Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1998-1999 Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
15 Mark Blount C-F 7-0 250 1 Pittsburgh 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 26 United States
  Scott Brooks PG 5-11 165 11 UC Irvine 1987 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Keith Closs C 7-2 215 1 Central Connecticut State 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Sherman Douglas PG 6-0 180 9 Syracuse 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Juaquin Hawkins SF 6-7 220 1 Long Beach State 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Troy Hudson G 6-1 170 1 Southern Illinois 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Darrick Martin G 5-11 170 4 UCLA 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
7 Lamond Murray SF 6-7 236 4 California 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
8 Tyrone Nesby SF 6-6 225 0 UNLV 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
34 Michael Olowokandi C 7-0 270 0 Pacific 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / England
52 Eric Piatkowski G-F 6-7 210 4 Nebraska 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
24 Pooh Richardson PG 6-1 180 9 UCLA 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
26 James Robinson G 6-2 180 5 Alabama 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
54 Rodney Rogers F 6-7 235 5 Wake Forest 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
8 Brian Skinner FC 6-9 255 0 Baylor 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
5 Charles Cornelius Smith SG 6-4 194 1 New Mexico 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
  Chris Smith G 6-3 190 3 Connecticut 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
23 Mo Taylor F 6-9 265 1 Michigan 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
11 Stojko Vrankovic C 7-1 254 4 KK Zadar (Croatia) 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted Croatia
55 Lorenzen Wright F-C 6-11 255 2 Memphis 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States

1998-1999 L.A. Clippers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Martin E. Piatkowski T. Nesby M. Taylor M. Olowokandi
Rotation S. Douglas C. Smith L. Murray   L. Wright
Rotation T. Hudson   R. Rogers   B. Skinner
Rotation P. Richardson       S. Vrankovic
Rotation         K. Closs

1998-1999 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Portland Trail Blazers35-15-
2Los Angeles Lakers31-194
3Phoenix Suns27-238
4Sacramento Kings27-238
5Seattle SuperSonics25-2510
6Golden State Warriors21-2914
7Los Angeles Clippers9-4126

1998-1999 L.A. Clippers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Michael Olowokandi All-Rookie Second Team (1999)

1998-1999 L.A. Clippers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mo Taylor 46 32.7 16.8 5.3 1.5 0.3 0.6 2.6
Lamond Murray 50 26.3 12.2 3.9 1.2 1.2 0.4 2.0
Eric Piatkowski 49 25.3 10.5 2.9 1.1 0.9 0.1 1.1
Tyrone Nesby 50 25.8 10.1 3.5 1.6 1.5 0.4 1.1
Michael Olowokandi 45 28.4 8.9 7.9 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.9
Rodney Rogers 47 20.6 7.4 3.8 1.6 1.0 0.5 1.4
Lorenzen Wright 48 23.6 6.6 7.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.0
Darrick Martin 37 25.4 8.0 1.3 3.9 1.2 0.1 1.8
Sherman Douglas 30 28.1 8.2 1.9 4.1 0.9 0.1 2.0
Troy Hudson 25 21.0 6.8 2.2 3.7 0.4 0.1 1.5
James Robinson 14 20.0 7.6 1.9 1.3 1.0 0.2 1.1
Brian Skinner 21 12.3 4.1 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.9
Charles Cornelius Smith 23 13.8 3.7 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9
Keith Closs 15 5.8 2.1 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.4
Pooh Richardson 11 11.8 2.5 1.2 2.7 0.4 0.0 0.8
Stojko Vrankovic 2 6.0 1.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1998-1999 Los Angeles Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Lamond Murray was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Lamond Murray signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 20, 1994.

Michael Olowokandi was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Michael Olowokandi signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 29, 1999.

Brian Skinner was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Brian Skinner signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 21, 1999.

Mo Taylor was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Mo Taylor signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on July 15, 1997.

Lorenzen Wright was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Lorenzen Wright signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 14, 1996.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Eric Piatkowski, the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Indiana Pacers on June 30, 1994. Eric Piatkowski signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 14, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Pooh Richardson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Indiana Pacers on June 30, 1994.

Rodney Rogers was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Denver Nuggets on June 28, 1995.

Charles Cornelius Smith was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Miami Heat on February 19, 1998.

Stojko Vrankovic was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 25, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Keith Closs signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 8, 1997.

Sherman Douglas signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on February 4, 1999.

Troy Hudson signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 23, 1999. Troy Hudson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 2, 1999. Troy Hudson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12, 1999.

Darrick Martin signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 16, 1996. Darrick Martin re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 21, 1999.

Tyrone Nesby signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 21, 1999.

1998-1999 Los Angeles Clippers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donald Sterling Owner 1981-1982 N/A
Elgin Baylor General Manager 1986-1987 Head Coach (Utah Jazz, 1976 to 1979)
Chris Ford Head Coach 1998-1999 Head Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1996 to 1998)
Jim Todd Assistant Coach 1998-1999 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1996 to 1998)
Andy Roeser Director of Team Security 1986-1987 N/A
Pete Serrano Equipment Manager 1986-1987 N/A
Jeff Weltman Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 Video Coordinator (Los Angeles Clippers, 1988 to 1989)
Ralph Lawler Television Play-By-Play, Radio Broadcaster 1978-1979 N/A