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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Most Valuable Player: Karl Malone (27.4/9.9/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Allen Iverson (23.5/4.1/7.5)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (29.6)
RPG Leader: Dennis Rodman (16.1)
APG Leader: Mark Jackson (11.4)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (18.3)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
July 1, 1996 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs released Dell Demps.

July 2, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors waived Vincenzo Esposito.

July 11, 1996 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets released Michael Adams.

July 11, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Marques Bragg.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Richard Dumas.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Trevor Ruffin.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Greg Sutton.

July 11, 1996 Retirement SAS

Doc Rivers retired from the San Antonio Spurs

July 11, 1996 Trade LAL CHH

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Vlade Divac to the Charlotte Hornets for Kobe Bryant.

July 11, 1996 Trade MIN MIL

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Andrew Lang to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1998 1st round draft pick (Rasho Nesterovic was later selected). This was the same 1st round draft pick that Minnesota had previously traded to Milwaukee on June 26, 1996.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Vernon Maxwell.

July 11, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Mark Davis.

July 11, 1996 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets released Robert Parish.

July 11, 1996 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Keith Tower.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released LaSalle Thompson.

July 11, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Jeff Grayer.

July 11, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Eric Riley.

July 12, 1996 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls released Travis Knight.

July 14, 1996 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks released Ron Grandison.

July 14, 1996 Signing NJN NYK

The New York Knicks signed Chris Childs as a free agent.

July 14, 1996 Signing DET NYK

The New York Knicks signed Allan Houston as a free agent.

July 14, 1996 Trade NYK CHH

The New York Knicks traded Brad Lohaus and Anthony Mason to the Charlotte Hornets for Larry Johnson.

July 14, 1996 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks released Derek Harper.

July 14, 1996 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks released Gary Grant.

July 14, 1996 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks released J.R. Reid.

July 15, 1996 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets released Bob Thornton.

July 15, 1996 Signing DET DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Michael Curry as a free agent.

July 15, 1996 Trade DET ATL

The Detroit Pistons traded a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Alain Digbeau was later selected), a 1999 1st round draft pick (Cal Bowdler was later selected), a 1999 1st round draft pick (Dion Glover was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Lari Ketner was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Stacey Augmon and Grant Long.

July 15, 1996 Trade WSB POR

The Washington Bullets traded Mitchell Butler and Rasheed Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland.

July 15, 1996 Signing TOR WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Tracy Murray as a free agent.

July 15, 1996 Signing DEN ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Dikembe Mutombo as a free agent.

July 15, 1996 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons released Mark West.

July 15, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Ed Pinckney.

July 15, 1996 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons released Lou Roe.

July 16, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Vern Fleming.

July 16, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Tim Perry.

July 16, 1996 Trade SEA NJN

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Vincent Askew to the New Jersey Nets for Greg Graham.

July 16, 1996 Signing MIA DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Chris Gatling as a free agent.

July 16, 1996 Trade VAN LAL

The Vancouver Grizzlies traded a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ruben Patterson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (John Celestand was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for George Lynch, Anthony Peeler, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (J.R. Henderson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Antwain Smith was later selected).

July 16, 1996 Signing DEN PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Don MacLean as a free agent.

July 16, 1996 Signing WSB HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Brent Price as a free agent.

July 16, 1996 Signing ATL LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Sean Rooks as a free agent.

July 16, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics released Ervin Johnson.

July 16, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Gerald Wilkins.

July 16, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics released Frank Brickowski.

July 16, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Rick Mahorn.

July 16, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Armen Gilliam.

July 16, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Ashraf Amaya.

July 16, 1996 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets released Kenny Smith.

July 16, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Eric Murdock.

July 16, 1996 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets released Earl Cureton.

July 16, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Cuonzo Martin.

July 16, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Anthony Avent.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets released Rastko Cvetkovic.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets released Greg Grant.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Jeff Malone.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets released Matt Fish.

July 17, 1996 Signing SEA DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Ervin Johnson as a free agent.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released Lucious Harris.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released Lorenzo Williams.

July 17, 1996 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers released Derek Strong.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Walt Williams.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Tyrone Corbin.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Stacey King.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released David Wood.

July 17, 1996 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers released Fred Roberts.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Rex Chapman.

July 17, 1996 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released Scott Brooks.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Danny Schayes.

July 17, 1996 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Tony Smith.

