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2001–02 Seattle SuperSonics season

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Head coach  Nate McMillan
Owner(s)  Howard Schultz
Record  45–37 (.549)
General manager  Rick Sund
Arena  KeyArena
Place  Division: 4th (Pacific) Conference: 7th (Western)

The 2001-02 NBA season was the SuperSonics' 35th season in the NBA. Heading into Nate McMillan's first full season as head coach, the Sonics finished fourth in the Pacific Division with a 45–37 record, which was only a one-game improvement over the previous season where they missed the playoffs. Gary Payton was selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. However, their season would end quickly as they lost in five games in the first round of the playoffs to the San Antonio Spurs led by Tim Duncan, who was MVP following the season. This season was also Payton's final full season in Seattle, as he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks midway next season. Also following the season, Vin Baker was traded to the Boston Celtics.

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The Sonics also changed their logo and uniforms, going back to their traditional colors of green and yellow. The logo and uniforms lasted until 2008.

Roster Notes

  • Guard Shammond Williams holds American and Georgian dual citizenship. He was born in the United States but he played on the Georgian national team.
  • z - clinched division title y - clinched division title x - clinched playoff spot

    West First Round

    (2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Seattle SuperSonics Last Playoff Meeting: 1982 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-1)

    Season

    Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 2/17/2017.

    Playoffs

    Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 2/17/2017.

    Awards and records

  • Gary Payton, All-NBA Second Team
  • Gary Payton, NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • Vladimir Radmanovic, NBA All-Rookie Team 2nd Team
  • References

    2001–02 Seattle SuperSonics season Wikipedia


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