1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season

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1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coach Dave Cowens
(15 games)
Paul Silas (35 games)
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 26–24 (.520)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WJZY
Radio WBT
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season was Charlotte's eleventh season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Hornets finished the season, which was shortened due to a lockout, with a 26–24 record. After a disappointing 4–11 start to the season, head coach Dave Cowens was replaced by Paul Silas, who led the team ta a 22–13 record to end the season. They also sent Glen Rice, J.R. Reid, and B.J. Armstrong to the Los Angeles Lakers for Eddie Jones, and Elden Campbell. Despite this, The Hornets failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1995–96 season. The Hornets finished sixth the NBA in attendance for the season. Power forward Anthony Mason was out injured for the entire season.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 21 Ricky Davis SF/SG  United States Iowa
2 50 Andrew Betts  United States California State-Long Beach

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Hornets 1998-99 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 10 United States Armstrong, B.J. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Arkansas
G 15 United States Beck, Corey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Iowa
F 52 United States Brown, Chucky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) North Carolina State
F 9 United States Burton, Willie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Minnesota
C 41 United States Campbell, Elden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Clemson
F 44 United States Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
G 21 United States Davis, Ricky 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Iowa
F 6 United States Jones, Eddie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Temple
C 40 United States Miller, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Purdue
F 45 United States Person, Chuck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Auburn
G 13 United States Phills, Bobby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern
G 3 United States Recasner, Eldridge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Washington
F 7 United States Reid, J.R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
C 33 United States Shackleford, Charles 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina State
G 4 United States Wesley, David 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Baylor
F 32 United States Williams, Travis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) South Carolina State
F 30 United States Wolf, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 190 lb (86 kg) North Carolina
Head coach




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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 33 17 .660 18–7 15–10 15–7
x-Atlanta Hawks 31 19 .620 2 16–9 15–10 15–8
x-Detroit Pistons 29 21 .580 4 17–8 12–13 13–8
x-Milwaukee Bucks 28 22 .560 5 17–8 11–14 13–11
Charlotte Hornets 26 24 .520 7 16–9 10–15 12–10
Toronto Raptors 23 27 .460 10 14–11 9–16 9–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 11 15–10 7–18 9–13
Chicago Bulls 13 37 .260 20 8–17 5–20 4–19

Template:1998-99 NBA East standings

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
B.J. Armstrong 10 1 17.8 .488 .750 .900 1.6 2.7 0.3 0.0 5.7
Corey Beck 16 0 9.4 .452 1.000 .462 1.4 1.3 0.4 0.1 2.2
Chucky Brown 48 21 24.8 .472 .375 .678 3.6 1.2 0.3 0.4 8.5
Willie Burton 3 0 6.0 .143 .000 .500 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Elden Campbell 32 32 35.4 .489 .000 .647 9.4 1.9 1.2 1.8 15.3
Derrick Coleman 37 29 31.8 .414 .212 .753 8.9 2.1 0.6 1.1 13.1
Ricky Davis 46 1 12.1 .405 .167 .763 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.2 4.4
Eddie Jones 30 30 38.6 .446 .359 .801 .3.9 4.2 3.0 1.1 17.0
Brad Miller 38 0 12.3 .565 .500 .794 3.1 0.6 0.2 0.5 6.3
Chuck Person 50 21 19.8 .388 .350 .750 2.6 1.2 0.4 0.2 6.1
Bobby Phills 43 43 36.6 .433 .395 .685 4.0 3.5 1.4 0.6 14.3
Eldridge Recasner 44 2 16.1 .446 .400 .872 1.8 2.1 0.4 0.0 5.0
J.R. Reid 16 16 34.8 .521 .798 7.1 1.6 1.4 0.6 15.2
Charles Shackleford 32 4 11.5 .489 .655 4.0 0.4 0.2 0.4 3.3
David Wesley 50 50 37.0 .446 .359 .832 3.2 6.4 2.0 0.2 14.1
Travis Williams 8 0 7.8 .462 .750 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.9
Joe Wolf 3 0 4.0 .000 .000 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • January 21, 1999

Signed Brad Miller as a free agent.

Signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

Signed Charles Shackleford as a free agent.

Signed Chucky Brown as a free agent.

Signed Derrick Coleman as a free agent.

  • January 26, 1999

Signed Chuck Person as a free agent.

  • February 3, 1999

Signed Joe Wolf as a free agent.

  • February 28, 1999

Signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

  • March 8, 1999

Waived Willie Burton.

  • March 10, 1999

Waived Joe Wolf.

Traded B.J. Armstrong, J.R. Reid and Glen Rice to the Los Angeles Lakers for Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones.

  • March 16, 1999

Waived Travis Williams.

  • March 17, 1999

Signed Corey Beck to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • April 6, 1999

Signed Corey Beck to a contract for the rest of the season.

References[edit]