Sacramento Kings Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 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 7 LSU 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
9 Tariq Abdul-Wahad SF 6-6 223 0 San Jose State 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 11 France
24 Terry Dehere SG 6-4 190 4 Seton Hall 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
51 Lawrence Funderburke PF 6-9 230 0 Ohio State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
40 Kevin Gamble SF 6-5 210 10 Iowa 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
54 Derek Grimm F 6-9 230 0 Missouri 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
42 Mark Hendrickson F 6-9 220 1 Washington State 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
7 Bobby Hurley G 6-0 165 4 Duke 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
5 Anthony Johnson G 6-3 195 0 Charleston 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
30 Billy Owens SF 6-8 220 6 Syracuse 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
0 Olden Polynice C 6-11 220 10 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Haiti
2 Mitch Richmond SG 6-5 215 9 Kansas State 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
5 Chris Robinson G 6-5 205 1 Western Kentucky 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
32 Kevin Salvadori C 7-0 231 2 North Carolina 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Lionel Simmons SF 6-7 210 7 La Salle 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
34 Michael Smith F 6-8 230 3 Providence 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
13 Michael Stewart FC 6-10 230 0 California 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted France / United States
33 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 13 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
4 Chris Webber F-C 6-9 245 4 Michigan 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
34 Corliss Williamson F 6-7 245 2 Arkansas 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1997-1998 Sacramento Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Johnson M. Richmond C. Williamson B. Owens M. Stewart
Rotation M. Abdul-Rauf T. Dehere T. Abdul-Wahad L. Funderburke O. Polynice
Rotation       M. Hendrickson  
Lim PT   C. Robinson   O. Thorpe  

1997-1998 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics61-21-
2Los Angeles Lakers61-210
3Phoenix Suns56-265
4Portland Trail Blazers46-3615
5Sacramento Kings27-5534
6Golden State Warriors19-6342
7Los Angeles Clippers17-6544

1997-1998 Sacramento Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mitch Richmond All-NBA Third Team (1998)
Mitch Richmond Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Michael Stewart Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Sacramento Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mitch Richmond 70 36.7 23.2 3.3 4.0 1.3 0.2 2.6
Corliss Williamson 79 35.7 17.7 5.6 2.9 1.0 0.6 2.5
Billy Owens 78 30.1 10.5 7.5 2.8 1.2 0.5 2.0
Anthony Johnson 77 29.4 7.5 2.2 4.3 0.8 0.1 1.6
Olden Polynice 70 20.8 7.9 6.3 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.4
Lawrence Funderburke 52 21.0 9.5 4.5 1.2 0.4 0.3 1.2
Terry Dehere 77 18.3 6.4 1.4 2.5 0.7 0.1 1.2
Tariq Abdul-Wahad 59 16.3 6.4 2.0 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.1
Michael Stewart 81 21.7 4.6 6.6 0.8 0.4 2.4 1.0
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 31 17.1 7.3 1.2 1.9 0.5 0.0 0.6
Otis Thorpe 27 23.1 8.3 6.1 2.3 0.7 0.3 1.4
Mark Hendrickson 48 15.4 3.4 3.0 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.6
Bobby Hurley 34 12.3 3.8 1.1 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.2
Chris Robinson 19 14.3 5.7 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.2 0.9
Michael Smith 18 19.2 3.8 5.6 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.8
Derek Grimm 9 3.8 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.3
Kevin Salvadori 16 5.4 0.3 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.3

1997-1998 Sacramento Kings Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tariq Abdul-Wahad was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Tariq Abdul-Wahad signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on July 8, 1997.

Lawrence Funderburke was selected as the #24 pick in the Second Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Lawrence Funderburke signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on July 8, 1997.

Anthony Johnson was selected as the #11 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Anthony Johnson signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings on July 25, 1997.

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.

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.

Chris Robinson was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Vancouver Grizzlies on February 18, 1998.

Otis Thorpe was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Vancouver Grizzlies on February 18, 1998.

Acquired via Free Agency

Terry Dehere signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on August 1, 1997.

Mark Hendrickson signed a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on December 23, 1997.

Michael Stewart signed a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on July 17, 1997.

1997-1998 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)
Ralph Lewis II Assistant Coach 1997-1998 N/A
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
Jerry Reynolds Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 General Manager (Sacramento Kings, 1989 to 1994)
Bubba Burrage Video Coordinator 1995-1996 N/A
Pete Youngman Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Sacramento Kings, 1993 to 1996)
Gary Gerould Radio Broadcaster 1985-1986 N/A