1985-86 New Jersey Nets Season
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1985%E2%80%9386 New Jersey Nets Season
1985-86 New Jersey Nets season
Head coachDave Wohl
ArenaBrendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record39–43 (.476)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Bucks 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
(Steve Albert, Bill Raftery, Bob Goldsholl)
RadioWNBC
(Neil Funk, Mike DiTomasso)

The 1985-86 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 10th season in the NBA.[1] After starting the first half of the season strong with a 23-14 record, the Nets lost star Micheal Ray Richardson due to a lifetime ban from the NBA due to repeated drug offenses and Darryl Dawkins to injuries, and then stumbled and went 16-29, finishing with a 39-43 record and barely making it into the playoffs.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 36 Yvon Joseph  Haiti Georgia Tech
2 38 Fernando Martín C/PF  Spain
3 62 Nigel Manuel  United States UCLA
5 108 Kelly Blaine  United States South Alabama
6 130 George Almones  United States Louisiana-Lafayette
7 154 Gary McLain PG  United States Villanova

Roster

Roster Notes

  • The Nets let F Rod Higgins's 10-day contract expire.
  • C Yvon Joseph was waived after playing 1 game in the NBA.
  • G Micheal Ray Richardson received a lifetime ban on February 25 after he violated the league's drug policy three times.

Regular season

Season standings

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817 - 40-1 27-14 18-6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13 31-10 23-18 15-9
x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28 26-15 13-28 11-13
x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28 26-15 13-28 11-13
New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44 15-26 8-33 5-19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817 -
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44


Record vs. opponents

1985-86 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 0-6 5-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 5-1 2-0 1-1 3-3 4-2 5-1 4-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-4
Boston 6-0 -- 5-1 5-1 1-1 1-1 4-1 2-0 2-0 5-1 2-0 2-0 5-0 4-2 5-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-1
Chicago 1-5 1-5 -- 3-3 0-2 2-0 2-4 2-0 1-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 1-5 2-3 4-2 1-5 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-4
Cleveland 2-4 1-5 3-3 -- 1-1 1-1 1-5 0-2 0-2 3-2 1-1 1-1 1-5 3-3 4-1 0-6 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-5
Dallas 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 3-3 0-2 4-1 1-5 2-0 2-3 1-4 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 5-0 2-3 3-3 4-2 3-2 5-1 1-1
Denver 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-3 -- 1-1 3-2 3-3 2-0 4-1 3-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-1 3-2 3-3 3-3 2-3 3-3 2-0
Detroit 2-4 1-4 4-2 5-1 2-0 1-1 -- 1-1 1-1 5-1 2-0 1-1 2-4 4-2 4-1 2-4 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-2
Golden State 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-4 2-3 1-1 -- 0-5 1-1 5-1 2-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-4 1-5 2-3 2-3 2-4 2-3 1-1
Houston 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 5-1 3-3 1-1 5-0 -- 2-0 3-2 1-4 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-2 3-2 4-2 5-1 3-2 3-3 2-0
Indiana 1-5 1-5 3-3 2-3 0-2 0-2 1-5 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 0-2 2-4 2-3 2-4 0-6 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 5-1
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 1-4 0-2 1-5 2-3 0-2 -- 2-4 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-4 2-4 5-0 1-4 3-3 3-2 0-2
L.A. Lakers 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 4-1 2-3 1-1 4-2 4-1 2-0 4-2 -- 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 5-1 6-0 5-0 4-1 4-2 5-0 2-0
Milwaukee 3-3 0-5 5-1 5-1 2-0 0-2 4-2 2-0 2-0 4-2 1-1 0-2 -- 4-2 6-0 4-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 4-2
New Jersey 2-4 2-4 3-2 3-3 0-2 1-1 2-4 1-1 1-1 3-2 0-2 1-1 2-4 -- 5-1 2-4 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-4
New York 1-5 1-5 2-4 1-4 1-1 1-1 1-4 1-1 0-2 4-2 0-2 1-1 0-6 1-5 -- 0-6 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-3
Philadelphia 1-4 2-4 5-1 6-0 2-0 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 6-0 2-0 0-2 1-4 4-2 6-0 -- 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-3
Phoenix 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-5 1-4 2-0 4-2 2-3 1-1 4-2 1-5 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 2-4 2-3 3-2 5-1 1-4 1-1
Portland 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-2 2-3 1-1 5-1 2-3 2-0 4-2 0-6 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 4-2 -- 3-2 1-4 5-1 2-3 0-2
Sacramento 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-3 3-3 2-0 3-2 2-4 2-0 0-5 0-5 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-2 2-3 -- 5-1 5-0 2-4 1-1
San Antonio 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 3-3 1-1 3-2 1-5 1-1 4-1 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-3 4-1 1-5 -- 2-3 2-4 2-0
Seattle 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 3-2 0-2 4-2 2-3 0-2 3-3 2-4 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-5 1-5 0-5 3-2 -- 2-3 1-1
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-5 3-3 1-1 3-2 3-3 2-0 2-3 0-5 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 4-1 3-2 4-2 4-2 3-2 -- 1-1
Washington 4-1 1-5 4-1 5-1 1-1 0-2 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-5 2-0 0-2 2-4 4-2 3-3 3-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 --

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (7) New Jersey Nets: Bucks win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 18): Milwaukee 119, New Jersey 107
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 20): Milwaukee 111, New Jersey 97
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (April 22): Milwaukee 118, New Jersey 113

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee won 4-2)

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

See also


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