1998–99 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1998–99 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Chris Ford
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Los Angeles Sports Arena
Arrowhead Pond
Results
Record 9–41 (.180)
Place Division: 7th (Pacific)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports West 2, KCAL, KDOC
Radio KXTA, KPLS
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998-99 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 29th season in the NBA, their 15th in Los Angeles.[1] This is also the final season where the team plays at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The Clippers went on a 0-17 start and finished the season with a 9-41 record, last place in the Pacific Division.

Draft Picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Michael Olowokandi C  Nigeria
 United Kingdom
Pacific
1 22 Brian Skinner PF  United States Baylor

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 33 United States Closs, Keith 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Central Connecticut State
PG 20 United States Douglas, Sherman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Syracuse
PG 6 United States Hudson, Troy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Southern Illinois
PG 15 United States Martin, Darrick 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UCLA
SF 7 United States Murray, Lamond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 236 lb (107 kg) California
SF 8 United States Nesby, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 245 lb (111 kg) UNLV
C 34 United Kingdom Olowokandi, Michael 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pacific
PG 24 United States Richardson, Pooh Injured (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
SG 26 United States Robinson, James 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama
SF 54 United States Rogers, Rodney Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Wake Forest
PF 32 United States Skinner, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
SG 5 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) New Mexico
PF 23 United States Taylor, Maurice 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Michigan
C 11 Croatia Vrankovic, Stojko Injured 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Croatia
C 55 United States Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2009-10-04

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1998-99 NBA Pacific standings

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740
2 y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 2
3 x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 6
5 x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6
6 x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 10
7 x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 10
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12
9 Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 12
10 Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 16
11 Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18
12 Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23
13 Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 28
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29


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
Keith Closs
Sherman Douglas
Troy Hudson
Darrick Martin
Lamond Murray
Tyrone Nesby
Eric Piatkowski
Pooh Richardson
James Robinson
Rodney Rogers
Brian Skinner
Charles Smith
Maurice Taylor
Stojko Vrankovic
Lorenzen Wright

Awards and records[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Scott Brooks January 30, 1999 Strained right MCL

Transactions[edit]

The Clippers have been involved in the following transactions during the 1998-1999 season.

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Darrick Martin January 22, 1999 One-year deal

Trades[edit]

No trades occurred for this team during this season.

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]