Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1995-1996 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
34 Charles Barkley PF 6-6 252 11 Auburn 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
8 Mario Bennett C-F 6-6 235 0 Arizona State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
43 Chris Carr G 6-5 207 0 Southern Illinois 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
40 John Coker C 7-0 253 0 Boise State 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 0 Wisconsin 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 10 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
7 Kevin Johnson PG 6-1 180 8 California 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
35 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 10 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
15 Danny Manning F 6-10 230 7 Kansas 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
2 Elliot Perry PG 6-0 150 4 Memphis 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
11 Wesley Person SG 6-6 195 1 Auburn 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
14 Terrence Rencher G 6-3 185 0 Texas 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Stefano Rusconi C 6-10 260 0 OpenJobMetis Varese (Italy) 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 25 Italy
14 Tony Smith G 6-3 185 5 Marquette 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
23 Wayman Tisdale PF 6-9 240 10 Oklahoma 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 9 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  David Wood PF 6-9 227 6 Nevada 1987 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1995-1996 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Johnson W. Person C. Barkley A. Green H. Williams
Rotation E. Perry C. Carr   W. Tisdale D. Manning
Lim PT   T. Rencher M. Finley M. Bennett J. Kleine
Lim PT         J. Coker

1995-1996 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics64-18-
2Los Angeles Lakers53-2911
3Portland Trail Blazers44-3820
4Phoenix Suns41-4123
5Sacramento Kings39-4325
6Golden State Warriors36-4628
7Los Angeles Clippers29-5335

1995-1996 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charles Barkley All-NBA Third Team (1996)
Charles Barkley Player Of The Month (Feb 96)
Kevin Johnson Player Of The Week (04/07/96)
Michael Finley All-Rookie First Team (1996)
Charles Barkley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1996)
Michael Finley Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1996)
Michael Finley Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1996)

1995-1996 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Charles Barkley 71 37.1 23.2 11.6 3.7 1.6 0.8 3.1
Michael Finley 82 39.2 15.0 4.6 3.5 1.0 0.4 1.6
Kevin Johnson 56 35.8 18.7 3.9 9.2 1.5 0.2 3.0
Wesley Person 82 31.8 12.7 3.9 1.7 0.7 0.3 1.1
Elliot Perry 81 20.6 8.6 1.7 4.4 1.1 0.1 1.8
Wayman Tisdale 63 18.3 10.7 3.4 0.9 0.2 0.6 1.0
A.C. Green 82 25.8 7.5 6.8 0.9 0.5 0.3 1.0
Hot Rod Williams 62 26.6 7.3 6.0 1.0 0.7 1.5 1.0
Danny Manning 33 24.7 13.4 4.3 2.0 1.2 0.7 2.3
Chris Carr 61 9.7 3.9 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.7
Tony Smith 34 15.5 5.6 1.6 2.5 0.6 0.1 1.2
Joe Kleine 56 11.8 2.9 2.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.7
Mario Bennett 19 12.1 4.5 2.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.6
John Coker 5 2.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
Stefano Rusconi 7 4.3 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.4
David Wood 4 8.5 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5
Terrence Rencher 2 4.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0

1995-1996 Phoenix Suns Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mario Bennett was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Mario Bennett signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on October 5, 1995.

Chris Carr was selected as the #27 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Chris Carr signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on October 2, 1995.

Michael Finley was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Michael Finley signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on October 4, 1995.

Wesley Person was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Wesley Person signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 26, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Charles Barkley was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 17, 1992. Charles Barkley signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on July 2, 1992.

Kevin Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 1988. Kevin Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 14, 1989. Kevin Johnson signed an extension with the Phoenix Suns on June 2, 1994.

Terrence Rencher was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Miami Heat on February 22, 1996.

Hot Rod Williams was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 7, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Coker signed a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 25, 1995.

A.C. Green signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 28, 1993. A.C. Green re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 12, 1994.

Joe Kleine signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on August 16, 1993.

Danny Manning signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 3, 1994. Danny Manning re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 12, 1995.

Elliot Perry signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on January 22, 1994. Elliot Perry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on February 1, 1994. Elliot Perry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on February 11, 1994. Elliot Perry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1994. Elliot Perry re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 25, 1995.

Wayman Tisdale signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 16, 1994. Wayman Tisdale re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 4, 1995.

1995-1996 Phoenix Suns Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jerry Colangelo Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer 2004-2005 Owner (Phoenix Suns, 1987 to 2004)
Paul Westphal Head Coach 1992-1993 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1988 to 1992)
Cotton Fitzsimmons Head Coach 1995-1996 Head Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1988 to 1992)
Donnie Nelson Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Lead Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 1986 to 1994)
Bryan Colangelo General Manager 1999-2000 General Manager (Phoenix Suns, 1995 to 1999)
Todd Quinter Scout 1993-1994 Video Coordinator (Phoenix Suns, 1986 to 1993)
Joe Proski Head Athletic Trainer 1968-1969 Athletic Trainer (Chicago Bulls, 1967 to 1968)
Aaron Nelson Assistant Athletic Trainer 1993-1994 N/A
Al McCoy Radio Broadcaster 1972-1973 N/A