1992–93 Sacramento Kings season

The 1992–93 NBA season was the Kings' 44th season in the National Basketball Association, and eighth season in Sacramento.[1] The Kings had the seventh overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft, and selected Walt Williams from the University of Maryland,[2][3][4][5][6] and signed free agents Rod Higgins and Kurt Rambis during the first month of the regular season.[7][8] Under new head coach Garry St. Jean,[9][10][11] the Kings got off to a fast start winning their first three games, but later posted a 7-game losing streak in December leading to a 6–16 start. The Kings would then post a 6-game winning streak between December and January, but continued to struggle losing 21 of their next 26 games, holding a 17–34 record at the All-Star break,[12] as they were plagued with injuries. Mitch Richmond only played just 45 games due to a broken right thumb, and was out for the remainder of the season,[13][14][15][16] and Williams only played 59 games due to a hand injury.[13][17][18] The Kings lost 16 of their final 21 games, and finished last place in the Pacific Division with a 25–57 record.[19]

1992–93 Sacramento Kings season
Head coachGarry St. Jean
OwnersJoseph Benvenuti
Gregg Lukenbill
ArenaARCO Arena
Results
Record25–57 (.305)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Pacific)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKRBK-TV
SportsChannel Pacific
RadioKRAK
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Richmond led the team in scoring averaging 21.9 points per game, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, which was his first ever All-Star selection, but did not play due to injury,[20][21][22][23] while Lionel Simmons averaged 17.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game, and Williams provided the team with 17.0 points per game, and was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In addition, Wayman Tisdale averaged 16.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Spud Webb contributed 14.5 points, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game, Anthony Bonner provided with 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, Higgins contributed 8.3 points per game off the bench, and Duane Causwell averaged 8.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.[24]

Following the season, Bonner signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks,[25][26] while Higgins signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the next season,[27] and Rambis re-signed with his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers.[28][29]

Draft picks edit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Walt Williams SF   United States Maryland
2 54 Brett Roberts SF   United States Morehead State

Roster edit

1992–93 Sacramento Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB From
PF 24 Bonner, Anthony 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1968–06–08 Saint Louis
PG 3 Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1968–05–22 New Mexico State
C 31 Causwell, Duane 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1968–05–31 Temple
PF 32 Chilcutt, Pete 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1968–09–14 North Carolina
PF 25 Conlon, Marty 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1968–01–19 Providence
SF 21 Higgins, Rod 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1960—01–31 Fresno State
PG 33 Les, Jim 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1963–08–18 Bradley
PF 30 Rambis, Kurt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1958–02–25 Santa Clara
SG 2 Richmond, Mitch   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1965–06–30 Kansas State
SF 22 Simmons, Lionel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1968–11–14 La Salle
PF 23 Tisdale, Wayman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1964–06–09 Oklahoma
PG 4 Webb, Spud 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 133 lb (60 kg) 1963–07–13 NC State
SF 42 Williams, Walt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1970–04–16 Maryland
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season edit

Season standings edit

W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 35–6 27–14 21–9
x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7 33–8 22–19 22–8
x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11 30–11 21–20 19–11
x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21 27–14 14–27 15–15
x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23 20–21 19–22 13–17
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28 19–22 15–26 9–21
Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37 16–25 9–32 6–24
#
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 15
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents edit

1992-93 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 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game log edit

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records edit

Transactions edit

References edit

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