2000–01 Seattle SuperSonics season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the 33rd season for the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association.[1] With the hopes of improving the team in the middle, the Sonics acquired All-Star center Patrick Ewing from the New York Knicks during the offseason.[2] However, the Sonics would get off to a slow start losing seven of their first ten games. Head coach Paul Westphal was fired after a 6–9 start, and was replaced with former Sonics guard Nate McMillan. The Sonics played above .500 for the remainder of the season finishing fifth in the Pacific Division with a 44–38 record, but missed the playoffs by finishing tenth place in the Western Conference. During the All-Star Weekend in Washington, D.C., Gary Payton was selected for the All-Star Game and rookie Desmond Mason won the Slam Dunk Contest. It was Ewing's only season in a Sonics uniform as he left for the Orlando Magic the next season. Also following the season, Ruben Patterson signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers.

2000–01 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coachPaul Westphal (6–9)
Nate McMillan (38–29)
General managerWally Walker
ArenaKeyArena at Seattle Center
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKING-TV
KONG
Fox Sports Net Northwest
RadioKJR
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Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 17 Desmond Mason SG/SF   United States Oklahoma State
2 42 Olumide Oyedeji C   Nigeria
2 47 Josip Sesar SG   Croatia

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Seattle SuperSonics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 42   Baker, Vin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Hartford
G/F 31   Barry, Brent 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oregon State
G 15   Davis, Emanual 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Delaware State
C 33   Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
F 7   Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Alief Elsik HS (TX)
G/F 24   Mason, Desmond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Oklahoma State
F/C 34   McCoy, Jelani   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) UCLA
C 00   Oyedeji, Olumide 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Nigeria
G/F 21   Patterson, Ruben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Cincinnati
G 20   Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon State
G 1   Williams, Shammond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) North Carolina
G/F 25   Wingate, David 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgetown
F 45   Wolkowyski, Rubén 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

  • Guard Shammond Williams holds American and Georgian dual citizenship. He was born in the United States, but he played on the Georgian national team.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 31–10 25–16 14–10
x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 1 33–8 22–19 16–8
x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 5 31–10 20–21 12–12
x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 6 28–13 22–19 12–12
Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 12 26–15 18–23 17–7
Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 378 25 22–19 9–32 9–15
Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 39 11–30 6–35 4–20
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
4 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5
6 x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 7
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 8
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11
9 Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
10 Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 14
11 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18
12 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 27
13 Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35
14 Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 41


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2000–01 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 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–1 0–4 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1
Charlotte 4–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Chicago 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1
Cleveland 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0
Denver 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1
Detroit 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 4–0 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Indiana 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 4–0
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–4 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
Miami 3–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Philadelphia 3–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–0
Phoenix 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–4 3–1 2–0
Toronto 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
Utah 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 4–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 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
Vin Baker 76 27 28.0 .422 .063 .723 5.7 1.2 0.5 1.0 12.2
Brent Barry 67 20 26.5 .494 .476 .816 3.1 3.4 1.2 0.2 8.8
Emanual Davis 62 39 20.8 .418 .394 .818 2.5 2.2 1.0 0.2 5.8
Pervis Ellison* 9 0 4.4 .286 1.000 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.7
Patrick Ewing 79 79 26.7 .430 .000 .685 7.4 1.2 0.7 1.2 9.6
Rashard Lewis 78 78 34.9 .480 .432 .826 6.9 1.6 1.2 0.6 14.8
Desmond Mason 78 14 19.5 .431 .269 .736 3.2 0.8 0.5 0.3 5.9
Jelani McCoy 70 44 16.3 .523 .441 3.6 0.8 0.3 0.7 4.5
Olumide Oyedeji 30 1 7.4 .486 .750 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.5
Ruben Patterson 76 22 27.1 .494 .056 .681 5.0 2.1 1.4 0.6 13.0
Gary Payton 79 79 41.1 .456 .375 .766 4.6 8.1 1.6 0.3 23.1
Shammond Williams 69 6 17.9 .438 .459 .875 1.9 2.8 0.4 0.1 6.8
David Wingate 1 0 9.0 1.000 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Rubén Wolkowyski 34 1 9.0 .316 .000 .735 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.5 2.2

* Statistics include only games with the SuperSonics

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2000–01 Seattle SuperSonics
  2. ^ "Knicks Send Ewing to Sonics As 4-Team Deal Ends an Era". New York Times. September 21, 2000. Retrieved April 4, 2017.