July 17, 1996 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers released Sedale Threatt.

July 18, 1996 Signing NJN MIA

The Miami Heat signed P.J. Brown as a free agent.

July 18, 1996 Signing ORL LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Shaquille O'Neal as a free agent.

July 19, 1996 Signing PHO MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Chris Carr as a free agent.

July 19, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Darrick Martin.

July 19, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Spud Webb.

July 21, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Robert Churchwell.

July 21, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Geert Hammink.

July 21, 1996 Signing WSB GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Mark Price as a free agent.

July 21, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Jerome Kersey.

July 21, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Jon Barry.

July 21, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Kevin Willis.

July 22, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets released Dikembe Mutombo.

July 22, 1996 Signing MIL VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Lee Mayberry as a free agent.

July 22, 1996 Signing WSB SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jim McIlvaine as a free agent.

July 22, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Byron Scott.

July 23, 1996 Signing CHH POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Kenny Anderson as a free agent.

July 23, 1996 Signing ATL SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Craig Ehlo as a free agent.

July 23, 1996 Signing DAL PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Lucious Harris as a free agent.

July 23, 1996 Trade TOR DAL

The Toronto Raptors traded Jimmy King, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ansu Sesay was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Gordan Giricek was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Popeye Jones and a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected). Toronto had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Dallas in 1997 (a draft pick owned by Dallas that was originally owned by Minnesota) but did not do so.

July 23, 1996 Trade POR MIN

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Bill Curley, James Robinson and a 1997 1st round draft pick (Paul Grant was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Isaiah Rider.

July 23, 1996 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers released Buck Williams.

July 23, 1996 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers released Rumeal Robinson.

July 23, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors released Oliver Miller.

July 23, 1996 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers released Elmore Spencer.

July 24, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors released Alvin Robertson.

July 24, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors released Dwayne Whitfield.

July 24, 1996 Trade TOR NYK

The Toronto Raptors traded a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Hubert Davis.

July 25, 1996 Waiver MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Jerome Allen.

July 26, 1996 Signing NYK DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Derek Harper as a free agent.

July 26, 1996 Signing POR NYK

The New York Knicks signed Buck Williams as a free agent.

July 26, 1996 Signing DAL WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent.

July 30, 1996 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics released Todd Mundt.

July 30, 1996 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Doug Smith.

July 31, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Robert Werdann.

July 31, 1996 Signing WSB NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Robert Pack as a free agent.

July 31, 1996 Signing VAN ORL

The Orlando Magic signed Gerald Wilkins as a free agent.

July 31, 1996 Signing CHI LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Travis Knight as a free agent.

July 31, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Derrick Alston.

July 31, 1996 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived John Amaechi.

August 1, 1996 Signing SEA BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Frank Brickowski as a free agent.

August 5, 1996 Signing NJN DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Rick Mahorn as a free agent.

August 6, 1996 Signing NJN MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Armen Gilliam as a free agent.

August 7, 1996 Signing UTA NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed David Benoit as a free agent.

August 8, 1996 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Harold Miner.

August 8, 1996 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Dan Majerle.

August 9, 1996 Signing POR LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Rumeal Robinson as a free agent.

August 9, 1996 Trade UTA ORL

The Utah Jazz traded Felton Spencer to the Orlando Magic for Kenny Gattison, Brooks Thompson and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Andrei Kirilenko was later selected).

August 9, 1996 Signing DET CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Mark West as a free agent.

August 12, 1996 Signing GSW LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jerome Kersey as a free agent.

August 13, 1996 Signing GSW ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jon Barry as a free agent.

August 13, 1996 Signing NYK MIA

The Miami Heat signed Gary Grant as a free agent.

August 13, 1996 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers released John Crotty.

August 15, 1996 Signing PHI LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Trevor Wilson as a free agent.

August 17, 1996 Signing MIN IND

The Indiana Pacers signed Jerome Allen as a free agent.

August 19, 1996 Trade PHO HOU

The Phoenix Suns traded Charles Barkley and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Tyrone Washington was later selected) to the Houston Rockets for Chucky Brown, Mark Bryant, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry.

August 19, 1996 Signing GSW HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Kevin Willis as a free agent.

August 22, 1996 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Darryl Johnson.

August 22, 1996 Signing CLE PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Michael Cage as a free agent.

August 22, 1996 Signing CLE MIA

The Miami Heat signed Dan Majerle as a free agent.

