1999–2000 Atlanta Hawks season

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1999–2000 Atlanta Hawks season
Jason Terry's rookie season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Arena Philips Arena
Results
Record 28–54 (.341)
Place Division: 7th (Central)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net South, WHOT, Turner South
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999-2000 season was the Hawks' 51st season in the NBA and 32nd season in Atlanta.[1] The Hawks played their first season at the Philips Arena, which was built over the site of The Omni. In the offseason, they acquired Isaiah Rider and Jim Jackson from the Portland Trail Blazers, while acquiring Bimbo Coles from the Golden State Warriors and Lorenzen Wright from the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Rider had a history of behavioral problems both on and off the court. After showing up late for a game in March, he was released.

The Hawks struggled all season and finished seventh in the Central Division with a disappointing 28–54 record. Top draft pick Jason Terry was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Lenny Wilkens left to coach the Toronto Raptors, Coles signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and LaPhonso Ellis signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

For the season, the Hawks changed their uniforms which would last until 2007.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1999 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Jason Terry PG/SG  United States Arizona
1 17 Cal Bowdler PF/C  United States Old Dominion
1 20 Dion Glover SG  United States Georgia Tech
1 27 Jumaine Jones SF  United States Georgia

Roster[edit]

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 10 United States Barry, Drew 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Georgia Tech
F 3 United States Bowdler, Cal 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Old Dominion
G 12 United States Coles, Bimbo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Virginia Tech
F 4 United States Crawford, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Marquette
F 20 United States Ellis, LaPhonso 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Notre Dame
G 5 United States Glover, Dion 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Georgia Tech
F 44 United States Henderson, Alan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Indiana
G 22 United States Jackson, Jim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Ohio State
F 7 United States McLeod, Roshown 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Duke
C 55 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Georgetown
G 31 United States Terry, Jason 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arizona
F/C 42 United States Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Memphis
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]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683 36–5 20–21 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7 30–11 19–22 20–8
x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11 26–15 19–22 16–12
x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14 27–14 15–26 16–12
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14 23–18 19–22 16–12
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24 22–19 10–31 8–20
Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28 21–20 7–34 11–17
Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39 12–29 5–36 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Drew Barry
Cal Bowdler
Bimbo Coles
Chris Crawford
LaPhonso Ellis
Dion Glover
Alan Henderson
Jim Jackson
Anthony Johnson
Roshown McLeod
Dikembe Mutombo
Isaiah Rider
Jason Terry
Lorenzen Wright

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]