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1987-88 New Jersey Nets Transactions

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Record: 19-63, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dave Wohl (2-13), Bob MacKinnon (10-29), Willis Reed (7-21)

PTS/G: 100.4 (22nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.5 (15th of 23)
SRS: -6.98 (21st of 23) ▪ Pace: 98.6 (13th of 23)
Off Rtg: 101.4 (22nd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.6 (18th of 23)
Expected W-L: 21-61 (22nd of 23)

Arena: Brendan Byrne Arena ▪ Attendance: 476,054 (15th of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988.
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Date Type Transaction
October 8, 1987 Trade

Traded James Bailey and Darryl Dawkins to the Cleveland Cavaliers for John Bagley and Keith Lee.

November 2, 1987 Sale

Purchased Mike O'Koren from the Boston Celtics.

November 3, 1987 Trade

Traded a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Les Jepsen was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Dallas Comegys.

November 5, 1987 Sale

Purchased Adrian Branch from the Los Angeles Lakers.

November 5, 1987 Waiver

Waived Leon Wood.

November 24, 1987 Signing

Albert King signed as a veteran free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers; received a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Charles Shackleford was later selected) as compensation.

December 3, 1987 Waiver

Waived Jamie Waller.

December 3, 1987 Signing

Signed Johnny Moore as a free agent.

December 9, 1987 Firing

Fired Dave Wohl as Head Coach.

December 9, 1987 Hiring

Hired Bob MacKinnon as Head Coach.

December 15, 1987 Signing

Signed Dudley Bradley as a free agent.

December 15, 1987 Waiver

Waived Johnny Moore.

December 22, 1987 Waiver

Waived Adrian Branch.

January 16, 1988 Trade

Traded Ben Coleman and Mike Gminski to the Philadelphia 76ers for Roy Hinson, Tim McCormick and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Stanley Brundy was later selected).

February 27, 1988 Signing

Signed Ricky Wilson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 29, 1988 Hiring

Hired Willis Reed as Head Coach.

March 19, 1988 Signing

Signed Duane Washington to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 23, 1988 Draft

Lost Pearl Washington to the Miami Heat in the NBA expansion draft.

June 28, 1988 Draft

Drafted Chris Morris in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1988 Draft

Drafted Charles Shackleford in the 2nd round (32nd pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1988 Draft

Drafted Derrick Hamilton in the 3rd round (52nd pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.