The New Jersey Nets finally elevated themselves out of the swamp with last year's playoff berth, but with three number one picks on the team the fans demand more than a quick playoff exit. Picking this year at 21 means the Nets' front office has to pick wisely and effectively.
At this point in the draft there are two players left who the Nets scouted and were interested in. Both have particular talents and particular deficits. With boatloads of talent in the frontcourt and on the wing, the Nets are primarily looking at guards to help fill a rotation at the one or two, complementing Kendall Gill and Fat Lever. While the choice between these two possiblities was tough, in the end
The New Jersey Nets select ...
Harold Miner, from USC
Harold is a dynamic offensive player who excels at the jump shot as well as driving the lane. He is a decent defender who can use his size to his advantage at the two, as well as to pull down rebounds. While his handles might prove an issue at times in the pros, the Nets feel that he will be a perfect backup for Kendall Gill, able to keep the offense working while Gill sits.
1978 Eastern Conference Champions 1983 Golden Age Hoops League Champions 1986 Eastern Conference Champions