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1980-81 New Jersey Nets Transactions

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Record: 24-58, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Kevin Loughery (12-23), Bob MacKinnon (12-35)

PTS/G: 106.9 (15th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.0 (22nd of 23)
SRS: -5.15 (20th of 23) ▪ Pace: 105.2 (2nd of 23)
Off Rtg: 101.0 (22nd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.7 (15th of 23)
Expected W-L: 26-56 (20th of 23)

Arena: Rutgers Athletic Center ▪ Attendance: 301,900 (20th of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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July 17, 1980

Signed Darwin Cook as a free agent.

August 15, 1980

Received a 1981 1st round draft pick (Ray Tolbert was later selected) as compensation for the San Antonio Spurs signing George Johnson as a veteran free agent.

September 24, 1980

Traded Roger Phegley to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Foots Walker.

September 25, 1980

Waived Robert Smith.

November 20, 1980

Traded Eddie Jordan to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1982 1st round draft pick (Eddie Phillips was later selected).

March 13, 1981

Signed Bob McAdoo as a free agent.

June 8, 1981

Traded Cliff Robinson to the Kansas City Kings for Otis Birdsong and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Steve Lingenfelter was later selected).

June 9, 1981

Drafted Buck Williams in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Albert King in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ray Tolbert in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted David Burns in the 3rd round (49th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ed Sherod in the 4th round (72nd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Cooper in the 5th round (95th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kevin Lynam in the 6th round (118th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rod Robertson in the 7th round (141st pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ken Webb in the 8th round (164th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rudy Williams in the 9th round (186th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Vic Sison in the 10th round (206th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1981

Traded Mike Newlin to the New York Knicks for Mike Woodson.

June 11, 1981

Sold Edgar Jones to the Detroit Pistons.