Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

2002-2003 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
24 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 6 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 6 Arkansas-Little Rock 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
17 Rick Fox SF 6-7 230 11 North Carolina 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Canada / Bahamas
3 Devean George F-G 6-8 235 3 Augsburg College 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
5 Robert Horry PF 6-9 220 10 Alabama 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
35 Mark Madsen C-F 6-9 240 2 Stanford 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
14 Slava Medvedenko F 6-10 250 2 BC Kyiv (Ukraine) 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted Ukraine
30 Tracy Murray F 6-7 225 10 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
34 Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 10 LSU 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
12 Jannero Pargo PG 6-1 185 0 Arkansas 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
21 Kareem Rush G 6-6 201 0 Missouri 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
0 Soumaila Samake C 7-0 230 2 Cincinnati Stuff (United States) 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 7 Mali
20 Brian Shaw PG 6-6 190 13 UC Santa Barbara 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
52 Samaki Walker PF 6-9 250 6 Louisville 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States

2002-2003 Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Fisher K. Bryant R. Fox S. Walker S. O'Neal
Rotation B. Shaw K. Rush D. George R. Horry S. Medvedenko
Rotation J. Pargo     M. Madsen  
Lim PT     T. Murray    

2002-2003 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Sacramento Kings59-23-
2Los Angeles Lakers50-329
3Portland Trail Blazers50-329
4Phoenix Suns44-3815
5Seattle SuperSonics40-4219
6Golden State Warriors38-4421
7Los Angeles Clippers27-5532

2002-2003 Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Shaquille O'Neal All-NBA First Team (2003)
Kobe Bryant All-NBA First Team (2003)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Month (Mar 03)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Month (Jan 03)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Week (11/03/02, 12/08/02, 01/12/03, 02/02/03, 02/23/03)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Week (03/09/03, 04/06/03)
Kobe Bryant All-NBA Defensive First Team (2003)
Shaquille O'Neal All-NBA Defensive Second Team (2003)
Kobe Bryant Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2003)
Shaquille O'Neal Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2003)

2002-2003 Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kobe Bryant 82 41.5 30.0 6.9 5.9 2.2 0.8 3.5
Shaquille O'Neal 67 37.8 27.5 11.1 3.1 0.6 2.4 2.9
Derek Fisher 82 34.5 10.5 2.9 3.6 1.1 0.2 1.1
Rick Fox 76 28.7 9.0 4.2 3.3 0.9 0.2 1.6
Robert Horry 80 29.3 6.5 6.4 2.9 1.2 0.8 1.4
Devean George 71 22.7 6.9 4.0 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.9
Samaki Walker 67 18.6 4.4 5.5 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.8
Slava Medvedenko 58 10.7 4.4 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.6
Brian Shaw 71 12.7 3.5 1.7 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.8
Kareem Rush 76 11.5 3.0 1.2 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.8
Mark Madsen 54 14.5 3.2 2.9 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.5
Jannero Pargo 33 10.3 2.6 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.7
Tracy Murray 30 6.4 2.0 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5
Soumaila Samake 13 5.9 1.7 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.2

2002-2003 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Derek Fisher was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Derek Fisher signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 19, 1996. Derek Fisher re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 16, 1999.

Devean George was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Devean George signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 9, 1999. Devean George re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18, 2002.

Mark Madsen was selected as the #29 pick in the First Round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Mark Madsen signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 5, 2000.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Kobe Bryant, the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on July 11, 1996. Kobe Bryant signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 25, 1996. Kobe Bryant signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 29, 1999.

Draft Rights to Kareem Rush, the #20 pick in the First Round of the 2002 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Toronto Raptors on June 26, 2002. Kareem Rush signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 3, 2002.

Acquired via Trade

Robert Horry was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on January 10, 1997. Robert Horry re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 29, 1997.

Tracy Murray was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Toronto Raptors on June 26, 2002.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rick Fox signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 28, 1997. Rick Fox re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 1999. Rick Fox re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 5, 1999.

Slava Medvedenko signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 15, 2000. Slava Medvedenko re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 26, 2002.

Shaquille O'Neal signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18, 1996. Shaquille O'Neal re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 13, 2000.

Jannero Pargo signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23, 2002.

Brian Shaw signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 4, 2001. Brian Shaw re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2002.

Samaki Walker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 20, 2001.

2002-2003 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Magic Johnson Co-Owner, VP 1994-1995 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1993 to 1994)
Edward P. Roski, Jr. Co-Owner 1998-1999 N/A
Philip F. Anschutz Co-Owner 1998-1999 N/A
Francis R. Mariani Chief Executive Officer 1987-1988 N/A
Joe McCormack Chief Financial Officer 1989-1990 N/A
Jeanie Buss Executive VP of Business Operations 1999-2000 N/A
Tim Harris Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP of Business Operations 1996-1997 N/A
Phil Jackson Head Coach 2005-2006 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1999 to 2004)
Bill Bertka Assistant Coach 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1974 to 1976)
Frank Hamblen Assistant Coach 1999-2000 Head Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1991 to 1992)
Jim Cleamons Assistant Coach 2006-2007 Assistant Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2004 to 2006)
Kurt Rambis Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2009 to 2011)
Jim Buss Assistant General Manager 1998-1999 N/A
Ronnie Lester Assistant General Manager 2001-2002 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1987 to 2001)
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Adam Filippi Director of International Scouting 2001-2002 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Kevin Grevey Scout 2001-2002 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A