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2001–02 Charlotte Hornets season

The 2001–02 NBA season was the fourteenth and final season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Hornets acquired George Lynch and Robert Traylor from the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade, and signed free agent Stacey Augmon. Despite Jamal Mashburn only playing just 40 games due to injury, the Hornets finished the season second in the Central Division with a 44–38 record, and qualified for their third straight playoff appearance.[2] The Hornets finished twenty-ninth (last) in attendance for the season, a stark contrast to their earlier years in Charlotte. Baron Davis was selected to play in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. The Hornets defeated the Orlando Magic 3–1 in the first round of the playoffs, but lost 4–1 in the semifinals to the New Jersey Nets.

2001–02 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachPaul Silas
Owner(s)George Shinn
ArenaCharlotte Coliseum
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Nets 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWJZY
RadioWBT
< 2000–01 2004–05 >

Following the season, the Hornets relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, and became the New Orleans Hornets.[3] The city of Charlotte would return to the NBA two seasons later with the expansion Charlotte Bobcats, who began play in the 2004–05 season. That franchise changed its name to the Hornets in 2014 after the original franchise renamed itself the Pelicans, and also reclaimed the original Hornets' history from 1988 to 2002. As a result, the Hornets are now reckoned as having suspended operations after this season before returning as the Bobcats in 2004.

OffseasonEdit

NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Kirk Haston PF   United States Indiana

RosterEdit

Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 2   Augmon, Stacey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
F/C 42   Brown, P.J. 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Louisiana Tech
F 50   Bullard, Matt   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Iowa
F/C 5   Campbell, Elden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Clemson
G 1   Davis, Baron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G 17   Drew, Bryce 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Valparaiso
F 35   Haston, Kirk 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Indiana
F 9   Lynch, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) North Carolina
C 21   Magloire, Jamaal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 259 lb (117 kg) Kentucky
F 24   Mashburn, Jamal   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kentucky
C 6   Moïso, Jérôme   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UCLA
F 54   Nailon, Lee 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) TCU
F/C 34   Traylor, Robert 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 284 lb (129 kg) Michigan
G 4   Wesley, David 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Baylor
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 26–15 24–17 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 6 21–20 23–18 17–11
x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 8 24–17 18–23 17–11
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 8 25–16 17–24 13–15
Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 9 25–16 16–25 17–11
Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 17 23–18 10–31 11–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 21 20–21 9–32 12–16
Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 29 14–27 7–34 5–23


# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634
2 y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 2
3 x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 8
5 x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9
7 x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 10
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 10
9 Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 11
10 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16
12 Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 19
13 New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 23
15 Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 31
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2001-02 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–3
Boston 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–4 3–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 0–4 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
Detroit 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1
Houston 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 0–3 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–2
Miami 1–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
New Jersey 1–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
New York 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Toronto 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0
Washington 3–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(4) Charlotte Hornets vs. (5) Orlando Magic Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Hornets and Magic.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(CHA-ORL)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 20 Orlando 79 Charlotte 80 1-0 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte TNT 8:30et Recap
2* April 23 Orlando 111 Charlotte 103 1-1 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte TBS 8:00et Recap
3* April 27 Charlotte 110 Orlando 100 2-1 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando NBC 12:30et Recap
4 April 30 Charlotte 102 Orlando 85 3-1 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando TBS 8:30et Recap
Charlotte wins series 3–1

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) New Jersey Nets vs. (4) Charlotte Hornets Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Nets and Hornets.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NJN-CHA)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 5 Charlotte 93 New Jersey 99 1-0 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey NBC 12:30et Recap
2 May 7 Charlotte 88 New Jersey 102 2-0 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey TBS 8:00et Recap
3 May 9 New Jersey 97 Charlotte 115 2-1 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte TNT 7:00et Recap
4 May 12 New Jersey 89 Charlotte 79 3-1 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte NBC 12:30et Recap
5 May 15 Charlotte 95 New Jersey 103 4-1 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey TNT 8:00et Recap
New Jersey wins series 4–1

