KENNY ANDERSON SELECTED WITH THE SECOND OVERALL PICK
IN THE 1991 DRAFT; BILL FITCH RESIGNS MAY 12
FINAL RECORD: 40-42 (.488)
The Nets Number One draft pick Kenny Anderson does not join the club until the fourth game of the season as the team struggles to a 2-11 start. The Nets are 7-18 in late December when they begin to turn things around, finishing with a 33-24 mark the rest of the year. The Nets are 21-14 (.600) after the All-Star break. Drazen Petrovic finishes second in the league in three-point shooting at 44.4% (123-277). He also leads the team in scoring at 20.6 ppg. Derrick Coleman averages 9.5 rpg and is second on the club in scoring at 19.8 ppg. The Nets reach the playoffs for the first time since 1986, finishing the year as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland defeats the Nets in four games in the first round. The Nets post their playoff win at home in front of a Meadowlands crowd of 15,258. Petrovic leads the club in playoff scoring at 24.3 ppg while Coleman adds 22.3 ppg.