2002–03 Milwaukee Bucks season

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2002–03 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coach George Karl
Owner(s) Herb Kohl
Arena Bradley Center
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 2–4)

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

The 2002–03 NBA season was the Bucks' 35th season in the NBA.[1] During the offseason, the Bucks acquired Toni Kukoč from the Atlanta Hawks. In a year of transition, the Bucks hovered around .500 almost all season. In February 2003, just before the trading deadline, the Bucks dealt three-time All-Star shooting guard Ray Allen to the Seattle SuperSonics, in exchange for 34-year-old point guard Gary Payton and Desmond Mason.[2] The Bucks finished fourth in the Central Division with a 42–40 record. However, they did not make it out of the first round of the playoffs, losing 2–4 to the New Jersey Nets. Following the season, Payton signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, Sam Cassell and Ervin Johnson were both traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bucks head coach George Karl was fired, and the late Anthony Mason retired.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Marcus Haislip PF  United States Tennessee
2 33 Dan Gadzuric C  Netherlands UCLA
2 41 Ronald Murray SG  United States Shaw
2 47 Chris Owens PF  United States Texas

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 35 United States Caffey, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Alabama
G 10 United States Cassell, Sam 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Florida State
C 50 Netherlands Gadzuric, Dan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
F/C 12 United States Haislip, Marcus 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Tennessee
C 40 United States Johnson, Ervin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) New Orleans
F 7 Croatia Kukoč, Toni 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Croatia
F 17 United States Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
G/F 24 United States Mason, Desmond 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Oklahoma State
G 20 United States Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon State
C 6 United States Przybilla, Joel 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Minnesota
G 22 United States Redd, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Ohio State
F/C 31 United States Sampson, Jamal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 257 lb (117 kg) California
F 5 United States Thomas, Tim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Villanova
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]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 30–11 20–21 19–9
x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2 32–9 16–25 19–9
x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3 29–12 18–23 17–11
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8 25–16 17–24 16–12
Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15 26–15 9–32 14–14
Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20 27–14 3–38 12–16
Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26 15–26 9–32 10–18
Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33 14–27 3–38 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610
2 y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 1
3 x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 2
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3
6 x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 6
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8
8 x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 8
9 New York Knicks 37 45 .451 13
9 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 13
11 Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15
12 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20
13 Miami Heat 25 57 .305 25
14 Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33


c – clinched conference best record
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) New Jersey Nets vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks Last Playoff Meeting: 1986 Eastern Conference First Round (Milwaukee won 3–0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(MIL-NJN)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 19 Milwaukee 96 New Jersey 109 0–1 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey ESPN 12:30et Recap
2 April 22 Milwaukee 88 New Jersey 85 1–1 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey TNT 7:00et Recap
3 April 24 New Jersey 103 Milwaukee 101 1–2 Bradley Center, Milwaukee TNT 8:30et/7:30ct Recap
4* April 26 New Jersey 114 Milwaukee 119 2–2 Bradley Center, Milwaukee TNT 5:00et/4:00ct Recap
5 April 29 Milwaukee 82 New Jersey 89 2–3 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey TNT 7:00et Recap
6 May 1 New Jersey 113 Milwaukee 101 2–4 Bradley Center, Milwaukee TNT 6:00et/5:00ct Recap
New Jersey wins series 4–2

*Required overtime.

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
Ray Allen
Jason Caffey
Sam Cassell
Dan Gadzuric
Marcus Haislip
Ervin Johnson
Toni Kukoč
Anthony Mason
Desmond Mason
Ronald Murray
Kevin Ollie
Gary Payton
Joel Przybilla
Michael Redd
Jamal Sampson
Tim Thomas

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Sam Cassell
Marcus Haislip
Ervin Johnson
Toni Kukoč
Anthony Mason
Desmond Mason
Gary Payton
Joel Przybilla
Michael Redd
Tim Thomas

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]