Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

2003-2004 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 7 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
1 Maurice Carter SG 6-5 210 1 LSU 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
43 Brian Cook PF 6-9 234 0 Illinois 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 7 Arkansas-Little Rock 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
17 Rick Fox SF 6-7 230 12 North Carolina 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Canada / Bahamas
3 Devean George F-G 6-8 235 4 Augsburg College 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
54 Horace Grant PF 6-10 255 16 Clemson 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
11 Karl Malone PF 6-9 265 18 Louisiana Tech 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
14 Slava Medvedenko F 6-10 250 3 BC Kyiv (Ukraine) 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted Ukraine
34 Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 11 LSU 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
12 Jannero Pargo PG 6-1 185 1 Arkansas 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Gary Payton G 6-4 180 13 Oregon State 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
21 Kareem Rush G 6-6 201 1 Missouri 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
9 Bryon Russell SG 6-7 225 10 Long Beach State 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
31 Jamal Sampson FC 6-11 235 1 California 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
5 Ime Udoka G-F 6-5 220 1 Portland State 2000 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States / Nigeria
4 Luke Walton F 6-8 235 0 Arizona 2003 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

2003-2004 Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Payton K. Bryant D. George K. Malone S. O'Neal
Rotation D. Fisher K. Rush R. Fox S. Medvedenko J. Sampson
Rotation     B. Russell H. Grant  
Rotation     L. Walton B. Cook  

2003-2004 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers56-26-
2Sacramento Kings55-271
3Portland Trail Blazers41-4115
4Golden State Warriors37-4519
5Seattle SuperSonics37-4519
6Phoenix Suns29-5327
7Los Angeles Clippers28-5428

2003-2004 Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kobe Bryant All-NBA First Team (2004)
Shaquille O'Neal All-NBA First Team (2004)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Month (Mar 04)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Week (12/07/03, 03/21/04)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Week (02/22/04, 03/29/04)
Kobe Bryant All-NBA Defensive First Team (2004)
Kobe Bryant Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2004)
Shaquille O'Neal Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2004)
Shaquille O'Neal All-Star MVP (2004)
Derek Fisher Skills Challenge Participant (2004)

2003-2004 Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kobe Bryant 65 37.6 24.0 5.5 5.1 1.7 0.4 2.6
Shaquille O'Neal 67 36.8 21.5 11.5 2.9 0.5 2.5 2.9
Gary Payton 82 34.5 14.6 4.2 5.5 1.2 0.2 1.8
Devean George 82 23.8 7.4 4.0 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.1
Derek Fisher 82 21.6 7.1 1.9 2.3 1.3 0.0 1.0
Slava Medvedenko 68 21.2 8.3 5.0 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.9
Karl Malone 42 32.7 13.2 8.7 3.9 1.2 0.5 2.5
Kareem Rush 72 17.3 6.4 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.7
Bryon Russell 72 13.1 4.0 2.0 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.5
Horace Grant 55 20.1 4.1 4.2 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.5
Rick Fox 38 22.3 4.8 2.7 2.6 0.8 0.1 1.3
Luke Walton 72 10.1 2.4 1.8 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.6
Brian Cook 35 12.6 4.4 2.9 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
Jamal Sampson 10 13.0 2.9 5.2 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.6
Maurice Carter 4 12.5 5.5 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.5
Jannero Pargo 13 4.8 1.1 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.9
Ime Udoka 4 7.0 2.0 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.8

2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Brian Cook was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Brian Cook signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 5, 2003.

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.

Luke Walton was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Luke Walton signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 8, 2003.

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 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.

Horace Grant signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 28, 2003.

Karl Malone signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 16, 2003.

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.

Gary Payton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 16, 2003.

Bryon Russell signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 2003.

Jamal Sampson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 24, 2003.

2003-2004 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)
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
Alex McKechnie Athletic Performance Coordinator 2003-2004 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Kevin Grevey Scout 2001-2002 N/A
Brian Shaw Scout 2003-2004 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A