2002–03 New Orleans Hornets season

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2002–03 New Orleans Hornets season
Inagural Season
Head coach Paul Silas
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena New Orleans Arena
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Cox Sports Television
Radio WTIX
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002–03 New Orleans Hornets season was the franchise's first in the National Basketball Association.[1] Decades after the Jazz relocated to Utah, the NBA returned to New Orleans as the Hornets left Charlotte.[2] Ironically, the Hornets first game in New Orleans was against the Utah Jazz; Baron Davis led the team to a 100–75 victory.[2] The franchise won their first 10 games at home on the way to a 17–7 start.[2] A midseason injury to Baron Davis resulted in a 13 game stretch from mid December to mid January, where the club went 3–13. At the trade deadline the Hornets acquired Kenny Anderson from the Seattle SuperSonics,[2] as Davis was hampered all season with a back injury. With help from Anderson, the Hornets won seven of their last ten games on the way to finishing with a strong record of 47-35,[2] allowing the team to qualify for their fourth straight playoff appearance.[3] They faced the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round, but were eliminated in six games.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft

The Hornets had a no draft picks in 2002.

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 -
Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2
New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3
Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8
Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15
Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20
Toronto Raptors 58 24 .413 26
Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33

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Game log[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Hornets score Opponent score Record OT
1 October 30 Utah Win 100 75 1-0
2 November 1 @ Chicago Loss 79 84 1-1
3 November 2 Miami Win 100 95 2-1
4 November 6 Seattle Win 86 84 3-1
5 November 8 Golden State Win 110 104 4-1
6 November 10 @ New York Win 97 91 5-1 OT
7 November 12 @ Detroit Loss 87 93 5-2
8 November 13 Minnesota Win 102 98 6-2
9 November 15 Chicago Win 105 87 7-2
10 November 16 @ Atlanta Loss 82 89 7-3
11 November 19 Philadelphia Win 99 98 8-3
12 November 22 New York Win 105 97 9-3 OT
13 November 23 @ Cleveland Win 97 84 10-3
14 November 25 @ Philadelphia Loss 87 108 10-4
15 November 27 Atlanta Win 106 94 11-4
16 November 30 @ New York Loss 86 92 11-5 OT
17 December 1 @ Boston Loss 86 95 11-6
18 December 3 @ Chicago Win 115 90 12-6
19 December 4 Toronto Win 89 74 13-6
20 December 6 Houston Win 98 96 14-6 OT
21 December 7 @ Milwaukee Win 94 88 15-6
22 December 9 LA Clippers Loss 90 94 15-7
23 December 12 @ Utah Win 93 88 16-7
24 December 13 @ LA Lakers Win 98 82 17-7
25 December 15 @ Sacramento Loss 92 107 17-8
26 December 17 @ Portland Loss 93 102 17-9
27 December 18 @ Golden State Loss 106 111 17-10
28 December 20 @ Seattle Win 88 86 18-10 OT
29 December 23 @ San Antonio Loss 94 99 18-11 OT
30 December 26 Dallas Loss 81 83 18-12
31 December 28 @ Indiana Loss 84 91 18-13
32 December 29 @ Houston Loss 85 97 18-14
33 December 31 Indiana Loss 86 89 18-15
34 January 3 Orlando Win 100 89 19-15
35 January 5 @ Toronto Win 99 84 20-15
36 January 6 @ Memphis Loss 102 106 20-16
37 January 8 Boston Loss 83 93 20-17
38 January 10 Detroit Loss 99 101 20-18 OT
39 January 11 @ Atlanta Loss 80 87 20-19
40 January 15 LA Lakers Loss 82 90 20-20
41 January 17 Chicago Win 90 83 21-20
42 January 20 Phoenix Win 114 103 22-20
43 January 22 Washington Win 103 94 23-20
44 January 24 Portland Loss 96 97 23-21 OT
45 January 27 Milwaukee Loss 93 108 23-22
46 January 29 Toronto Win 104 83 24-22
47 January 31 @ New Jersey Loss 72 89 24-23
48 February 1 @ Washington Loss 104 109 24-24
49 February 3 Boston Win 103 96 25-24
50 February 5 Sacramento Win 108 84 26-24
51 February 11 @ Miami Win 78 69 27-24
52 February 12 Indiana Loss 72 83 27-25
53 February 14 @ Minnesota Loss 93 114 27-26
54 February 16 Denver Win 100 92 28-26
55 February 18 @ Orlando Loss 94 99 28-27
56 February 19 Washington Win 87 75 29-27
57 February 21 Memphis Win 125 123 30-27 OT
58 February 22 @ Detroit Win 93 91 31-27
59 February 26 Miami Win 91 82 32-27
60 February 28 @ Denver Win 94 88 33-27
61 March 1 @ Phoenix Win 97 92 34-27
62 March 3 @ LA Clippers Win 111 108 35-27
63 March 7 Cleveland Win 102 76 36-27
64 March 9 New Jersey Loss 92 102 36-28
65 March 11 @ Indiana Win 81 71 37-28
66 March 12 @ Boston Loss 65 93 37-29
67 March 14 @ Miami Win 87 83 38-29
68 March 15 @ Orlando Loss 86 96 38-30
69 March 19 New York Win 101 96 39-30
70 March 21 Milwaukee Win 113 98 40-30
71 March 22 @ Milwaukee Loss 85 93 40-31
72 March 26 Orlando Loss 95 97 40-32
73 March 28 @ Toronto Win 101 92 41-32
74 March 30 San Antonio Loss 90 92 41-33
75 April 1 @ Dallas Loss 86 95 41-34
76 April 2 New Jersey Win 106 97 42-34
77 April 5 @ Cleveland Loss 76 79 42-35
78 April 9 Cleveland Win 100 81 43-35
79 April 11 Detroit Win 93 89 44-35
80 April 13 @ Philadelphia Win 94 89 45-35
81 April 14 @ New Jersey Win 87 74 46-35
82 April 16 Atlanta Win 92 77 47-35
1 April 20 @ Philadelphia Loss 90 98 0-1
2 April 23 @ Philadelphia Loss 85 90 0-2
3 April 26 Philadelphia Win 99 85 1-2
4 April 28 Philadelphia Loss 87 96 1-3
5 April 30 @ Philadelphia Win 93 91 2-3
6 May 2 Philadelphia Loss 103 107 2-4

