New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tim Bassett FC 6-8 225 2 Georgia 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
  Winford Boynes SG 6-6 185 0 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Harvey Catchings FC 6-9 218 4 Hardin-Simmons 1973 Rnd 9 Pick 1 United States
  Bob Elliott FC 6-9 225 1 Arizona 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
  John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 6 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 11 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
43 George Johnson FC 6-11 205 7 Dillard 1970 Rnd 5 Pick 11 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 1 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
30 Bernard King SF 6-7 205 1 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Eric Money G 6-0 170 4 Arizona 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 2 Michigan State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Al Skinner SG 6-3 190 2 Massachusetts 1974 Rnd 9 Pick 16 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 2 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Wilson Washington PF 6-9 227 1 Old Dominion 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  John Williamson G 6-2 185 2 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States

1978-1979 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Jordan J. Williamson J. Van Breda Kolff B. King G. Johnson
Rotation       P. Jackson  
Rotation       T. Bassett  
Lim PT   W. Boynes R. Simpson B. Elliott  
Lim PT       W. Washington  
Lim PT       H. Catchings  

1978-1979 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Washington Bullets54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-357
3New Jersey Nets37-4517
4New York Knicks31-5123
5Boston Celtics29-5325

1978-1979 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bernard King 82 34.9 21.6 8.2 3.6 1.4 0.5 3.9
John Williamson 74 33.1 22.2 2.6 3.4 1.2 0.2 3.1
Eddie Jordan 82 27.6 12.4 2.6 4.5 2.5 0.5 3.0
Eric Money 47 30.5 16.7 2.7 5.3 1.6 0.2 3.5
Winford Boynes 69 17.0 9.3 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.7
Jan Van Breda Kolff 80 25.0 6.7 4.8 2.2 1.1 0.9 1.7
George Johnson 78 26.4 6.6 7.9 1.1 0.9 3.2 2.3
Wilson Washington 62 18.4 8.1 4.7 0.8 0.5 1.1 1.6
Phil Jackson 59 18.1 6.3 3.0 1.4 0.8 0.4 1.3
Tim Bassett 82 18.4 3.9 5.1 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.3
Ralph Simpson 32 16.5 6.9 1.9 2.1 0.4 0.1 1.7
Harvey Catchings 32 20.6 6.1 6.4 0.9 0.5 1.8 1.6
Al Skinner 23 14.5 7.9 1.8 2.1 1.0 0.1 1.7
Bob Elliott 14 20.1 8.8 4.0 1.6 0.4 0.3 1.9

1978-1979 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.

Winford Boynes was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Winford Boynes signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 14, 1978.

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

Harvey Catchings was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 7, 1979.

Phil Jackson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the New York Knicks on June 8, 1978. Phil Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on November 8, 1978.

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

Ralph Simpson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 7, 1979.

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

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