Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
51 Ken Bannister FC 6-9 235 2 St. Augustine's College (Raleigh) 1984 Rnd 7 Pick 17 United States
00 Benoit Benjamin C 7-0 250 3 Creighton 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
20 Quintin Dailey G 6-3 180 6 San Francisco 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
22 Tom Garrick G 6-2 185 0 Rhode Island 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
3 Grant Gondrezick G 6-5 205 1 Pepperdine 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
1 Gary Grant G 6-3 185 0 Michigan 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
32 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 5 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
44 Rob Lock PF 6-9 225 0 Kentucky 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
5 Danny Manning F 6-10 230 0 Kansas 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
10 Norm Nixon G 6-2 170 11 Duquesne 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
3 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 1 Illinois 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
45 Dave Popson FC 6-10 220 0 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
42 Rob Rose GF 6-5 180 0 George Mason 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Charles Daniel Smith PF 6-10 230 0 Pittsburgh 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
51 Barry Sumpter FC 6-11 215 0 Austin Peay 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
4 Ennis Whatley SG 6-3 177 5 Alabama 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
12 Eric White F 6-8 200 1 Pepperdine 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
42 Kevin Williams G 6-2 175 4 St. John's 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
34 Reggie Williams GF 6-7 190 1 Georgetown 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
24 Joe Wolf C 6-11 230 1 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1988-1989 L.A. Clippers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Q. Dailey G. Grant K. Norman C. Smith B. Benjamin
Rotation N. Nixon G. Gondrezick R. Williams D. Manning J. Wolf
Rotation T. Garrick     K. Bannister  
Rotation       R. Lock  
Lim PT K. Williams     E. White  

1988-1989 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Phoenix Suns55-272
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3510
4Golden State Warriors43-3914
5Portland Trail Blazers39-4318
6Sacramento Kings27-5530
7Los Angeles Clippers21-6136

1988-1989 L.A. Clippers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charles Daniel Smith All-Rookie First Team (1989)
Charles Daniel Smith Rookie Of The Month (Feb 89, Apr 89)

1988-1989 L.A. Clippers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ken Norman 80 37.8 18.1 8.3 3.5 1.3 0.8 2.6
Benoit Benjamin 79 32.7 16.4 8.8 2.0 0.7 2.8 3.0
Charles Daniel Smith 71 30.4 16.3 6.5 1.4 1.0 1.3 2.1
Quintin Dailey 69 25.0 16.1 3.0 2.2 1.3 0.1 1.8
Gary Grant 71 27.1 11.9 3.4 7.1 2.0 0.1 3.6
Reggie Williams 63 20.7 10.2 2.8 1.6 1.3 0.5 1.8
Tom Garrick 71 21.1 6.4 2.2 3.4 1.1 0.1 1.6
Danny Manning 26 36.5 16.7 6.6 3.1 1.7 1.0 3.6
Joe Wolf 66 22.0 5.8 4.1 1.7 0.5 0.2 1.4
Norm Nixon 53 24.9 6.8 1.5 6.3 0.9 0.0 2.2
Eric White 37 11.7 4.3 1.9 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.7
Greg Kite 58 12.6 1.9 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.8
Grant Gondrezick 27 9.0 3.9 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.6
Ken Bannister 9 14.4 8.2 3.7 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.9
Ennis Whatley 8 11.2 4.2 2.0 2.8 0.9 0.1 1.4
Kevin Williams 9 12.7 3.8 2.2 1.9 0.6 0.3 1.1
Rob Lock 20 5.5 1.5 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.7
Dave Popson 10 6.8 2.3 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.6
Barry Sumpter 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rob Rose 2 1.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1988-1989 Los Angeles Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Benoit Benjamin was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Benoit Benjamin signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 1, 1985.

Rob Lock was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Rob Lock signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 24, 1989.

Danny Manning was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Danny Manning signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 1, 1988.

Ken Norman was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Ken Norman signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 1, 1987.

Reggie Williams was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Reggie Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 22, 1987.

Joe Wolf was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Joe Wolf signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 13, 1987.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Gary Grant, the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 28, 1988. Gary Grant signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 16, 1988.

Draft Rights to Charles Daniel Smith, the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 28, 1988. Charles Daniel Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 8, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Norm Nixon was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 10, 1983. Norm Nixon signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 23, 1985.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ken Bannister signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 5, 1989. Ken Bannister re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 15, 1989.

Quintin Dailey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on December 29, 1986.

Tom Garrick signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, 1988.

Grant Gondrezick signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 31, 1988.

Eric White signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on February 3, 1989. Eric White re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on February 13, 1989. Eric White re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on February 23, 1989.

Kevin Williams signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 4, 1989. Kevin Williams re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 14, 1989.

1988-1989 Los Angeles Clippers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donald Sterling Owner 1981-1982 N/A
Andy Roeser Director of Team Security 1986-1987 N/A
Gene Shue Head Coach 1987-1988 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1980 to 1985)
Don Casey Head Coach 1988-1989 N/A
Jim Eyen Assistant Coach 2003-2004 Scout (New York Knicks, 2002 to 2003)
Elgin Baylor General Manager 1986-1987 Head Coach (Utah Jazz, 1976 to 1979)
Jeff Weltman Video Coordinator, Scout 1988-1989 N/A
Ralph Lawler Radio Broadcaster 1978-1979 N/A