1998–99 Washington Wizards season

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1998–99 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Bernie Bickerstaff
Jim Brovelli
Arena MCI Center
Results
Record 18–32 (.360)
Place Division: 6th (Atlantic)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Home Team Sports, WBDC
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998-99 NBA season was the Wizards' 38th season in the NBA.[1] Prior to the start of the season which was delayed by a four month lockout, the Wizards acquired Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe from the Sacramento Kings. Richmond had a solid season averaging 19.7 points per game. Meanwhile, Rod Strickland finished second in the league with 9.9 assists per game. However, the Wizards continued to under achieve as they finished sixth in the Atlantic Division with a disappointing 18–32 record. Following the season, Thorpe signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, Calbert Cheaney signed with the Boston Celtics, and Ben Wallace was traded to the Orlando Magic.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 43 Jahidi White PF/C  United States Georgetown

Roster[edit]

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PF 42 United States Bohannon, Etdrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Auburn Montgomery
SG 40 United States Cheaney, Calbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Indiana
C 51 United States Coker, John 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Boise State
C 52 United States Davis, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
SF 5 United States Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
PF 50 United States Jackson, Randell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Florida State
SG 23 United States Legler, Tim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) La Salle
PG 10 United States McInnis, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 179 lb (81 kg) North Carolina
SF 35 United States Murray, Tracy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
SG 2 United States Richmond, Mitch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kansas State
PG 1 United States Strickland, Rod 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) DePaul
PF 33 United States Thorpe, Otis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Providence
C 30 United States Wallace, Ben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Virginia Union
PF 55 United States White, Jahidi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Georgetown
PG 12 United States Whitney, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Clemson
C 43 United States Williams, Lorenzo Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Stetson
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Roster Notes[edit]

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]

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

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]