1996-97 Seattle Supersonics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 6-6 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Phoenix Suns 3-2
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Houston Rockets 4-3
Coach: George Karl (57-25)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 699,952, Avg. 17,072 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Seattle Supersonics Statistics
1996-97 Seattle Supersonics Results

The Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-6.

Seattle tossed in 8,274 points and surrendered 7,644. Gary Payton scored a team-high 1,785 points for the Supersonics, while Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf averaged 16 or more per game, too. Shawn Kemp contributed 807 rebounds. Gary Payton dished out 583 assists for the squad.

On defense, Gary Payton added 197 steals, and Jim McIlvaine blocked 164 shots.

George Karl coached the team. The 1996-97 Seattle Supersonics lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Terry CummingsFMarch 15, 19616'9"220DePaulChicago, IL USA
Craig EhloG-FAugust 11, 19616'6"180Washington StateLubbock, TX USA
Greg GrahamGNovember 26, 19706'4"174IndianaIndianapolis, IN USA
Antonio HarveyF-CJuly 6, 19706'11"225PfeifferPascagoula, MS USA
Hersey HawkinsGSeptember 29, 19666'3"190BradleyChicago, IL USA
Shawn KempF-CNovember 26, 19696'10"230Trinity Valley CC (DNP)Elkhart, IN USA
Jim McIlvaineCJuly 30, 19727'1"240MarquetteRacine, WI USA
Nate McMillanG-FAugust 3, 19646'5"195North Carolina StateRaleigh, NC USA
Gary PaytonGJuly 23, 19686'4"180Oregon StateOakland, CA USA
Sam PerkinsF-CJune 14, 19616'9"235North CarolinaBrooklyn, NY USA
Steve SchefflerC-FSeptember 3, 19676'9"250PurdueGrand Rapids, MI USA
Detlef SchrempfF-CJanuary 21, 19636'9"214WashingtonLeverkusen, GER
Eric SnowGApril 24, 19736'3"190Michigan StateCanton, OH USA
Elmore SpencerCDecember 6, 19697'0"270UNLVAtlanta, GA USA
Larry StewartFSeptember 21, 19686'8"220Coppin StatePhiladelphia, PA USA
David WingateG-FDecember 15, 19636'5"185GeorgetownBaltimore, MD USA


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