Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
43 Chris Carr G 6-5 207 1 Southern Illinois 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
15 Bill Curley F 6-9 220 2 Boston College 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
21 Kevin Garnett PF 6-11 240 1 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
22 Dean Garrett C 6-10 225 3 Indiana 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
24 Tom Gugliotta PF 6-10 240 4 NC State 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
10 Shane Heal G 6-0 183 0 Geelong Supercats (Australia) 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
31 Reggie Jordan G 6-4 195 2 New Mexico State 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Stephon Marbury G 6-2 180 0 Georgia Tech 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Sherron Mills F 6-8 220 0 VCU 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
42 Sam Mitchell SF 6-6 210 9 Mercer 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
44 Cherokee Parks C 6-11 235 1 Duke 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
30 Terry Porter PG 6-3 195 11 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
  Virginijus Praskevicius F 6-9 238 0 - 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted Lithuania
53 Stanley Roberts C 7-0 285 5 LSU 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
26 James Robinson G 6-2 180 3 Alabama 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  John Shasky C 6-11 235 4 Minnesota 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
11 Stojko Vrankovic C 7-1 254 2 KK Zadar (Croatia) 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted Croatia
5 Doug West G-F 6-6 200 7 Villanova 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
4 Micheal Williams PG 6-2 175 8 Baylor 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1996-1997 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Marbury D. West T. Gugliotta K. Garnett D. Garrett
Rotation J. Robinson   S. Mitchell   C. Parks
Rotation T. Porter        
Lim PT S. Heal C. Carr B. Curley   S. Vrankovic
Lim PT M. Williams R. Jordan      

1996-1997 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz64-18-
2Houston Rockets57-257
3Minnesota Timberwolves40-4224
4Dallas Mavericks24-5840
5Denver Nuggets21-6143
6San Antonio Spurs20-6244
7Vancouver Grizzlies14-6850

1996-1997 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Stephon Marbury All-Rookie First Team (1997)
Stephon Marbury Rookie Of The Month (Jan 97)
Tom Gugliotta Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Kevin Garnett Western All-Star Replacement Selection (1997)
Stephon Marbury Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Chris Carr Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tom Gugliotta 81 38.7 20.6 8.7 4.1 1.6 1.1 3.6
Kevin Garnett 77 38.9 17.0 8.0 3.1 1.4 2.1 2.3
Stephon Marbury 67 34.7 15.8 2.7 7.8 1.0 0.3 3.1
Sam Mitchell 82 24.9 9.3 4.0 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.1
James Robinson 69 19.0 8.3 1.6 1.8 0.4 0.1 1.0
Terry Porter 82 19.1 6.9 2.1 3.6 0.7 0.1 1.6
Dean Garrett 68 24.5 8.0 7.3 0.6 0.6 1.4 0.5
Doug West 68 28.2 7.8 2.2 1.7 0.9 0.4 1.0
Chris Carr 55 15.1 6.1 2.1 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.7
Cherokee Parks 76 12.6 3.3 2.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4
Stojko Vrankovic 53 14.5 3.4 3.2 0.3 0.2 1.3 1.0
Shane Heal 43 5.5 1.7 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.4
Reggie Jordan 10 3.1 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

1996-1997 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kevin Garnett was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Garnett signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2, 1995.

Doug West was selected as the #11 pick in the Second Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Doug West signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 31, 1989. Doug West signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 6, 1992. Doug West signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 23, 1995.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Stephon Marbury, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 26, 1996. Stephon Marbury signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 17, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Bill Curley was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 23, 1996.

Tom Gugliotta was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Golden State Warriors on February 18, 1995. Tom Gugliotta re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 16, 1995.

Cherokee Parks was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Dallas Mavericks on June 29, 1996.

James Robinson was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 23, 1996.

Micheal Williams was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Indiana Pacers on September 8, 1992.

Acquired via Free Agency

Chris Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 19, 1996.

Dean Garrett signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 18, 1996.

Shane Heal signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 18, 1996.

Reggie Jordan signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 19, 1997. Reggie Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 29, 1997. Reggie Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 8, 1997.

Sam Mitchell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 29, 1995.

Terry Porter signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 17, 1995.

Stojko Vrankovic signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 6, 1996.

1996-1997 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Bill Musselman Head Coach 1989-1990 Head Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1980 to 1982)
Flip Saunders Head Coach 2014-2015 Limited Partner (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2013 to 2016)
Randy Wittman Assistant Coach 2006-2007 Assistant Coach (Orlando Magic, 2005 to 2006)
Jerry Sichting Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Marquette, 2005 to 2008)
Kevin McHale VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1995-1996 Assistant General Manager (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994 to 1995)
Zarko Durisic Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Clayton Wilson Equipment Manager 1992-1993 Game Presentation Assistant (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1989 to 1992)
Rob Babcock Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1992 to 1994)