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The 1991–92 NBA season was the 24th season for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Suns were led by head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, which would be the last of his four-season second stint as coach of the Suns. All home games were played at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The team got off to a slow 5–9 start, but went on a nine-game winning streak as they won 14 of their next 15 games. The Suns finished third in the Pacific Division with a 53–29 record. In the first round of the playoffs, they swept the San Antonio Spurs in three straight games, but lost 4–1 to the Portland Trail Blazers in the semifinals.

1991–92 Phoenix Suns season
Head coachCotton Fitzsimmons
General managerJerry Colangelo
Owner(s)Jerry Colangelo
ArenaArizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKUTP
ASPN
RadioKTAR
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

Guard Jeff Hornacek led the Suns in scoring, averaging 20.1 points for the season. Fellow guard mates Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle were second and third in scoring, with Johnson's 19.7 points and team-leading assist average, 10.7, to go with Majerle's 17.3 scoring average. Tom Chambers, at 32 years of age, appeared in 69 games and averaged 16.3 point per contest. Hornacek finished the season third in three-point field goal percentage, while Johnson's assist average was good for second-best in the league.

Majerle was selected to appear in his first-career All-Star Game along with Hornacek, while by season's end, Johnson was selected to the All-NBA Third Team. Second-year forward Cedric Ceballos won the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend in Orlando. Following the season, Hornacek was traded along with Tim Perry and Andrew Lang to the Philadelphia 76ers for NBA All Star Charles Barkley.[2]

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 32 Chad Gallagher Center   United States Creighton
2 46 Richard Dumas Forward   United States Oklahoma State
2 50 Joey Wright Guard   United States Texas

RosterEdit

Phoenix Suns roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB (Y-M-D) From
SG 15   Burtt, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1962-11-05 Iona
SF 23   Ceballos, Cedric 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1969-08-02 Cal State Fullerton
PF 24   Chambers, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1959-06-21 Utah
SF 21   Dumas, Richard (S) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1969-05-19 Oklahoma State
SG 14   Hornacek, Jeff 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1963-05-03 Iowa State
PG 7   Johnson, Kevin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1966-03-04 California
PG 32   Knight, Negele   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1967-03-06 Dayton
C 28   Lang, Andrew 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1966-06-28 Arkansas
SG 9   Majerle, Dan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1965-09-09 Central Michigan
C 0   Mustaf, Jerrod 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1969-10-28 Maryland
PF 45   Nealy, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1960-02-19 Kansas State
PF 34   Perry, Tim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1965-06-04 Temple
PF 31   Rambis, Kurt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1958-02-25 Santa Clara
C 41   West, Mark 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1960-11-05 Old Dominion
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

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695 33-8 24-17 21-9
x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2 31-10 24-17 19-11
x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4 36-5 17-24 17-13
x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10 28-13 19-22 16-14
x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12 29-12 16-25 13-17
x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14 24-17 19-22 13-17
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28 21-20 8-33 6-24
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28
11 Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 33
12 Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42
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

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

1992 playoff game log
1992 playoff schedule

Awards and honorsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

SeasonEdit

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
Steve Burtt 31 2 11.5 .463 .167 .704 1.1 1.9 .5 .1 6.0
Cedric Ceballos 64 4 11.3 .482 .167 .736 2.4 0.8 .3 .2 7.2
Tom Chambers 69 66 28.2 .431 .367 .830 5.8 2.1 .8 .5 16.3
Jeff Hornacek 81 81 38.0 .512 .439 .886 5.0 5.1 2.0 .4 20.1
Kevin Johnson 78 78 37.2 .479 .217 .807 3.7 10.7 1.5 .3 19.7
Negele Knight 42 1 15.0 .475 .308 .688 1.1 2.7 .6 .1 5.8
Andrew Lang 81 71 24.3 .522 .000 .768 6.7 0.5 .6 2.5 7.7
Dan Majerle 82 15 34.8 .478 .382 .756 5.9 3.3 1.6 .5 17.3
Jerrod Mustaf 52 3 10.5 .477 . .690 2.8 0.9 .4 .3 4.5
Ed Nealy 52 4 9.7 .512 .400 .667 2.1 0.7 .3 .0 3.1
Tim Perry 80 69 31.0 .523 .375 .712 6.9 1.7 .6 1.5 12.3
Kurt Rambis 28 5 13.6 .463 . .778 3.8 1.3 .4 .5 3.2
Mark West 82 11 17.5 .632 . .637 4.5 0.3 .2 1.0 6.1

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Steve Burtt 8 0 13.0 .421 .000 .857 1.5 1.8 .6 .0 6.3
Cedric Ceballos 8 8 23.5 .550 . .667 6.4 1.5 .8 .8 13.5
Tom Chambers 7 0 27.7 .459 .571^ .844 4.4 2.7 .3 .7 15.6
Jeff Hornacek 8 8 42.9 .484 .471^ .912 6.4 5.3 1.8 .3 20.4
Kevin Johnson 8 8 41.9 .484 .500^ .861 4.1 11.6 1.5 .3 23.6
Andrew Lang 8 8 24.0 .375 . .789 4.0 0.3 .4 1.9 5.6
Dan Majerle 7 0 38.0 .432 .273 .962+ 6.3 2.9 1.4 .0 18.6
Ed Nealy 8 0 8.4 .389 .385 1.000+ 2.3 0.5 .4 .0 2.9
Tim Perry 8 8 23.1 .603 . .719 4.9 1.4 .4 .8 12.4
Mark West 8 0 12.0 .737 . .500 2.1 0.3 .3 .5 4.0

† – Minimum 20 field goals made.
^ – Minimum 5 three-pointers made.
+ – Minimum 10 free throws made.

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 27, 1991
To Cleveland Cavaliers---- To Phoenix Suns----
October 1, 1991
To New York Knicks---- To Phoenix Suns----

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

Date Player Contract Old Team
February 14, 1992 Steve Burtt Signed two 10-day contracts Oklahoma City Cavalry (CBA)
March 5, 1992 Steve Burtt Signed for rest of season Phoenix Suns

SubtractionsEdit

Date Player Reason Left New Team
August 6, 1991 Ian Lockhart Free agent Cholet Basket (France)
October 29, 1991 Joey Wright Waived Pensacola HotShots (GBA)
October 30, 1991 Joe Barry Carroll Waived N/A (Retired)
November 15, 1991 Trent Tucker Waived San Antonio Spurs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHO/1992.html
  2. ^ "Suns Trade 3 For Barkley 76ers Get Hornacek, Perry, Lang". Sun Sentinel. June 18, 1992. Retrieved July 26, 2017.