1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season

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1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season
Glen Rice's final season with the Hornets
Eddie Jones's first season with the Hornets
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 NBA season was the eleventh season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Hornets signed free agents Derrick Coleman, Chuck Person and Eldridge Recasner. After a four-month lockout wiped out half the season, the Hornets began their season dealing with injuries as Anthony Mason was lost for the entire season with a elbow injury suffered in practice a few days before the start of the season.[2] Glen Rice was also on the injured list and demanded a trade. The Hornets struggled losing eight of their first nine games, which led to a disappointing 4–11 start to the season as head coach Dave Cowens was replaced with Paul Silas.

A few days later, Rice was traded along with J.R. Reid, and B.J. Armstrong to the Los Angeles Lakers for All-Star guard Eddie Jones, and Elden Campbell. The team improved under Silas posting a 22–13 record, including a nine-game winning streak in April. The Hornets finished fifth in the Central Division with a 26–24 record. However, they 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. Following the season, Person signed with the Seattle SuperSonics.

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 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 15 United States Beck, Corey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arkansas
PF 52 United States Brown, Chucky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) North Carolina State
C 41 United States Campbell, Elden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Clemson
PF 44 United States Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
SG 21 United States Davis, Ricky 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Iowa
SG 6 United States Jones, Eddie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Temple
SF 14 United States Mason, Anthony Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
C 40 United States Miller, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Purdue
SF 45 United States Person, Chuck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Auburn
SG 13 United States Phills, Bobby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern
PG 3 United States Recasner, Eldridge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Washington
C 33 United States Shackleford, Charles 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina State
PG 4 United States Wesley, David 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Baylor
Head coach

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

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Forward Anthony Mason missed the entire season due to an elbow injury.

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
# 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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1998-99 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Boston 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1
Charlotte 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chicago 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2
Cleveland 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–2
Dallas 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1
Detroit 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Golden State 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 0–0
Houston 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–0 0–0
Indiana 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0
Miami 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Milwaukee 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Minnesota 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–0
New Jersey 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–3 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
New York 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Philadelphia 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2
Phoenix 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Portland 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–4 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Seattle 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1
Toronto 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0
Vancouver 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0
Washington 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0

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]

  1. ^ 1998-99 Charlotte Hornets
  2. ^ "Mason Out for the Season After Biceps Injury". Los Angeles Times. February 3, 1999. Retrieved March 2, 2017.