1991–92 Golden State Warriors season

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1991–92 Golden State Warriors season
Head coach Don Nelson
Arena Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Pacific, KPIX, KICU
Radio KNBR
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991-92 NBA season was the Warriors' 46th season in the NBA and 29th in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] On November 1, 1991, Run TMC was broken up when Golden State traded Richmond and Les Jepsen to the Sacramento Kings for 6-foot-9-inch (2.06 m) rookie Billy Owens, whose additional height compared to Richmond was the size that coach Don Nelson Nelson believed would complete the team.[2][3][4] Nelson said he "was under pressure to get [the team] bigger" to improve the Warriors from a good team to a great one.[5] "I’d never make that trade again," Nelson lamented.[5]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Chris Gatling PF  United States Old Dominion
1 17 Victor Alexander C  United States Iowa State
1 25 Shaun Vandiver PF  United States Colorado
2 43 Lamont Strothers G  United States Christopher Newport

Roster[edit]

Golden State Warriors 1991-92 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F/C 52 United States Alexander, Victor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Iowa State
G/F 4 United States Askew, Vincent 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Memphis
F 33 United States Battle, Kenny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Illinois
G/F 35 United States Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arizona
G/F 20 United States Elie, Mario 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) American International College
F/C 25 United States Gatling, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Old Dominion
G 10 United States Hardaway, Tim 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Texas-El Paso
F/C 22 United States Higgins, Rod 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fresno State
F 32 United States Hill, Tyrone 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Xavier
G/F 11 United States Jackson, Jaren 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgetown
F/C 53 United States Lister, Alton 0 ft 0 in (0 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Arizona State
G 13 Lithuania Marciulionis, Sarunas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
F 45 United States Massenburg, Tony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
G/F 17 United States Mullin, Chris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) St. John's
G/F 30 United States Owens, Billy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Syracuse
F/C 43 United States Petersen, Jim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Minnesota
C 55 Canada Smrek, Mike (waived) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Canisius College
F 55 United States Thompson, Billy (waived) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Louisville
F/C 3 United States Tolbert, Tom 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona

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Head coach




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

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695 33-8 24-17 21-9
x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2 31-10 24-17 19-11
x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4 36-5 17-24 17-13
x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10 28-13 19-22 16-14
x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12 29-12 16-25 13-17
x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .578 14 24-17 19-22 13-17
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28 21-20 8-33 6-24
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]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Golden State Warriors vs. (6) Seattle SuperSonics: SuperSonics win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1975 Western Conference Semifinals (Golden State won 4-2)

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

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1991-92 Golden State Warriors
  2. ^ Howard-Cooper, Scott (August 23, 2011). "Time can't fade indelible mark Run TMC left on Warriors, NBA". NBA.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hoffman, Benjamin (February 16, 2013). "Fascination Lingers for Three Stars of Warriors’ Brief Run". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wolff, Alexander (December 2, 1991). "The Golden West". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Osborne, Ben (January 3, 2011). "Original Old School: Run & Shoot & Shoot…". SlamOnline.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. 

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