1993–94 Denver Nuggets season

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1993–94 Denver Nuggets season
Rodney Rogers's rookie season
Head coach Dan Issel
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish West Semifinals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Sports Rocky Mountain, KTVD
Radio KOA
< 1992–93 1994–95 >

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Nuggets' 18th season in the National Basketball Association, and 27th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, the Nuggets acquired Brian Williams from the Orlando Magic. The team also acquired Alvin Robertson from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Mark Macon early into the season. However, Robertson did not play due to an injured back. The Nuggets posted a 42–40 record and made the playoffs for the first time in 4 years. The Nuggets qualified for the playoffs as the #8 seed in the Western Conference.

The first round saw the Nuggets matched up with the Seattle SuperSonics. The Sonics had posted a league best 63–19 record. The Nuggets lost the first two games of the series. Upon arriving in Denver, the Nuggets used the shot blocking presence of Dikembe Mutombo to match up with the Sonics. Along with career performances by Brian Williams, Reggie Williams and Robert Pack, the Nuggets evened the series. The series went back to Seattle for the 5th game. The Nuggets rallied to tie the game and force overtime. The Nuggets would emerge with a 4-point victory and became the first 8th-seeded team to beat a #1 seed. To punctuate the win, Mutombo was on his back holding the ball and smiling after the buzzer.

In the second round, the Nuggets dropped their first 3 games to the 5th-seeded Utah Jazz. Despite the threat of elimination, the Nuggets would rally to win the next 3 games and force a 7th game. The postseason run would end as they lost 91–81.[2]

For the season, the Nuggets changed their logo and uniforms which lasted until 2003.

The team's season roster is featured in the video games NBA 2K16 [3] and NBA 2K17.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1993 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 9 Rodney Rogers SF/PF  United States Wake Forest
2 43 Josh Grant F  United States Utah

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 3 United States Abdul-Rauf, Mahmoud 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 162 lb (73 kg) LSU
SF 43 United States Brooks, Kevin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Louisiana–Lafayette
PF 20 United States Ellis, LaPhonso 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Notre Dame
PF 21 United States Hammonds, Tom 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Georgia Tech
SG 4 United States Mee, Darnell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Western Kentucky
C 55 Zaire Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgetown
PG 14 United States Pack, Robert 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Southern California
PF 42 United States Randall, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
SG United States Robertson, Alvin Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
SF 54 United States Rogers, Rodney 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Wake Forest
SG 23 United States Stith, Bryant 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Virginia
C 8 United States Williams, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
SF 34 United States Williams, Reggie (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgetown
Head coach

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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Dikembe Mutombo Brian Williams
PF LaPhonso Ellis Tom Hammonds Mark Randall
SF Reggie Williams Rodney Rogers Kevin Brooks
SG Bryant Stith Darnell Mee
PG Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Robert Pack

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 58 24 .707 35–6 23–18 15–11
x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 3 32–9 23–18 16–10
x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5 33–8 20–21 21–5
x- Denver Nuggets 42 40 .512 16 28–13 14–27 14–12
Minnesota Timberwolves 20 62 .244 38 13–28 7–34 5–21
Dallas Mavericks 13 69 .159 45 6–35 7–34 7–19


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Seattle SuperSonics 63 19 .768
2 y-Houston Rockets 58 24 .707 5
3 x-Phoenix Suns 56 26 .683 7
4 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 8
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 10
6 x- Golden State Warriors 50 32 .610 13
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 47 35 .573 16
8 x-Denver Nuggets 42 40 .512 21
9 Los Angeles Lakers 33 49 .402 30
10 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 35
11 Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 36
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 20 62 .244 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 13 69 .159 50


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

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]

Game Date Opponent Result Nuggets points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Nuggets win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1988 Western Conference First Round (Denver won 3-2)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(5) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Jazz win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Western Conference Semifinals (Denver won 4-1)

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

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]