1996-97 Atlanta Hawks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 56-26
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 4-6 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Detroit Pistons 3-2
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Chicago Bulls 4-1
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (56-26)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 585,802, Avg. 14,288 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Atlanta Hawks Statistics
1996-97 Atlanta Hawks Results

The Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 56 wins and 26 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-6.

The Hawks tossed in 7,774 points and conceded 7,328. Christian Laettner netted a team-leading 1,486 points for Atlanta, while Steve Smith and Mookie Blaylock scored 15 or more per game, too. Dikembe Mutombo racked up 929 rebounds. Mookie Blaylock dished out 463 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Mookie Blaylock added 212 steals, and Dikembe Mutombo swatted 264 opponent shot attempts.

Lenny Wilkens coached the team. The 1996-97 Atlanta Hawks lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Derrick AlstonFAugust 20, 19726'11"225DuquesneBronx, NY USA
Jon BarryGJuly 25, 19696'4"195Georgia TechOakland, CA USA
Mookie BlaylockGMarch 20, 19676'0"180OklahomaGarland, TX USA
Donnie BoyceGSeptember 2, 19736'5"195ColoradoChicago, IL USA
Willie BurtonF-GMay 26, 19686'7"210MinnesotaDetroit, MI USA
Tyrone CorbinG-FDecember 31, 19626'6"210DePaulColumbia, SC USA
Darrin HancockG-FNovember 3, 19716'7"205KansasBirmingham, AL USA
Alan HendersonFDecember 2, 19726'9"235IndianaIndianapolis, IN USA
Henry JamesFJuly 29, 19656'8"220St. Mary's (TX)Centreville, AL USA
Christian LaettnerF-CAugust 17, 19696'11"235DukeAngola, NY USA
Priest LauderdaleCAugust 31, 19737'4"325Central State (OH)Chicago, IL USA
Anthony MillerFOctober 22, 19716'9"225Michigan StateBenton Harbor, MI USA
Dikembe MutomboCJune 25, 19667'2"245GeorgetownKinshasa, ZAI
Ivano NewbillF-CDecember 12, 19706'9"245Georgia TechSedalia, MO USA
Ken NormanFSeptember 5, 19646'8"215IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Eldridge RecasnerGDecember 14, 19676'3"190WashingtonNew Orleans, LA USA
Steve SmithGMarch 31, 19696'7"200Michigan StateHighland Park, MI USA



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