1996-97 Washington Bullets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-38
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Chicago Bulls 3-0
Coach: Jim Lynam (22-24)
Coach: Bob Staak (0-1)
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (22-13)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 700,646, Avg. 17,089 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Washington Bullets Statistics
1996-97 Washington Bullets Results

The Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 44 wins and 38 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

Washington racked up 8,147 points and surrendered 8,014. Juwan Howard scored a team-best 1,570 points for the Bullets, while Rod Strickland and Chris Webber netted 16 or more per game, too. Chris Webber contributed 743 rebounds. Rod Strickland dished out 727 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Rod Strickland added 143 steals, and Chris Webber blocked 137 shots.

Jim Lynam, Bob Staak and Bernie Bickerstaff coached the team. The 1996-97 Washington Bullets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Ashraf AmayaFNovember 23, 19716'7"230Southern IllinoisOak Park, IL USA
Calbert CheaneyF-GJuly 17, 19716'7"209IndianaEvansville, IN USA
Matt FishCNovember 18, 19696'11"235UNC-WilmingtonWashington, IA USA
Harvey GrantFJuly 4, 19656'8"195OklahomaAugusta, GA USA
Juwan HowardF-CFebruary 7, 19736'9"240MichiganChicago, IL USA
Jaren JacksonG-FOctober 27, 19676'4"190GeorgetownNew Orleans, LA USA
Tim LeglerGDecember 26, 19666'4"200LaSalleWashington, DC USA
Gheorghe MuresanCFebruary 14, 19717'7"303Cluj University (ROM)Triteni, ROM
Tracy MurrayFJuly 25, 19716'7"225UCLALos Angeles, CA USA
Gaylon NickersonGFebruary 5, 19696'3"190NW Oklahoma StateOsceola, AR USA
Rod StricklandGJuly 11, 19666'3"175DePaulBronx, NY USA
Ben WallaceFSeptember 10, 19746'9"240Virginia UnionWhite Hall, AL USA
Chris WebberF-CMarch 1, 19736'9"245MichiganDetroit, MI USA
Chris WhitneyGOctober 5, 19716'0"168ClemsonHopkinsville, KY USA
Lorenzo WilliamsF-CJuly 15, 19696'9"200StetsonOcala, FL USA