Miami Heat Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Miami Heat Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 10 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
21 Kevin Edwards PG 6-3 190 0 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Hansi Gnad C 6-10 220 0 Alaska - Anchorage 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 11 Germany
40 Sylvester Gray F 6-6 230 0 Memphis 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
44 Scott Hastings FC 6-10 235 6 Arkansas 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Conner Henry GF 6-7 195 2 UC Santa Barbara 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
43 Grant Long PF 6-8 225 0 Eastern Michigan 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
34 Todd Mitchell F 6-7 205 0 Purdue 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
11 Craig Neal G 6-5 165 0 Georgia Tech 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
41 Dave Popson FC 6-10 220 0 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
4 Rony Seikaly C 6-11 230 0 Syracuse 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States / Lebanon
45 John Shasky C 6-11 235 0 Minnesota 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
2 Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 8 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
20 Jon Sundvold G 6-2 170 5 Missouri 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
3 Anthony Taylor G 6-4 175 0 Oregon 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Billy Thompson F 6-7 195 2 Louisville 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
10 Kelvin Upshaw G 6-2 180 0 Utah 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Jamie Waller G 6-4 215 1 Virginia Union 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
31 Pearl Washington G 6-2 190 2 Syracuse 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
10 Clinton Wheeler G 6-1 185 4 William Paterson 1981 Rnd 7 Pick 12 United States

1988-1989 Miami Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sparrow K. Edwards B. Thompson G. Long R. Seikaly
Rotation P. Washington   S. Gray P. Cummings S. Hastings
Rotation J. Sundvold       J. Shasky
Lim PT   C. Neal     D. Popson
Lim PT         H. Gnad

1988-1989 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz51-31-
2Houston Rockets45-376
3Denver Nuggets44-387
4Dallas Mavericks38-4413
5San Antonio Spurs21-6130
6Miami Heat15-6736

1988-1989 Miami Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Edwards All-Rookie Second Team (1989)
Jon Sundvold Three Point Shootout Participant (1989)

1988-1989 Miami Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Edwards 79 29.7 13.8 3.3 4.4 1.8 0.3 3.1
Rory Sparrow 80 32.7 12.5 2.7 5.4 1.3 0.2 2.5
Grant Long 82 29.7 11.9 6.7 1.8 1.5 0.6 2.5
Billy Thompson 79 28.8 10.8 7.2 2.2 0.7 1.3 2.4
Rony Seikaly 78 25.2 10.9 7.0 0.7 0.6 1.2 2.6
Jon Sundvold 68 19.7 10.4 1.3 2.0 0.4 0.0 1.3
Pat Cummings 53 20.7 8.8 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.3 2.1
Sylvester Gray 55 22.2 8.0 5.2 2.1 0.7 0.5 1.9
Pearl Washington 54 19.7 7.6 2.3 4.2 1.4 0.1 2.3
Scott Hastings 75 16.1 5.1 3.1 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.9
John Shasky 65 14.5 5.5 3.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.7
Anthony Taylor 21 17.5 6.9 1.6 2.0 1.0 0.2 1.0
Todd Mitchell 22 14.5 5.4 2.1 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.3
Craig Neal 32 10.7 2.8 0.6 2.7 0.5 0.1 1.2
Kelvin Upshaw 9 16.0 6.3 1.4 2.2 0.8 0.0 1.4
Clinton Wheeler 8 17.9 7.0 1.5 2.6 1.0 0.0 0.8
Dave Popson 7 5.4 1.6 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6

1988-1989 Miami Heat Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kevin Edwards was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Kevin Edwards signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Heat on July 29, 1988.

Sylvester Gray was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Sylvester Gray signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Heat on October 4, 1988.

Grant Long was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Grant Long signed a contract with the Miami Heat on August 31, 1988.

Rony Seikaly was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Rony Seikaly signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Heat on September 7, 1988.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Hansi Gnad was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 23, 1988.

Scott Hastings was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat from the Atlanta Hawks on June 23, 1988.

Jon Sundvold was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat from the San Antonio Spurs on June 23, 1988.

Billy Thompson was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 23, 1988.

Pearl Washington was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat from the New Jersey Nets on June 23, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Pat Cummings signed a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 29, 1988.

Craig Neal signed a contract with the Miami Heat on January 14, 1989. Craig Neal re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 24, 1989. Craig Neal re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on February 3, 1989.

Dave Popson signed a contract with the Miami Heat on March 22, 1989. Dave Popson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on April 2, 1989. Dave Popson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on April 12, 1989.

John Shasky signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on September 30, 1988.

Rory Sparrow signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on November 3, 1988.

1988-1989 Miami Heat Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Billy Cunningham Owner 1987-1988 Head Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 1977 to 1985)
Ron Rothstein Head Coach 1988-1989 Assistant Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1986 to 1988)
Lewis Schaffel Owner, General Manager 1987-1988 General Manager (Brooklyn Nets, 1983 to 1986)
Sammy Schulman Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP 1987-1988 N/A
Dr. Allan Herskowitz Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Angelo Thrower Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Edward Neff Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Harlan Selesnick Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Jim Losito Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Richard Mariani Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A
Dr. Steve Tarkan Team Physician 1988-1989 N/A