New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
12 Darwin Cook G 6-3 184 0 Portland 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  Bob Elliott FC 6-9 225 3 Arizona 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 0 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Edgar Jones FC 6-10 225 0 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 3 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 4 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 8 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Lowes Moore PG 6-1 170 0 West Virginia 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Mike Newlin GF 6-4 200 9 Utah 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 0 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Cliff Robinson F 6-9 220 1 USC 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 0 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 4 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 6 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 0 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1980-1981 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Walker M. Newlin M. O'Koren C. Robinson M. Lucas
Rotation L. Moore D. Cook J. Van Breda Kolff B. Elliott M. Gminski
Rotation   R. Sparrow   E. Jones  
Lim PT       B. McAdoo  

1980-1981 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics62-20-
2Philadelphia Sixers62-200
3New York Knicks50-3212
4Washington Bullets39-4323
5New Jersey Nets24-5838

1980-1981 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mike Newlin Player Of The Week (02/15/81)

1980-1981 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Newlin 79 36.8 21.4 2.8 3.8 1.1 0.1 3.1
Cliff Robinson 63 28.9 19.5 7.6 1.7 0.9 0.8 2.9
Maurice Lucas 68 31.8 14.7 8.5 2.5 0.8 0.9 2.6
Darwin Cook 81 24.4 11.2 2.9 3.7 1.7 0.4 2.2
Mike O'Koren 79 31.3 11.0 6.1 3.2 1.1 0.3 1.8
Mike Gminski 56 28.2 13.2 7.5 1.3 1.0 1.8 2.3
Bob Elliott 73 18.1 7.5 3.6 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.6
Edgar Jones 60 15.8 8.7 4.4 0.7 0.6 1.4 1.7
Lowes Moore 71 19.8 7.0 2.4 3.2 0.9 0.2 1.5
Jan Van Breda Kolff 78 18.3 3.8 2.6 1.7 0.5 0.6 1.4
Foots Walker 41 28.6 5.7 2.5 6.2 1.3 0.0 2.1
Bob McAdoo 10 15.3 9.3 2.6 1.0 0.9 0.6 1.4
Eddie Jordan 14 17.1 6.2 1.3 3.3 1.7 0.1 1.6
Rory Sparrow 15 14.1 3.7 1.2 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.2

1980-1981 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mike Gminski was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Mike Gminski signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 1, 1980.

Lowes Moore was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Lowes Moore signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 1, 1980.

Mike O'Koren was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Mike O'Koren signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 15, 1980.

Cliff Robinson was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Cliff Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 1, 1979.

Jan Van Breda Kolff was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jan Van Breda Kolff signed a multi-year contract with the New York Nets on August 5, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Maurice Lucas was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 8, 1980.

Mike Newlin was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Houston Rockets on October 12, 1979.

Foots Walker was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 24, 1980.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Bob McAdoo was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New Jersey Nets from the Detroit Pistons on March 11, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Darwin Cook signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on July 17, 1980.

Bob Elliott signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 5, 1978.

Edgar Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on August 1, 1980.

Rory Sparrow signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on February 18, 1981.