Miami Heat Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Miami Heat Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
35 Willie Anderson SF 6-7 190 8 Georgia 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
2 Keith Askins F 6-7 197 6 Alabama 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
8 Ike Austin C 6-10 255 3 Arizona State 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
12 Bruce Bowen F 6-7 200 1 Cal State Fullerton 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
42 P.J. Brown C 6-11 225 3 Louisiana Tech 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
11 John Crotty PG 6-1 185 5 Virginia 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Sasha Danilovic SF 6-5 200 1 - 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 16 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Tony Farmer F 6-9 244 2 Nebraska 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Matt Fish PF 6-11 235 3 UNC Wilmington 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
54 Ronnie Grandison F 6-6 215 6 New Orleans 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
23 Gary Grant G 6-3 185 8 Michigan 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
10 Tim Hardaway PG 6-0 175 7 UTEP 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
21 Voshon Lenard SG 6-4 205 1 Minnesota 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
9 Dan Majerle SG 6-6 215 8 Central Michigan 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
24 Jamal Mashburn SF 6-8 247 3 Kentucky 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
33 Alonzo Mourning C 6-10 240 4 Georgetown 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
31 Martin Muursepp F-C 6-10 235 0 Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Estonia) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 25 Estonia
54 Ed Pinckney F 6-9 195 11 Villanova 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
32 James Scott F 6-6 180 0 St. John's 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Mark Strickland PF 6-9 210 2 Temple 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Kurt Thomas FC 6-9 240 1 Texas Christian 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1996-1997 Miami Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Hardaway V. Lenard J. Mashburn P. Brown A. Mourning
Rotation J. Crotty D. Majerle W. Anderson M. Strickland I. Austin
Rotation     K. Askins    
Lim PT   G. Grant B. Bowen E. Pinckney  
Lim PT       M. Fish  

1996-1997 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat61-21-
2New York Knicks57-254
3Orlando Magic45-3716
4Washington Bullets44-3817
5New Jersey Nets26-5635
6Philadelphia Sixers22-6039
7Boston Celtics15-6746

1996-1997 Miami Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Tim Hardaway All-NBA First Team (1997)
Tim Hardaway Player Of The Week (12/29/96)
Alonzo Mourning Player Of The Week (02/16/97)
P.J. Brown All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1997)
Ike Austin Most Improved Player (1997)
Tim Hardaway Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Alonzo Mourning Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
P.J. Brown J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1997)

1996-1997 Miami Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tim Hardaway 81 38.7 20.3 3.4 8.6 1.9 0.1 2.8
Alonzo Mourning 66 35.2 19.8 9.9 1.6 0.8 2.9 3.4
Voshon Lenard 73 28.9 12.3 3.0 2.2 0.7 0.2 1.5
Ike Austin 82 22.9 9.7 5.8 1.2 0.5 0.5 2.0
P.J. Brown 80 32.4 9.5 8.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4
Sasha Danilovic 43 31.4 11.3 2.4 1.8 0.9 0.2 2.2
Jamal Mashburn 32 37.2 13.4 5.6 3.5 1.3 0.2 1.8
Dan Majerle 36 35.1 10.8 4.5 3.2 1.5 0.4 1.4
Keith Askins 78 22.7 4.9 3.5 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.7
John Crotty 48 13.7 4.8 1.0 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.9
Kurt Thomas 18 20.8 6.3 5.9 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.4
Gary Grant 28 13.0 3.9 1.4 1.6 0.6 0.0 1.0
Willie Anderson 28 10.8 3.0 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.7
Ed Pinckney 27 10.1 2.4 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.7
Mark Strickland 31 4.9 2.0 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.5
Martin Muursepp 10 2.7 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3
James Scott 8 4.0 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2
Matt Fish 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bruce Bowen 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

1996-1997 Miami Heat Roster Composition

Acquired via Trade

Tim Hardaway was acquired in a trade by the Miami Heat from the Golden State Warriors on February 22, 1996. Tim Hardaway re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 21, 1996.

Jamal Mashburn was acquired in a trade by the Miami Heat from the Dallas Mavericks on February 14, 1997.

Alonzo Mourning was acquired in a trade by the Miami Heat from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on November 3, 1995. Alonzo Mourning re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 13, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Willie Anderson signed a contract with the Miami Heat on January 8, 1997. Willie Anderson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 18, 1997. Willie Anderson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 28, 1997.

Keith Askins signed a contract with the Miami Heat on September 7, 1990. Keith Askins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on September 1, 1991. Keith Askins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on October 8, 1992. Keith Askins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on October 7, 1993. Keith Askins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on September 28, 1994. Keith Askins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on September 21, 1995.

Ike Austin signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on October 2, 1996.

Bruce Bowen signed a contract with the Miami Heat on March 15, 1997. Bruce Bowen re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on March 25, 1997.

P.J. Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 10, 1996.

John Crotty signed a contract with the Miami Heat on January 6, 1997. John Crotty re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 16, 1997. John Crotty re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 26, 1997.

Matt Fish signed a contract with the Miami Heat on February 24, 1997. Matt Fish re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on March 6, 1997. Matt Fish re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on March 16, 1997.

Gary Grant signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 12, 1996.

Voshon Lenard signed a contract with the Miami Heat on December 29, 1995. Voshon Lenard re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 19, 1996.

Dan Majerle signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on August 21, 1996.

Ed Pinckney signed a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on September 24, 1996.

Mark Strickland signed a contract with the Miami Heat on January 12, 1997. Mark Strickland re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on January 22, 1997. Mark Strickland re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Miami Heat on February 1, 1997.

1996-1997 Miami Heat Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Micky Arison Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Eric Woolworth General Counsel 1995-1996 N/A
Pat Riley Head Coach, General Manager 2005-2006 Head Coach (Miami Heat, 1995 to 2003)
Bob McAdoo Assistant Coach 1995-1996 N/A
Jeff Bzdelik Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Scout (New York Knicks, 1994 to 1995)
Stan Van Gundy Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Head Coach (Wisconsin, 1994 to 1995)
Dave Wohl General Manager, Executive VP 1995-1996 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1993 to 1994)
Randy Pfund General Manager 1996-1997 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1992 to 1994)
Andy Elisburg Director of Team Operations 1993-1994 Assistant Director of Public Relations (Miami Heat, 1990 to 1993)
Erik Spoelstra Video Coordinator 1995-1996 N/A
Chris Wallace Scout 1993-1994 Scout (New York Knicks, 1991 to 1992)
Sammy Schulman Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP 1987-1988 N/A
Kim Stone Executive VP 1996-1997 N/A
Bill Foran Strength and Conditioning Coach 1989-1990 Strength and Conditioning Consultant (Miami Heat, 1988 to 1989)
Jay Sabol Equipment Manager, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Team Attendant (Miami Heat, 1995 to 2000)
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