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1990–91 Charlotte Hornets season

The 1990–91 NBA season was the Charlotte Hornets' third season in the National Basketball Association.[1] After playing one year in the Midwest Division in the Western Conference, the Hornets returned to the Eastern Conference and moved into the Central Division. In the offseason, they signed unrestricted free agent Johnny Newman, who would lead the Hornets in scoring with 16.9 points per game. At midseason, they traded Armen Gilliam to the Philadelphia 76ers for Mike Gminski. The franchise improved seven games over the previous season finishing with 26 wins and 56 losses. However, they finished last place in their division for the third straight season. Top draft pick and Flyin' Illini star Kendall Gill made the All-Rookie First Team, averaging 11.0 points and 1.3 steals per game. Charlotte also hosted the 1991 NBA All-Star Game during the season. The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the second time in three seasons.

1990–91 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachGene Littles
Owner(s)George Shinn
ArenaCharlotte Coliseum
Results
Record26–56 (.317)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWCCB
SportSouth
(Steve Martin, Gerry Vaillancourt)
RadioWBT
(Matt Pinto, Gil McGregor)
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

OffseasonEdit

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 Kendall Gill SG/SF   United States Illinois
2 39 Steve Scheffler C/PF   United States Purdue

RosterEdit

Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 1   Bogues, Muggsy 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Wake Forest
SG 3   Chapman, Rex 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Kentucky
PF 25   Cureton, Earl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Detroit
SG 30   Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Virginia Tech
PF 33   Gattison, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Old Dominion
SG 13   Gill, Kendall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Illinois
C 42   Gminski, Mike 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
PG 4   Haffner, Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Evansville
SF 31   Keys, Randolph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Southern Miss
C 45   Leckner, Eric 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Wyoming
SF 22   Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
C 34   Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
C 55   Scheffler, Steve 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Purdue
SF 7   Tripucka, Kelly 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Notre Dame
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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


# 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

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Muggsy Bogues 81 46 28.4 .460 .000 .796 2.7 8.3 1.7 0.0 7.0
Rex Chapman 70 68 30.0 .445 .324 .830 2.7 3.6 1.0 0.2 15.7
Earl Cureton 9 1 17.7 .333 .000 .333 4.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.9
Dell Curry 76 14 19.9 .471 .372 .842 2.6 2.2 1.0 0.3 10.6
Kenny Gattison 72 6 21.6 .532 .000 .661 5.3 0.6 0.7 0.9 9.0
Kendall Gill 82 36 23.7 .450 .143 .835 3.2 3.7 1.3 0.5 11.0
Armen Gilliam 25 25 38.0 .513 .813 9.4 1.1 1.4 0.8 19.8
Mike Gminski 50 50 28.1 .473 .167 .789 7.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 11.4
Scott Haffner 7 0 7.1 .381 .000 .500 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.1 2.4
Dave Hoppen 19 0 5.9 .563 .000 .800 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 2.3
Randolph Keys 44 0 10.8 .407 .214 .576 2.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 3.2
Eric Leckner 40 2 18.6 .465 .548 5.2 0.5 0.3 0.3 5.8
Johnny Newman 81 81 30.6 .470 .357 .809 3.1 2.3 1.2 0.2 16.9
J.R. Reid 80 80 30.8 .466 .000 .703 6.3 1.1 1.1 0.6 11.3
Jeff Sanders 3 0 14.3 .429 .500 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 4.3
Steve Scheffler 39 0 5.8 .513 .905 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.5
Kelly Tripucka 77 1 16.7 .454 .333 .910 2.3 2.1 0.4 0.2 7.0

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

  • July 28, 1990

Signed Johnny Newman as an unrestricted free agent.

  • August 29, 1990

Signed Jim Les as a free agent.

  • September 5, 1990

Waived Brian Rowsom.

  • October 23, 1990

Waived Jim Les.

  • October 24, 1990

Waived Andre Turner.

  • October 30, 1990

Waived Richard Anderson.

Waived Mike Holton.

  • January 4, 1991

Traded Armen Gilliam and Dave Hoppen to the Philadelphia 76ers for Mike Gminski.

  • January 22, 1991

Signed Scott Haffner to the first of two 10-day contracts.

Signed Jeff Sanders to a 10-day contract.

  • January 29, 1991

Traded a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Alex Holcombe was later selected) and a 1995 2nd round draft pick (Dejan Bodiroga was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Eric Leckner.

  • January 31, 1991

Waived Jeff Sanders.

  • February 11, 1991

Signed Scott Haffner to a contract for the rest of the season.

  • April 17, 1991

Robert Reid signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • May 31, 1991

Waived Steve Scheffler.

ReferencesEdit