Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
0 Cadillac Anderson PF 6-10 230 9 Houston 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
10 Drew Barry G 6-5 191 1 Georgia Tech 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 28 United States
10 Mookie Blaylock PG 6-1 190 8 Oklahoma 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
52 Chucky Brown SF 6-7 214 8 NC State 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
33 Tyrone Corbin F 6-6 210 12 DePaul 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
4 Chris Crawford PF 6-9 235 0 Marquette 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
1 Lloyd Daniels SF 6-7 205 4 Mt. San Antonio College 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Ed Gray SG 6-3 210 0 California 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
44 Alan Henderson F-C 6-9 235 2 Indiana 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
32 Christian Laettner PF 6-11 245 5 Duke 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
7 Randy Livingston GF 6-4 209 1 LSU 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
2 Pig Miller F 6-9 225 3 Michigan State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
55 Dikembe Mutombo C 7-2 260 6 Georgetown 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 4 Democratic Republic of the Congo
3 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 10 Illinois 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
31 Brian Oliver SG 6-4 210 4 Georgia Tech 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
5 Eldridge Recasner SG 6-3 190 3 Washington 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
8 Steve Smith SG 6-7 200 6 Michigan State 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
20 Donald Whiteside G 5-10 160 1 Northern Illinois 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1997-1998 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Blaylock S. Smith T. Corbin A. Henderson D. Mutombo
Rotation   E. Recasner C. Brown C. Laettner  
Rotation       P. Miller  
Lim PT   D. Barry C. Crawford C. Anderson  
Lim PT   E. Gray      

1997-1998 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls62-20-
2Indiana Pacers58-244
3Charlotte Hornets51-3111
4Atlanta Hawks50-3212
5Cleveland Cavaliers47-3515
6Detroit Pistons37-4525
7Milwaukee Bucks36-4626
8Toronto Raptors16-6646

1997-1998 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dikembe Mutombo All-NBA Third Team (1998)
Dikembe Mutombo Player Of The Week (11/09/97)
Steve Smith Player Of The Week (01/11/98)
Dikembe Mutombo Defensive Player Of The Year (1998)
Dikembe Mutombo All-NBA Defensive First Team (1998)
Mookie Blaylock All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1998)
Alan Henderson Most Improved Player (1998)
Dikembe Mutombo Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Steve Smith Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Steve Smith J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1998)

1997-1998 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Steve Smith 73 39.1 20.1 4.2 4.0 1.0 0.4 2.4
Dikembe Mutombo 82 35.6 13.4 11.4 1.0 0.4 3.4 2.0
Christian Laettner 74 30.8 13.8 6.6 2.6 1.0 1.0 2.5
Alan Henderson 69 29.0 14.3 6.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.6
Mookie Blaylock 70 38.6 13.2 4.9 6.7 2.6 0.3 2.5
Tyrone Corbin 79 34.2 10.2 4.6 2.2 1.3 0.1 1.1
Eldridge Recasner 59 24.6 9.3 2.4 2.0 0.7 0.0 1.5
Chucky Brown 77 15.6 5.0 2.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7
Ed Gray 30 15.7 7.6 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 1.0
Chris Crawford 40 6.4 3.8 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5
Cadillac Anderson 50 8.0 1.8 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3
Pig Miller 37 6.2 2.1 1.9 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4
Drew Barry 27 9.5 2.1 1.3 1.8 0.4 0.0 1.1
Brian Oliver 5 12.2 3.0 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2
Randy Livingston 12 6.8 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.5
Donald Whiteside 3 5.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

1997-1998 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Chris Crawford was selected as the #22 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Chris Crawford signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on October 1, 1997.

Ed Gray was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Ed Gray signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 3, 1997.

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.

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. Mookie Blaylock signed a multi-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks on September 2, 1997.

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

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

Cadillac Anderson signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on October 11, 1997.

Drew Barry signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on January 20, 1998. Drew Barry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on January 30, 1998. Drew Barry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on February 11, 1998.

Chucky Brown signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on October 2, 1997.

Tyrone Corbin re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 12, 1996. Tyrone Corbin re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 26, 1997.

Pig Miller signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 26, 1997.

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

Eldridge Recasner signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 27, 1996. Eldridge Recasner re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on October 2, 1997.

1997-1998 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Turner Owner 1976-1977 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 President (Denver Nuggets, 1987 to 1990)
Steve Holman Radio Broadcaster 1986-1987 N/A