1991–92 Charlotte Hornets season

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1991–92 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coach Allan Bristow
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 31–51 (.378)
Place Division: 6th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WCCB
Radio WBT
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991–92 Charlotte Hornets season was Charlotte's fourth season in the National Basketball Association, and first under Head Coach Allan Bristow. Behind the stellar play of #1 Draft Choice Larry Johnson, the Hornets finished the season with a record of 31 wins and 51 losses, a five game improvement over the previous season. Johnson went on to win the 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the third time in four seasons.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Larry Johnson PF  United States UNLV
2 28 Kevin Lynch F/G  United States Minnesota

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Hornets 1991-92 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SF 54 United States Ansley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Alabama
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 (to WAS) 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 24 United States Frederick, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Pepperdine
PF 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
C 42 United States Gminski, Mike 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
PF 31 United States Grandison, Ron (waived) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) New Orleans
PG 5 United States Grant, Greg (waived) 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 140 lb (64 kg) Trenton State
PG 15 United States Hunter, Cedric (waived) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Kansas
PF 2 United States Johnson, Larry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UNLV
C 45 United States Leckner, Eric 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Wyoming
SG 9 United States Lynch, Kevin (waived) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Minnesota
PF 32 United States Massenburg, Tony (waived) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
SF 22 United States Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
PG 21 United States Perry, Elliot 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Memphis
C 34 United States Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
Head coach




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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 22–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10 35–6 22–19 21-7
x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19 25–16 23–18 15–13
x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27 26–15 14–27 13–15
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29 23–18 15–26 7-21
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36 22–19 9–32 10-18
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36 25–16 6–35 10-18
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

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
Michael Ansley 2 0 6.5 .429 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Muggsy Bogues 82 69 34.0 .472 .074 .783 2.9 9.1 2.1 0.1 8.9
Rex Chapman 21 11 26.0 .450 .296 .679 2.6 4.1 0.7 0.4 12.4
Dell Curry 77 0 26.2 .484 .404 .836 3.4 2.3 1.2 0.3 15.7
Anthony Frederick 66 26 12.9 .435 .235 .685 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.4 5.9
Kenny Gattison 82 71 27.1 .529 .000 .688 7.1 1.6 0.7 0.8 12.7
Kendall Gill 79 79 36.8 .467 .240 .745 5.1 4.2 1.9 0.6 20.5
Mike Gminski 35 10 14.3 .452 .333 .750 3.4 0.9 0.3 0.5 5.8
Ron Grandison 3 0 8.3 .500 .600 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 3.3
Greg Grant 13 0 4.4 .000 .500 0.3 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.1
Cedric Hunter 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Larry Johnson 82 77 37.2 .490 .227 .829 11.0 3.6 1.0 0.6 19.2
Eric Leckner 59 2 12.1 .513 .000 .745 3.5 0.5 0.2 0.3 3.3
Kevin Lynch 55 3 14.9 .417 .375 .761 1.5 1.5 0.7 0.2 4.1
Tony Massenburg 3 0 4.3 .000 .500 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
Johnny Newman 55 55 30.0 .477 .283 .766 3.3 2.7 1.3 0.3 15.3
Elliot Perry 40 0 9.3 .377 .200 .667 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 2.8
J.R. Reid 51 7 24.6 .490 .000 .705 6.2 1.6 1.0 0.5 11.0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • July 15, 1991

Waived Randolph Keys.

  • September 4, 1991

Signed Anthony Frederick as a free agent.

  • October 10, 1991

Signed Scott Haffner as a free agent.

  • October 11, 1991

Waived Scott Haffner.

  • October 31, 1991

Claimed Greg Grant on waivers from the Indiana Pacers.

  • November 5, 1991

Waived Kevin Lynch.

  • December 9, 1991

Signed Elliot Perry as a free agent.

Waived Greg Grant.

  • December 11, 1991

Signed Tony Massenburg as a free agent.

  • December 30, 1991

Signed Ron Grandison as a free agent.

  • January 1, 1992

Signed Ron Grandison to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • January 2, 1992

Released Michael Ansley.

  • January 7, 1992

Waived Ron Grandison.

Waived Tony Massenburg.

  • January 10, 1992

Signed Michael Ansley to a 10-day contract.

  • February 15, 1992

Signed Cedric Hunter to a 10-day contract.

  • February 19, 1992

Traded Rex Chapman to the Washington Bullets for Tom Hammonds.

  • February 20, 1992

Waived Cedric Hunter.

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