1998–99 Philadelphia 76ers season

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1998–99 Philadelphia 76ers season
Larry Hughes' rookie season
Head coach Larry Brown
Arena First Union Center
Results
Record 28–22 (.560)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Philadelphia, WPSG
Radio WYBG
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998-99 NBA season was the 76ers 50th season in the NBA and 36th season in Philadelphia.[1] After a four month lockout wiped out half the season, the Sixers signed free agents Matt Geiger and George Lynch during the offseason, and acquired Tyrone Hill from the Milwaukee Bucks at midseason. The Sixers recorded their first winning month in five years, on their way to making the playoffs for the first time in eight years with a 28–22 record, third in the Atlantic Division. Allen Iverson led the league in scoring with 26.8 points per game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Sixers defeated the 3rd–seeded Orlando Magic in four games, but were swept in the semifinals by the Indiana Pacers in four straight games. Following the season, Rick Mahorn retired after making his second stint with the Sixers.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Larry Hughes SG  United States Saint Louis University
2 37 Casey Shaw C  United States University of Toledo

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 52 United States Geiger, Matt 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 243 lb (110 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 44 United States Grant, Harvey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma
PF 40 United States Hill, Tyrone 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Xavier
PF 25 United States Honeycutt, Jerald 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Tulane
PG 21 United States Hughes, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Saint Louis
SG 3 United States Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Georgetown
SF 9 United States Lynch, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) North Carolina
PF 4 United States Mahorn, Rick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Hampton
SG 8 United States McKie, Aaron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Temple
C 14 United States Mohammed, Nazr 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Kentucky
PG 11 United States Overton, Doug 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) La Salle
SG 12 United States Parker, Anthony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Bradley
PF 42 United States Ratliff, Theo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wyoming
C 30 United States Shaw, Casey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Toledo
PG 20 United States Snow, Eric 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Michigan 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]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 33 17 .660 18–7 15–10 12–8
x-Orlando Magic 33 17 .660 21–4 12–13 12–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 28 22 .560 5 17–8 11–14 9–10
x-New York Knicks 27 23 .540 6 19–6 8–17 12–8
Boston Celtics 19 31 .380 14 10–15 9–16 10–9
Washington Wizards 18 32 .360 15 13–12 5–20 6–13
New Jersey Nets 16 34 .320 17 12–13 4–21 6–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 33 17 .660
2 y-Indiana Pacers 33 17 .660
3 x-Orlando Magic 33 17 .660
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 31 19 .620 2
5 x-Detroit Pistons 29 21 .580 4
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 28 22 .560 5
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 28 22 .560 5
8 x-New York Knicks 27 23 .540 6
9 Charlotte Hornets 26 24 .520 7
10 Toronto Raptors 23 27 .460 10
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 11
12 Boston Celtics 19 31 .380 14
13 Washington Wizards 18 32 .360 15
14 New Jersey Nets 16 34 .320 17
15 Chicago Bulls 13 37 .260 20


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Magic and 76ers.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers: Pacers win series 4-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1981 Eastern Conference First Round (Philadelphia won 2-0)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]