1991–92 Miami Heat season

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1991–92 Miami Heat season
First postseason appearance
Head coach Kevin Loughery
Arena Miami Arena
Results
Record 38–44 (.463)
Place Division: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Florida, Sunshine Network, WBFS
Radio WQAM
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991-92 Miami Heat season was Miami's fourth season in the NBA. The Heat selected Steve Smith with the fifth pick in the 1991 NBA Draft, and hired Kevin Loughery as their new head coach. Along the way, they traded Sherman Douglas to the Boston Celtics for Brian Shaw. Loughery helped the Heat reach their first postseason appearance in the team's franchise history. They sneaked into the playoffs on the final day of the season by finishing in 4th place with a 38–44 record. The Heat were very successful at home as they posted a 28–13 record at Miami Arena.[1] Glen Rice led the way with 22.3 points per game.[1] In the Eastern Conference First Round, the Heat were swept by the Chicago Bulls in three straight games.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 5 Steve Smith SG  United States Michigan State
2 29 George Ackles C/PF  United States UNLV

Roster[edit]

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SF 2 United States Askins, Keith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Alabama
SF 30 United States Bennett, Winston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kentucky
SF 34 United States Burton, Willie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Minnesota
PG 12 United States Coles, Bimbo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Virginia Tech
SG 21 United States Edwards, Kevin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) DePaul
PF 33 United States Kessler, Alec 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Georgia
PF 43 United States Long, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Eastern Michigan
SG 23 United States Morton, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Seton Hall
C 53 United States Ogg, Alan 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Alabama–Birmingham
SF 41 United States Rice, Glen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan
C 4 United States Seikaly, Rony 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
PG 22 United States Shaw, Brian 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) UC Santa Barbara
SG 3 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
PG 20 United States Sundvold, Jon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Missouri
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 34–7 17–24 19–9
x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 30–11 21–20 20–8
x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 11 25–16 15–26 15–13
x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 13 28–13 10–31 14–14
Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 16 23–18 12–29 15–13
Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 26 14–27 11–30 7–21
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 30 13–28 8–33 8–20
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Miami Heat: Bulls win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

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

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]