1996–97 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1996–97 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coach Chris Ford
General manager Mike Dunleavy
Owner(s) Herb Kohl
Arena Bradley Center
Results
Record 33–49 (.402)
Place Division: 7th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1995–96 1997–98 >

The 1996–97 NBA season was the Bucks' 29th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] In the 1996 NBA draft, the Bucks selected Georgia Tech point guard Stephon Marbury with the fourth pick, but soon traded him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for rookie shooting guard Ray Allen out of Connecticut.[2] The team also signed free agents Armen Gilliam and Andrew Lang, while acquiring Elliot Perry from the Phoenix Suns. Under new head coach Chris Ford, the Bucks appeared to be on their way breaking out of the gate with a 15–11 start. However, they couldn't maintain that momentum and missed the playoffs again by finishing seventh in the Central Division with a 33–49 record. Vin Baker made his third straight All-Star appearance in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, and Allen was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team averaging 13.4 points per game.

Following the season, Baker was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an offseason three-team trade, Johnny Newman was dealt to the Denver Nuggets, and Sherman Douglas, who was involved in a trade with Cleveland signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Stephon Marbury PG  United States Georgia Tech
2 33 Moochie Norris PG  United States West Florida
2 53 Jeff Nordgaard SF  United States Wisconsin-Green Bay

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 34 United States Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Connecticut
PF 42 United States Baker, Vin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Hartford
SF 52 United States Brown, Chucky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) North Carolina State
PG 20 United States Douglas, Sherman 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
PF 55 United States Earl, Acie 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Iowa
PF 10 United States Gilliam, Armen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UNLV
C 28 United States Lang, Andrew 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arkansas
SG 22 United States Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
PG 5 United States Perry, Elliot 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Memphis
SF 13 United States Robinson, Glenn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Purdue
C 23 United States Wolf, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
PF 7 United States Wood, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Nevada
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 69 13 .841 39–2 30–11 24–4
x-Atlanta Hawks 56 26 .683 13 36–5 20–21 17–11
x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 15 30–11 24–17 17–11
x-Charlotte Hornets 54 28 .659 15 30–11 24–17 14–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 27 25–16 17–24 13–15
Indiana Pacers 39 43 .476 30 21–20 18–23 11–17
Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 36 20–21 13–28 10–18
Toronto Raptors 30 52 .366 39 18–23 12–29 6–22
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 69 13 .841
2 y-Miami Heat 61 21 .744 8
3 x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 12
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 56 26 .683 13
5 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 15
6 x-Charlotte Hornets 54 28 .659 15
7 x-Orlando Magic 45 37 .549 24
8 x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 27
10 Indiana Pacers 39 43 .476 30
11 Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 36
12 Toronto Raptors 30 52 .366 39
13 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 43
14 Philadelphia 76ers 22 60 .268 47
15 Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 54
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1996-97 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 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
Boston 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–4
Charlotte 3–1 4–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–1
Chicago 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Cleveland 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1
Detroit 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–2 1–3 4–0 0–4 2–0 0–4 3–1 0–2
Houston 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0
Indiana 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 4–0 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–0
Miami 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 0–4 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 4–0 0–2 3–1 0–4 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
New Jersey 1–3 4–0 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–0 1–3
New York 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
Orlando 1–3 4–0 2–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–3
Philadelphia 0–4 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–4 4–0 0–2
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Toronto 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 3–0 0–3 0–4 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Utah 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–0
Vancouver 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1
Washington 1–2 4–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1

Game log[edit]

1996–97 game log
Total: 33–49 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
1996–97 schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 82 81 30.9 .430 .393 .823 4.0 2.6 0.9 0.1 13.4
Vin Baker 78 78 40.5 .505 .278 .687 10.3 2.7 1.0 1.4 21.0
Chucky Brown 60 1 11.2 .508 .167 .661 2.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 2.8
Jimmy Carruth 4 0 5.3 .667 .000 1.000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.3
Sherman Douglas 79 79 29.3 .502 .333 .667 2.4 5.4 1.0 0.1 9.7
Acie Earl 9 0 4.8 .348 .000 .714 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 2.9
Armen Gilliam 80 25 25.6 .471 .000 .768 6.2 0.7 0.8 0.5 8.6
Darrin Hancock 9 0 4.3 .333 .000 .000 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4
Andrew Lang 52 52 23.0 .464 .000 .721 5.3 0.5 0.5 0.9 5.3
Cuonzo Martin 3 0 4.3 .000 .000 .000 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Johnny Newman 82 4 25.1 .450 .347 .765 2.3 1.4 0.9 0.2 8.7
Elliot Perry 82 3 19.5 .474 .358 .745 1.5 3.0 1.2 0.0 6.9
Shawn Respert 14 0 5.9 .316 .111 1.000 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.4
Glenn Robinson 80 79 38.9 .465 .350 .791 6.3 3.1 1.3 0.9 21.1
Keith Tower 5 1 14.4 .375 .000 .125 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 1.4
Joe Wolf 56 7 9.4 .449 .143 .737 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 1.7
David Wood 46 0 5.2 .526 .333 .667 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.2

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 26, 1996
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Minnesota Timberwolves----
September 25, 1996
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Phoenix Suns----
December 4, 1996
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Phoenix Suns----
February 20, 1997
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Toronto Raptors----

Free agents[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Armen Gilliam August 6, 1996 New Jersey Nets
Joe Wolf September 3, 1996 Orlando Magic
Darrin Hancock October 3, 1996 Charlotte Hornets
Keith Tower October 3, 1996 Los Angeles Clippers
David Wood October 3, 1996 Dallas Mavericks

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996-97 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; With the Draft Over, Trading Season Begins". New York Times. June 28, 1996. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 

See also[edit]