1983–84 Kansas City Kings season

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1983–84 Kansas City Kings season
Head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons
Arena Kemper Arena
Results
Record 38–44 (.463)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KSHB-TV
Radio KMBZ
< 1982–83 1984–85 >

The 1983–84 NBA season was the Kings 35th season in the NBA, their 12th season in Kansas City (their ninth playing full-time in Kansas City).[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Ennis Whatley G  United States Alabama
2 38 Chris McNealy  United States San Jose State
3 60 Steve Harriel  United States Washington State
4 84 Mike Jackson  United States Wyoming
5 106 Lorenza Andrews  United States Oklahoma State
6 130 Alvis Rogers  United States Wake Forest
7 152 Dane Suttle SG  United States Pepperdine
8 176 Preston Neumayr  United States California-Davis
9 197 Bernard Hill  United States Oklahoma Panhandle State
10 219 Aaron Haskins  United States Washington State

Roster[edit]

Kansas City Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 10 United States Buse, Don 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Evansville
G 22 United States Drew, Larry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Missouri
G/F 8 United States Johnson, Eddie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Illinois
G/F 25 United States Knight, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Pittsburgh
F/C 50 United States Meriweather, Joe 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Southern Illinois
F 40 United States Micheaux, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Houston
F 20 United States Nealy, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Kansas State
F 53 United States Olberding, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Minnesota
F/C 35 United States Robisch, Dave 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
G 2 United States Suttle, Dane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Pepperdine
G 24 United States Theus, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) UNLV
C 41 United States Thompson, LaSalle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Texas
G/F 42 United States Woodson, Mike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y- Utah Jazz 45 37 .549 31–10 14–27 15–15
x-Dallas Mavericks 43 39 .524 2 31–10 12–29 19–11
x-Denver Nuggets 38 44 .463 7 27–14 11–30 16–14
x-Kansas City Kings 38 44 .463 7 26–15 12–29 16–14
San Antonio Spurs 37 45 .451 8 28–13 9–32 14–16
Houston Rockets 29 53 .354 16 21–20 8–33 9–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 54 28 .659
2 y-Utah Jazz 45 37 .549 9
3 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 6
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 43 39 .524 11
5 x-Seattle SuperSonics 42 40 .512 12
6 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 13
7 x-Denver Nuggets 38 44 .463 16
8 x-Kansas City Kings 38 44 .463 16
9 San Antonio Spurs 37 45 .451 17
9 Golden State Warriors 37 45 .451 17
11 San Diego Clippers 30 52 .366 24
12 Houston Rockets 29 53 .354 25


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1983–84 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–5 4–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–2 3–3 3–3 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Boston 5–0 5–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Chicago 2–4 0–5 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 3–3 0–6 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–3 1–5 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 4–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 4–2 4–1 1–4 4–2 0–2
Denver 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 3–3 3–2 2–3 3–3 0–2
Detroit 4–2 2–4 5–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3
Golden State 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 4–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 2–4 3–2 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–0
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–4 2–3 3–2 1–5 0–2
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 4–2 0–2 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 1–5 2–4 0–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4
Kansas City 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–1 1–4 4–2 2–0 0–5 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 2–3 5–1 3–2 1–4 3–3 2–0
Los Angeles 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–1 3–3 4–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 5–1 2–3 4–2 3–3 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 3–3 1–5 4–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 4–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
New Jersey 3–3 2–4 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 3–3 3–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2
New York 1–4 3–3 4–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2
Philadelphia 1–5 4–2 3–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 5–0 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–0
Portland 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 4–1 1–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 4–1 4–2 4–2 1–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 2–3 4–2 2–0 1–5 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–5 1–4 4–1 2–3 4–2 1–1
San Diego 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 0–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 2–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–4 3–2 3–3 1–4 1–1
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4 3–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1 4–1 2–4 3–2 4–1 1–1
Washington 2–4 2–4 4–2 1–4 2–0 2–0 3–3 0–2 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Kansas City Kings: Lakers win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 18): Los Angeles 116, Kansas City 105
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 20): Los Angeles 109, Kansas City 102
  • Game 3 @ Kemper Arena, Kansas City (April 22): Los Angeles 108, Kansas City 102

Last Playoff Meeting: 1955 Western Division Semifinals (Lakers won 2-1; Lakers were in Minneapolis, Kings were in Rochester, New York as the Royals)

Game 3 would be the last NBA playoff game contested in Kansas City. The Kings moved to Sacramento following the 1984–85 season.

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]