Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
45 Derrick Alston FC 6-11 225 2 Duquesne 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
20 Jon Barry SG 6-4 195 4 Georgia Tech 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
10 Mookie Blaylock PG 6-1 190 7 Oklahoma 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
24 Donnie Boyce SF 6-5 196 1 Colorado 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
34 Willie Burton G 6-6 210 5 Minnesota 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
33 Tyrone Corbin F 6-6 210 11 DePaul 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
35 Darrin Hancock F 6-7 205 2 Maurienne (France) 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
44 Alan Henderson F-C 6-9 235 1 Indiana 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
42 Henry James PF 6-8 220 6 St. Mary's (TX) 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
32 Christian Laettner PF 6-11 245 4 Duke 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
15 Priest Lauderdale C 7-4 325 0 Peristeri BC (Greece) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 28 United States
2 Pig Miller F 6-9 225 2 Michigan State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
55 Dikembe Mutombo C 7-2 260 5 Georgetown 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 4 Democratic Republic of the Congo
28 Ivano Newbill F 6-9 245 2 Georgia Tech 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 9 Illinois 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
  Zarko Paspalj PF 6-9 223 1 KK Partizan (Serbia) 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted Montenegro
5 Eldridge Recasner SG 6-3 190 2 Washington 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
8 Steve Smith SG 6-7 200 5 Michigan State 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1996-1997 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Blaylock S. Smith T. Corbin C. Laettner D. Mutombo
Rotation   E. Recasner D. Hancock A. Henderson  
Rotation       H. James  
Lim PT   J. Barry   K. Norman P. Lauderdale
Lim PT         I. Newbill

1996-1997 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls69-13-
2Atlanta Hawks56-2613
3Detroit Pistons54-2815
4Charlotte Hornets54-2815
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4027
6Indiana Pacers39-4330
7Milwaukee Bucks33-4936
8Toronto Raptors30-5239

1996-1997 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dikembe Mutombo Player Of The Week (12/01/96)
Dikembe Mutombo Defensive Player Of The Year (1997)
Dikembe Mutombo All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997)
Mookie Blaylock All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1997)
Dikembe Mutombo Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Christian Laettner Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)

1996-1997 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Christian Laettner 82 38.3 18.1 8.8 2.7 1.2 0.8 2.7
Steve Smith 72 39.2 20.1 3.3 4.2 0.9 0.3 2.4
Mookie Blaylock 78 39.2 17.4 5.3 5.9 2.7 0.3 2.4
Dikembe Mutombo 80 37.2 13.3 11.6 1.4 0.6 3.3 2.3
Tyrone Corbin 70 32.9 9.5 4.2 1.8 1.3 0.1 1.2
Eldridge Recasner 71 17.0 5.7 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.9
Henry James 53 17.8 6.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.5
Jon Barry 58 16.7 4.9 1.7 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.0
Alan Henderson 30 16.7 6.6 3.9 0.8 0.7 0.2 1.0
Willie Burton 24 15.8 6.2 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.1
Priest Lauderdale 35 5.1 3.2 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.1
Ivano Newbill 72 11.8 1.4 2.8 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.6
Ken Norman 17 12.9 3.8 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 1.1
Donnie Boyce 22 7.0 2.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.7
Darrin Hancock 14 6.1 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.5
Pig Miller 1 14.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Derrick Alston 2 5.5 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Alan Henderson was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Alan Henderson signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 21, 1995.

Priest Lauderdale was selected as the #28 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Priest Lauderdale signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 9, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Mookie Blaylock was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New Jersey Nets on November 3, 1992. Mookie Blaylock re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on June 7, 1993.

Christian Laettner was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 22, 1996.

Ken Norman was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 22, 1994.

Steve Smith was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Miami Heat on November 7, 1994. Steve Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 23, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jon Barry signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on August 13, 1996.

Tyrone Corbin signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 12, 1996.

Darrin Hancock signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on March 5, 1997. Darrin Hancock re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on March 15, 1997. Darrin Hancock re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on March 25, 1997.

Henry James signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on December 20, 1996.

Dikembe Mutombo signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 1996.

Ivano Newbill signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on October 1, 1996.

Eldridge Recasner signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 27, 1996.

1996-1997 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Turner Owner 1976-1977 N/A
Trey Feazell Senior VP 1987-1988 N/A
Lenny Wilkens Head Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1986 to 1993)
Phil Hubbard Assistant Coach 1995-1996 N/A
Pete Babcock General Manager 1990-1991 General Manager (Denver Nuggets, 1987 to 1990)
Bob Rathbun Television Play-By-Play 1996-1997 N/A
Steve Holman Radio Broadcaster 1986-1987 N/A