2002–03 Memphis Grizzlies season

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2002–03 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coach Sidney Lowe
Hubie Brown
Arena Pyramid Arena
Results
Record 28–54 (.341)
Place Division: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002–03 season was the Grizzlies second season in Memphis and the eighth being a team in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] Hoping to improve upon a 23–59 record, the Grizzlies improved by five victories, finishing sixth in the Midwest Division with a 28–54 record. Their first game was against Dallas Mavericks on October 30, 2002, and the Grizzlies lost 108–119. This would lead to a thirteen-game losing streak. The Grizzlies got their first win against the Washington Wizards on November 23, 2002 by a score of 85–74. At midseason, they traded rookie Drew Gooden to the Orlando Magic for Mike Miller. Their final game was against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 16, 2003, which the Grizzlies lost 87–95.

After losing eight straight games to start the season, head coach Sidney Lowe was fired and replacing him was 69-year old Hubie Brown, who last coached the New York Knicks midway through the 1986–87 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Drew Gooden PF/C  United States Kansas
2 31 Robert Archibald PF/C  United Kingdom Illinois
2 45 Matt Barnes SF  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 21 Scotland Archibald, Robert 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Illinois
F 24 United States Batiste, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Arizona State
G/F 31 United States Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
G 8 United States Dickerson, Michael 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Arizona
F/C 16 Spain Gasol, Pau 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Spain
F 40 United States Humphrey, Ryan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Notre Dame
G 22 United States Knight, Brevin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Stanford
G/F 33 United States Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Florida
F 20 United States Owens, Chris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Texas
G/F 1 United States Person, Wesley 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Auburn
F/C 4 United States Swift, Stromile 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) LSU
C 15 Poland Trybański, Cezary 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Poland
G 25 United States Watson, Earl 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 199 lb (90 kg) UCLA
G 2 United States Williams, Jason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
F/C 42 United States Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 17–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 18–6
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9 33–8 18–23 15–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13 29–12 18–23 15–9
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17 28–13 15–26 11–13
Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32 20–21 8–33 5–17
Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43 13–28 4–37 3–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732
2 y-Sacramento Kings 59 23 .720 1
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732
4 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9
5 x-Los Angeles Lakers 50 32 .610 10
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 10
7 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13
8 x-Phoenix Suns 44 38 .537 16
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17
10 Seattle SuperSonics 40 42 .488 20
11 Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 22
12 Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32
13 Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 33
14 Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43


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]