Playoffs[edit]

At the start of the playoffs, Baron Davis would struggle with back pain. Jamal Mashburn would suffer a dislocated finger in Game 2 of the first round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hornets would force a 6th game, but Davis and Mashburn played hurt. The 76ers would eliminate the Hornets in the sixth game. After the season, the Hornets would stun their fans and most experts by firing Coach Paul Silas.[2]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (5) New Orleans Hornets Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference First Round (Philadelphia won 3-1; Hornets were in Charlotte at the time)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NOH-PHI)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 20 New Orleans 90 Philadelphia 98 0–1 First Union Center, Philadelphia TNT 8:00et Recap
2 April 23 New Orleans 85 Philadelphia 90 0–2 First Union Center, Philadelphia TNT 7:00et Recap
3 April 26 Philadelphia 85 New Orleans 99 1–2 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans TNT 7:30et/6:30ct Recap
4 April 28 Philadelphia 96 New Orleans 87 1–3 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans TNT 7:30et/6:30ct Recap
5 April 30 New Orleans 93 Philadelphia 91 2–3 First Union Center, Philadelphia TNT 6:00et Recap
6 May 2 Philadelphia 107 New Orleans 103 2–4 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans ESPN 8:30et/7:30ct Recap
Philadelphia wins series 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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Courtney Alexander 66 7 20.6 .382 .333 .808 1.8 1.2 .5 .1 7.9
Kenny Anderson 23 1 19.4 .407 .500 .727 2.0 3.3 .8 .2 6.0
Stacey Augmon 70 3 12.3 .411 .000 .750 1.7 1.0 .4 .1 3.0
P.J. Brown 78 78 33.4 .531 .000 .836 9.0 1.9 .9 1.0 10.7
Elden Campbell 41 1 16.7 .409 .000 .809 3.5 1.0 .6 .8 7.2
Baron Davis 50 47 37.8 .416 .350 .710 3.7 6.4 1.8 .4 17.1
Bryce Drew 13 0 6.1 .296 .429 . 1.0 .8 .2 .0 1.5
Kirk Haston 12 0 4.8 .118 .000 .500 .6 .3 .0 .4 .5
Randy Livingston 2 0 6.0 .500 . 1.000 .0 .5 .0 .0 3.0
George Lynch 81 32 18.5 .409 .354 .554 4.4 1.3 .8 .2 4.5
Jamaal Magloire 82 82 29.8 .480 .000 .717 8.8 1.1 .6 1.4 10.3
Jamal Mashburn 82 81 40.5 .422 .389 .848 6.1 5.6 1.0 .2 21.6
Jerome Moiso 51 1 12.6 .520 . .659 3.5 .4 .4 .9 4.0
Robert Pack 28 4 15.7 .403 .000 .745 1.8 2.9 .9 .0 5.2
Robert Traylor 69 0 12.3 .443 .333 .648 3.8 .7 .7 .5 3.9
David Wesley 73 73 37.1 .433 .424 .781 2.4 3.4 1.5 .1 16.7

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Courtney Alexander 5 0 7.8 .438 1.000 .750 .8 .2 .4 .0 3.6
Kenny Anderson 5 0 10.2 .333 . 1.000 .4 1.8 .6 .0 2.2
Stacey Augmon 4 0 17.3 .333 . .875 2.5 .8 .8 .0 4.3
P.J. Brown 6 6 32.2 .477 . .760 7.7 1.0 1.2 .5 10.2
Baron Davis 5 5 38.8 .446 .343 .727 3.6 8.4 1.4 .4 20.4
George Lynch 6 3 27.2 .429 .278 .250 6.2 1.7 1.0 .8 7.0
Jamaal Magloire 6 6 31.3 .449 . .758 8.3 .3 .7 1.0 11.5
Jamal Mashburn 4 4 40.5 .430 .400 .714 3.5 5.3 1.0 .3 24.8
Jerome Moiso 4 0 15.0 .625 . .750 4.0 1.3 .0 1.8 5.8
Robert Pack 4 0 10.5 .462 . 1.000 .3 1.0 .0 .0 3.8
Robert Traylor 6 0 15.7 .455 . .250 5.0 .7 .5 .8 3.5
David Wesley 6 6 30.8 .403 .412 1.000 1.2 2.2 .8 .2 13.2

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]