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1990–91 Charlotte Hornets season

1990–91 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coach Gene Littles
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 26–56 (.317)
Place Division: 7th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WCCB
Radio WBT
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

The 1990–91 Charlotte Hornets season was Charlotte's third season in the National Basketball Association. The franchise improved seven games over the previous season, finishing with 26 wins and 56 losses. Charlotte hosted the 1991 NBA All-Star Game during the season. The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the second time in three seasons.

Offseason

NBA Draft

Main article: 1990 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 Kendall Gill SG  United States Illinois
2 39 Steve Scheffler C/F  United States Purdue

Roster

Charlotte Hornets 1990-91 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 1 United States Bogues, Muggsy 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Wake Forest
G 3 United States Chapman, Rex 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Kentucky
F/C 25 United States Cureton, Earl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Detroit
G 30 United States Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Virginia Tech
F/C 33 United States Gattison, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Old Dominion
G 13 United States Gill, Kendall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Illinois
F/C 45 United States Gilliam, Armen (to PHI) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UNLV
C 42 United States Gminski, Mike (from PHI) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
G 4 United States Haffner, Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Evansville
F/C 42 United States Hoppen, Dave (to PHI) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nebraska
G/F 31 United States Keys, Randolph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Southern Mississippi
F/C 45 United States Leckner, Eric (from SAC) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Wyoming
G/F 22 United States Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
F 34 United States Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
F 20 United States Sanders, Jeff (waived) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Georgia Southern
F/C 55 United States Scheffler, Steve 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Purdue
G/F 7 United States Tripucka, Kelly 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Notre Dame
Head coach




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

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 61 21 .744 35–6 26–15 25–5
x-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 11 32–9 18–23 19-11
x-Milwaukee Bucks 48 34 .585 13 33–8 15–26 16–14
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 18 29–12 14–27 11–19
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 20 29-12 12–29 15-15
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 28 23–18 10–31 11-19
Charlotte Hornets 26 56 .317 35 17–24 9–32 8–22


# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Chicago Bulls 61 21 .744
2 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 5
3 x-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 11
4 x-Milwaukee Bucks 48 34 .585 13
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 44 38 .537 17
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 18
7 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 20
8 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 28
10 Washington Bullets 30 52 .366 31
11 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 35
12 Charlotte Hornets 26 56 .317 35
13 Miami Heat 24 58 .293 37


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Player statistics

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
Muggsy Bogues
Rex Chapman
Earl Cureton
Dell Curry
Kenny Gattison
Kendall Gill
Armen Gilliam
Mike Gminski
Scott Haffner
Dave Hoppen
Randolph Keys
Eric Leckner
Johnny Newman
J.R. Reid
Jeff Sanders
Steve Scheffler
Kelly Tripucka

Awards and records

Transactions

References

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