1991–92 Denver Nuggets season

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1991–92 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach Paul Westhead
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Results
Record 24–58 (.293)
Place Division: 5th (Midwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Sports Rocky Mountain, KTVD
Radio KOA
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

To improve defensively, the Nuggets selected Georgetown Center Dikembe Mutombo with their first round pick. Mutombo was a native of Zaire, and spoke 9 languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and five African dialects). He had an immediate impact as the Nuggets showed improvement. In the second half of the season, the Nuggets would win just 7 of their last 39 games to post a record of 24–58.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 4 Dikembe Mutombo C  Zaire Georgetown
1 8 Mark Macon SG  United States Temple

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets 1991-92 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 3 United States Abdul-Rauf, Mahmoud 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 162 lb (73 kg) LSU
F/C 33 United States Anderson, Cadillac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Houston
F 43 United States Brooks, Kevin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Louisiana-Lafayette
F/C 00 United States Cook, Anthony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
G/F 6 United States Davis, Walter 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) North Carolina
G 12 United States Garland, Winston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Missouri State
F/C 10 United States Hastings, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arkansas
F 35 United States Lane, Jerome (waived) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
F 30 United States Liberty, Marcus 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Illinois
G/F 21 United States Lichti, Todd 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Stanford
G 1 United States Macon, Mark 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Temple
C 55 Zaire Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgetown
F/C 50 United States Scheffler, Steve 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Purdue
G/F 34 United States Williams, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgetown
F/C 42 United States Wolf, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 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]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 37-4 18–23 20-6
x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 8 31–10 16–25 18-8
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13 28-13 14–27 12-14
Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 21 18-23 6–35 8-18
Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 33 15-26 7-34 11-15
Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 40 9-32 6–35 9-17
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28
11 Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 33
12 Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42
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

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]