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A Look Back at the 1981 Draft
Success did not come early or often for the New Jersey Nets franchise. The fortunes of the franchise changed in 1981. That year the Nets christened their new home court at the Brendan Byrne Arena (now Continental Airlines Arena) and had a draft most teams could only dream out.


A look back at popular former Net Drazen Petrovic, who opened doors for international players in the NBA and whose career was tragically cut short by a fatal automobile accident but was honored with enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Induction: 56k | 300k
Vintage Petrovic: 56k | 300k
Petrovic photo gallery


1976-77 | 1977-78 | 1978-79 | 1979-80 | 1980-81 | 1981-82
1982-83 | 1983-84 | 1984-85 | 1985-86 | 1986-87 | 1987-88
1988-89 | 1989-90 | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94
1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99 | 1999-00
2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05


A select number of Nets greats have had their uniform numbers taken out of service. Here's the rundown.

New York Nets 1976-77
New Jersey Nets 1977-present

Career Top Ten Records
Single Game Records
Rookie Records
Coaching Records
NBA Honors
All-Time Roster
Trade History
Draft History



Season    W   L    %
2005-06  49  33 .598
2004-05  42  40 .525
2003-04  47  35 .573 
2002-03  49  33 .598 
2001-02  52  30 .634
2000-01  26  56 .317  
1999-00  31  51 .378
1998-99  16  34 .320
1997-98  43  39 .524        
1996-97  26  56 .317
1995-96  30  52 .366
1994-95  30  52 .366    
1993-94  45  37 .549    
1992-93  43  39 .524    
1991-92  40  42 .488    
1990-91  26  56 .317    
1989-90  17  65 .207    
1988-89  26  56 .317    
1987-88  19  63 .232    
1986-87  24  58 .293    
1985-86  39  43 .476    
1984-85  42  40 .512    
1983-84  45  37 .549    
1982-83  49  33 .598    
1981-82  44  38 .537    
1980-81  24  58 .293    
1979-80  34  48 .415    
1978-79  37  45 .451    
1977-78  24  58 .293    
1976-77  22  60 .268    



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