Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Terrell Brandon PG 5-11 180 5 Oregon 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
35 Danny Ferry PF 6-10 230 6 Duke 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
2 Reggie Geary SG 6-2 187 0 Arizona 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
32 Tyrone Hill PF 6-9 240 6 Xavier 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas C 7-3 260 0 BC Aisciai-Atletas (Lithuania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 20 Lithuania
21 Antonio Lang G-F 6-8 205 2 Duke 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
13 Donny Marshall SF 6-7 230 1 Connecticut 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
24 Chris Mills SF 6-5 215 3 Arizona 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
14 Bobby Phills SG 6-5 215 5 Southern 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
52 Vitaly Potapenko C-F 6-10 280 0 Wright State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 12 Ukraine
44 Shawnelle Scott C 6-10 250 1 St. John's 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
3 Bob Sura G 6-5 200 1 Florida State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
30 Carl Thomas G 6-4 175 3 Eastern Michigan 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 13 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States

1996-1997 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Brandon B. Phills D. Ferry C. Mills T. Hill
Rotation R. Geary B. Sura D. Marshall A. Lang V. Potapenko
Rotation   C. Thomas     M. West
Rotation         S. Scott
Lim PT         Z. Ilgauskas

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 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Terrell Brandon Player Of The Week (12/22/96)
Terrell Brandon Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Vitaly Potapenko Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Bob Sura Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1997)
Terrell Brandon NBA Sportsmanship Award (1997)

1996-1997 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Terrell Brandon 78 36.8 19.5 3.9 6.3 1.8 0.4 2.3
Chris Mills 80 39.6 13.4 6.2 2.5 1.1 0.5 1.5
Tyrone Hill 74 34.9 12.9 9.9 1.2 0.9 0.4 2.0
Danny Ferry 82 32.1 10.6 4.1 1.8 0.7 0.4 1.1
Bobby Phills 69 34.4 12.6 3.6 3.4 1.6 0.3 2.0
Bob Sura 82 27.7 9.2 3.8 4.8 1.1 0.4 2.2
Vitaly Potapenko 80 15.5 5.8 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.4
Mark West 70 13.7 3.2 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.7
Donny Marshall 56 9.8 3.1 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.6
Antonio Lang 64 13.2 2.7 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8
Reggie Geary 39 6.3 1.5 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.4
Carl Thomas 19 4.1 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
Shawnelle Scott 16 3.1 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
Larry Nance 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Terrell Brandon was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Terrell Brandon signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1991. Terrell Brandon signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 8, 1994.

Reggie Geary was selected as the #27 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Reggie Geary signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 5, 1996.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1996.

Donny Marshall was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Donny Marshall signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 29, 1995. Donny Marshall re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 27, 1996.

Chris Mills was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chris Mills signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 18, 1993.

Vitaly Potapenko was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Vitaly Potapenko signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 26, 1996.

Bob Sura was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bob Sura signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 29, 1995.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Danny Ferry, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, 1989. Danny Ferry signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 1, 1990.

Acquired via Trade

Tyrone Hill was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Golden State Warriors on July 13, 1993. Tyrone Hill re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 25, 1994.

Antonio Lang was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns on October 7, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bobby Phills signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 19, 1992. Bobby Phills re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 29, 1992. Bobby Phills re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1992. Bobby Phills re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 25, 1994.

Shawnelle Scott signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 28, 1996.

Carl Thomas signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 23, 1996.

Mark West signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 9, 1996.

1996-1997 Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
George Gund Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Gordon Gund Owner, Majority Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Marvin Cross Director of Team Security 1981-1982 N/A
Mike Fratello Head Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1983 to 1990)
Rich Dalatri Assistant Coach 1992-1993 Strength and Conditioning Coach (New Jersey Nets, 1987 to 1992)
Ron Rothstein Assistant Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1992 to 1993)
Sidney Lowe Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1992 to 1994)
Wayne Embry General Manager 1985-1986 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 to 1980)
Mike Wilhelm Video Coordinator 1996-1997 Assistant Video Coordinator (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1993 to 1996)
Jim Boylan Scout 1992-1993 Head Coach (New Hampshire, 1989 to 1992)
Gary Briggs Head Athletic Trainer 1982-1983 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A