1994–95 Sacramento Kings season

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1994–95 Sacramento Kings season
Head coach Garry St. Jean
Arena ARCO Arena
Results
Record 39–43 (.476)
Place Division: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994-95 NBA season was the Kings' 46th season in the NBA and 10th in Sacramento.[1] With the arrivals of rookies Brian Grant and Michael Smith, the Kings had an improved defense which held opponents at 99.2 points per game (8th best in the NBA). On the offensive side, the Kings were led by Mitch Richmond, who averaged 22.8 points per game while winning the All-Star MVP award in the 1995 NBA All-Star Game. On the final day of the regular season, the Kings faced the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Sports Arena for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Nuggets would win 102–89 as the Kings went home with a 39–43 record, missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. Following the season, Spud Webb was traded back to the Atlanta Hawks.

This season, the Kings changed their logo and added purple to their uniforms. The jerseys lasted until 2002, while the logo lasted until 2016.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1994 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Brian Grant PF  United States Xavier
2 35 Michael Smith PF  United States Providence College
2 51 Lawrence Funderburke PF  United States Ohio State

Roster[edit]

Sacramento Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PF United States Brickowski, Frank Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Penn State
SG 3 United States Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) New Mexico State
C 31 United States Causwell, Duane 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Temple
PF 33 United States Grant, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Xavier
PG 7 United States Hurley, Bobby 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Duke
SG 20 United States Lee, Doug 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Purdue
PG 5 United States Phelps, Derrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 181 lb (82 kg) North Carolina
C 0 Haiti Polynice, Olden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Virginia
SG 2 United States Richmond, Mitch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kansas State
SF 22 United States Simmons, Lionel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) La Salle
PF 34 United States Smith, Michael 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Providence
PF 9 United States Turner, Henry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State Fullerton
PG 4 United States Webb, Spud 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 133 lb (60 kg) North Carolina State
SF 42 United States Williams, Walt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Maryland
Head coach

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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 59 23 .720 32–9 27–14 23–7
x-Seattle SuperSonics 57 25 .695 2 32–9 25–16 16–14
x-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 11 29–12 19–22 15–15
x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 15 26–15 18–23 17–13
Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 20 27–14 12–29 17–13
Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 33 15–26 11–30 11–19
Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 42 13–28 4–37 6–24
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 62 20 .756
2 y-Phoenix Suns 59 23 .720 3
3 x-Utah Jazz 60 22 .732 2
4 x-Seattle SuperSonics 57 25 .695 5
5 x-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 14
6 x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 15
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 18
8 x-Denver Nuggets 41 41 .500 21
9 Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 23
10 Dallas Mavericks 36 46 .439 26
11 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 36
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 21 61 .256 41
13 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45


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

Game log[edit]

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]