1992–93 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1992–93 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coach George Karl
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Arena Seattle Center Coliseum
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Finals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Northwest Cable Sports, KOMO-TV
Radio KOMO-AM and FM
< 1991–92 1993–94 >
A ticket for Game 4 of the 1993 Western Conference Finals between the SuperSonics and the Phoenix Suns at the Seattle Center Coliseum.

The 1992–93 NBA season was the 25th season for the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association.[1] With George Karl in its second season as the SuperSonics coach, the team won their first four games of the season, which included two victories against the Houston Rockets in their first two games in Tokyo, Japan. Along the way, they won ten straight games between February and March, as they improved their 47–35 record from the previous season to 55–27, and reached the 1993 Playoffs as the #3 seed in the Western Conference. Transactions included acquiring Vincent Askew from the Sacramento Kings early into the season, and trading Benoit Benjamin at midseason to the Los Angeles Lakers for Sam Perkins.[2] Shawn Kemp made his first All-Star appearance as he was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Sonics defeated the Utah Jazz in five games after trailing 2–1, then defeated the Rockets in seven games in the semifinals, which included a 103–100 overtime win in Game 7. However, the Sonics would then lose in the Western Conference Finals to the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix Suns in a full seven game series. Following the season, Derrick McKey was traded to the Indiana Pacers, and Eddie Johnson and Dana Barros were both dealt to the Charlotte Hornets, who then sent Barros to the Philadelphia 76ers two days later.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1992 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 17 Doug Christie SG  United States Pepperdine
2 45 Chris King SF  United States Wake Forest

Roster[edit]

Seattle SuperSonics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 17 United States Askew, Vincent 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1966–02–28 Memphis
PG 11 United States Barros, Dana 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 1967–04–13 Boston College
C 44 United States Cage, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1962–01–28 San Diego State
SF 8 United States Johnson, Eddie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1959–05–01 Illinois
PF 40 United States Kemp, Shawn 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1969–11–26 Trinity Valley CC
C 25 United States King, Rich 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1969–04–04 Nebraska
SF 31 United States McKey, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1966–10–10 Alabama
SG 10 United States McMillan, Nate 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1964–08–03 North Carolina State
SG 21 United States Paddio, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1965–04–21 UNLV
PG 20 United States Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1968–07–23 Oregon State
PF 14 United States Perkins, Sam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1961–06–14 North Carolina
SG 22 United States Pierce, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1959–08–19 Rice
C 55 United States Scheffler, Steve 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1967–09–03 Purdue
Head coach

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Michael Cage Steve Scheffler Rich King
PF Shawn Kemp Sam Perkins
SF Derrick McKey Eddie Johnson Gerald Paddio
SG Ricky Pierce Nate McMillan
Vincent Askew
PG Gary Payton Dana Barros

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 35–6 27–14 21–9
x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7 33–8 22–19 22–8
x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11 30–11 21–20 19–11
x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21 27–14 14–27 15–15
x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23 20–21 19–22 13–17
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28 19–22 15–26 9–21
Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37 16–25 9–32 6–24
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1992-93 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (6) Utah Jazz: Sonics win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Western Conference Semifinals (Utah won 4-1)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Sonics win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference First Round (Seattle won 3-0)

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Suns win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1979 Western Conference Finals (Seattle won 4-3)

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
Askew, VincentVincent Askew 64 4 16.5 .495 .333 .701 2.3 1.8 .6 .3 6.0
Barros, DanaDana Barros 69 2 18.0 .451 .379 .831 1.6 2.2 .9 .0 7.8
Benjamin, BenoitBenoit Benjamin1 31 6 14.5 .497 .000 .701 3.6 .4 .5 1.1 6.7
Cage, MichaelMichael Cage 82 66 26.3 .526 .000 .469 8.0 .8 .9 .6 6.1
Johnson, EddieEddie Johnson 82 0 22.8 .467 .304 .911 3.3 1.6 .4 .0 14.4
Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp 78 68 33.1 .492 .000 .712 10.7 2.0 1.5 1.9 17.8
King, RichRich King 3 0 4.0 .400 .000 1.000 1.7 .3 .0 .0 2.0
McKey, DerrickDerrick McKey 77 68 31.7 .496 .357 .741 4.2 2.6 1.4 .8 13.4
McMillan, NateNate McMillan 73 25 27.1 .464 .385 .709 4.2 5.3 2.4 .4 7.5
Paddio, GeraldGerald Paddio 41 3 7.5 .447 .250 .667 1.2 .8 .3 .1 3.9
Payton, GaryGary Payton 82 78 31.1 .494 .206 .770 3.4 4.9 2.2 .3 13.5
Perkins, SamSam Perkins 30 13 25.4 .511 .452 .795 4.8 .9 .7 1.0 12.1
Pierce, RickyRicky Pierce 77 72 28.8 .489 .372 .889 2.5 2.9 1.3 .1 18.2
Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler 29 5 5.7 .521 .000 .667 1.2 .2 .2 .0 2.3
1.^ Statistics with the SuperSonics.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Askew, VincentVincent Askew 12 0 8.6 .561 .000 .696 1.6 .8 .1 .1 5.2
Barros, DanaDana Barros 16 0 8.5 .468 .313 .750 .8 .8 .3 .0 3.4
Cage, MichaelMichael Cage 19 2 19.9 .525 .000 .389 5.8 .5 .7 .4 4.8
Johnson, EddieEddie Johnson 19 0 20.1 .390 .333 .935 2.4 .9 .2 .1 10.8
Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp 19 19 34.9 .512 .000 .809 10.0 2.6 1.5 2.1 16.5
McKey, DerrickDerrick McKey 19 17 34.1 .525 .400 .667 5.2 3.7 .6 .9 11.3
McMillan, NateNate McMillan 19 2 21.8 .340 .208 .533 3.5 5.4 .6 1.3 4.8
Paddio, GeraldGerald Paddio 9 0 3.3 .500 .000 .000 .3 .4 .2 .1 1.6
Payton, GaryGary Payton 19 19 31.8 .443 .167 .676 3.3 3.7 1.8 .2 12.3
Perkins, SamSam Perkins 19 17 32.9 .436 .380 .873 7.0 1.9 1.0 1.3 14.4
Pierce, RickyRicky Pierce 19 19 30.4 .456 .400 .898 2.4 2.2 .6 .2 17.7
Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler 9 0 2.4 .500 .000 .1000 1.1 .1 .2 .0 1.6

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added ----

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost ----

Via free agency

Via trade

Via waivers

Trades[edit]

November 25, 1992
To Seattle SuperSonics----Conditional 2nd round pick for the 1993 NBA Draft To Sacramento Kings----Vincent Askew
February 22, 1993
To Seattle SuperSonics----Sam Perkins To Los Angeles Lakers----Benoit Benjamin----Draft rights to Doug Christie

Free agents[edit]

Waivings[edit]

Player Left
Corey Gaines November 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992–93 Seattle SuperSonics
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Sonics Get Lakers' Perkins". New York Times. February 23, 1993. Retrieved April 17, 2017.