2009–10 New Orleans Hornets season

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2009–10 New Orleans Hornets season
Head coach Jeff Bower
Arena New Orleans Arena
Results
Record 37–45 (.451)
Place Division: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Cox Sports Television
Radio KMEZ
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009-10 New Orleans Hornets season, was the team's 7th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA)

Key dates[edit]

  • June 25 - The 2009 NBA Draft took place in New York City.
  • July 8 - The free agency period started.
  • November 12 - After a 3–6 start, the Hornets become the first NBA team this season to fire its head coach, dismissing Byron Scott. General manager Jeff Bower is named new head coach. In addition, former head coach Tim Floyd was brought in as an assistant coach.[1]
  • January 28 - Hornets point guard Chris Paul was selected as all-star reserve.

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2009[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft

Free agency[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 21 Darren Collison  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 2 United States Collison, Darren 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) UCLA
F 1 United States Diogu, Ike Injured (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Arizona State
F/C 34 United States Gray, Aaron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pittsburgh
F/C 4 New Zealand Marks, Sean Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) California
F/C 50 United States Okafor, Emeka 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Connecticut
G 3 United States Paul, Chris Injured (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
G/F 24 United States Peterson, Morris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
F 41 United States Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Xavier
F 9 Lithuania Songaila, Darius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest
F 16 Serbia Stojaković, Peja Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 229 lb (104 kg) Serbia
G 5 United States Thornton, Marcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) LSU
F 30 United States West, David (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Xavier
F 32 United States Wright, Julian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 2–0–2 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 2–0–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 7 (in Atlanta, GA) New Orleans Hornets 102 - 108 Atlanta Hawks - Lost 8,024 0 - 1 1
2 October 8 (in Greensboro, NC) New Orleans Hornets 101 - 108 Charlotte Bobcats - Lost 8,623 0 - 2 2

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 28–13 27–14 10–6
x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 5 29–12 21–20 9–7
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13 23–18 19–22 9–7
Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 15 23–18 17–24 5–11
New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 18 24–17 13–28 7–9
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3
4 y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 4
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 4
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 7
7 x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 7
8 x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 7
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 17
11 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 20
12 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28
13 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31
14 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42


Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log
2009–10 season 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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

Main article: 2009-10 NBA season

All-Star[edit]

  • Chris Paul was selected as an All-Star reserve (third All-Star appearance; did not play due to injury).

Season[edit]

Main article: 2009-10 NBA season

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 28, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
Emeka Okafor
To Charlotte Bobcats
Tyson Chandler
August 12, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
2016 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Los Angeles Clippers
Rasual Butler
September 9, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
Bobby Brown, Darius Songaila
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Antonio Daniels
January 11, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
Cash Considerations, 2016 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Sacramento Kings
Hilton Armstrong
January 25, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
Aaron Gray
To Chicago Bulls
Devin Brown
January 26, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
2014 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Los Angeles Clippers
Bobby Brown

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Ike Diogu July 29 Indiana Pacers
Jason Hart February 5 Minnesota Timberwolves

Subtractions[edit]

Player Waived
Jason Hart February 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein, Marc (2009-11-13). "Hornets fire Scott, name Bower coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

External links[edit]