1991–92 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1991–92 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Mike Schuler
Mack Calvin (interim)
Larry Brown
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Ticket, SportsChannel Los Angeles, KCOP
Radio KIIS
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991-92 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 22nd season in the NBA, their 8th in Los Angeles.[1] For the first time in their history, they finished with a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers.

Draft Picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 22 LeRon Ellis C/PF  United States Syracuse
2 37 Elliot Perry PG  United States Memphis
2 38 Joe Wylie PF  United States Miami (FL)

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers 1991-92 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 17 United States Brown, Tony (waived) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Arkansas
F/C 21 United States Copeland, Lanard (waived) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgia State
C 53 United States Edwards, James 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Washington
C 22 United States Ellis, LeRon 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Syracuse
G 23 United States Grant, Gary 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Michigan
G/F 4 United States Harper, Ron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Miami (OH)
G 30 United States Kimble, Bo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Loyola Marymount
F/C 5 United States Manning, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
G 8 United States Mayes, Tharon (waived) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Florida State
F 3 United States Norman, Ken 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Illinois
F/C 0 Haiti Polynice, Olden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Virginia
G 44 United States Rivers, David 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Notre Dame
G 25 United States Rivers, Doc 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marquette
F/C 54 United States Smith, Charles D. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
F 35 United States Vaught, Loy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
C 21 United States Young, Danny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
Head coach




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

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Forward Tony Brown becomes the 4th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers. He would later serve as an assistant coach for the team under coaches Mike Dunleavy, Sr. and Kim Hughes from 2008 to 2010
  • This is guard David River's second tour of duty with the franchise. He previously played for the team in 1989-1990.

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]

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (7) Los Angeles Clippers: Jazz win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tony Brown
Lanard Copeland
James Edwards
LeRon Ellis
Gary Grant
Ron Harper
Bo Kimble
Danny Manning
Tharon Mayes
Ken Norman
Elliot Perry
Olden Polynice
David Rivers
Doc Rivers
Charles Smith
Loy Vaught
Danny Young

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
James Edwards
LeRon Ellis
Gary Grant
Ron Harper
Bo Kimble
Danny Manning
Ken Norman
Olden Polynice
Doc Rivers
Charles Smith
Loy Vaught
Danny Young

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]