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2015–16 Charlotte Hornets season

The 2015–16 Charlotte Hornets season was the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the fourth season under head coach Steve Clifford. With 48–34 record, the Hornets qualified for the playoffs for the tenth time in Charlotte pro basketball history as a sixth seed, where they played the third-seeded Miami Heat. In a tight playoff match, the Hornets lost the first two games in Miami, before winning three straight. Miami took games 6 and 7, winning the series.

2015–16 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachSteve Clifford
General managerRich Cho
Owner(s)Michael Jordan
ArenaTime Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southeast)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Heat 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Southeast
RadioWFNZ
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

As of 2019, this marked the last season the Hornets made the playoffs.

2015 NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 9 Frank Kaminsky Center   United States Wisconsin
2 39 Juan Pablo Vaulet Small forward   Argentina Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca

RosterEdit

2015–16 Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 5 Batum, Nicolas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–12–14 France
G 30 Daniels, Troy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1991–07–15 Virginia Commonwealth
G 12 Gutiérrez, Jorge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1988–12–27 California
F 50 Hansbrough, Tyler 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1985–11–03 North Carolina
G 9 Harrison, Aaron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–10–28 Kentucky
C 00 Hawes, Spencer 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1988–04–28 Washington
C 25 Jefferson, Al 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 289 lb (131 kg) 1985–01–04 Prentiss HS (MS)
C 44 Kaminsky, Frank 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1993–04–04 Wisconsin
F 14 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1993–09–26 Kentucky
G 3 Lamb, Jeremy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–05–30 Connecticut
G 1 Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1985–10–03 Western Kentucky
G 7 Lin, Jeremy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
G 15 Walker, Kemba (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1990–05–08 Connecticut
F 2 Williams, Marvin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1986–06–19 North Carolina
F/C 40 Zeller, Cody 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992–10–05 Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2016–04–03

PreseasonEdit

2015 pre-season game log
2015–16 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 48–34 (Home: 30–11; Road: 18–23)
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2016 playoff game log
Total: 3–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–3)
2016 playoff schedule

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 48 34 .585 0.0 28–13 20–21 10–6 82
xAtlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 0.0 27–14 21–20 8–8 82
xCharlotte Hornets 48 34 .585 0.0 30–11 18–23 8–8 82
Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 7.0 22–19 19–22 10–6 82
Orlando Magic 35 47 .427 13.0 23–18 12–29 4–12 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cCleveland Cavaliers * 57 25 .695 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 56 26 .683 1.0 82
3 yMiami Heat * 48 34 .585 9.0 82
4 xAtlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 9.0 82
5 xBoston Celtics 48 34 .585 9.0 82
6 xCharlotte Hornets 48 34 .585 9.0 82
7 xIndiana Pacers 45 37 .549 12.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 44 38 .537 13.0 82
9 Chicago Bulls 42 40 .512 15.0 82
10 Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 16.0 82
11 Orlando Magic 35 47 .427 22.0 82
12 Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 25.0 82
14 Brooklyn Nets 21 61 .256 36.0 82
15 Philadelphia 76ers 10 72 .122 47.0 82

ReferencesEdit