New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 David Benoit F 6-8 220 5 Alabama 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 13 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
10 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 4 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
33 Yinka Dare C 7-1 270 3 George Washington 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 14 Nigeria
11 Sherman Douglas PG 6-0 180 8 Syracuse 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
21 Kevin Edwards PG 6-3 190 9 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
11 Brian Evans F 6-8 220 1 Indiana 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
15 Chris Gatling PF 6-10 220 6 Old Dominion 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
13 Kendall Gill SG 6-5 195 7 Illinois 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
54 Jack Haley FC 6-10 240 10 UCLA 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
12 Lucious Harris SG 6-5 190 4 Long Beach State 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Steve Henson G 6-1 180 5 Kansas State 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
30 Kerry Kittles G 6-5 179 1 Villanova 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
24 Don MacLean PF 6-10 235 5 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
34 Xavier McDaniel PF 6-7 205 12 Wichita State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
2 Rony Seikaly C 6-11 230 9 Syracuse 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States / Lebanon
44 Keith Van Horn F 6-10 220 0 Utah 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
42 David Vaughn F 6-9 240 2 Memphis 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
55 Jayson Williams FC 6-10 245 7 St. John's 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States

1997-1998 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Douglas K. Kittles K. Gill K. Van Horn J. Williams
Rotation S. Cassell L. Harris   C. Gatling R. Seikaly
Lim PT       B. Evans J. Haley
Lim PT       D. Vaughn  
Lim PT       D. MacLean  
Lim PT       M. Cage  

1997-1998 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3New Jersey Nets43-3912
4Washington Wizards42-4013
5Orlando Magic41-4114
6Boston Celtics36-4619
7Philadelphia Sixers31-5124

1997-1998 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jayson Williams Player Of The Week (01/25/98)
Sam Cassell Player Of The Week (04/12/98)
Keith Van Horn All-Rookie First Team (1998)
Jayson Williams Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Keith Van Horn Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)

1997-1998 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Sam Cassell 75 34.7 19.6 3.0 8.0 1.6 0.3 3.6
Kerry Kittles 77 36.5 17.2 4.7 2.3 1.7 0.5 1.4
Keith Van Horn 62 37.5 19.7 6.6 1.7 1.0 0.4 2.6
Kendall Gill 81 33.7 13.4 4.8 2.5 1.9 0.8 1.5
Jayson Williams 65 36.0 12.9 13.6 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.5
Chris Gatling 57 23.8 11.5 5.9 0.9 0.9 0.5 1.7
Sherman Douglas 80 21.2 8.0 1.7 4.0 0.7 0.1 1.4
David Benoit 53 15.1 5.3 2.7 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.7
Lucious Harris 50 13.4 3.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.4
Brian Evans 28 11.9 4.1 1.9 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.5
Michael Cage 79 15.2 1.3 3.9 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.3
Kevin Edwards 27 13.0 3.4 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
David Vaughn 15 10.7 2.9 3.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.6
Rony Seikaly 9 16.9 4.7 4.0 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.3
Xavier McDaniel 20 9.0 1.2 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.4
Jack Haley 16 3.2 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
Yinka Dare 10 6.0 1.2 1.7 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2
Don MacLean 9 4.7 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

1997-1998 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kerry Kittles was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Kerry Kittles signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 30, 1996.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Keith Van Horn, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 25, 1997. Keith Van Horn signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on July 25, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Michael Cage was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 25, 1997.

Sam Cassell was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997. Sam Cassell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on July 17, 1997.

Brian Evans was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Orlando Magic on February 19, 1998.

Chris Gatling was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997.

Kendall Gill was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on January 19, 1996.

Lucious Harris was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 25, 1997.

Don MacLean was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 25, 1997.

Rony Seikaly was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Orlando Magic on February 19, 1998.

Jayson Williams was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on September 18, 1992. Jayson Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 13, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Sherman Douglas signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 31, 1997.

Jack Haley signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on January 8, 1998. Jack Haley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on January 18, 1998. Jack Haley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on April 15, 1998.

David Vaughn signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on March 7, 1998. David Vaughn re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on March 18, 1998. David Vaughn re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on March 29, 1998.

1997-1998 New Jersey Nets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Barrise Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Advance Scout (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1992 to 1995)
Rich Dalatri Strength and Conditioning Coach 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1992 to 1997)