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1997–98 Los Angeles Clippers season

1997–98 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Bill Fitch
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Arrowhead Pond
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 7th (Pacific)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports West 2, KCAL, KDOC
Radio KXTA, KPLS
< 1996–97 1998–99 >

The 1997-98 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 28th season in the NBA their 4th in Anaheim.[1]

Draft Picks

Main article: 1997 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Maurice Taylor PF  United States Michigan

Roster

Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 8 United States Austin, Isaac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Arizona State
C 33 United States Closs, Keith 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Central Connecticut State
PG 32 United States Collins, James 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Florida State
PG 15 United States Martin, Darrick 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UCLA
SF 7 United States Murray, Lamond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 236 lb (107 kg) California
G/F 52 United States Piatkowski, Eric 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nebraska
PG 24 United States Richardson, Pooh (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
SG 26 United States Robinson, James 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama
SF 54 United States Rogers, Rodney 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Wake Forest
SG 14 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) New Mexico
PF 23 United States Taylor, Maurice 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Michigan
PF 35 United States 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
C 11 Croatia Vrankovic, Stojko 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Croatia
C 55 United States Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Transactions
Last transaction: 2009-10-04

Roster Notes

  • Center Keith Closs played for the Lakers during the pre-season and had a strong performance. When he was released, the Clippers quickly signed him to their roster.

Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Player statistics

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
Isaac Austin
Brent Barry
Keith Closs
James Collins
Darrick Martin
Lamond Murray
Eric Piatkowski
Pooh Richardson
James Robinson
Rodney Rogers
Charles Smith
Maurice Taylor
Loy Vaught
Stojko Vrankovic
Lorenzen Wright

Awards and records

Transactions

The Clippers have been involved in the following transactions during the 1997-98 season.

Trades

June 25, 1997
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Minnesota Timberwolves
June 25, 1997
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1998 2nd round draft pick
February 19, 1998
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Miami Heat

Free Agents

References

See also

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