2003–04 New Orleans Hornets season

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2003–04 New Orleans Hornets season
Head coachTim Floyd
Owner(s)George Shinn
ArenaNew Orleans Arena
Results
Record41–41 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Heat 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCox Sports Television
RadioWTIX
< 2002–03 2004–05 >

The 2003–04 NBA season was the Hornets' second season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Hornets signed free agent Steve Smith. Despite losing Jamal Mashburn for the first 44 games due to a knee injury, the Hornets got off to a solid 17–7 start to the season under new head coach Tim Floyd. However, they would struggle posting a losing record in January, and only managed to play .500 ball in February. Mashburn would return to play just 19 games averaging 20.8 points per game, but then re-injured his knee sitting out the rest of the season. The Hornets struggled losing 11 of their 16 games in March, but would rebound in April winning 4 of 7 games.

Despite posting an average record of 41–41, the Hornets finished fifth in the Eastern Conference, and qualified for their fifth straight playoff appearance. This was also the team's final season in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Baron Davis was again hampered by injuries and he played just 67 games. Despite another injury-plagued season, Davis and teammate Jamaal Magloire both represented the Eastern Conference at the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

In the playoffs, they faced the Miami Heat in the first round, but lost in seven games. Following the season, the Hornets moved to the new Southwest Division of the NBA's Western Conference. Also following the season, Floyd was fired as coach after just one season, Smith left in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft, Stacey Augmon signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic, and Robert Traylor re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 David West PF  United States Xavier
2 48 James Lang  United States

Roster[edit]

New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 32 United States Alexander, Courtney Injured (IN) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fresno State
G 3 United States Armstrong, Darrell 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fayetteville State
G/F 2 United States Augmon, Stacey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
F/C 42 United States Brown, P. J. 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 239 lb (108 kg) Louisiana Tech
G 5 United States Carter, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) LSU
G 1 United States Davis, Baron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 212 lb (96 kg) UCLA
F 9 United States Lynch, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) North Carolina
C 21 Canada Magloire, Jamaal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kentucky
F 24 United States Mashburn, Jamal Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kentucky
G 8 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
F/C 34 United States Traylor, Robert 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Michigan
G 4 United States Wesley, David 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Baylor
F/C 30 United States West, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Xavier
G 11 United States Williams, Shammond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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 61 21 .744 34–7 27–14 20–8
x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 7 31–10 23–18 17–11
x-New Orleans Hornets 41 41 .500 20 25–16 16–25 14–14
x-Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 20 27–14 14–27 15–13
Cleveland Cavaliers 35 47 .427 26 23–18 12–29 14–14
Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 28 18–23 15–26 11–17
Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 33 18–23 10–31 10–18
Chicago Bulls 23 59 .280 38 14–27 9–32 11–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Indiana Pacers 61 21 .744
2 y-New Jersey Nets 47 35 .573 14
3 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 7
4 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 19
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 41 41 .500 20
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 20
7 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
8 x-Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 35 47 .427 26
10 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 28
11 Philadelphia 76ers 33 49 .402 28
12 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 33
13 Washington Wizards 25 57 .305 36
14 Chicago Bulls 23 59 .280 37
15 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 39


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2003-04 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Boston 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–3
Cleveland 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2
Dallas 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0
Golden State 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0
Indiana 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–0 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–0
Miami 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
New Jersey 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0
New Orleans 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
New York 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 4–0 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0
Seattle 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Toronto 3–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3
Utah 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Miami Heat vs. (5) New Orleans Hornets

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(MIA-NOH)

Venue Recap
1 April 18 New Orleans 79 Miami 81 1-0 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 1
2 April 21 New Orleans 63 Miami 93 2-0 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 2
3 April 24 Miami 71 New Orleans 77 2-1 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 3
4 April 27 Miami 85 New Orleans 96 2-2 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 4
5 April 30 New Orleans 83 Miami 87 3-2 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 5
6 May 2 Miami 83 New Orleans 89 3-3 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 6
7 May 4 New Orleans 77 Miami 85 4-3 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 7
Miami wins series 4–3

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
Darrell Armstrong 79 22 28.4 39.5 31.5 85.4 2.9 3.9 1.7 0.2 10.6
Stacey Augmon 69 24 20.5 41.2 14.3 79.1 2.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 5.8
P.J. Brown 80 80 34.4 47.6 0.0 85.4 8.6 1.9 1.0 0.9 10.5
Tierre Brown 3 0 5.7 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
Maurice Carter 6 0 10.0 28.6 37.5 62.5 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 3.3
Baron Davis 67 66 40.1 39.5 32.1 67.3 4.3 7.5 2.4 0.4 22.9
Bryce Drew 15 0 5.2 22.2 14.3 100.0 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.8
George Lynch 78 51 21.8 39.7 30.9 66.7 4.0 1.5 0.6 0.2 4.8
Jamaal Magloire 82 82 33.9 47.3 0.0 75.1 10.3 1.0 0.5 1.2 13.6
Jamal Mashburn 19 18 38.4 39.2 28.4 81.3 6.2 2.5 0.7 0.3 20.8
Sean Rooks 35 0 9.3 36.2 0.0 80.0 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 2.3
Steve Smith 71 4 13.1 40.6 40.2 92.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 5.0
Robert Traylor 71 0 13.3 50.5 40.0 54.7 3.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 5.1
David Wesley 61 60 32.8 38.9 32.3 75.3 2.2 2.9 1.2 0.2 14.0
David West 71 1 13.1 47.4 0.0 71.3 4.2 0.8 0.4 0.4 3.8
Shammond Williams 16 2 14.9 34.6 19.2 84.6 1.1 3.3 0.9 0.1 4.5

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darrell Armstrong 7 0 21.4 23.5 20.0 100.0 2.1 2.3 0.9 0.0 3.4
Stacey Augmon 7 0 24.0 37.5 0.0 88.9 2.7 1.0 0.9 0.1 7.4
P.J. Brown 7 7 36.6 36.6 0.0 90.9 9.7 2.1 0.4 1.6 8.9
Maurice Carter 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Baron Davis 7 7 37.1 37.7 32.7 75.8 4.1 7.0 1.6 0.7 18.1
George Lynch 7 7 21.0 43.9 25.0 62.5 5.3 1.7 0.4 0.4 8.3
Jamaal Magloire 7 7 34.1 41.8 0.0 75.0 9.1 0.7 0.4 1.0 11.0
Steve Smith 5 0 9.2 46.2 54.5 66.7 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 6.4
Robert Traylor 4 0 10.0 44.4 0.0 66.7 2.5 0.3 0.8 0.3 2.5
David Wesley 7 7 34.7 32.4 36.7 71.4 2.3 2.4 0.7 0.0 10.6
David West 7 0 15.9 53.6 0.0 84.6 4.3 1.1 0.3 0.6 5.9
Shammond Williams 3 0 6.0 40.0 0.0 75.0 0.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 2.3

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

February 19, 2004 To New Orleans Hornets
Shammond Williams
To Orlando Magic
Sean Rooks

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Sean Rooks July 21 Los Angeles Clippers
Darrell Armstrong July 29 Orlando Magic
Steve Smith October 29 San Antonio Spurs
Tierre Brown (10-day) January 26 North Charleston Lowgators (D-League)
Maurice Carter March 25 Dakota Wizards (CBA)
Subtractions
Player Date waived New Team
James Lang December 29 Oklahoma Storm (USBL)
Bryce Drew March 2 Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy)

References[edit]