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
Stacey Augmon 77 3 17.1 .427 .000 .762 2.9 1.3 0.7 0.2 4.6
P.J. Brown 80 80 32.0 .474 .858 9.8 1.3 0.7 1.0 8.4
Matt Bullard 31 0 11.3 .339 .281 .917 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 3.4
Elden Campbell 77 74 28.0 .484 .000 .797 6.9 1.3 0.8 1.8 13.9
Baron Davis 82 82 40.5 .417 .356 .580 4.3 8.5 2.1 0.6 18.1
Bryce Drew 61 0 12.7 .429 .425 .793 1.2 1.7 0.5 0.0 3.4
Kirk Haston 15 0 5.1 .282 .000 .500 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 1.7
George Lynch 45 18 19.8 .369 .167 .625 4.1 1.2 0.9 0.3 3.8
Jamaal Magloire 82 8 18.9 .551 .000 .730 5.6 0.4 0.3 1.0 8.5
Jamal Mashburn 40 40 40.0 .407 .366 .876 6.1 4.3 1.1 0.2 21.5
Jérôme Moïso 15 0 5.1 .400 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.1
Lee Nailon 79 41 24.2 .483 .500 .747 3.7 1.2 0.7 0.2 10.8
Eldridge Recasner 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robert Traylor 61 1 11.1 .426 1.000 .631 3.1 0.6 0.4 0.6 3.7
David Wesley 67 63 37.1 .400 .332 .734 2.1 3.5 1.1 0.2 14.2

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stacey Augmon 9 0 16.9 .390 .762 3.0 1.4 1.1 0.1 5.3
P.J. Brown 9 9 36.8 .427 .757 9.6 1.6 0.7 1.3 10.2
Elden Campbell 9 9 28.2 .445 .000 .706 6.7 1.8 0.7 2.6 13.6
Baron Davis 9 9 44.6 .378 .339 .597 7.0 7.9 3.6 0.6 22.6
Bryce Drew 2 0 2.5 1.000 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kirk Haston 2 0 2.0 1.000 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0
George Lynch 9 7 31.8 .492 .333 .692 8.4 1.6 1.1 0.7 7.7
Jamaal Magloire 8 0 21.0 .550 .761 5.6 0.6 0.0 1.9 12.3
Jamal Mashburn 1 1 10.0 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lee Nailon 9 1 17.8 .458 .000 .789 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.0 7.7
Robert Traylor 8 0 7.8 .350 .000 .667 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.3 2.3
David Wesley 9 9 41.9 .403 .447 .913 1.9 3.5 1.1 0.2 15.8

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

  • June 14, 2001

Traded a 2001 2nd round draft pick (Sean Lampley was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Roberto Dueñas.

  • July 24, 2001

Signed Bryce Drew as a free agent.

  • July 25, 2001

Signed Stacey Augmon as a free agent.

  • August 13, 2001

Signed Matt Bullard as a free agent.

  • October 25, 2001

As part of a 3-team trade, the Charlotte Hornets traded Derrick Coleman to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Charlotte Hornets traded cash to the Golden State Warriors; the Golden State Warriors traded Chris Porter to the Charlotte Hornets; the Golden State Warriors traded Corie Blount and Vonteego Cummings to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Philadelphia 76ers traded George Lynch, Jérôme Moïso and Robert Traylor to the Charlotte Hornets; and the Philadelphia 76ers traded Cedric Henderson and a 2005 1st round draft pick (Joey Graham was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors.

  • October 26, 2001

Waived Chris Porter.

  • October 29, 2001

Waived Tim James.

  • November 19, 2001

Waived Eldridge Recasner.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2001-02 Charlotte Hornets
  2. ^ "2001-02 Charlotte Hornets Roster and Statistics". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Charlotte Hornets (1988-2002)". Sports Encyclopedia. Retrieved 28 August 2011.