World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season

Article Id: WHEBN0017382366
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1995–96 Phoenix Suns season, 1995 NBA Draft, Seattle SuperSonics seasons, 2012 NBA Finals, 1995–96 Philadelphia 76ers season
Collection: Seattle Supersonics Seasons, Western Conference (Nba) Championship Seasons
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season

season Seattle SuperSonics
Pacific Division Champions
Western Conference Champions
Head coach George Karl
General manager Wally Walker
Arena KeyArena at Seattle Center
Results
Record 64–18 (.780)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Local media
Television Prime Sports Northwest, KOMO-TV
Radio KOMO-AM and FM

The 1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season was the 28th season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] After two consecutive playoffs appearances losing in the first round, the Sonics finished the regular with a franchise best 64–18 record, surpassing the record from the 1993–94 season, and earned their third number one seed in the Western Conference in franchise history. Led by Shawn Kemp and Defensive Player of the Year Gary Payton, the SuperSonics defeated the Sacramento Kings in the first round, swept the reigning champions Houston Rockets and got past the Utah Jazz in seven games in the Conference Finals to reach their first NBA Finals since 1979, where they would face the Chicago Bulls. After an 0–3 start in the series, Seattle managed to win their next two home games, but eventually lost the series in game six in Chicago. For the season, the Sonics sported new uniforms, a new logo, and adding red to their color scheme. The logo and uniforms would remain until 2001.

Contents

  • Draft picks 1
  • Roster 2
    • Depth chart 2.1
  • Regular season 3
    • Season standings 3.1
    • Game log 3.2
  • Playoffs 4
    • West First Round 4.1
    • West Conference Semifinals 4.2
    • West Conference Finals 4.3
    • NBA Finals 4.4
  • Player statistics 5
    • Season 5.1
    • Playoffs 5.2
  • Awards and records 6
    • Awards 6.1
    • Records 6.2
  • Transactions 7
    • Overview 7.1
    • Trades 7.2
    • Free agents 7.3
      • Additions 7.3.1
  • See also 8
  • References 9

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 26 Sherell Ford SF  United States Illinois
2 54 Eurelijus Žukauskas C  Lithuania Neptūnas Klaipėda

Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Ervin Johnson Frank Brickowski Steve Scheffler
PF Shawn Kemp Sam Perkins
SF Detlef Schrempf Vincent Askew Sherell Ford
SG Hersey Hawkins David Wingate
PG Gary Payton Nate McMillan Eric Snow

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 64 18 .780 38–3 26–15 21–3
x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11 30–11 23–18 17–7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20 26–15 18–23 11–13
x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23 25–16 16–25 9–15
x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25 26–15 13–28 11–13
Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28 23–18 13–28 7–17
Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35 19–22 10–31 7–17
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics 64 18 .780
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 5
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35
12 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49


Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (8) Sacramento Kings

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the SuperSonics and Kings.
Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (SEA-SAC) Venue Recap Television
1 April 26 Seattle 97 Sacramento 85 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 TNT 10:30et
2 April 28 Seattle 81 Sacramento 90 1-1 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 April 30 Sacramento 89 Seattle 96 2-1 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California 3 TNT 10:30et
4 May 2 Sacramento 87 Seattle 101 3-1 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California 4 TBS 10:30et
Seattle wins series 3–1

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Houston Rockets

Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference Semifinals (Seattle won 4-3)
Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (SEA-HOU) Venue Recap Television
1 May 4 Seattle 108 Houston 75 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 NBC 3:30et
2 May 6 Seattle 105 Houston 101 2-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 May 10 Houston 112 Seattle 115 3-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 3 TNT 9:30et
4* May 12 Houston 107 Seattle 114 4-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 4 NBC 3:00et
Seattle wins series 4–0

*Required overtime

West Conference Finals

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (3) Utah Jazz Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference First Round (Seattle won 3-2)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (SEA-UTAH) Venue Recap Television
1 May 18 Seattle 102 Utah 72 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 NBC 3:30et
2 May 20 Seattle 91 Utah 87 2-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 May 24 Utah 96 Seattle 76 2-1 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 3 NBC 9:00et
4 May 26 Utah 86 Seattle 88 3-1 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 4 NBC 3:30et
5* May 28 Seattle 95 Utah 98 3-2 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 5 NBC 9:00et
6 May 30 Utah 118 Seattle 83 3-3 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 6 NBC 9:00et
7 June 2 Seattle 90 Utah 86 4-3 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 7 NBC 7:30et
Seattle wins series 4–3

