1997-98 Seattle Supersonics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 61-21
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 4-6 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 3-2
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Coach: George Karl (61-21)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 699,952, Avg. 17,072 in 41 home dates
1997-98 Seattle Supersonics Statistics
1997-98 Seattle Supersonics Results

The Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1997-98 season with a record of 61 wins and 21 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-6.

Seattle racked up 8,246 points and conceded 7,658. Vin Baker scored a team-high 1,574 points for the Supersonics, while Gary Payton netted 16 or more per game, too. Vin Baker racked up 656 rebounds. Gary Payton dished out 679 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Gary Payton added 185 steals, and Jim McIlvaine blocked 137 shots.

George Karl coached the team. The 1997-98 Seattle Supersonics lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Greg AnthonyGNovember 15, 19676'0"176UNLVLas Vegas, NV USA
Vin BakerFNovember 23, 19716'10"232HartfordLake Wales, FL USA
James CottonG-FDecember 14, 19756'5"220Long Beach StateLos Angeles, CA USA
Dale EllisG-FAugust 6, 19606'7"205TennesseeMarietta, GA USA
Hersey HawkinsGSeptember 29, 19666'3"190BradleyChicago, IL USA
Stephen HowardFJuly 15, 19706'9"225DePaulDallas, TX USA
Jerome KerseyFJune 26, 19626'7"215LongwoodClarksville, VA 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
Detlef SchrempfF-CJanuary 21, 19636'9"214WashingtonLeverkusen, GER
Eric SnowGApril 24, 19736'3"190Michigan StateCanton, OH USA
Aaron WilliamsF-COctober 2, 19716'9"218XavierEvanston, IL USA
David WingateG-FDecember 15, 19636'5"185GeorgetownBaltimore, MD USA
George ZidekCAugust 2, 19737'0"250UCLAZlin, TCH


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