1995–96 Atlanta Hawks season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from 1995-96 Atlanta Hawks season)
1995–96 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Owner(s) Ted Turner
Arena The Omni
Results
Record 46–36 (.561)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WATL
SportSouth
Radio WCNN
< 1994–95 1996–97 >

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Hawks' 47th season in the National Basketball Association, and 28th season in Atlanta.[1] During the offseason, the Hawks re-acquired Spud Webb from the Sacramento Kings. The Hawks played above .500 during the first month of the season, but then struggled losing 10 of their 14 games in December before posting a ten-game winning streak in January. At midseason, Webb was traded along with Andrew Lang to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Christian Laettner and Sean Rooks.[2] The Hawks finished fourth in the Central Division with a 46–36 record. Head coach Lenny Wilkens reached a significant milestone, becoming the first NBA coach to reach 1,000 victories. Steve Smith led the Hawks in scoring averaging 18.1 points per game, and Mookie Blaylock finished third in the league with 231 three-point field goals, which was a franchise record for the team.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks faced the Indiana Pacers for the third consecutive season. They would eliminate the 3rd-seeded Pacers in a hard fought five-game series. However, in the Eastern Conference semifinals, they would be eliminated by the Orlando Magic in five games.[3] Following the season, Stacey Augmon and Grant Long were both traded to the Detroit Pistons, Craig Ehlo signed as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics, and Rooks signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

For the season, the Hawks changed their logo and uniforms. The jerseys had the Hawks' logo on the front which lasted until 1999. Their primary logo lasted until 2007.

Offseason

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Alan Henderson PF  United States Indiana
2 42 Donnie Boyce SG  United States Colorado
2 45 Tony Brown PF/C  United States Providence

[4]

Roster

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 2 United States Augmon, Stacey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
PG 10 United States Blaylock, Mookie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma
SG 24 United States Boyce, Donnie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Colorado
PF 50 United States Bullard, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Iowa
SG 3 United States Ehlo, Craig 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington State
PF 44 United States Henderson, Alan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Indiana
PG 22 United States Jordan, Reggie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) New Mexico State
C 32 United States Laettner, Christian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Duke
PF 43 United States Long, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Eastern Michigan
SF 5 United States Norman, Ken Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Illinois
C 41 United States Rasmussen, Blair Injured (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Oregon
C 45 United States Rooks, Sean 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Arizona
SG 8 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions

Roster Notes

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878 0.0 39–2 33–8 24–4 82
Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 32–9 20–21 19–9 82
Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 33–8 18–23 15–9 82
Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 26–15 20–21 15–13 82
Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 30–11 16–25 15–13 82
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 25–16 16–25 13–15 82
Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 14–27 11–30 8–20 82
Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 15–26 6–35 5–23 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Chicago Bulls * 72 10 .878 82
2 Orlando Magic * 60 22 .732 12.0 82
3 Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 82
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 82
5 New York Knicks 47 35 .573 25.0 82
6 Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 82
7 Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 82
8 Miami Heat 42 40 .512 30.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 82
10 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 33.0 82
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 39.0 82
12 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 42.0 82
13 Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 82
14 Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 82
15 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 54.0 82

[5]

Record vs. opponents

1995-96 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Boston 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Charlotte 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Golden State 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Indiana 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Milwaukee 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 0–4 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
New York 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Orlando 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–4 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–1
Vancouver 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 0–2
Washington 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Game log

1995–96 game log
Total: 46–36 (Home: 26–15; Road: 20–21)
1995–96 season schedule

Playoffs

East First Round

3) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks Last Playoff Meeting: 1995 Eastern Conference First Round (Indiana won 3-0)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(IND-ATL)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 25 Indiana 80 Atlanta 92 0-1 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 1 TNT 8:00et
2* April 27 Indiana 102 Atlanta 94 1-1 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 2 TNT 8:00et
3 April 29 Atlanta 90 Indiana 83 1-2 Omni Coliseum, Atlanta 3 TNT 8:00et
4 May 2 Atlanta 75 Indiana 83 2-2 Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia 4 TNT 7:00et
5 May 5 Indiana 87 Atlanta 89 2-3 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 5 NBC 12:30et
Atlanta wins series 3–2

*Required overtime

East Conference Semifinals

(2) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Magic and Hawks.

