1983–84 New Jersey Nets season

The 1983–84 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' eighth season in the NBA,[1] and saw the franchise win its first NBA playoff series, although this would remain the Nets' only playoff series win until 2002.

1983–84 New Jersey Nets season
Head coachStan Albeck
ArenaBrendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Bucks 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1982–83 1984–85 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 44 Horace Owens   United States Rhode Island
3 59 Bruce Kuczenski PF/C   United States Connecticut
4 87 Barney Mines   United States Bradley
5 110 Tyren Naulls   United States Texas A&M
6 133 Oscar Taylor   United States New Orleans
7 156 Keith Bennett   United States Sacred Heart
8 179 Joe Myers   United States Duquesne
9 201 Kevin Black   United States Rutgers
10 222 Rich Simkus   United States Princeton

RosterEdit

Roster listing
New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 10   Birdsong, Otis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Houston
PG 12   Cook, Darwin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Portland
C 53   Dawkins, Darryl 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Maynard Evans (HS)
C 42   Gminski, Mike 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
F 33   Johnson, Reggie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
SF 55   King, Albert 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Maryland
SF 31   O'Koren, Mike 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) North Carolina
PG 14   Ransey, Kelvin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Ohio State
PG 20   Richardson, Michael Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Montana
PG 1   Walker, Foots 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 184 lb (83 kg) West Georgia
PF 52   Williams, Buck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Maryland
SF 34   Willoughby, Bill 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dwight Morrow (HS)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 33–8 29–12 13–11
x-Philadelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 10 32–9 20–21 15–9
x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 15 29–12 18–23 12–12
x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 17 29–12 16–25 12–12
x-Washington Bullets 35 47 .427 27 25–16 10–31 8–16
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 50 32 .610 12
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Detroit Pistons 49 33 .598 13
5 x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 15
6 x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 40 42 .488 22
8 x-Washington Bullets 35 47 .427 27
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 28 54 .341 34
10 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 35
11 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 36
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1983-84 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–5 4–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–2 3–3 3–3 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Boston 5–0 5–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Chicago 2–4 0–5 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 3–3 0–6 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–3 1–5 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 4–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 4–2 4–1 1–4 4–2 0–2
Denver 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 3–3 3–2 2–3 3–3 0–2
Detroit 4–2 2–4 5–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3
Golden State 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 4–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 2–4 3–2 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–0
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–4 2–3 3–2 1–5 0–2
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 4–2 0–2 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 1–5 2–4 0–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4
Kansas City 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–1 1–4 4–2 2–0 0–5 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 2–3 5–1 3–2 1–4 3–3 2–0
Los Angeles 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–1 3–3 4–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 5–1 2–3 4–2 3–3 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 3–3 1–5 4–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 4–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
New Jersey 3–3 2–4 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 3–3 3–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2
New York 1–4 3–3 4–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2
Philadelphia 1–5 4–2 3–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 5–0 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–0
Portland 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 4–1 1–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 4–1 4–2 4–2 1–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 2–3 4–2 2–0 1–5 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–5 1–4 4–1 2–3 4–2 1–1
San Diego 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 0–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 2–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–4 3–2 3–3 1–4 1–1
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4 3–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1 4–1 2–4 3–2 4–1 1–1
Washington 2–4 2–4 4–2 1–4 2–0 2–0 3–3 0–2 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1

Game logEdit

Regular seasonEdit

1983–84 game log
Total: 45–37 (Home: 29–12; Road: 16–25)
1983–84 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

1984 playoff game log
1984 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets: Nets win series 3–2

  • Game 1 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 18): New Jersey 116, Philadelphia 101
  • Game 2 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 20): New Jersey 116, Philadelphia 102
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (April 22): Philadelphia 108, New Jersey 100
  • Game 4 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (April 24): Philadelphia 110, New Jersey 102
  • Game 5 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 26): New Jersey 101, Philadelphia 98

Previous Playoff Meeting: 1979 Eastern Conference First Round (Philadelphia won 2–0)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (6) New Jersey Nets: Bucks win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 29): New Jersey 106, Milwaukee 100
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 1): Milwaukee 98, New Jersey 94
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 3): Milwaukee 100, New Jersey 93
  • Game 4 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 5): New Jersey 106, Milwaukee 99
  • Game 5 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 8): Milwaukee 94, New Jersey 82
  • Game 6 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 10): Milwaukee 98, New Jersey 97

Previous Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Bucks and Nets.

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit