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 Mookie Blaylock and Steve Smith 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.

Click on column headings to sort.

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



Basketball


Basketball Search

Latest News

Josef Martínez and Ronald Hernández called up to Venezuela national team for Copa América 2021
Posted on Thursday June 10, 2021

ATLANTA - Josef Martínez and Ronald Hernández have been called up to the Venezuela national team by manager José Peseiro for the 2021 C...

Emerson Hyndman Suffers Torn ACL in Right Knee
Posted on Thursday June 10, 2021

ATLANTA - Atlanta United announced today that midfielder Emerson Hyndman suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee during tra...

Atlanta United Signs Bryce Washington as Homegrown Player
Posted on Friday June 04, 2021

ATLANTA - Atlanta United announced today it has signed Bryce Washington as a Homegrown Player through the end of the 2022 season with options through ...

Latest News

Postgame Notes: Atlanta 101, Washington 78
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

Atlanta NotesAtlanta's record against Washington moves to 24-24 all-time.The Dream started Odyssey Sims, Courtney Williams, Tiffany Hayes, Che...

Postgame Notes: Atlanta 75, Seattle 86
Posted on Friday June 11, 2021

Atlanta's record against Seattle moves to 14-18 all-time.The Dream started Odyssey Sims, Courtney Williams, Tiffany Hayes, Cheyenne Parker and Eli...

Postgame Notes: Seattle 95, Atlanta 71
Posted on Wednesday June 09, 2021

Atlanta's record against Seattle moves to 14-17 all-time.The Dream started Odyssey Sims, Courtney Williams, Tiffany Hayes, Cheyenne Parker and Eli...