Orlando Magic Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Orlando Magic Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Nick Anderson GF 6-6 228 7 Illinois 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
10 Darrell Armstrong PG 6-0 170 2 Fayetteville State 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Dell Demps G 6-3 205 3 Pacific 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
28 LeRon Ellis C 6-11 225 3 Syracuse 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
34 Brian Evans F 6-8 220 0 Indiana 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
54 Horace Grant PF 6-10 255 9 Clemson 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
1 Penny Hardaway PG 6-7 195 3 Memphis 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
45 Jon Koncak C 7-0 250 11 Southern Methodist 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
00 Amal McCaskill C 6-11 235 0 Marquette 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
5 Donald Royal PF 6-8 210 7 Notre Dame 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Clifford Rozier FC 6-11 245 2 Louisville 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
24 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 15 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
3 Dennis Scott SF 6-8 229 6 Georgia Tech 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
4 Rony Seikaly C 6-11 230 8 Syracuse 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States / Lebanon
20 Brian Shaw PG 6-6 190 7 UC Santa Barbara 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
30 Kenny Smith PG 6-3 170 9 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
50 Felton Spencer C 7-0 265 6 Louisville 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
33 Derek Strong F 6-8 220 5 Xavier 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
42 David Vaughn F 6-9 240 1 Memphis 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
9 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 11 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1996-1997 Orlando Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Shaw P. Hardaway N. Anderson D. Strong R. Seikaly
Rotation D. Armstrong G. Wilkins D. Scott   D. Schayes
Lim PT       B. Evans A. McCaskill
Lim PT       D. Vaughn  
Lim PT       H. Grant  

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 Orlando Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Penny Hardaway All-NBA Third Team (1997)
Penny Hardaway Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)

1996-1997 Orlando Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Rony Seikaly 74 35.3 17.3 9.5 1.2 0.7 1.4 2.9
Penny Hardaway 59 37.6 20.5 4.5 5.6 1.6 0.6 2.5
Gerald Wilkins 80 27.5 10.6 2.2 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.5
Horace Grant 67 37.3 12.6 9.0 2.4 1.5 1.0 1.5
Dennis Scott 66 32.8 12.5 3.1 2.1 1.1 0.3 1.2
Nick Anderson 63 34.3 12.0 4.8 2.9 1.9 0.5 1.4
Derek Strong 82 24.4 8.5 6.3 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.2
Brian Shaw 77 24.3 7.2 2.5 4.1 0.9 0.3 2.2
Darrell Armstrong 67 15.1 6.1 1.1 2.6 0.9 0.1 1.5
Danny Schayes 45 12.0 3.0 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.6
David Vaughn 35 8.5 2.3 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.8
Amal McCaskill 17 6.4 1.6 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.6
Brian Evans 14 4.2 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Kenny Smith 6 7.8 2.8 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.0
Donald Royal 1 29.0 12.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Felton Spencer 1 19.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Dell Demps 2 5.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 Orlando Magic Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Nick Anderson was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Nick Anderson signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on August 1, 1989. Nick Anderson signed a multi-year extension with the Orlando Magic on March 5, 1993.

Brian Evans was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Brian Evans signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on July 22, 1996.

Amal McCaskill was selected as the #20 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Amal McCaskill signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on September 16, 1996.

Dennis Scott was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Dennis Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on August 2, 1990. Dennis Scott re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on October 5, 1995.

David Vaughn was selected as the #25 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. David Vaughn signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on October 5, 1995.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Penny Hardaway, the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Orlando Magic from the Golden State Warriors on June 30, 1993. Penny Hardaway signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on October 10, 1993. Penny Hardaway re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on October 15, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Rony Seikaly was acquired in a trade by the Orlando Magic from the Golden State Warriors on November 2, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Darrell Armstrong signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on April 8, 1995. Darrell Armstrong re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on September 22, 1995. Darrell Armstrong re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on August 17, 1996.

Horace Grant signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on September 19, 1994. Horace Grant re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on August 14, 1996.

Danny Schayes signed a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on October 19, 1996.

Brian Shaw signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on September 22, 1994. Brian Shaw re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on October 5, 1995.

Derek Strong signed a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on August 26, 1996.

Gerald Wilkins signed a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 31, 1996.

1996-1997 Orlando Magic Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rich DeVos Owner 1991-1992 N/A
Brian Hill Head Coach 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 2003 to 2005)
Richie Adubato Head Coach 1996-1997 Head Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 1989 to 1993)
Tom Sterner Assistant Coach 2005-2006 Lead Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 2002 to 2005)
John Gabriel Scout 1987-1988 N/A
Rodney Powell Equipment Manager 1989-1990 N/A
David Steele Radio Broadcaster 1989-1990 N/A