Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

2002-2003 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Carlos Boozer PF 6-9 266 0 Duke 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 6 Germany / United States
3 Tierre Brown G 6-2 189 1 McNeese State 2001 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
12 Bimbo Coles SG 6-1 180 12 Virginia Tech 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
31 Ricky Davis GF 6-7 195 4 Iowa 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
5 DeSagana Diop C 7-0 280 1 Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Senegal
32 Tyrone Hill PF 6-9 240 12 Xavier 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas C 7-3 260 6 BC Aisciai-Atletas (Lithuania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 20 Lithuania
33 Jumaine Jones SF 6-8 218 3 Georgia 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
4 Chris Mihm C 7-0 265 2 Texas 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
21 Darius Miles F 6-9 210 2 East St. Louis Senior High School (Illinois) 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
10 Milt Palacio G 6-3 195 3 Colorado State 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States / Norway
17 Smush Parker G 6-4 190 0 Fordham 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Michael Stewart FC 6-10 230 5 California 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted France / United States
2 Dajuan Wagner G 6-2 200 0 Memphis 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

2002-2003 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Palacio R. Davis D. Miles C. Boozer Z. Ilgauskas
Rotation D. Wagner   J. Jones M. Stewart C. Mihm
Rotation S. Parker       D. Diop
Rotation T. Brown        

2002-2003 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons50-32-
2Indiana Pacers48-342
3New Orleans Hornets47-353
4Milwaukee Bucks42-408
5Atlanta Hawks35-4715
6Chicago Bulls30-5220
7Toronto Raptors24-5826
8Cleveland Cavaliers17-6533

2002-2003 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Carlos Boozer All-Rookie Second Team (2003)
Carlos Boozer Rookie Of The Month (Apr 03)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (2003)
Dajuan Wagner Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2003)
Carlos Boozer Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2003)

2002-2003 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ricky Davis 79 39.6 20.6 4.9 5.5 1.6 0.5 3.5
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 81 30.0 17.2 7.5 1.6 0.7 1.9 2.6
Carlos Boozer 81 25.3 10.0 7.5 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.3
Jumaine Jones 80 27.6 9.8 5.1 1.4 0.8 0.3 1.3
Dajuan Wagner 47 29.5 13.4 1.7 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.8
Darius Miles 67 30.0 9.2 5.4 2.6 1.0 1.0 2.7
Smush Parker 66 16.7 6.2 1.8 2.5 0.7 0.2 2.0
Milt Palacio 80 24.7 5.0 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.2 1.6
Chris Mihm 52 15.6 5.9 4.4 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.9
Tyrone Hill 32 26.7 6.3 8.3 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.6
DeSagana Diop 80 11.8 1.5 2.7 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.7
Bimbo Coles 21 24.6 4.9 2.3 2.7 0.5 0.2 0.9
Tierre Brown 14 11.9 4.6 2.1 2.8 0.9 0.0 1.6
Michael Stewart 47 5.3 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2

2002-2003 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Carlos Boozer was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Carlos Boozer signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 7, 2002.

DeSagana Diop was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. DeSagana Diop signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 5, 2001.

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. Zydrunas Ilgauskas signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 29, 1999.

Dajuan Wagner was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dajuan Wagner signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 16, 2002.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Chris Mihm, the #7 pick in the First Round of the 2000 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls on June 28, 2000. Chris Mihm signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 13, 2000.

Acquired via Trade

Ricky Davis was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat on October 26, 2001. Ricky Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 20, 2002.

Jumaine Jones was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Philadelphia Sixers on August 3, 2001.

Darius Miles was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Clippers on July 29, 2002.

Milt Palacio was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns on September 17, 2002.

Michael Stewart was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Toronto Raptors on September 25, 2002.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tierre Brown signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 3, 2003. Tierre Brown re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 24, 2003.

Smush Parker signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 25, 2002.

2002-2003 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
John Lucas Head Coach 2001-2002 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 1998 to 1999)
Keith Smart Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Director of Player Development 2002-2003 Assistant Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2000 to 2003)
Jerry Eaves Assistant Coach 2001-2002 Assistant Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 1999 to 2001)
Ron Ekker Assistant Coach 2001-2002 Assistant Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 1993 to 2000)
Clifford Ray Assistant Coach 2002-2003 Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 2000 to 2002)
Jim Paxson General Manager 1999-2000 Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1998 to 1999)
Chico Averbuck Director of International Scouting 2001-2002 N/A
Mark Cashman Equipment Manager 2001-2002 N/A
Mike Bratz Assistant Coach, Director of Player Personnel 2001-2002 Scout (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2000 to 2001)
Max Benton Head Athletic Trainer 2001-2002 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Denver Nuggets, 1995 to 2001)
Stan Kellers Strength and Conditioning Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Mike Mancias Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Miami Heat, 2010 to 2014)
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A