456030821812820233015300153213708
Gene MooreC-F68114944521231106771492604094000126178502
Jim ArdF-C7111453531598212777124244368340098150397
Johnny BaumF44551170103005241548113517002475247
Joe DePreG465622017962543416334945006680194
Manny LeaksC-F91427124009611324340051054
Gary ZellerG12823071064551020091618
Elnardo WebsterF814630020011100226
Sonny DoveF29520032101100246
Bob GreacenF420210000112100212
Jarrett DurhamF11000000000000100

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Rick BarryF8045.245.830.887.
Bill MelchionniG8041.649.910.580.
Billy PaultzC-F8334.
John RocheG8231.646.934.377.
Trooper WashingtonF-C8031.457.
Ollie TaylorG-F8223.
Gene MooreC-F6816.947.633.372.
Jim ArdF-C7116.
Johnny BaumF4412.560.678.
Joe DePreG4612.239.333.363.
Manny LeaksC-F915.833.866.
Gary ZellerG126.823.
Elnardo WebsterF81.850.
Sonny DoveF24.540.
Bob GreacenF45.
Jarrett DurhamF11.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Rick BarryF18749429203231461250011769006167554
John RocheG187633431631011889003184005342425
Billy PaultzC-F19809276140090570028829005174337
Ollie TaylorG-F1970218079072530010047006860211
Bill MelchionniG113761526104637002669003232159
Trooper WashingtonF-C1854810764024140017343002663142
Johnny BaumF17302107590161000727002134128
Gene MooreC-F1811136160870029200102139
Jim ArdF-C1311732140103002840061931
Joe DePreG147424518400860061315
Gary ZellerG3911010001000372

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Rick BarryF1841.647.385.
John RocheG1842.447.575.
Billy PaultzC-F1942.650.763.
Ollie TaylorG-F1936.943.973.
Bill MelchionniG1134.
Trooper WashingtonF-C1830.459.858.
Johnny BaumF1717.855.
Gene MooreC-F186.244.487.
Jim ArdF-C139.043.830.
Joe DePreG145.320.850.
Gary ZellerG33.0100.


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