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(ORL-ATL)

Venue Recap Television
1 May 8 Orlando 117 Atlanta 95 1-0 Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida 1 TNT 8:00et
2 May 10 Orlando 120 Atlanta 94 2-0 Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida 2 TNT 7:00et
3 May 12 Atlanta 96 Orlando 102 3-0 Omni Coliseum, Atlanta 3 NBC 12:30et
4 May 13 Atlanta 104 Orlando 99 3-1 Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia 4 TNT 8:00et
5 May 15 Orlando 96 Atlanta 88 4-1 Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida 5 TNT 8:00et
Orlando wins series 4–1

Player statistics

Legend

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stacey Augmon 77 49 29.8 .491 .250 .792 3.9 1.8 1.4 .4 12.7
Mookie Blaylock 81 81 35.7 .405 .371 .747 4.1 5.9 2.6 .2 15.7
Donnie Boyce 8 0 5.1 .391 .500 .500 1.3 .4 .4 .1 3.0
Matt Bullard 46 0 10.0 .407 .361 .800 1.3 .4 .4 .2 3.8
Craig Ehlo 79 8 22.3 .428 .371 .786 3.2 1.7 1.1 .1 8.5
Ron Grandison 4 0 4.8 .500 .000 . 1.5 .3 .0 .0 1.0
Alan Henderson 79 4 17.9 .442 .000 .595 4.5 .6 .6 .5 6.4
Reggie Jordan 24 0 10.3 .507 . .579 2.2 1.2 .5 .3 3.9
Tim Kempton 3 0 3.7 . . . .7 .3 .0 .0 .0
Christian Laettner 30 27 32.6 .489 .000 .823 7.9 2.3 1.0 .9 14.2
Andrew Lang 51 51 35.6 .454 .000 .805 6.5 1.2 .7 1.7 12.9
Grant Long 82 82 36.7 .471 .360 .763 9.6 2.2 1.3 .4 13.1
Todd Mundt 24 0 4.9 .406 . .625 1.0 .1 .0 .2 1.3
Howard Nathan 5 0 3.0 .556 . .750 .0 .4 .6 .0 2.6
Ken Norman 34 28 22.6 .465 .393 .354 3.9 1.9 .4 .5 8.9
Sean Rooks 16 0 13.4 .552 .000 .674 3.2 .6 .3 .9 5.8
Steve Smith 80 80 35.7 .432 .331 .826 4.1 2.8 .9 .2 18.1
Spud Webb 51 0 16.0 .468 .316 .851 1.2 2.7 .5 .0 5.9

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stacey Augmon 10 10 31.4 .486 .000 .825 3.6 2.7 1.1 .6 10.3
Mookie Blaylock 10 10 42.6 .421 .393 .667 4.3 6.4 2.2 .8 17.1
Donnie Boyce 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 . . . . . .
Matt Bullard 4 0 12.8 .333 .500 .500 1.5 . . .5 3.5
Craig Ehlo 9 0 19.0 .293 .278 .714 2.0 1.0 1.0 .2 4.0
Alan Henderson 10 0 14.5 .575 . .700 2.7 .7 .1 .4 5.3
Reggie Jordan 10 0 5.9 .538 . .429 .6 .9 .5 .1 1.7
Christian Laettner 10 10 33.4 .484 .333 .704 6.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 15.7
Grant Long 10 10 36.2 .396 .250 .800 8.6 2.8 .7 .4 11.4
Sean Rooks 10 0 14.0 .571 . .619 2.7 .7 .4 .4 4.5
Steve Smith 10 10 42.1 .439 .410 .808 4.1 3.2 1.3 1.3 21.7

Awards and records

Awards

Records

Transactions

Trades

February 22, 1996

Free agents

October 5, 1995

October 30, 1995

December 14, 1995

  • Signed Tim Kempton as a free agent.
  • Waived Howard Nathan.

January 5, 1996

  • Waived Tim Kempton.

January 16, 1996

February 22, 1996

  • Signed Howard Nathan to a 10-day contract.

March 2, 1996

  • Waived Howard Nathan.

March 6, 1996

March 9, 1996

  • Waived Todd Mundt.

March 26, 1996

  • Signed Reggie Jordan to a contract for the rest of the season.

See also

References

  1. ^ 1995-96 Atlanta Hawks
  2. ^ "Laettner, Rooks traded to Hawks". UPI Archives. February 22, 1996. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ Atlanta Hawks (1968-Present)
  4. ^ Atlanta Hawks (1949 - ) 1995 Stats, History, Awards and More
  5. ^ 1995-96 NBA Season Summary - Basketball-Reference.com
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1995–96_Atlanta_Hawks_season&oldid=809120054"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995-96_Atlanta_Hawks_season
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "1995–96 Atlanta Hawks season"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA