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1993–94 Charlotte Hornets season

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Head coach  Allan Bristow
Arena  Charlotte Coliseum
Playoff finish  Did Not Qualify
Owner(s)  George Shinn
Record  41–41 (.500)
Place  Division: 5th (Central) Conference: 9th (Eastern)

The 1993-94 NBA season was the 6th season of the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Hornets acquired Hersey Hawkins from the Philadelphia 76ers and Eddie Johnson from the Seattle SuperSonics. Coming off their first playoff appearance, the Hornets played around .500 for the first half of the season as Johnny Newman was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Rumeal Robinson. However, as Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning both missed an amount of games due to injuries, the Hornets struggled and lost 16 of 17 games midway through the season. With the return of Johnson and Mourning, they would win 18 of their final 26 games, and finish the season fifth in the Central Division with a 41–41 record. However, it was not enough as they narrowly missed out on a second straight playoff appearance.

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The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the fifth time in six seasons. Mourning was selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game, but did not play due to being injured. Dell Curry was named Sixth Man of The Year averaging 16.3 points per game off the bench.

Season standings

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

Awards and records

  • Dell Curry, NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award
  • Transactions

  • September 1, 1993
  • Traded Kendall Gill and a 1994 1st round draft pick (Carlos Rogers was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Dana Barros, Eddie Johnson and a 1994 1st round draft pick (Sharone Wright was later selected).

  • September 3, 1993
  • Traded Dana Barros, Greg Graham, Sidney Green and a 1994 1st round draft pick (Sharone Wright was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Hersey Hawkins.

  • September 23, 1993
  • Signed LeRon Ellis as a free agent.

  • November 6, 1993
  • Signed Steve Henson as a free agent.

  • December 10, 1993
  • Traded Johnny Newman to the New Jersey Nets for Rumeal Robinson.

  • January 1, 1994
  • Signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent.

  • January 5, 1994
  • Waived Lorenzo Williams.

  • February 2, 1994
  • Signed Marty Conlon to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • February 16, 1994
  • Signed Tim Kempton to the first of two 10-day contracts.

  • February 24, 1994
  • Traded Mike Gminski and a 1997 1st round draft pick (Paul Grant was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Frank Brickowski.

  • February 25, 1994
  • Signed Marty Conlon to a contract for the rest of the season.

  • March 22, 1994
  • Waived Marty Conlon.

  • March 24, 1994
  • Marty Conlon claimed on waivers by the Washington Bullets.

    References

    1993–94 Charlotte Hornets season Wikipedia


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