New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Bird Averitt SG 6-1 170 1 Pepperdine 1973 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
  Tim Bassett FC 6-8 225 1 Georgia 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
  Bob Carrington SG 6-6 195 1 Boston College 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Mark Crow SF 6-7 210 0 Duke 1977 Rnd 6 Pick 1 United States
  Robert Hawkins G 6-4 190 2 Illinois State 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 1 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Kim Hughes C 6-11 220 1 Wisconsin 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 10 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
43 George Johnson FC 6-11 205 6 Dillard 1970 Rnd 5 Pick 11 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 0 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
30 Bernard King SF 6-7 205 0 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Louie Nelson G 6-3 190 4 Washington 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Howard Porter PF 6-8 220 6 Villanova 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 5 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Al Skinner SG 6-3 190 1 Massachusetts 1974 Rnd 9 Pick 16 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 1 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Wilson Washington PF 6-9 227 0 Old Dominion 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  John Williamson G 6-2 185 1 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States
  Dave Wohl PG 6-2 185 6 Pennsylvania 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States

1977-1978 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Van Breda Kolff B. King G. Johnson T. Bassett K. Hughes
Lim PT E. Jordan J. Williamson   W. Washington  
Lim PT K. Porter L. Nelson   H. Porter  

1977-1978 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3Boston Celtics32-5023
4Buffalo Braves27-5528
5New Jersey Nets24-5831

1977-1978 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bernard King All-Rookie First Team (1978)

1977-1978 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bernard King 79 39.1 24.2 9.5 2.4 1.5 0.5 3.9
Kevin Porter 74 36.3 16.2 2.7 10.8 1.6 0.2 4.7
John Williamson 33 38.8 29.5 3.2 2.5 1.4 0.3 3.1
Howard Porter 55 22.1 12.8 4.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.9
George Johnson 81 29.8 8.7 9.6 1.4 1.0 3.4 2.7
Darnell Hillman 45 27.1 13.1 7.5 1.1 1.1 1.0 2.4
Eddie Jordan 51 20.4 10.0 2.1 2.8 2.2 0.4 1.8
Bob Carrington 37 27.9 10.4 3.0 1.5 1.2 0.3 1.8
Tim Bassett 65 22.7 5.4 6.2 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.2
Jan Van Breda Kolff 68 20.9 4.4 3.6 1.5 0.8 0.7 1.1
Louie Nelson 25 14.1 8.5 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.2 1.6
Wilson Washington 24 21.8 8.8 5.9 0.4 0.7 1.5 2.2
Bird Averitt 21 19.5 8.3 1.6 3.2 0.8 0.0 2.6
Robert Hawkins 15 22.9 10.9 3.3 2.5 1.5 0.9 2.9
Kim Hughes 56 15.2 2.2 4.3 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.0
Al Skinner 8 34.6 15.1 6.5 4.1 1.6 0.6 3.6
Mark Crow 15 10.3 5.6 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.8
Dave Wohl 10 11.8 3.5 0.4 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.6

1977-1978 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tim Bassett was selected as the #3 pick in the 7 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Tim Bassett signed a multi-year contract with the New York Nets on August 5, 1976.

Kim Hughes was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Kim Hughes signed a multi-year contract with the New York Nets on August 5, 1976.

Bernard King was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Bernard King signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 16, 1977.

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

George Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1977.

Howard Porter was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Detroit Pistons on November 7, 1977.

Kevin Porter was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Detroit Pistons on November 7, 1977.

Wilson Washington was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on January 31, 1978.

John Williamson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Indiana Pacers on January 27, 1978.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Eddie Jordan was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 10, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Louie Nelson signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on December 8, 1977.