1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season

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1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season
Kevin Willis's final season with the Hawks until 2004–05
Steve Smith's first season with the Hawks
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Owner(s) Ted Turner
Arena The Omni
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WTBS, WATL
Radio WCNN
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Hawks' 46th season in the National Basketball Association, and 27th season in Atlanta.[1] During the offseason, the Hawks acquired Ken Norman from the Milwaukee Bucks, and Tyrone Corbin from the Utah Jazz. Early into the season, they traded Kevin Willis to the Miami Heat for Steve Smith and Grant Long after the first two games.[2] The Hawks got off to a slow start losing 9 of their first 13 games, which led them to a 12–19 record in early January. However, Lenny Wilkens made history by becoming the NBA's all-time winningest coach, surpassing Red Auerbach on January 6 with 939 wins in a 112–90 win over the Washington Bullets. The Hawks played mediocre basketball finishing fifth in the Central Division with a 42–40 record, with Mookie Blaylock leading the team in scoring, assists, steals and three-point field goals.

However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks would be eliminated by the Indiana Pacers for the second consecutive season, as they were swept in three straight games. Following the season, Corbin was traded to the Sacramento Kings, and Jon Koncak signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Orlando Magic.

For the season, the Hawks added black alternate road uniforms which only lasted for just one season.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1994 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 34 Gaylon Nickerson(from L.A. Clippers) Guard  United States NW Oklahoma State

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Roster[edit]

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 22 United States Anderson, Greg 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Houston
SF 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
SF 33 United States Corbin, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) DePaul
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
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
PG 14 United States Les, Jim 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Bradley
PF 43 United States Long, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Eastern Michigan
SF 4 United States Norman, Ken 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Illinois
SG 8 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
PG 1 United States Whatley, Ennis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Alabama
PG 11 United States Wiley, Morlon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Long Beach State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–10
x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 2 29–12 21–20 17–11
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 5 28–13 19–22 16–12
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 9 26–15 17–24 17–11
x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 10 24–17 18–23 9–19
Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 18 22–19 12–29 13–15
Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 24 13–28 8–33 7–21
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695
2 y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 5
3 x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 14
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 15
8 x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22
9 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 23
10 Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25
11 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27
12 Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 29
13 Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33
14 Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36

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Record vs. opponents[edit]

1994-95 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 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–4 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–4 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0
Boston 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 4–1 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1
Dallas 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–4 3–1 2–2 2–3 0–4 2–4 1–1
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 6–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–4 2–0
Detroit 2–3 1–3 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 2–2 2–0
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–5 0–4 2–3 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–2 2–0
Miami 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 1–4 4–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–6 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 0–4 3–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 5–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0
Orlando 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–3 1–1 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–5 3–2 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–3 0–2 4–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 0–4 3–2 0–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 1–4 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–3 2–0
Utah 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–3 3–1 2–0
Washington 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–4 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–4 2–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game log[edit]

1994-95 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (7) Atlanta Hawks: Pacers win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Indiana won 4-2)

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
Greg Anderson 51 0 12.2 .548 N/A .479 3.7 0.3 0.5 0.6 2.9
Stacey Augmon 76 76 31.1 .453 .269 .728 4.8 2.6 1.3 0.6 13.9
Sergei Bazarevich 10 0 7.4 .500 .167 .778 0.7 1.4 0.1 0.1 3.0
Mookie Blaylock 80 80 38.4 .425 .359 .729 4.9 7.7 2.5 0.3 17.2
Tyrone Corbin 81 4 17.1 .442 .250 .684 3.2 0.8 0.7 0.2 6.2
Doug Edwards 38 0 5.6 .458 .000 .719 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.8
Craig Ehlo 49 0 23.8 .453 .381 .620 3.0 2.3 0.9 0.1 9.7
Tom Hovasse 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Jon Koncak 62 20 15.2 .412 .333 .542 3.0 0.8 0.6 0.7 2.9
Andrew Lang 82 63 28.5 .473 .667 .809 5.6 0.9 0.5 1.8 9.7
Jim Les 24 0 7.8 .289 .217 .852 1.1 1.8 0.2 0.0 2.1
Grant Long 79 77 32.6 .479 .355 .756 7.5 1.6 1.4 0.4 11.7
Ken Norman 74 27 25.4 .453 .344 .457 4.9 1.3 0.5 0.3 12.7
Steve Smith 78 59 33.4 .427 .334 .845 3.5 3.4 0.8 0.4 16.2
Fred Vinson 5 0 5.4 .143 .167 1.000 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.8
Ennis Whatley 27 2 10.8 .453 .250 .625 1.1 2.0 0.7 0.0 2.8
Morlon Wiley 5 0 3.4 .500 .250 N/A 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.2 1.4
Kevin Willis 2 2 44.5 .390 .000 .667 18.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 21.0

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Greg Anderson
Stacey Augmon
Mookie Blaylock
Tyrone Corbin
Craig Ehlo
Andrew Lang
Grant Long
Ken Norman
Steve Smith
Ennis Whatley

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Trades[edit]

November 7, 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]