1998–99 Atlanta Hawks season

The 1998–99 NBA season was the Hawks' 50th season in the National Basketball Association, and 31st season in Atlanta.[1] On March 23, 1998, the owners of all 29 NBA teams voted 27–2 to reopen the league's collective bargaining agreement, seeking changes to the league's salary cap system, and a ceiling on individual player salaries. The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) opposed to the owners' plan, and wanted raises for players who earned the league's minimum salary. After both sides failed to reach an agreement, the owners called for a lockout, which began on July 1, 1998, putting a hold on all team trades, free agent signings and training camp workouts, and cancelling many NBA regular season and preseason games.[2][3][4][5][6] Due to the lockout, the NBA All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 14, 1999, was also cancelled.[7][8][9][10][11] However, on January 6, 1999, NBA commissioner David Stern, and NBPA director Billy Hunter finally reached an agreement to end the lockout. The deal was approved by both the players and owners, and was signed on January 20, ending the lockout after 204 days. The regular season began on February 5, and was cut short to just 50 games per team instead of the regular 82-game schedule.[12][13][14][15][16]

1998–99 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachLenny Wilkens
ArenaGeorgia Dome, McCamish Pavilion
Results
Record31–19 (.620)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Semi-finals
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWATL
Fox Sports South
(Bob Rathbun, Mike Glenn)
RadioWCNN
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The Hawks continued to split their home games between the Georgia Dome, and the Alexander Memorial Coliseum for the second consecutive season.[17] In the off-season, the team signed free agents LaPhonso Ellis,[18][19] second-year guard Anthony Johnson and re-signed former Hawks forward Grant Long.[20][21][17] Ellis would reunite with his former teammate of the Denver Nuggets, 3-time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo. However, Ellis would be out for the remainder of the season with a hernia injury after just 20 games,[22][23] being replaced by second-year forward Chris Crawford as the team's starting small forward. The Hawks played around .500 with a 9–9 start, then later on posted a 7-game winning streak in April, and won nine of their final eleven games. The team finished second in the Central Division with a 31–19 record.[24]

Steve Smith led the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game, while Mookie Blaylock averaged 13.3 points, 5.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game, and Mutombo provided the team with 10.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. In addition, Alan Henderson provided with 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Ellis contributed 10.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Long played a sixth man role, averaging 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game off the bench. Corbin contributed 7.5 points per game also off the bench, and Crawford provided with 6.9 points per game.[25] Mutombo and Blaylock were both named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, and Mutombo also finished in second place in Defensive Player of the Year voting.[26][27]

In the Eastern Conference First Round of the playoffs, the Hawks faced off against the Detroit Pistons. Despite losing Henderson to an eye injury in Game 1, and losing Crawford to a shoulder injury in Game 2,[28][29] the Hawks defeated the Pistons in five games,[30][31][32][33] but would be swept by the 8th-seeded New York Knicks in four straight games in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals.[34][35][36][37] The Knicks would become the first #8 seed to reach the NBA Finals, but would lose in five games to the San Antonio Spurs.[38][39][40][41][42] This season would also be the last time the Hawks appear in the playoffs until 2008.

Following the season, Smith and second-year guard Ed Gray were both traded to the Portland Trail Blazers,[43][44][45][46] while Blaylock was traded to the Golden State Warriors after seven seasons in Atlanta,[47][48][49][50] Long signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies,[51][52] and Tyrone Corbin re-signed with the Sacramento Kings.[53]

Offseason

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Draft picks

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Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Roshown McLeod SF   United States Duke
2 49 Cory Carr SG   United States Texas Tech

Roster

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1998–99 Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB From
G 10 Blaylock, Mookie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1967–03–20 Oklahoma
G/F 33 Corbin, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1962–12–31 DePaul
F 4 Crawford, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1975–05–13 Marquette
F 20 Ellis, LaPhonso   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1970–05–05 Notre Dame
G 22 Gray, Ed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1975–09–27 California
F 44 Henderson, Alan   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1972–12–02 Indiana
G 24 Johnson, Anthony 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1974–10–02 College of Charleston
F 43 Long, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1966–03–12 Eastern Michigan
F 7 McLeod, Roshown 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1975–11–17 Duke
C 55 Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1966–06–25 Georgetown
G 15 Sheppard, Jeff 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1974–09–29 Kentucky
G 8 Smith, Steve 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1969–03–31 Michigan State
C 41 West, Mark 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1960–11–05 Old Dominion
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Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
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Regular season

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Season standings

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Central DivisionWLPCTGBHomeRoadDivGP
y-Indiana Pacers3317.66018‍–‍715‍–‍1015–750
x-Atlanta Hawks3119.6202.016‍–‍915‍–‍1015–850
x-Detroit Pistons2921.5804.017‍–‍812‍–‍1313–850
x-Milwaukee Bucks2822.5605.017‍–‍811‍–‍1413–1150
Charlotte Hornets2624.5207.016‍–‍910‍–‍1512–1050
Toronto Raptors2327.46010.014‍–‍119‍–‍169–1450
Cleveland Cavaliers2228.44011.015‍–‍107‍–‍189–1350
Chicago Bulls1337.26020.08‍–‍175‍–‍204–1950
Eastern Conference
#TeamWLPCTGBGP
1c-Miami Heat *3317.66050
2y-Indiana Pacers *3317.66050
3x-Orlando Magic3317.66050
4x-Atlanta Hawks3119.6202.050
5x-Detroit Pistons2921.5804.050
6x-Philadelphia 76ers2822.5605.050
7x-Milwaukee Bucks2822.5605.050
8x-New York Knicks2723.5406.050
9Charlotte Hornets2624.5207.050
10Toronto Raptors2327.46010.050
11Cleveland Cavaliers2228.44011.050
12Boston Celtics1931.38014.050
13Washington Wizards1832.36015.050
14New Jersey Nets1634.32017.050
15Chicago Bulls1337.26020.050
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

