1993–94 Utah Jazz season

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Jazz's 20th season in the National Basketball Association, and 15th season in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] During the offseason, the Jazz signed unrestricted free agent All-Star forward Tom Chambers, and acquired Felton Spencer from the Minnesota Timberwolves. John Stockton led the league in assists for the seventh straight season, as Karl Malone joined the list in all-time points scored topping the 19,000 point mark. Both were selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game. At midseason, the Jazz traded Jeff Malone to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jeff Hornacek.[2] With the addition of Hornacek, the Jazz went on to win ten consecutive games between February and March. They won nine of their final eleven games finishing third in the Midwest Division with a 53–29 record.

1993–94 Utah Jazz season
Head coachJerry Sloan
ArenaDelta Center
Results
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Finals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKJZZ-TV
Prime Sports Intermountain West
RadioKCNR
< 1992–93 1994–95 >

In the first round of the playoffs, the Jazz defeated the 4th-seeded San Antonio Spurs after losing Game 1. In the semifinals, they took a 3–0 series lead over the 8th-seeded Denver Nuggets. However, the Jazz would lose the next three games to the Nuggets, then finally win Game 7 and advance to the next round. In the Western Conference Finals, they lost in five games to the Houston Rockets.[3] Following the season, Tyrone Corbin was traded to the Atlanta Hawks.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 Luther Wright C   United States Seton Hall
2 45 Bryon Russell SF   United States California State-Long Beach

RosterEdit

Utah Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 21   Benoit, David 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
SG 20   Bond, Walter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Minnesota
PF 42   Chambers, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Utah
SF 23   Corbin, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) DePaul
PG 25   Crotty, John 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia
C 55   Gallagher, Chad 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Creighton
SG 14   Hornacek, Jeff 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Iowa State
PF 43   Howard, Stephen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) DePaul
PG 6   Humphries, Jay 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Colorado
PF 32   Malone, Karl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Louisiana Tech
SF 34   Russell, Bryon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Long Beach State
C 50   Spencer, Felton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Louisville
PG 12   Stockton, John 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Gonzaga
C 44   Wright, Luther   7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Seton Hall
Head coach

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 58 24 .707 35–6 23–18 15–11
x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 3 32–9 23–18 16–10
x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5 33–8 20–21 21–5
x- Denver Nuggets 42 40 .512 16 28–13 14–27 14–12
Minnesota Timberwolves 20 62 .244 38 13–28 7–34 5–21
Dallas Mavericks 13 69 .159 45 6–35 7–34 7–19
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Seattle SuperSonics 63 19 .768
2 y-Houston Rockets 58 24 .707 5
3 x-Phoenix Suns 56 26 .683 7
4 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 8
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 10
6 x-Golden State Warriors 50 32 .610 13
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 47 35 .573 16
8 x-Denver Nuggets 42 40 .512 21
9 Los Angeles Lakers 33 49 .402 30
10 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 35
11 Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 36
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 20 62 .244 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 13 69 .159 50


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

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1993-94 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 4–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Boston 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Charlotte 1–4 4–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Chicago 3–2 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 0–4 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–5 0–4 0–5 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–4 1–1
Detroit 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–5 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 2–2 1–4 3–1 2–0
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–3 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 2–3 2–2 3–3 1–1
Indiana 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 2–3 3–2 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–5 1–4 0–4 0–5 2–2 1–1
Miami 1–3 3–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–3 4–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 0–5 1–3 2–3 0–4 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 2–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–4 0–4 1–4 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 0–5 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–0
Orlando 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1
Philadelphia 0–4 1–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 5–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–3 0–4 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–5 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–4 0–5 2–0
Seattle 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 5–0 4–0 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–0 1–3 2–0
Washington 0–4 2–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–3 0–5 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(4) San Antonio Spurs vs. (5) Utah Jazz: Jazz win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Alamodome, San Antonio (April 28): San Antonio 106, Utah 89
  • Game 2 @ Alamodome, San Antonio (April 30): Utah 96, San Antonio 84
  • Game 3 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 3): Utah 105, San Antonio 72
  • Game 4 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 5): Utah 95, San Antonio 90

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Spurs and Jazz.

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(5) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Jazz win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Western Conference Semifinals (Denver won 4-1)

West Conference FinalsEdit

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Utah Jazz: Rockets win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ The Summit, Houston (May 23): Houston 100, Utah 88
  • Game 2 @ The Summit, Houston (May 25): Houston 104, Utah 99
  • Game 3 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 27): Utah 95, Houston 86
  • Game 4 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 29): Houston 80, Utah 78
  • Game 5 @ The Summit, Houston (May 31): Houston 94, Utah 83

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Western Conference First Round (Utah won 3-2)

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
David Benoit
Walter Bond
Tom Chambers
Tyrone Corbin
John Crotty
Chad Gallagher
Sean Green
Jeff Hornacek
Stephen Howard
Jay Humphries
Dave Jamerson
Jeff Malone
Karl Malone
Darren Morningstar
Bryon Russell
Felton Spencer
John Stockton
Aaron Williams
Luther Wright

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
David Benoit
Walter Bond
Tom Chambers
Tyrone Corbin
John Crotty
Jeff Hornacek
Stephen Howard
Jay Humphries
Karl Malone
Bryon Russell
Felton Spencer
John Stockton

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1993-94 Utah Jazz
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Clippers Deal Manning To Hawks for Wilkins". New York Times. February 25, 1994. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rockets Now Rest and Wait : Pro basketball: Houston controls game early and wraps up series with a 94-83 victory over Jazz. NBA finals next". Los Angeles Times. June 1, 1994. Retrieved October 13, 2017.