1979-1980 New York Stars (W) - BL team sheet This is for the Basketball Legends board game
OPPG: 114.4 DPPG: 111.8
In the 1979–80 season the Stars finished with a record of 28 wins and seven losses, the highest winning percentage of any team in league history, finishing in first place in the six-team Eastern Division (though two teams, the Washington Metros and the Philadelphia Fox, had disbanded after 10 games). The Stars earned a bye in the first round and played the San Francisco Pioneers in the semifinals, sweeping the series in two games. On April 9, 1980, despite Iowa's league-leading scorer Molly Bolin's 36 point, the New York Stars held on to win game four of the finals 125–114, behind 27 points by Pearl Moore and 22 by Janice Thomas. Stars coach Dean Meminger, a former professional basketball player who had played for the New York Knicks, called the game the "culmination of a year of hard work" and was honored as the league's Coach of the Year.