San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Cory Alexander G 6-1 185 1 Virginia 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
33 Cadillac Anderson PF 6-10 230 8 Houston 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
  Elmer Bennett PG 6-0 171 3 Notre Dame 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Dexter Boney SG 6-4 185 1 UNLV 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Joe Courtney PF 6-8 235 4 Southern Mississippi 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Vinny Del Negro SG 6-4 185 6 NC State 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
32 Sean Elliott SF 6-8 205 7 Arizona 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
14 Jamie Feick F 6-9 255 0 Michigan State 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
4 Devin Gray F 6-7 240 1 Clemson 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Darrin Hancock F 6-7 205 2 Maurienne (France) 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
7 Carl Herrera F 6-9 215 5 Houston 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago / Venezuela
34 Stephen Howard PF 6-9 225 2 DePaul 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Avery Johnson PG 5-10 175 8 Southern 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
8 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 6 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
11 Vernon Maxwell G 6-4 180 8 Florida 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
9 Gaylon Nickerson G 6-3 190 1 Northwestern Oklahoma State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
41 Will Perdue C 7-0 240 8 Vanderbilt 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
45 Chuck Person SF 6-8 220 10 Auburn 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
50 David Robinson C 7-1 250 7 Navy 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
35 Jason Sasser F 6-7 225 0 Texas Tech 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
54 Charles Daniel Smith PF 6-10 230 8 Pittsburgh 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
21 Dominique Wilkins SF 6-7 200 14 Georgia 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
3 Monty Williams SF 6-8 225 2 Notre Dame 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States

1996-1997 San Antonio Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Johnson V. Del Negro S. Elliott C. Herrera C. Anderson
Rotation C. Alexander V. Maxwell D. Wilkins C. Smith W. Perdue
Rotation     M. Williams   D. Robinson
Lim PT     C. Person J. Feick  

1996-1997 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz64-18-
2Houston Rockets57-257
3Minnesota Timberwolves40-4224
4Dallas Mavericks24-5840
5Denver Nuggets21-6143
6San Antonio Spurs20-6244
7Vancouver Grizzlies14-6850

1996-1997 San Antonio Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dominique Wilkins 63 30.9 18.2 6.4 1.9 0.6 0.5 2.1
Vernon Maxwell 72 28.7 12.9 2.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 1.7
Vinny Del Negro 72 31.2 12.3 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.1 1.3
Avery Johnson 76 32.5 10.5 1.9 6.8 1.3 0.2 1.9
Carl Herrera 75 24.5 8.0 4.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.3
Monty Williams 65 20.7 9.0 3.2 1.4 0.8 0.8 1.8
Sean Elliott 39 35.7 14.9 4.9 3.2 0.6 0.6 2.3
Cory Alexander 80 18.2 7.2 1.5 3.2 1.0 0.2 1.8
Will Perdue 65 29.5 8.7 9.8 0.6 0.5 1.6 1.3
Cadillac Anderson 82 20.2 3.9 5.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.9
Jamie Feick 38 16.2 3.8 5.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.8
David Robinson 6 24.5 17.7 8.5 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3
Charles Daniel Smith 19 17.3 4.6 3.4 0.7 0.7 1.2 1.2
Stephen Howard 7 9.9 3.7 1.3 0.1 1.1 0.3 0.7
Jason Sasser 6 10.3 2.8 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3
Gaylon Nickerson 3 12.0 4.3 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
Joe Courtney 5 9.6 2.6 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Devin Gray 3 8.0 3.3 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.7
Tim Kempton 10 5.9 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.7
Darrin Hancock 1 8.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 San Antonio Spurs Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Cory Alexander was selected as the #29 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Cory Alexander signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on October 5, 1995.

David Robinson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. David Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on October 1, 1987. David Robinson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on December 5, 1995.

Acquired via Trade

Sean Elliott was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Detroit Pistons on July 19, 1994. Sean Elliott re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 1995.

Will Perdue was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Chicago Bulls on October 2, 1995.

Charles Daniel Smith was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the New York Knicks on February 8, 1996.

Monty Williams was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the New York Knicks on February 8, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Cadillac Anderson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 28, 1995.

Vinny Del Negro signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 28, 1992.

Jamie Feick signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs on January 28, 1997. Jamie Feick re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on February 10, 1997. Jamie Feick re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on February 20, 1997.

Carl Herrera signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 28, 1995.

Avery Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 21, 1994.

Vernon Maxwell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on October 3, 1996.

Chuck Person signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 21, 1994.

Dominique Wilkins signed a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on October 23, 1996.

1996-1997 San Antonio Spurs Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Peter M. Holt Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer 1993-1994 N/A
Rick Pych Chief Financial Officer 1993-1994 N/A
Bob Hill Head Coach 1994-1995 Head Coach (Indiana Pacers, 1990 to 1993)
Gregg Popovich Head Coach, VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1996-1997 Vice President of Basketball Operations (San Antonio Spurs, 1994 to 2002)
Hank Egan Assistant Coach 1994-1995 N/A
Paul Pressey Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 1992 to 1994)
Mike Budenholzer Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Video Coordinator (San Antonio Spurs, 1994 to 1996)
Joe Prunty Assistant Video Coordinator 1996-1997 N/A
Lawrence Payne Executive VP 1976-1977 N/A
Mike Brungardt Strength and Conditioning Coach 1994-1995 N/A
Tom James Director of Medical Services 1994-1995 Media Services Manager (San Antonio Spurs, 1990 to 1994)