Orlando Magic Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Orlando Magic Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Nick Anderson GF 6-6 228 8 Illinois 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
10 Darrell Armstrong PG 6-0 170 3 Fayetteville State 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
2 David Benoit F 6-8 220 5 Alabama 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Yinka Dare C 7-1 270 3 George Washington 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 14 Nigeria
20 Kevin Edwards PG 6-3 190 9 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
34 Brian Evans F 6-8 220 1 Indiana 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
54 Horace Grant PF 6-10 255 10 Clemson 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
1 Penny Hardaway PG 6-7 195 4 Memphis 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
12 Derek Harper PG 6-4 185 14 Illinois 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
9 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 7 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
8 Jason Lawson F-C 6-11 240 0 Villanova 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
2 Vernon Maxwell G 6-4 180 9 Florida 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
3 Kevin Ollie G 6-4 195 1 Connecticut 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Bo Outlaw F 6-8 210 4 Houston 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Mark Price PG 6-0 170 11 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
5 Donald Royal PF 6-8 210 8 Notre Dame 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
24 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 16 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
4 Rony Seikaly C 6-11 230 9 Syracuse 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States / Lebanon
33 Derek Strong F 6-8 220 6 Xavier 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
23 Johnny Taylor F 6-9 220 0 Chattanooga 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
30 Carl Thomas G 6-4 175 4 Eastern Michigan 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Spud Webb G 5-6 133 11 NC State 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
9 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 12 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1997-1998 Orlando Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Price D. Harper N. Anderson B. Outlaw H. Grant
Rotation D. Armstrong P. Hardaway J. Taylor D. Strong D. Schayes
Rotation   G. Wilkins   J. Lawson  
Lim PT K. Ollie     D. Benoit  
Lim PT K. Edwards        

1997-1998 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3New Jersey Nets43-3912
4Washington Wizards42-4013
5Orlando Magic41-4114
6Boston Celtics36-4619
7Philadelphia Sixers31-5124

1997-1998 Orlando Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Nick Anderson Player Of The Week (02/22/98)
Penny Hardaway Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)

1997-1998 Orlando Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Horace Grant 76 36.9 12.1 8.1 2.3 1.1 1.0 1.2
Nick Anderson 58 29.3 15.3 5.1 2.1 1.2 0.4 1.5
Bo Outlaw 82 36.0 9.5 7.8 2.6 1.3 2.2 2.1
Derek Strong 58 28.2 12.7 7.4 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.3
Rony Seikaly 47 31.6 15.0 7.6 1.5 0.5 0.8 2.9
Mark Price 63 22.7 9.5 2.0 4.7 0.8 0.1 2.6
Derek Harper 66 26.7 8.6 1.6 3.5 1.1 0.2 1.5
Darrell Armstrong 48 25.8 9.2 3.3 4.9 1.2 0.1 2.3
Danny Schayes 74 17.2 5.5 3.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.8
Gerald Wilkins 72 17.4 5.3 1.2 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.1
Penny Hardaway 19 32.9 16.4 4.0 3.6 1.5 0.8 2.4
Brian Evans 44 12.8 4.7 1.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.5
David Benoit 24 13.5 5.8 2.6 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.5
Vernon Maxwell 11 15.4 7.4 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 1.1
Kevin Ollie 19 11.4 4.1 0.9 1.7 0.4 0.0 1.5
Kevin Edwards 12 11.2 4.9 1.7 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.8
Johnny Taylor 12 9.0 3.2 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.7
Jason Lawson 17 4.7 1.5 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1
Spud Webb 4 8.5 3.0 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.8
Carl Thomas 4 3.8 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
Donald Royal 2 9.0 2.5 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.5
Tim Kempton 3 5.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 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. Nick Anderson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on September 13, 1997.

Johnny Taylor was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Johnny Taylor signed a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic on July 23, 1997.

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.

Draft Rights to Jason Lawson, the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Orlando Magic from the Denver Nuggets on June 25, 1997. Jason Lawson signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on September 5, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

David Benoit was acquired in a trade by the Orlando Magic from the New Jersey Nets on February 19, 1998.

Kevin Edwards was acquired in a trade by the Orlando Magic from the New Jersey Nets on February 19, 1998.

Derek Harper was acquired in a trade by the Orlando Magic from the Dallas Mavericks on September 24, 1997.

Mark Price was acquired in a trade by the Orlando Magic from the Golden State Warriors on October 27, 1997.

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.

Kevin Ollie signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on March 2, 1998. Kevin Ollie re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on March 12, 1998. Kevin Ollie re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on March 22, 1998.

Bo Outlaw signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on September 5, 1997.

Danny Schayes signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on October 19, 1996. Danny Schayes re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on September 10, 1997.

Derek Strong signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on August 26, 1996. Derek Strong re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 17, 1997.

Gerald Wilkins signed a contract with the Orlando Magic on July 31, 1996. Gerald Wilkins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on August 6, 1997.

1997-1998 Orlando Magic Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rich DeVos Owner 1991-1992 N/A
Chuck Daly Head Coach 1997-1998 Head Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1992 to 1994)
Tom Sterner Assistant Coach 2005-2006 Lead Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 2002 to 2005)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (Toronto Raptors, 1996 to 1997)
Travis Schlenk Basketball Operations Assistant 1997-1998 N/A
John Gabriel Scout 1987-1988 N/A
Rodney Powell Equipment Manager 1989-1990 N/A
Tim Walsh Athletic Trainer 1997-1998 N/A
David Steele Radio Broadcaster 1989-1990 N/A