The 1975–76 New Orleans Jazz season was the team's second in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 23–59 output from the previous season. They bested it by fifteen wins, finishing 38–44, but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season.[1]

1975–76 New Orleans Jazz season
Head coachButch Van Breda Kolff
ArenaLouisiana Superdome
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1974–75 1976–77 >

RosterEdit

New Orleans Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 45 Bibby, Henry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UCLA
F 11 Behagen, Ron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minnesota
G 4 Boyd, Freddie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon State
F 12 Coleman, E. C. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Houston Baptist
F 23 James, Aaron 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Grambling State
C 53 Kelley, Rich 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Stanford
G 7 Maravich, Pete 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) LSU
G 33 McElroy, Jim 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Central Michigan
C 34 Moore, Otto 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Texas–Pan American
F 15 Stallworth, Bud 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
G/F 22 Williams, Nate 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Utah State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 29–12 20–21 15–11
x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 1 31–10 17–24 14–12
Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 9 27–13 13–29 14–12
New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 11 22–19 16–25 15–11
Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 20 20–21 9–32 7–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 54 28 .659
2 y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 5
3 x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 6
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 46 36 .561 8
5 x-Buffalo Braves 46 36 .561 8
6 Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 14
7 New York Knicks 38 44 .463 16
8 New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 16
9 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 25


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1975–76 NBA records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCK LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–5 1–3 2–2 2–5 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 2–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–5
Boston 3–2 4–3 2–2 3–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 4–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–2
Buffalo 3–2 3–4 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–3
Chicago 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–4 1–4 1–3 1–6 3–2 3–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–3 1–4 2–3 0–4
Cleveland 5–2 2–3 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–4 1–3 2–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 3–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–2
Detroit 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–5 2–2 5–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–4 2–3 3–2 2–2
Golden State 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 3–1
Houston 5–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 3–4
Kansas City 2–2 2–2 0–4 6–1 3–1 2–5 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–5 2–3 1–3
Los Angeles 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 3–2 2–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–4 3–4 3–3 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–3 0–4 4–3 0–5 2–2 5–2 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2
New Orleans 4–2 1–4 1–4 2–2 3–4 3–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 1–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 4–3
New York 2–3 2–5 3–4 4–0 2–3 1–3 0–4 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 5–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 3–2
Philadelphia 3–2 3–4 4–3 4–0 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3
Phoenix 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–4 4–0 2–3 4–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 5–2 4–3 0–4
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–4 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–0 4–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–5 3–3 2–2
Seattle 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–3 3–4 2–2 3–2 3–3 3–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–4 3–3 1–3
Washington 5–1 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–4 2–2 1–3 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1

Awards and recordsEdit

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