Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 Greg Anthony PG 6-0 176 6 UNLV 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
42 Vin Baker PF 6-11 240 4 Hartford 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
4 James Cotton G 6-5 220 0 Long Beach State 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 14 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
3 Dale Ellis GF 6-7 205 14 Tennessee 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
33 Hersey Hawkins SG 6-3 190 9 Bradley 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
44 Stephen Howard PF 6-9 225 3 DePaul 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
7 Jerome Kersey PF 6-7 215 13 Longwood 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
22 Jim McIlvaine C 7-1 240 3 Marquette 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
10 Nate McMillan GF 6-5 195 11 NC State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
20 Gary Payton G 6-4 180 7 Oregon State 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
14 Sam Perkins PF 6-9 235 13 North Carolina 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
11 Detlef Schrempf SF 6-9 214 12 Washington 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Germany / United States
13 Eric Snow G 6-3 190 2 Michigan State 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
15 Aaron Williams F-C 6-9 220 3 Xavier 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 David Wingate GF 6-5 185 11 Georgetown 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
52 George Zidek C 7-0 266 2 UCLA 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 22 Czech Republic

1997-1998 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Payton H. Hawkins J. Kersey D. Schrempf V. Baker
Rotation G. Anthony N. McMillan D. Ellis S. Perkins J. McIlvaine
Rotation   D. Wingate      
Lim PT   J. Cotton   S. Howard A. Williams

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 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gary Payton All-NBA First Team (1998)
Vin Baker All-NBA Second Team (1998)
Gary Payton All-NBA Defensive First Team (1998)
Gary Payton Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Vin Baker Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Dale Ellis Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Vin Baker 82 35.9 19.2 8.0 1.9 1.1 1.0 2.1
Gary Payton 82 38.4 19.2 4.6 8.3 2.3 0.2 2.8
Detlef Schrempf 78 35.2 15.8 7.1 4.4 0.8 0.2 2.2
Dale Ellis 79 24.5 11.8 2.3 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.9
Hersey Hawkins 82 31.7 10.5 4.1 2.7 1.8 0.2 1.2
Sam Perkins 81 20.7 7.2 3.1 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.8
Greg Anthony 80 12.8 5.2 1.4 2.6 0.8 0.0 1.1
Aaron Williams 65 11.6 4.6 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.8
Jim McIlvaine 78 15.5 3.2 3.3 0.2 0.3 1.8 0.7
Jerome Kersey 37 19.4 6.3 3.6 1.2 1.4 0.4 1.0
David Wingate 58 9.4 2.6 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.6
Nate McMillan 18 15.6 3.4 2.2 3.1 0.8 0.2 0.7
Stephen Howard 13 4.1 1.9 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5
Eric Snow 17 4.4 1.5 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.7
James Cotton 9 3.7 2.7 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.7
George Zidek 6 3.7 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

1997-1998 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Nate McMillan was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Nate McMillan signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1986. Nate McMillan re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1987. Nate McMillan signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 2, 1988. Nate McMillan signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 1, 1991. Nate McMillan signed an extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 4, 1994.

Gary Payton was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Gary Payton signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 10, 1990. Gary Payton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 23, 1996.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to James Cotton, the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on June 25, 1997. James Cotton signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 28, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Vin Baker was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 25, 1997.

Dale Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on October 2, 1997.

Hersey Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on June 27, 1995. Hersey Hawkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 20, 1996.

Sam Perkins was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Los Angeles Lakers on February 22, 1993. Sam Perkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 15, 1996.

Detlef Schrempf was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Indiana Pacers on November 1, 1993. Detlef Schrempf re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 18, 1994.

David Wingate was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on June 27, 1995. David Wingate re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 19, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Greg Anthony signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 9, 1997.

Stephen Howard signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 31, 1997.

Jerome Kersey signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 24, 1997.

Jim McIlvaine signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 22, 1996.

Aaron Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 11, 1997.

1997-1998 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tim Grgurich Assistant Coach 1991-1992 N/A