1989–90 Charlotte Hornets season

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1989–90 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coach Dick Harter (40 games)
Gene Littles (42 games)
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 19–63 (.232)
Place Division: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WCCB
Radio WBT
< 1988–89 1990–91 >

The 1989–90 Charlotte Hornets season was Charlotte's 2nd season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Hornets moved from the Eastern Conference to the Western conference, also switching from the Atlantic to the Midwest division for the season. Head Coach Dick Harter was replaced by Gene Littles mid-season, following a disappointing 8–32 start. The team finished the season with a record of 19 wins and 63 losses, one game worse than the previous year. Despite the lack of success on the court, the Hornets finished second in the NBA in attendance during the season.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1989 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 J.R. Reid PF  United States North Carolina
2 29 Nix, DyronDyron Nix (traded to Indiana) SF/PF  United States Tennessee

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Hornets 1989-90 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
PF 35 United States Anderson, Richard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UC Santa Barbara
PG 1 United States Bogues, Muggsy 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Wake Forest
SG 3 United States Chapman, Rex 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Kentucky
SG 30 United States Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Virginia Tech
SF 23 United States Dozier, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) South Carolina
PF 33 United States Gattison, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Old Dominion
PF 45 United States Gilliam, Armen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UNLV
PG 6 United States Holton, Mike 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) California
C 42 United States Hoppen, Dave 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nebraska
SF 31 United States Keys, Randolph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Southern Mississippi
SG 22 United States Lewis, Ralph 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) La Salle
PF 31 United States Rambis, Kurt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Santa Clara
C 34 United States Reid, J.R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
SF 50 United States Reid, Robert 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Saint Mary's
PF 32 United States Rowsom, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNC-W
PG 12 United States Sichting, Jerry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Purdue
SF 7 United States Tripucka, Kelly 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Notre Dame
PG 10 United States Turner, Andre 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Memphis
PG 24 United States Williams, Micheal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Baylor
Head coach

Dick Harter (Pennsylvania) Gene Littles (High Point)




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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 34–7 22–19 19–9
x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 1 36–5 19–22 21–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 47 35 .573 9 30–11 17–24 17–11
x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 13 28–13 15–26 15–13
x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 15 31–10 10–31 13–15
Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 34 17–24 5–36 6–22
Charlotte Hornets 19 63 .232 37 13–28 6–35 7–21

Template:1989-90 NBA West standings

Game log[edit]

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
Richard Anderson 54 2 11.2 .417 .370 .783 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.2 4.3
Muggsy Bogues 81 65 33.9 .491 .192 .791 2.6 10.7 2.0 0.0 9.4
Rex Chapman 54 52 32.6 .408 .331 .750 3.3 2.4 0.9 0.1 17.5
Dell Curry 67 13 27.8 .466 .354 .923 2.5 2.4 1.5 0.4 16.0
Terry Dozier 9 0 10.2 .333 .000 .500 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.2 2.4
Kenny Gattison 63 2 14.9 .550 1.000 .682 3.1 0.6 0.6 0.5 5.9
Armen Gilliam 60 59 36.0 .527 .000 .727 8.8 1.5 1.1 0.8 18.8
Stuart Gray 39 1 11.9 .463 .000 .641 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 2.6
Mike Holton 16 0 6.8 .538 .500 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.8
Dave Hoppen 10 2 13.5 .390 .800 3.6 0.6 0.2 0.1 4.0
Randolph Keys 32 5 22.6 .445 .364 .690 3.6 1.5 0.9 0.2 10.5
Ralph Lewis 3 0 6.7 .667 1.000 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 3.3
Kurt Rambis 16 16 28.0 .500 .000 .545 7.5 1.8 2.0 0.6 9.1
J.R. Reid 82 82 33.6 .440 .000 .664 8.4 1.2 1.1 0.7 11.1
Robert Reid 60 27 18.6 .391 .310 .641 2.4 1.4 0.6 0.2 6.4
Brian Rowsom 44 2 12.7 .436 .500 .819 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 5.1
Jerry Sichting 34 8 13.8 .420 .250 .833 0.6 2.7 0.5 0.1 3.5
Kelly Tripucka 79 73 30.4 .430 .365 .883 4.1 2.8 0.9 0.2 15.6
Andre Turner 8 0 10.5 .360 .000 1.000 0.4 2.5 0.9 0.0 2.8
Micheal Williams 22 1 13.8 .532 .000 .795 1.4 3.5 1.0 0.0 6.9

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • August 16, 1989

Signed Clifford Lett as a free agent.

  • September 11, 1989

Traded Tim Kempton to the Denver Nuggets for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Lynch was later selected).

Signed Jerry Sichting as a free agent.

  • September 26, 1989

Signed Kenny Gattison as a free agent.

  • September 28, 1989

Signed Terry Dozier as a free agent.

  • October 5, 1989

Signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

  • October 17, 1989

Traded Robert Reid to the Portland Trail Blazers for Richard Anderson.

  • October 19, 1989

Waived Kenny Gattison.

  • October 23, 1989

Waived Clifford Lett.

  • October 31, 1989

Waived Andre Turner.

  • November 1, 1989

Andre Turner claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • November 23, 1989

Signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

  • November 25, 1989

Greg Kite signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Sacramento Kings.

  • November 27, 1989

Waived Terry Dozier.

  • December 2, 1989

Signed Kenny Gattison as a free agent.

  • December 3, 1989

Waived Andre Turner.

  • December 13, 1989

Traded Kurt Rambis, a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Negele Knight was later selected) and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Chad Gallagher was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Armen Gilliam.

Signed Robert Reid as a free agent.

  • February 22, 1990

Traded Stuart Gray to the New York Knicks for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Jimmy Oliver was later selected).

Traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Jimmy Oliver was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Randolph Keys.

  • February 23, 1990

Waived Jerry Sichting.

  • March 13, 1990

Signed Micheal Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • April 2, 1990

Signed Micheal Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.

  • April 14, 1990

Signed Ralph Lewis to a 10-day contract.

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