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1991–92 Charlotte Hornets season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the Charlotte Hornets' fourth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] With the top overall pick in the 1991 NBA draft, the Hornets selected UNLV star Larry Johnson. Under new head coach Allan Bristow, the Hornets would get off to a slow start losing 8 of their first 9 games. At midseason, Rex Chapman was traded to the Washington Bullets as the Hornets would get stronger winning 9 of 13 games in February, on their way to finishing sixth in the Central Division with a record of 31 wins and 51 losses, a five-game improvement over the previous season. Johnson averaged 19.2 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, as he went on to win the 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He was also in the Slam Dunk Contest. Second-year star Kendall Gill led the team in scoring with 20.5 points per game. The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the third time in four seasons.

1991–92 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachAllan Bristow
Owner(s)George Shinn
ArenaCharlotte Coliseum
Results
Record31–51 (.378)
PlaceDivision: 6th (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)
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Larry Johnson PF   United States UNLV
2 28 Kevin Lynch SG   United States Minnesota

RosterEdit

Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 54   Ansley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Alabama
PG 1   Bogues, Muggsy 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Wake Forest
SG 30   Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Virginia Tech
SF 24   Frederick, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Pepperdine
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
PF 20   Hammonds, Tom   (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Georgia Tech
PF 2   Johnson, Larry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UNLV
C 45   Leckner, Eric 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Wyoming
SG 9   Lynch, Kevin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Minnesota
SF 22   Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
PG 21   Perry, Elliot 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Memphis
C 34   Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster NotesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 22–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10 35–6 22–19 21-7
x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19 25–16 23–18 15–13
x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27 26–15 14–27 13–15
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29 23–18 15–26 7-21
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36 22–19 9–32 10-18
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36 25–16 6–35 10-18
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991-92 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 2–2 0–5 0–5 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Chicago 5–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 0–2
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–5 1–1
Detroit 4–1 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–0
Houston 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–4 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
Miami 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Milwaukee 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–6 0–4 2–3 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Orlando 2–2 0–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–0
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–4 3–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 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
Michael Ansley 2 0 6.5 .429 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Muggsy Bogues 82 69 34.0 .472 .074 .783 2.9 9.1 2.1 0.1 8.9
Rex Chapman 21 11 26.0 .450 .296 .679 2.6 4.1 0.7 0.4 12.4
Dell Curry 77 0 26.2 .484 .404 .836 3.4 2.3 1.2 0.3 15.7
Anthony Frederick 66 26 12.9 .435 .235 .685 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.4 5.9
Kenny Gattison 82 71 27.1 .529 .000 .688 7.1 1.6 0.7 0.8 12.7
Kendall Gill 79 79 36.8 .467 .240 .745 5.1 4.2 1.9 0.6 20.5
Mike Gminski 35 10 14.3 .452 .333 .750 3.4 0.9 0.3 0.5 5.8
Ron Grandison 3 0 8.3 .500 .600 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 3.3
Greg Grant 13 0 4.4 .000 .500 0.3 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.1
Cedric Hunter 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Larry Johnson 82 77 37.2 .490 .227 .829 11.0 3.6 1.0 0.6 19.2
Eric Leckner 59 2 12.1 .513 .000 .745 3.5 0.5 0.2 0.3 3.3
Kevin Lynch 55 3 14.9 .417 .375 .761 1.5 1.5 0.7 0.2 4.1
Tony Massenburg 3 0 4.3 .000 .500 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
Johnny Newman 55 55 30.0 .477 .283 .766 3.3 2.7 1.3 0.3 15.3
Elliot Perry 40 0 9.3 .377 .200 .667 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 2.8
J.R. Reid 51 7 24.6 .490 .000 .705 6.2 1.6 1.0 0.5 11.0

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

  • July 15, 1991

Waived Randolph Keys.

  • September 4, 1991

Signed Anthony Frederick as a free agent.

  • October 10, 1991

Signed Scott Haffner as a free agent.

  • October 11, 1991

Waived Scott Haffner.

  • October 31, 1991

Claimed Greg Grant on waivers from the Indiana Pacers.

  • November 5, 1991

Waived Kevin Lynch.

  • December 9, 1991

Signed Elliot Perry as a free agent.

Waived Greg Grant.

  • December 11, 1991

Signed Tony Massenburg as a free agent.

  • December 30, 1991

Signed Ron Grandison as a free agent.

  • January 1, 1992

Signed Ron Grandison to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • January 2, 1992

Released Michael Ansley.

  • January 7, 1992

Waived Ron Grandison.

Waived Tony Massenburg.

  • January 10, 1992

Signed Michael Ansley to a 10-day contract.

  • February 15, 1992

Signed Cedric Hunter to a 10-day contract.

  • February 19, 1992

Traded Rex Chapman to the Washington Bullets for Tom Hammonds.

  • February 20, 1992

Waived Cedric Hunter.

ReferencesEdit