1989–90 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1989–90 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coach Bernie Bickerstaff
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Arena Seattle Center Coliseum
Results
Record 41–41 (.500)
Place Division: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Northwest Cable Sports, KOMO-TV
Radio KOMO-AM and FM
< 1988–89 1990–91 >

The 1989–90 Seattle SuperSonics season 22nd season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was Bernie Bickerstaff's last season as head coach of the Sonics and the last full season of Xavier McDaniel in a Seattle uniform, as he was traded midway through the following season. Seattle finished the season with a 41–41 record, losing the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Houston Rockets, who had the same record but were ahead after tie-breaks, and thus did not reach the playoffs.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1989 NBA Draft

Seattle drafted future all-stars Dana Barros and Shawn Kemp as their only two picks of the 1989 Draft. Kemp would go on to have a successful 8-year run with the Sonics.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Dana Barros PG  United States Boston College
1 17 Shawn Kemp PF / C  United States Trinity Valley CC

Roster[edit]

Seattle SuperSonics 1989–90 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. DOB From
G 11 United States Barros, Dana 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 1967–04–13 Boston College
F/C 44 United States Cage, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1962–01–28 San Diego State
G 20 United States Dailey, Quintin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1961–01–22 San Francisco
G/F 3 United States Ellis, Dale 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1960–08–06 Tennessee
G 21 United States Farmer, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1964–09–23 Alabama
G 15 United States Johnson, Avery 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1965–03–25 Southern
F/C 33 United States Johnson, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1957–11–03 Oregon State
F/C 40 United States Kemp, Shawn 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1969–11–26 Trinity Valley CC
F 34 United States McDaniel, Xavier 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1963–06–04 Wichita State
F/C 31 United States McKey, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1966–10–10 Alabama
G/F 10 United States McMillan, Nate 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1964–08–03 North Carolina State
F 50 United States Meents, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1964–01–04 Illinois
F/C 23 Haiti Polynice, Olden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1964–11–21 Virginia
G 4 United States Threatt, Sedale 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1961–09–10 West Virginia Tech
Head coach




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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 63 19 .768 37–4 26–15 22–6
x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 4 35–6 24–17 20–8
x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 9 32–9 22–19 20–8
Seattle SuperSonics 41 41 .500 22 30–11 11–30 11–17
Golden State Warriors 37 45 .451 26 27–14 10–31 11–17
Los Angeles Clippers 30 52 .366 33 20–21 10–31 7–21
Sacramento Kings 23 59 .280 40 16–25 7–34 7–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 63 19 .768
2 y- San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 7
3 x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 4
4 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 8
5 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 9
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 47 35 .573 16
7 x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 20
8 x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 22
9 Seattle SuperSonics 41 41 .500 22
10 Golden State Warriors 37 45 .451 26
11 Los Angeles Clippers 30 52 .366 33
12 Sacramento Kings 23 59 .280 40
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 41
14 Charlotte Hornets 19 63 .232 44

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
Barros, DanaDana Barros 81 25 20.1 .405 .399 .809 1.6 2.5 .7 .0 9.7
Cage, MichaelMichael Cage 82 82 31.6 .504 .000 .698 10.0 .9 1.0 .5 9.7
Dailey, QuintinQuintin Dailey 30 2 16.4 .404 .200 .788 1.7 1.1 .4 .0 8.2
Ellis, DaleDale Ellis 55 49 37.0 .497 .375 .818 4.3 2.0 1.1 .1 23.5
Farmer, JimJim Farmer 38 0 10.5 .438 .296 .713 1.1 .7 .4 .0 6.4
Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson 53 10 10.8 .387 .250 .725 .8 3.1 .5 .0 2.6
Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson1 21 0 11.5 .533 .000 .600 2.4 .8 .1 .2 5.6
Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp 81 1 13.8 .479 .167 .736 4.3 .3 .6 .9 6.5
McDaniel, XavierXavier McDaniel 69 67 35.2 .496 .294 .733 6.5 2.5 1.1 .5 21.3
McKey, DerrickDerrick McKey 80 80 34.4 .493 .130 .782 6.1 2.3 1.1 1.0 15.7
McMillan, NateNate McMillan 82 69 28.5 .473 .355 .641 4.9 7.3 1.7 .5 6.4
Meents, ScottScott Meents 26 0 5.7 .432 .000 .739 1.2 .3 .2 .1 2.1
Polynice, OldenOlden Polynice 79 7 13.7 .540 .500 .475 3.8 .2 .3 .3 4.6
Sellers, BradBrad Sellers1 45 0 13.0 .424 .000 .803 1.6 .7 .2 .4 4.8
Threatt, SedaleSedale Threatt 65 18 22.8 .506 .250 .828 1.8 3.3 1.0 .1 11.4
1.^ Statistics with the SuperSonics.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via draft
(1989 NBA Expansion Draft)

Via free agency

Via trade

Trades[edit]

June 26, 1989 To Seattle SuperSonics
Brad Sellers
To Chicago Bulls
Conditional 1989 first round pick
June 27, 1989 To Seattle SuperSonics
Conditional 1989 first round pick
To Golden State Warriors
Conditional 1990 first round pick
To Seattle SuperSonics
Conditional 1993 second round pick
To Chicago Bulls
Seattle's agreement not to draft B. J. Armstrong with the 16th or 17th draft pick.
August 7, 1989 To Seattle SuperSonics
Conditional 1990 first round pick
To Golden State Warriors
Alton Lister
February 22, 1990 To Seattle SuperSonics
Steve Johnson
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Brad Sellers

Free Agents[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]