Sacramento Kings Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Sacramento Kings Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
3 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf PG 6-0 162 6 LSU 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
31 Duane Causwell C 7-0 240 6 Temple 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
24 Lloyd Daniels SF 6-7 205 3 Mt. San Antonio College 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Dell Demps G 6-3 205 3 Pacific 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Tyus Edney PG 5-10 152 1 UCLA 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
40 Kevin Gamble SF 6-5 210 9 Iowa 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
33 Brian Grant PF 6-9 254 2 Xavier 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
45 Devin Gray F 6-7 240 1 Clemson 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Jeff Grayer GF 6-5 200 7 Iowa State 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
7 Bobby Hurley G 6-0 165 3 Duke 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Gaylon Nickerson G 6-3 190 1 Northwestern Oklahoma State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
30 Billy Owens SF 6-8 220 5 Syracuse 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
0 Olden Polynice C 6-11 220 9 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Haiti
2 Mitch Richmond SG 6-5 215 8 Kansas State 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
32 Kevin Salvadori C 7-0 231 1 North Carolina 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Lionel Simmons SF 6-7 210 6 La Salle 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
34 Michael Smith F 6-8 230 2 Providence 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
34 Corliss Williamson F 6-7 245 1 Arkansas 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1996-1997 Sacramento Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Abdul-Rauf M. Richmond B. Owens M. Smith O. Polynice
Rotation T. Edney K. Gamble C. Williamson B. Grant D. Causwell
Rotation B. Hurley J. Grayer L. Simmons   K. Salvadori

1996-1997 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers56-261
3Portland Trail Blazers49-338
4Phoenix Suns40-4217
5Los Angeles Clippers36-4621
6Sacramento Kings34-4823
7Golden State Warriors30-5227

1996-1997 Sacramento Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mitch Richmond All-NBA Second Team (1997)
Mitch Richmond Player Of The Week (01/26/97)
Mitch Richmond Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)

1996-1997 Sacramento Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mitch Richmond 81 38.6 25.9 3.9 4.2 1.5 0.3 2.9
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 75 28.4 13.7 1.6 2.5 0.7 0.1 1.6
Olden Polynice 82 35.3 12.5 9.4 2.2 0.6 1.0 2.0
Corliss Williamson 79 25.2 11.6 4.1 1.6 0.8 0.6 2.0
Billy Owens 66 30.2 11.0 5.9 2.8 0.9 0.4 2.0
Michael Smith 81 31.2 6.6 9.5 2.4 1.0 0.7 1.6
Tyus Edney 70 19.7 6.9 1.6 3.2 0.9 0.0 1.6
Kevin Gamble 62 15.4 5.0 1.7 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.4
Brian Grant 24 25.3 10.5 5.9 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.8
Bobby Hurley 49 12.9 2.9 0.8 3.0 0.6 0.1 1.1
Lionel Simmons 41 12.7 3.4 2.5 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.8
Duane Causwell 46 12.6 2.6 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.7
Jeff Grayer 25 12.6 3.6 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.6
Kevin Salvadori 23 6.7 1.6 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.5
Devin Gray 3 8.3 2.7 3.0 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.0
Lloyd Daniels 5 5.6 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6

1996-1997 Sacramento Kings Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Duane Causwell was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Duane Causwell signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on August 28, 1990. Duane Causwell signed a multi-year extension with the Sacramento Kings on June 30, 1992.

Tyus Edney was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Tyus Edney signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 3, 1995.

Brian Grant was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Brian Grant signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 30, 1994.

Bobby Hurley was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Bobby Hurley signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on September 15, 1993.

Lionel Simmons was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Lionel Simmons signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on September 28, 1990. Lionel Simmons re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on August 22, 1994.

Michael Smith was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Michael Smith signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 7, 1994. Michael Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on September 27, 1995.

Corliss Williamson was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Corliss Williamson signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 3, 1995.

Acquired via Trade

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Denver Nuggets on June 13, 1996.

Kevin Gamble was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Miami Heat on February 22, 1996.

Billy Owens was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Miami Heat on February 22, 1996.

Olden Polynice was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Detroit Pistons on February 20, 1994. Olden Polynice re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on August 11, 1994.

Mitch Richmond was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Golden State Warriors on November 1, 1991. Mitch Richmond signed a multi-year extension with the Sacramento Kings on November 16, 1992. Mitch Richmond signed an extension with the Sacramento Kings on November 30, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jeff Grayer signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings on January 20, 1997. Jeff Grayer re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on January 30, 1997. Jeff Grayer re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on February 9, 1997.

Kevin Salvadori signed a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on September 30, 1996.

1996-1997 Sacramento Kings Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Garry St. Jean Head Coach 1992-1993 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1981 to 1986)
Eddie Jordan Head Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Mike Bratz Assistant Coach 1993-1994 Assistant Coach (Sacramento Kings, 1991 to 1992)
Pete Carril Assistant Coach 2009-2010 Assistant Coach (Washington Wizards, 2007 to 2008)
Geoff Petrie President of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1994-1995 General Manager (Portland Trail Blazers, 1992 to 1994)
Wayne Cooper VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Sacramento Kings, 1994 to 1996)
Scotty Stirling Director of Scouting 1989-1990 N/A
Bubba Burrage Video Coordinator 1995-1996 N/A
Rob Pimental Equipment Manager 1996-1997 Assistant Equipment Manager (Sacramento Kings, 1992 to 1996)
Jerry Reynolds Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 General Manager (Sacramento Kings, 1989 to 1994)
Pete Youngman Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Sacramento Kings, 1993 to 1996)
Grant Napear Television Play-By-Play 1988-1989 N/A
Gary Gerould Radio Broadcaster 1985-1986 N/A