1990–91 Atlanta Hawks season

The 1990–91 NBA season was the Hawks' 42nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 23rd season in Atlanta.[1] Under new head coach Bob Weiss, the Hawks won their first three games. However, after a 4–1 start, they lost nine consecutive games in November, but went on to win 20 of their next 25 games including a 7-game winning streak. The Hawks finished fourth in the Central Division with a 43–39 record. Dominique Wilkins made the All-NBA Second Team averaging 25.9 points per game while being selected for the 1991 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks faced the defending champion Detroit Pistons. The Hawks won Game 1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills 103–98, but would lose the next two games. After winning Game 4 at The Omni, they lost the series in five games.[2]

1990–91 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachBob Weiss
Owner(s)Ted Turner
ArenaThe Omni
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(eliminated 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWTBS
WGNX
SportSouth
TBS (Skip Caray and Rick Barry)
RadioWCNN
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

Following the season, Doc Rivers was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Spud Webb was dealt to the Sacramento Kings, Moses Malone signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, and John Battle signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Rumeal Robinson PG   United States Michigan
2 36 Trevor Wilson SF   United States UCLA
2 41 Steve Bardo SG   United States Illinois

RosterEdit

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 10   Battle, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rutgers
SF 33   Ferrell, Duane 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Georgia Tech
C 32   Koncak, Jon 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) SMU
C 34   Leonard, Gary 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Missouri
C 2   Malone, Moses 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg)
C 40   McCormick, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
SG 15   Moncrief, Sidney 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arkansas
PG 25   Rivers, Doc 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marquette University
PG 22   Robinson, Rumeal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Michigan
PG 4   Webb, Spud 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 133 lb (60 kg) North Carolina State
SF 21   Wilkins, Dominique 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Georgia
PF 42   Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 61 21 .744 35–6 26–15 25–5
x-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 11 32–9 18–23 19-11
x-Milwaukee Bucks 48 34 .585 13 33–8 15–26 16–14
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 18 29–12 14–27 11–19
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 20 29-12 12–29 15-15
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 28 23–18 10–31 11-19
Charlotte Hornets 26 56 .317 35 17–24 9–32 8–22
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Chicago Bulls 61 21 .744
2 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 5
3 x-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 11
4 x-Milwaukee Bucks 48 34 .585 13
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 44 38 .537 17
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 18
7 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 20
8 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 28
10 Washington Bullets 30 52 .366 31
11 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 35
12 Charlotte Hornets 26 56 .317 35
13 Miami Heat 24 58 .293 37


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1990–91 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 UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–4 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–1
Charlotte 4–1 1–3 0–5 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2
Chicago 4–1 2–2 5–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1
Cleveland 2–3 1–3 4–1 0–5 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3
Dallas 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–4 2–2 0–5 2–0
Denver 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–5 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–4 0–4 1–3 1–1
Detroit 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–3 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–2
Houston 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 5–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–2 1–1
Indiana 1–4 2–2 5–0 1–4 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Miami 0–4 1–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2
Milwaukee 3–2 2–2 3–2 1–4 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 2–3 0–2 1–3 0–5 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 1–3 1–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3
New York 1–3 0–5 4–0 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–4 1–1 5–0 0–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Orlando 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–4 1–1
Philadelphia 4–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–2
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–3 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–4 4–1 1–3 1–3 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–2 3–1 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–5 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

1990–91 game log
Total: 43–39 (Home: 29–12; Road: 14–27)
1990–91 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

1991 playoff game log
1991 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

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

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
John Battle 79 2 23.6 .461 .286 .854 2.0 2.7 0.6 0.1 13.6
Duane Ferrell 78 2 14.9 .489 .667 .801 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.3 6.1
Jon Koncak 77 61 25.1 .436 .125 .593 4.9 1.6 1.0 1.0 4.1
Gary Leonard* 4 0 2.3 .000 .000 .500 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5
Moses Malone 82 15 23.3 .468 .000 .831 8.1 0.8 0.4 0.9 10.6
Tim McCormick 56 7 12.3 .497 .000 .733 2.9 0.6 0.2 0.3 4.5
Sidney Moncrief 72 3 15.2 .488 .328 .781 1.8 1.4 0.7 0.1 4.7
Doc Rivers 79 79 32.7 .435 .336 .844 3.2 4.3 1.9 0.6 15.2
Rumeal Robinson 47 16 14.3 .446 .182 .588 1.5 2.8 0.7 0.2 5.6
Spud Webb 75 64 29.3 .447 .321 .868 2.3 5.6 1.6 0.1 13.4
Dominique Wilkins 81 81 38.0 .470 .341 .829 9.0 3.3 1.5 0.8 25.9
Kevin Willis 80 80 29.7 .504 .400 .668 8.8 1.2 0.8 0.5 13.1
Trevor Wilson* 25 0 6.5 .300 .000 .500 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 2.2
Howard Wright* 4 0 5.0 .667 .000 1.000 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3

*Statistics with the Atlanta Hawks

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
John Battle 5 0 21.4 .364 .400 .960 2.0 2.2 0.2 0.0 2.2
Duane Ferrell 5 0 14.6 .444 .000 .667 3.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 4.8
Jon Koncak 5 5 26.6 .286 .000 1.000 4.6 1.4 0.4 0.8 1.4
Gary Leonard 2 0 2.5 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Moses Malone 5 0 16.8 .200 .000 .929 6.2 0.6 0.6 0.2 4.2
Tim McCormick 2 0 6.5 .286 .000 .667 2.9 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Sidney Moncrief 5 0 18.2 .500 .167 .813 3.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 7.2
Doc Rivers 5 5 34.6 .469 .091 .895 4.0 3.0 1.0 0.4 15.6
Rumeal Robinson 2 0 6.5 .250 .000 .000 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0
Spud Webb 5 5 30.8 .439 .417 .688 4.4 4.8 1.4 0.2 13.2
Dominique Wilkins 5 5 39.0 .372 .133 .914 6.4 2.6 1.8 1.0 20.8
Kevin Willis 5 5 31.8 .403 .667 .700 9.0 1.0 0.6 0.2 15.4

AwardsEdit

SeasonEdit

All-StarEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 27, 1990[3]
To Atlanta Hawks
The 10th pick in the 1990 NBA draft (Rumeal Robinson)
The 36th pick in the 1990 NBA draft (Trevor Wilson)
The 41st pick in the 1990 NBA draft (Steve Bardo)
To Golden State Warriors
The 11th pick in the 1990 NBA draft (Tyrone Hill)
The 28th pick in the 1990 NBA draft (Les Jepsen)
September 27, 1990[4]
To Atlanta Hawks
John Lucas II
Tim McCormick
To Houston Rockets
Roy Marble
Kenny Smith

Free agentsEdit

WaivingsEdit

Player Left
Steve Bardo October 19
Scott Haffner October 22
Howard Wright November 13
Trevor Wilson April 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1990-91 Atlanta Hawks
  2. ^ "BASKETBALL; Pistons in Overdrive Against Hawks". New York Times. May 1991. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/ATL/1990_transactions.html
  4. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/ATL/1991_transactions.html

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit