1993–94 Atlanta Hawks season

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1993–94 Atlanta Hawks season
Division Champions
Dominique Wilkins' final season with the Hawks
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Owner(s) Ted Turner
Arena The Omni
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WTBS, WATL
Radio WCNN
< 1992–93 1994–95 >

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Hawks' 45th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season in Atlanta.[1] In the offseason, Michael Jordan shocked the NBA by announcing his retirement. This meant that various teams in the league had an opportunity to contend for a championship. The Hawks hired Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens as their new head coach. Wilkens was a star guard for the franchise when it was based in St. Louis in the 1960s. Wilkens was quickly moving up the all-time coaching wins list after successful runs with the Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Wilkens employed a defensive system which benefited several members of the team. The team also signed free agents Craig Ehlo and Andrew Lang during the offseason.

The Hawks got off to a slow start losing four of their first five games, but then went on a 14-game winning streak as they held a 34–13 record before the All-Star break. Despite being in first place in the East, the Hawks would trade franchise leading scorer Dominique Wilkins to the Los Angeles Clippers for All-Star forward Danny Manning on February 24.[2] By the end of the season, the Hawks finished first overall in the Eastern Conference with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses. Guards Stacey Augmon and Mookie Blaylock were both named to the NBA All-Defensive team. Blaylock was also selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game along with Wilkins, and Coach of The Year, Lenny Wilkens coaching the Eastern Conference.[3]

In the playoffs, the Hawks defeated the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in five games after trailing 2–1, but lost to the 5th-seeded Indiana Pacers four games to two in the semifinals. Following the season, Manning signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Suns, Duane Ferrell signed with the Indiana Pacers, and second-year forward Adam Keefe was traded to the Utah Jazz.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1993 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 15 Doug Edwards Forward  United States Florida State

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Roster[edit]

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 2 United States Augmon, Stacey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
PG 10 United States Blaylock, Mookie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma
PF 34 United States Edwards, Doug 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Florida State
SG 3 United States Ehlo, Craig 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington State
SF 33 United States Ferrell, Duane 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Georgia Tech
SG 25 United States Graham, Paul 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Ohio
PF 31 United States Keefe, Adam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Stanford
C 32 United States Koncak, Jon 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Southern Methodist
C 28 United States Lang, Andrew 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arkansas
SF 5 United States Manning, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
PG 1 United States Whatley, Ennis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Alabama
PF 42 United States Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695 36–5 21–20 21–7
x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 2 31–10 24–17 21–7
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 10 31–10 16–25 16–12
x-Indiana Pacers 47 35 .573 10 29–12 18–23 15–13
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 16 28–13 13–28 12–16
Detroit Pistons 20 62 .244 37 10–31 10–31 4–24
Milwaukee Bucks 20 62 .244 37 11–30 9–32 9–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695
2 y-New York Knicks 57 25 .695
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Orlando Magic 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Indiana Pacers 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 10
7 x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 15
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 16
10 Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 25
11 Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 32
12 Washington Bullets 24 58 .293 33
13t Milwaukee Bucks 20 62 .244 37
13t Detroit Pistons 20 62 .244 37

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Record vs. opponents[edit]

1993-94 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 4–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Boston 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Charlotte 1–4 4–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Chicago 3–2 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 0–4 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–5 0–4 0–5 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–4 1–1
Detroit 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–5 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 2–2 1–4 3–1 2–0
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–3 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 2–3 2–2 3–3 1–1
Indiana 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 2–3 3–2 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–5 1–4 0–4 0–5 2–2 1–1
Miami 1–3 3–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–3 4–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 0–5 1–3 2–3 0–4 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 2–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–4 0–4 1–4 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 0–5 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–0
Orlando 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1
Philadelphia 0–4 1–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 5–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–3 0–4 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–5 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–4 0–5 2–0
Seattle 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 5–0 4–0 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–0 1–3 2–0
Washington 0–4 2–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–3 0–5 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game log[edit]

1993-94 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

Entering the playoffs, the Hawks struggled, as they needed the full five games to get past the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. In the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Hawks were upset by the Indiana Pacers in 6 games.

East First Round[edit]

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Miami Heat: Hawks win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 28): Miami 93, Atlanta 88
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 30): Atlanta 104, Miami 86
  • Game 3 @ Miami Arena, Miami (May 3): Miami 90, Atlanta 86
  • Game 4 @ Miami Arena, Miami (May 5): Atlanta 103, Miami 89
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 8): Atlanta 102, Miami 91

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Hawks and Heat.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Indiana Pacers: Pacers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 10): Indiana 96, Atlanta 85
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 12): Atlanta 92, Indiana 69
  • Game 3 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 14): Indiana 101, Atlanta 81
  • Game 4 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 15): Indiana 102, Atlanta 86
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 17): Atlanta 88, Indiana 76
  • Game 6 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 19): Indiana 98, Atlanta 79

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3-1)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend[edit]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stacey Augmon 82 82 31.8 .510 .143 .764 4.8 2.3 1.8 .5 14.8
John Bagley 3 0 4.3 .000 . 1.000 .3 1.0 . . .7
Mookie Blaylock 81 81 36.0 .411 .334 .730 5.2 9.7 2.6 .5 13.8
Doug Edwards 16 0 6.7 .347 .000 .563 1.1 .5 .1 .3 2.7
Craig Ehlo 82 0 26.2 .446 .348 .727 3.4 3.3 1.7 .3 10.0
Duane Ferrell 72 13 16.0 .485 .111 .783 1.8 .9 .6 .2 7.1
Ricky Grace 3 0 2.7 .667 . .000 .3 .3 . . 1.3
Paul Graham 21 0 6.1 .368 .231 .765 .6 .6 .2 .2 2.8
Adam Keefe 63 1 12.1 .451 . .730 3.2 .5 .3 .1 4.3
Jon Koncak 82 78 22.2 .431 .000 .667 4.5 1.2 0.8 1.5 4.2
Andrew Lang 82 0 19.6 .469 .250 .689 3.8 .6 .5 1.1 6.1
Danny Manning 26 25 35.6 .476 .333 .651 6.5 3.3 1.8 1.0 15.7
Ennis Whatley 82 1 12.2 .508 .000 .788 1.2 2.2 .7 . 3.6
Dominique Wilkins 49 49 34.4 .432 .308 .854 6.2 2.3 1.3 .4 24.4
Kevin Willis 80 80 35.8 .499 .375 .713 12.0 1.9 1.0 .5 19.1

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stacey Augmon
Mookie Blaylock
Doug Edwards
Craig Ehlo
Duane Ferrell
Paul Graham
Adam Keefe
Jon Koncak
Andrew Lang
Danny Manning
Ennis Whatley
Kevin Willis

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]