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1998-99 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Boston 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1
Charlotte 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chicago 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2
Cleveland 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–2
Dallas 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1
Detroit 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Golden State 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 0–0
Houston 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–0 0–0
Indiana 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0
Miami 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Milwaukee 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Minnesota 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–0
New Jersey 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–3 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
New York 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Philadelphia 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2
Phoenix 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Portland 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–4 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Seattle 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1
Toronto 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0
Vancouver 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0
Washington 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0

Game log

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1998–99 game log
February
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
March
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
April
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
May
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1998–99 schedule

Playoffs

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1999 playoff game log
First round: 3–2 (home: 3–0; road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 8 Detroit W 90–70 Steve Smith (19) Dikembe Mutombo (19) Mookie Blaylock (7) Georgia Dome
20,884
1–0
2 May 10 Detroit W 89–69 Dikembe Mutombo (28) Dikembe Mutombo (13) Mookie Blaylock (6) Georgia Dome
16,377
2–0
3 May 12 @ Detroit L 63–79 Tyrone Corbin (16) Dikembe Mutombo (10) Mookie Blaylock (5) The Palace of Auburn Hills
14,812
2–1
4 May 14 @ Detroit L 82–103 Steve Smith (21) Dikembe Mutombo (8) Corbin, Johnson (4) The Palace of Auburn Hills
16,216
2–2
5 May 16 Detroit W 87–75 Grant Long (26) Dikembe Mutombo (18) Blaylock, Smith (6) Alexander Memorial Coliseum
8,460
3–2
Conference Semi-finals: 0–4 (home: 0–2; road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 18 New York L 92–100 Chris Crawford (26) Dikembe Mutombo (13) Mookie Blaylock (4) Georgia Dome
18,513
0–1
2 May 20 New York L 70–77 Mookie Blaylock (17) Dikembe Mutombo (17) Steve Smith (2) Georgia Dome
22,558
0–2
3 May 23 @ New York L 78–90 Long, Smith (17) Dikembe Mutombo (16) Mookie Blaylock (3) Madison Square Garden
19,763
0–3
4 May 24 @ New York L 66–79 Steve Smith (14) Long, Mutombo (11) three players tied (3) Madison Square Garden
19,763
0–4
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Player statistics

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  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

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Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mookie Blaylock 48 48 36.7 .379 .307 .758 4.7 5.8 2.1 .2 13.3
Tyrone Corbin 47 6 22.7 .391 .319 .650 3.1 0.9 0.7 .1 7.5
Chris Crawford 42 30 18.7 .431 .333 .814 2.1 .6 .2 .3 6.9
LaPhonso Ellis 20 20 27.0 .421 .200 .705 5.5 .9 .4 .4 10.2
Ed Gray 30 3 11.2 .291 .286 .757 .9 .4 .4 . 4.9
Alan Henderson 38 37 30.1 .442 .000 .671 6.6 .7 .9 .5 12.5
Anthony Johnson 49 2 18.1 .404 .263 .695 1.5 2.2 .7 .1 5.0
Grant Long 50 13 27.6 .421 .167 .783 5.9 1.1 1.1 .3 9.8
Roshown McLeod 34 0 10.2 .380 .100 .822 1.5 .4 .1 . 4.8
Dikembe Mutombo 50 50 36.6 .512 . .684 12.2 1.1 .3 2.9 10.8
Jeff Sheppard 18 5 10.3 .385 .286 .615 1.2 .9 .2 . 2.2
Steve Smith 36 36 36.5 .402 .338 .849 4.2 3.3 1.0 .3 18.7
Mark West 49 0 10.2 .373 . .356 2.6 .3 .1 .4 1.2
Shammond Williams 2 0 2.0 .000 . .750 . .5 . . 1.5

Playoffs

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Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mookie Blaylock 9 9 39.8 .326 .353 .467 4.0 4.0 2.0 0.2 12.6
Tyrone Corbin 9 4 29.8 .417 .261 .750 3.7 1.8 0.7 0.0 7.7
Chris Crawford 6 5 20.8 .333 .286 .885 3.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 9.8
Ed Gray 8 0 8.9 .366 .364 .909 1.1 0.5 0.8 0.1 5.5
Alan Henderson 1 0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthony Johnson 9 0 12.3 .276 .500 .700 1.0 1.1 0.1 0.1 2.7
Grant Long 9 9 39.8 .409 .250 .727 8.2 0.9 2.0 0.4 11.7
Roshown McLeod 6 0 8.2 .524 1.000 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.3
Dikembe Mutombo 9 9 42.2 .563 .702 13.9 1.2 0.6 2.6 12.6
Jeff Sheppard 4 0 3.0 .000 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0
Steve Smith 9 9 39.6 .353 .273 .907 3.4 3.3 1.6 0.2 17.3
Mark West 9 0 7.6 .300 .500 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.9

Awards and records

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Transactions

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Trades

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June 24, 1998

January 22, 1999

Free agents

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January 21, 1999

January 30, 1999

February 1, 1999

February 16, 1999

  • Waived Jeff Sheppard.

February 19, 1999

February 22, 1999

  • Signed Jeff Sheppard as a free agent.

March 4, 1999

  • Waived Jeff Sheppard.

March 19, 1999

  • Signed Jeff Sheppard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 8, 1999

  • Signed Jeff Sheppard to a contract for the rest of the season.

Player Transactions Citation:[54]

See also

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References

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