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2005–06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season

The 2005–06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season was the team's 4th season in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 18-64 record from the previous season (worst in the Western Conference that year). They finished the season with a 38–44 record, missing the playoffs for the second year in a row.

2005–06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season
Head coachByron Scott
ArenaFord Center (36 games)
New Orleans Arena (3 games)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (1 game)
Lloyd Noble Center (1 game)
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southwest)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCox Sports Television, The Cox Channel
RadioWTIX, KTOK
< 2004–05 2006–07 >

Before the commencement of training camp, the City of New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina.[1] With the New Orleans Arena partly damaged and the city's infrastructure in need of repair the Hornets signed a deal to play most of their games in Oklahoma City, becoming the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for the season. In Oklahoma City, the Hornets enjoyed sell out crowds at the Ford Center.[1]

The addition of draft pick Chris Paul resulted in the team competing for a playoff spot. In January and February, the club played winning basketball despite losing Chris Andersen to a two-year suspension for illegal drugs. Paul showed the poise and play making skills of a veteran finishing second in steals and seventh in assists as he posted a terrific 3.34 assist to turnover ratio, while leading all rookies with 16.1 ppg.[1]

On March 8 the Hornets returned to New Orleans with a near sell out crowd on hand to watch the Hornets lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 113–107.[1] In March, the Hornets went into a tail spin winning just 3 of 14 games. The Hornets went on to finish in 4th place in their division. Chris Paul was named Rookie of the Year.[2]

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Chris Paul[3] PG   United States Wake Forest
2 33 Brandon Bass   United States Louisiana State

RosterEdit

New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 12 Andersen, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1978–07–07 Blinn
F/C 33 Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–04–30 LSU
F/C 42 Brown, P. J. 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1969–10–14 Louisiana Tech
G/F 45 Butler, Rasual 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1979–05–23 La Salle
G 5 Claxton, Speedy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 166 lb (75 kg) 1978–05–08 Hofstra
F 21 Fizer, Marcus 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 1978–08–10 Iowa State
F/C 44 Jackson, Marc 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1975–01–16 Temple
F 43 Johnson, Linton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1980–06–13 Tulane
G 6 Macijauskas, Arvydas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1980–01–19 Lithuania
G/F 24 Mason, Desmond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1977–10–11 Oklahoma State
G 25 Norris, Moochie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1973–07–27 West Florida
G 3 Paul, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1985–05–06 Wake Forest
G/F 23 Smith, J. R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1985–09–09 St. Benedict's Prep HS (NJ)
G/F 1 Snyder, Kirk 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1983–06–05 Nevada
F 30 West, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1980–08–29 Xavier
F/C 34 Williams, Aaron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1971–10–02 Xavier
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768 - 34–7 29–12 13–3
x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 3 34–7 26–15 13–3
x-Memphis Grizzlies 49 33 .598 14 30–11 19–22 6–10
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38 44 .463 25 24–17 14–27 7–9
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 29 15–26 19–22 1–15
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 9
3 y-Denver Nuggets 44 38 .537 19
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 3
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 49 33 .598 14
6 x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 16
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 18
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 19
9 Utah Jazz 41 41 .500 22
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38 44 .463 25
11 Seattle SuperSonics 35 47 .427 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 29
13 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 29
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 33 49 .402 30
15 Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256 42


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2005-06 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–3
Charlotte 3–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–2 3–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3
Chicago 3–0 4–0 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 3–1
Cleveland 2–1 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–3
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Denver 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–3
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–2
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–2 2–0
Indiana 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–4 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
Miami 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
New York 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–3
Orlando 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 2–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 1–3 0–3 1–3 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1

Game logEdit

2005–06 Game Log
2005–06 Schedule

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
Chris Andersen
Brandon Bass
P.J. Brown
Rasual Butler
Speedy Claxton
Marcus Fizer
Marc Jackson
Linton Johnson
Maciej Lampe
Arvydas Macijauskas
Desmond Mason
Boštjan Nachbar
Moochie Norris
Chris Paul
J.R. Smith
Kirk Snyder
Jackson Vroman
David West
Aaron Williams

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Free agentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d New Orleans Hornets (2002-Present)
  2. ^ New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Basketball Reference
  3. ^ "NBA.com: Draft 2005". Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
  4. ^ "NBA.com Hornets' Paul Named the 2005-06 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2008-07-04.