1991–92 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1991–92 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coach K. C. Jones
Bob Kloppenburg
George Karl
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Arena Seattle Center Coliseum
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Northwest Cable Sports, KOMO-TV
Radio KOMO-AM and FM
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991–92 Seattle SuperSonics season was the 24th season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was George Karl's first season as head coach of the SuperSonics, returning after a four-year absence from coaching in the NBA, to replace K. C. Jones. Seattle finished the season with a 47–35 record, reaching the playoffs as the fifth seed in the Western Conference, where they lost the Conference semifinals to the Utah Jazz in five games.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Rich King C  United States Nebraska

Roster[edit]

Seattle SuperSonics 1991–92 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
C 00 United States Benjamin, Benoit 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1964–11–22 Creighton
G/F 21 United States Brown, Tony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1960–07–29 Arkansas
F/C 44 United States Cage, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1962–01–28 San Diego State
F/C 24 Republic of Ireland Conlon, Marty 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1968–01–19 Providence
G/F 8 United States Johnson, Eddie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1959–05–01 Illinois
F/C 40 United States Kemp, Shawn 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1969–11–26 Trinity Valley CC
C 25 United States King, Rich 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1969–04–04 Nebraska
G 23 United States Kofoed, Bart 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1964–03–24 Nebraska–Kearney
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
G 2 United States Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1968–07–23 Oregon State
G/F 22 United States Pierce, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1959–08–19 Rice
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-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]

1991–92 game log Total: 47–35 (Home: 28–13; Road: 19–22)
1991–92 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

1992 playoff game log
1992 playoff schedule

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
Dana Barros 75 1 17.7 .483 .446 .759 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.1 8.3
Benoit Benjamin 63 61 30.8 .478 .000 .687 8.1 1.2 0.6 1.9 14.0
Tony Brown* 35 2 11.5 .394 .293 .811 1.6 0.9 0.5 0.1 4.8
Michael Cage 82 69 30.0 .566 .000 .620 8.9 1.1 1.2 0.7 8.8
Marty Conlon 45 1 8.5 .475 .000 .750 1.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 2.7
Quintin Dailey* 11 1 8.9 .243 .000 .813 1.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 2.8
Eddie Johnson 81 19 29.2 .459 .252 .861 3.6 2.0 0.7 0.1 17.1
Shawn Kemp 64 23 28.3 .504 .000 .748 10.4 1.3 1.1 1.9 15.5
Rich King 40 2 5.3 .380 .000 .756 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 2.2
Bart Kofoed 44 0 5.4 .472 .143 .577 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.5
Derrick McKey 52 44 33.8 .472 .380 .847 5.2 2.3 1.2 0.9 14.9
Nate McMillan 72 30 22.9 .437 .276 .643 3.5 5.0 1.8 0.4 6.0
Gary Payton 81 79 31.5 .451 .130 .669 3.6 6.2 1.8 0.3 9.4
Ricky Pierce 78 78 34.1 .475 .268 .916 3.0 3.1 1.1 0.3 21.7

* Statistics with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dana Barros 7 0 13.7 .525 .588 .000 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.0 7.4
Benoit Benjamin 9 4 17.9 .561 .000 .500 5.1 0.6 0.6 1.4 6.1
Tony Brown 5 0 4.4 .333 .250 .571 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.8
Michael Cage 9 4 21.9 .559 .000 1.000 5.7 0.4 0.7 0.9 4.3
Marty Conlon 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 1.000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Eddie Johnson 9 0 27.4 .474 .182 .941 3.0 0.9 0.3 0.3 18.4
Shawn Kemp 9 9 37.6 .475 .000 .763 12.2 0.4 0.6 1.6 17.4
Derrick McKey 9 9 35.0 .525 .313 .844 4.9 2.7 0.8 1.3 16.3
Nate McMillan 9 2 27.3 .422 .231 .714 3.7 7.0 1.8 0.3 9.6
Gary Payton 8 8 27.6 .466 .000 .583 2.6 4.8 1.0 0.3 7.6
Ricky Pierce 9 9 35.1 .481 .273 .870 2.4 3.1 0.6 0.1 19.6

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Michael Cage finished the season with a franchise record .566 in field goal percentage.[1]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via waivers

Trades[edit]

October 2, 1991
To Seattle SuperSonics
Conditional 1993, 1995 and 1996 second round picks
To Los Angeles Lakers
Sedale Threatt

Free agents[edit]

Waivings[edit]

Player Left
Quintin Dailey December 10, 1991

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]