1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-35
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 3-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Houston Rockets 3-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (46-30)
Coach: Tom Newell (0-1)
Coach: Bob Kloppenburg (1-4)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 529,733, Avg. 12,920 in 41 home dates
1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Statistics
1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Results

The Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1988-89 season with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-5.

The Supersonics racked up 9,196 points and conceded 8,958. Dale Ellis scored a team-high 2,253 points for Seattle, while Xavier McDaniel netted 18 or more per game also. Michael Cage contributed 765 rebounds. Nate McMillan dished out 696 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Nate McMillan added 156 steals, and Alton Lister blocked 180 shots.

Bernie Bickerstaff, Tom Newell and Bob Kloppenburg coached the team. The 1988-89 Seattle Supersonics lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Greg BallardFJanuary 29, 19556'7"215OregonLos Angeles, CA USA
Michael CageF-CJanuary 28, 19626'9"224San Diego StateWest Memphis, AR USA
Mike ChampionFApril 5, 19646'10"230GonzagaEverett, WA USA
Dale EllisG-FAugust 6, 19606'7"205TennesseeMarietta, GA USA
Avery JohnsonGMarch 25, 19655'10"175SouthernNew Orleans, LA USA
Alton ListerC-FOctober 1, 19587'0"240Arizona StateDallas, TX USA
John LucasGOctober 31, 19536'2"175MarylandDurham, NC USA
Xavier McDanielFJune 4, 19636'7"205Wichita StateColumbia, SC USA
Derrick McKeyF-COctober 10, 19666'9"205AlabamaMeridian, MS USA
Nate McMillanG-FAugust 3, 19646'5"195North Carolina StateRaleigh, NC USA
Olden PolyniceC-FNovember 21, 19646'11"220VirginiaPort-au-Prince, HAI
Jerry ReynoldsG-FDecember 23, 19626'8"198Louisiana StateBrooklyn, NY USA
Russ SchoeneF-CApril 16, 19606'10"210Tennessee-ChattanoogaTrenton, IL USA
Sedale ThreattGSeptember 10, 19616'2"175West Virginia TechAtlanta, GA USA



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