2002–03 Sacramento Kings season

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2002–03 Sacramento Kings season
Division Champions
Head coach Rick Adelman
Arena ARCO Arena
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Bay Area, KMAX
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002–03 NBA season was the Kings' 54th season in the NBA and 18th in Sacramento.[1] For the season, the team sported new uniforms which would remain until 2008. During the season, none of the Kings' players played a full season via suspension or injury, but they still managed to win 59 games, two games less than their previous output in which they went 61-21, thus repeating as Pacific Division Champions once again. Bobby Jackson was named Sixth Man of The Year.

After easily dispatching the Utah Jazz in five games in the first round, the team started to look like a title contender, but in Game 2 against the Dallas Mavericks in the second round, their title hopes took a serious blow when star forward Chris Webber suffered a knee injury while trying to catch a lob pass from teammate Mike Bibby, ending his season. Webber's knee required microfracture surgery in the following off-season. Without their team captain and MVP, the Kings lost the series in seven games. Following the season, Hedo Turkoglu was traded to the San Antonio Spurs and Scot Pollard was traded to the Indiana Pacers.

Webber and Peja Stojaković were voted to play in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. However, this time, Stojakovic was the only team representative as Webber was forced to withdraw due to a sprained ankle in a home loss against the Utah Jazz.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 28 Dan Dickau  United States Gonzaga
2 57 Corsley Edwards  United States Central Connecticut State

Roster[edit]

Sacramento Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 10 United States Bibby, Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Arizona
G/F 13 United States Christie, Doug 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Pepperdine
F/C 7 United States Clark, Keon 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
G 8 United States Cleaves, Mateen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
C 21 Serbia Divac, Vlade 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 243 lb (110 kg) Serbia
F 51 United States Funderburke, Lawrence 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Ohio State
G 24 United States Jackson, Bobby 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minnesota
G/F 22 United States Jackson, Jim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Ohio State
G 9 United States Jones, Damon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Houston
F/C 31 United States Pollard, Scot 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kansas
F 16 Serbia Stojaković, Peja 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Serbia
F 5 Turkey Türkoğlu, Hedo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Turkey
F 3 United States Wallace, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alabama
F/C 4 United States Webber, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Note[edit]

Bold = All-Star selection

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Sacramento Kings 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 17–7
x-Los Angeles Lakers 50 32 .610 9 31–10 19–22 15–9
x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 9 27–14 23–18 15–9
x-Phoenix Suns 44 38 .537 15 30–11 14–27 12–12
Seattle SuperSonics 40 42 .488 19 25–16 15–26 11–13
Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 21 24–17 14–27 8–16
Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 32 16–25 11–30 6–18
# 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]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Sacramento Kings vs. (7) Utah Jazz Last Playoff Meeting: 2002 Western Conference First Round (Sacramento won 3-1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(UTA-SAC)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 19 Utah 90 Sacramento 96 0–1 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
2 April 21 Utah 95 Sacramento 108 0–2 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:00 EDT/7:00PT Recap
3 April 26 Sacramento 104 Utah 108 1–2 Delta Center, Salt Lake City ESPN 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
4 April 28 Sacramento 99 Utah 82 1–3 Delta Center, Salt Lake City TNT 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
5 April 30 Utah 91 Sacramento 111 1–4 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
Sacramento wins series 4–1

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Sacramento Kings vs. (3) Dallas Mavericks Last Playoff Meeting: 2002 Western Conference Semifinals (Sacramento won 4-1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SAC-DAL)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 6 Sacramento 124 Dallas 113 1-0 American Airlines Center, Dallas ESPN 9:30 EDT/8:30CT Recap
2 May 8 Sacramento 110 Dallas 132 1–1 American Airlines Center, Dallas ESPN 9:30 EDT/8:30CT Recap
3** May 10 Dallas 141 Sacramento 137 1–2 ARCO Arena, Sacramento ESPN 9:30 EDT/6:30PT Recap
4 May 11 Dallas 83 Sacramento 99 2–2 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
5 May 13 Sacramento 93 Dallas 112 2–3 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT 9:30 EDT/8:30CT Recap
6 May 15 Dallas 109 Sacramento 115 3–3 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:30 EDT/7:30PT Recap
7 May 17 Sacramento 99 Dallas 112 3–4 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT 8:30 EDT/7:30CT Recap
Dallas wins series 4–3

**Required double-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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]