1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season

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1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Owner(s) Ted Turner
Arena The Omni
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WTBS, WATL
Radio WCNN
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Hawks' 46th season in the NBA and 27th season in Atlanta.[1] They finished fifth in the Central Division with a 42-40 record. In the postseason, the Hawks would be eliminated by the Indiana Pacers for the second consecutive season.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1994 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 34 Gaylon Nickerson(from L.A. Clippers) Guard  United States NW Oklahoma State

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Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

The Dominique Wilkins trade would haunt the club as Danny Manning departed for the Phoenix Suns as a Free Agent. In an effort to rebuild the team, the Hawks traded center Kevin Willis to the Miami Heat in exchange for Steve Smith, Grant Long, and a future second-round draft selection. Despite the new look, the Hawks struggled and finished the season with a record of 42 wins and 40 losses. In the Eastern Conference, the franchise would rank 7th overall. Despite the struggles, Lenny Wilkens made history by becoming the NBA's all-time winningest coach. Wilkens surpassed Red Auerbach on January 6 with win number 939.

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–10
x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 2 29–12 21–20 17–11
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 5 28–13 19–22 16–12
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 9 26–15 17–24 17–11
x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 10 24–17 18–23 9–19
Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 18 22–19 12–29 13–15
Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 24 13–28 8–33 7–21
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695
2 y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 5
3 x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 14
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 15
8 x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22
9 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 23
10 Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25
11 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27
12 Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 29
13 Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33
14 Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36

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Game log[edit]

1994-95 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (7) Atlanta Hawks: Pacers win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Indiana won 4-2)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend[edit]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Greg Anderson
Stacey Augmon
Sergei Bazarevich
Mookie Blaylock
Tyrone Corbin
Doug Edwards
Craig Ehlo
Tom Hovasse
Jon Koncak
Andrew Lang
Jim Les
Grant Long
Ken Norman
Steve Smith
Fred Vinson
Ennis Whatley
Morlon Wiley
Kevin Willis

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Greg Anderson
Stacey Augmon
Mookie Blaylock
Tyrone Corbin
Craig Ehlo
Andrew Lang
Grant Long
Ken Norman
Steve Smith
Ennis Whatley

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

November 7, 1994

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]