*Required overtime

NBA Finals

Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle SuperSonics

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (CHI-SEA) Venue Recap Television
1 June 5 Chicago 107 Seattle 90 1-0 United Center, Chicago, Illinois 1 NBC 9:00et
2 June 7 Chicago 92 Seattle 88 2-0 United Center, Chicago, Illinois 2 NBC 9:00et
3 June 9 Seattle 86 Chicago 108 3-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 3 NBC 7:30et
4 June 12 Seattle 107 Chicago 86 3-1 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 4 NBC 9:00et
5 June 14 Seattle 89 Chicago 78 3-2 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 5 NBC 9:00et
6 June 16 Chicago 87 Seattle 75 4-2 United Center, Chicago, Illinois 6 NBC 7:30et
Chicago wins NBA Finals series 4–2

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Askew, VincentVincent Askew 69 2 25.0 .493 .337 .764 3.2 2.4 .7 .2 8.4
Brickowski, FrankFrank Brickowski 63 8 15.7 .488 .405 .709 2.4 .9 .4 .1 5.4
Ford, SherellSherell Ford 28 1 5.0 .375 .160 .765 .9 .2 .3 .0 3.2
Hawkins, HerseyHersey Hawkins 82 82 34.4 .473 .384 .874 3.6 2.7 1.8 .2 15.6
Johnson, ErvinErvin Johnson 81 60 18.8 .511 .333 .669 5.3 .6 .5 1.6 5.5
Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp 79 76 33.3 .561 .417 .742 11.4 2.2 1.2 1.6 19.6
McMillan, NateNate McMillan 55 14 22.9 .420 .380 .707 3.8 3.6 1.7 .3 5.0
Payton, GaryGary Payton 81 81 39.0 .484 .328 .748 4.2 7.5 2.9 .2 19.3
Perkins, SamSam Perkins 82 20 26.5 .408 .355 .793 4.5 1.5 1.0 .6 11.8
Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler 35 2 5.2 .533 .200 .474 .9 .1 .2 .1 1.7
Schrempf, DetlefDetlef Schrempf 63 60 34.9 .486 .408 .776 5.2 4.4 .9 .1 17.1
Snow, EricEric Snow 43 1 9.0 .420 .200 .592 1.0 1.7 .7 .0 2.7
Wingate, DavidDavid Wingate 60 3 11.6 .415 .441 .780 .9 1.0 .3 .1 3.7

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Askew, VincentVincent Askew 19 0 18.2 .343 .261 .607 2.2 1.4 .7 .4 3.7
Brickowski, FrankFrank Brickowski 21 3 9.8 .421 .273 .750 1.4 .5 .3 .2 2.0
Hawkins, HerseyHersey Hawkins 21 21 34.0 .452 .344 .895 3.0 2.2 1.3 .2 12.3
Johnson, ErvinErvin Johnson 18 18 14.1 .371 .000 .818 3.8 .4 .3 .8 3.1
Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp 20 20 36.0 .570 .000 .795 10.4 1.5 1.2 2.0 20.9
McMillan, NateNate McMillan 19 0 20.3 .406 .475 .643 3.7 2.7 1.2 .3 4.4
Payton, GaryGary Payton 21 21 43.4 .485 .410 .633 5.1 6.8 1.8 .3 20.7
Perkins, SamSam Perkins 21 1 31.1 .459 .368 .754 4.3 1.7 .7 .3 12.3
Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler 8 0 2.8 .000 .000 .000 .8 .3 .1 .0 .0
Schrempf, DetlefDetlef Schrempf 21 21 37.6 .475 .368 .750 5.0 3.2 .7 .2 16.0
Snow, EricEric Snow 10 0 2.4 .143 .000 .000 .4 .6 .2 .0 .2
Wingate, DavidDavid Wingate 13 0 5.2 .438 .500 1.000 .2 .0 .0 .0 1.5

Awards and records

Awards

All-NBA Teams
  • Shawn Kemp – All-NBA Second Team
  • Gary Payton – All-NBA Second Team
NBA All-Defensive Teams
  • Gary Payton – All-Defensive First Team
1996 NBA All-Star Game
  • Shawn Kemp (fourth appearance, second start)
  • Gary Payton (third appearance)

Records

Transactions

Overview

Players Added ----

Via draft

Via trade

Players Lost ----

Via trade

Retired

Trades

June 27, 1995 To Seattle SuperSonics----Hersey Hawkins----David Wingate To Charlotte Hornets----Kendall Gill
June 28, 1994 To Seattle SuperSonics----Eric Snow To Milwaukee Bucks----Draft rights to Eurelijus Žukauskas----Conditional 1996 second round pick
September 18, 1995 To Seattle SuperSonics----Frank Brickowski To Sacramento Kings----Byron Houston----Šarūnas Marčiulionis

Free agents

Additions

Player Signed Former team
Steve Scheffler October 6, 1995 Re-signed

See also

References

  1. ^ 1995-96 Seattle SuperSonics
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.