1999–2000 Charlotte Hornets season

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1999–2000 Charlotte Hornets season
Baron Davis's rookie season
Eddie Jones's final season with the Hornets
Anthony Mason's final season with the Hornets
Head coach Paul Silas
Owner(s) George Shinn
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(Eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportSouth, WJZY
Radio WBT
< 1998–99 2000–01 >
Players warming up prior to an April 2000 game between the Hornets and the season's eventual Eastern Conference champions Indiana Pacers at the Charlotte Coliseum.

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the 12th season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association.[1] Despite finishing the previous season with a 26–24 record, the Hornets had the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft, and selected UCLA point guard Baron Davis. The Hornets were competitive through the first half of the season finishing with a respectable 27–20 record heading into the All-Star break. However, tragedy struck on January 12, 2000 when guard Bobby Phills was killed in an automobile accident while racing with teammate David Wesley, who had a suspended license at the time;[2][3] the Hornets then retired his #13 jersey on February 9 during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which Phills used to play for.

Despite the loss of Phills, and a 7-game losing streak in January, the Hornets finished the first half of the season strong as Eddie Jones was selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. At midseason, the team acquired Dale Ellis from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hornets won their final seven games finishing second in the Central Division with a 49–33 record, and qualified for their fifth playoff appearance. They faced the 5th-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the first round, but were eliminated three games to one. The Hornets finished eleventh in the NBA in attendance for the season.

Following the season, Jones, Anthony Mason and second-year guard Ricky Davis were all traded to the Miami Heat, and second-year center Brad Miller signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls. Ellis, who was involved in a trade with the Heat was released, and then retired

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 3 Baron Davis PG  United States UCLA
2 43 Lee Nailon SF/PF  United States Texas Christian

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 52 United States Brown, Chucky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) North Carolina State
F/C 5 United States Campbell, Elden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Clemson
F/C 44 United States Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
G 1 United States Davis, Baron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G/F 21 United States Davis, Ricky 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Iowa
G 2 United States Ellis, Dale 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
C 52 United States Fuller, Todd 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) North Carolina State
G 7 United States Hawkins, Michael 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Xavier
G/F 6 United States Jones, Eddie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Temple
F 14 United States Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
F/C 40 United States Miller, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Purdue
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
G/F 32 United States Robinson, Eddie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Central Oklahoma
G 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]

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1999-2000 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 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Boston 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 4–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
New York 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2
Orlando 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 4–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–0 2–0
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1
Seattle 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0
Toronto 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Washington 3–1 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Charlotte Hornets vs. (5) Philadelphia 76ers Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

April 22
Philadelphia 76ers 92, Charlotte Hornets 82
April 24
Philadelphia 76ers 98, Charlotte Hornets 108 (OT)
April 28
Charlotte Hornets 76, Philadelphia 76ers 81
May 1
Charlotte Hornets 99, Philadelphia 76ers 105
Philadelphia wins series, 3-1

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
Chucky Brown 33 2 15.0 .434 .143 .524 2.7 0.8 0.4 0.2 4.4
Elden Campbell 78 77 32.5 .446 .000 .690 7.6 1.7 0.7 1.9 12.7
Derrick Coleman 74 64 31.7 .456 .362 .785 8.5 2.4 0.5 1.8 16.7
Baron Davis 82 0 18.6 .420 .225 .634 2.0 3.8 1.2 0.2 5.9
Ricky Davis 48 4 11.9 .503 .000 .765 1.7 1.3 0.6 0.2 4.7
Dale Ellis 24 5 10.0 .328 .400 .750 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.0 2.3
Todd Fuller 41 2 9.7 .418 .604 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 3.3
Michael Hawkins 12 0 3.0 .231 .200 .500 0.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.7
Derek Hood 2 0 2.0 .000 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Eddie Jones 72 72 39.0 .427 .375 .864 4.8 4.2 2.7 0.7 20.1
Anthony Mason 82 81 38.2 .480 .000 .746 8.5 4.5 0.9 0.4 11.6
Brad Miller 55 4 17.5 .461 .000 .785 5.3 0.8 0.4 0.6 7.7
Jason Miskiri 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bobby Phills 28 9 29.5 .454 .330 .723 2.5 2.8 1.5 0.3 13.6
Eldridge Recasner 7 0 4.0 .429 .250 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.0
Eddie Robinson 67 8 16.6 .549 .000 .734 2.7 0.5 0.7 0.4 7.0
David Wesley 82 82 33.7 .426 .355 .778 2.7 5.6 1.3 0.1 13.6

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Elden Campbell 4 4 37.5 .468 .000 .929 8.3 1.0 0.5 1.0 14.3
Derrick Coleman 4 4 42.3 .474 .313 .786 12.5 3.5 0.8 3.0 20.3
Baron Davis 4 0 14.3 .435 .167 .500 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.0 5.8
Eddie Jones 4 4 42.8 .379 .346 .938 5.0 4.8 2.5 0.8 17.0
Anthony Mason 4 4 44.8 .474 .000 .700 9.8 5.5 1.0 0.0 12.5
Brad Miller 4 0 15.5 .529 .800 3.3 0.8 0.0 0.8 7.5
Eddie Robinson 4 0 11.3 .417 1.000 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.3 3.0
David Wesley 4 4 38.0 .333 .300 1.000 3.0 4.8 2.0 0.0 11.0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • August 17, 1999

Signed Eddie Robinson as a free agent.

  • August 18, 1999

Signed Todd Fuller as a free agent.

  • October 4, 1999

Signed Derek Hood as a free agent.

Signed Jason Miskiri as a free agent.

  • November 8, 1999

Waived Jason Miskiri.

  • November 9, 1999

Signed Michael Hawkins as a free agent.

  • November 23, 1999

Waived Derek Hood.

  • January 18, 2000

Traded a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Jason Hart was later selected) and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Chris Owens was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Dale Ellis.

  • February 8, 2000

Signed Chucky Brown as a free agent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999-2000 Charlotte Hornets
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Hornets' Phills Killed in Car Crash". New York Times. January 13, 2000. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Report: Hornets' Wesley Had Suspended Driver's License". Chicago Tribune. January 16, 2000. Retrieved November 1, 2016.