August 26, 1996 Signing LAL ORL

The Orlando Magic signed Derek Strong as a free agent.

August 29, 1996 Signing PHI SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Vernon Maxwell as a free agent.

August 29, 1996 Signing MIA TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Walt Williams as a free agent.

August 30, 1996 Signing VAN DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Litterial Green as a free agent.

August 30, 1996 Signing ATL POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Reggie Jordan as a free agent.

September 3, 1996 Signing MIA ORL

The Orlando Magic signed LeRon Ellis as a free agent.

September 3, 1996 Signing ORL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Joe Wolf as a free agent.

September 4, 1996 Signing NYK NYK

The New York Knicks signed Herb Williams as a free agent.

September 4, 1996 Signing VAN WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Ashraf Amaya as a free agent.

September 6, 1996 Signing BOS MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Stojko Vrankovic as a free agent.

September 6, 1996 Signing POR CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Shawnelle Scott as a free agent.

September 10, 1996 Signing DEN BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers as a free agent.

September 10, 1996 Signing PHI NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Tony Massenburg as a free agent.

September 11, 1996 Signing LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Juaquin Hawkins as a free agent.

September 11, 1996 Signing MIN PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

September 12, 1996 Signing PHI ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

September 12, 1996 Signing MIA ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Tyrone Corbin as a free agent.

September 17, 1996 Signing HOU DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

September 18, 1996 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz released Kenny Gattison.

September 18, 1996 Signing MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Shane Heal as a free agent.

September 18, 1996 Signing PHO MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Dean Garrett as a free agent.

September 19, 1996 Signing WSB DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Ed Stokes as a free agent.

September 19, 1996 Signing MIN LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Darrick Martin as a free agent.

September 20, 1996 Signing POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Aleksandar Djordjevic as a free agent.

September 23, 1996 Signing SEA CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Carl Thomas as a free agent.

September 24, 1996 Signing IND NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Adrian Caldwell as a free agent.

September 24, 1996 Signing IND LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Dwayne Schintzius as a free agent.

September 25, 1996 Trade PHO MIL

The Phoenix Suns traded Elliot Perry to the Milwaukee Bucks for Marty Conlon and a 1999 1st round draft pick (James Posey was later selected).

September 25, 1996 Signing CHH CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Robert Parish as a free agent.

September 25, 1996 Signing PHI MIA

The Miami Heat signed Ed Pinckney as a free agent.

September 27, 1996 Signing IND

The Indiana Pacers signed Brent Scott as a free agent.

September 27, 1996 Signing ATL HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Matt Bullard as a free agent.

September 27, 1996 Signing HOU ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Ray Owes as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing CLE DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Greg Dreiling as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing ORL SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Larry Stewart as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing HOU GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Henry James as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing DET GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Lou Roe as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Signing VAN LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Byron Scott as a free agent.

September 30, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Anthony Miller.

October 1, 1996 Signing DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Darvin Ham as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing POR PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Michael Hawkins as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing GSW HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Matt Maloney as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing VAN DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Eric Murdock as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Joe Stephens as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing CHI PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing MIA

The Miami Heat signed James Scott as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing ORL ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ivano Newbill as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing PHI MIA

The Miami Heat signed Isaac Austin as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing HOU NYK

The New York Knicks signed Chris Jent as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing PHI SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing HOU ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing DEN WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Matt Fish as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing HOU WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Jaren Jackson as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing DET NYK

The New York Knicks signed Eric Leckner as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Ben Wallace as a free agent.

October 2, 1996 Signing UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Ruben Nembhard as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Dexter Boney as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing IND MIA

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing PHI SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Elmer Bennett as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing SAS SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing CHH MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Darrin Hancock as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing MIN DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Rich King as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing MIA MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Stacey King as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing WSB CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Bob McCann as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing DEN PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Doug Overton as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing LAC MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Keith Tower as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing DAL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed David Wood as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing ATL SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Gaylon Nickerson as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Donald Whiteside as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing MIA

The Miami Heat signed Tony Farmer as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing CHH CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Corey Beck as a free agent.

October 4, 1996 Signing UTA UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard as a free agent.

October 4, 1996 Signing BOS SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Dominique Wilkins as a free agent.

October 4, 1996 Signing LAL DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Fred Roberts as a free agent.

October 8, 1996 Signing BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo as a free agent.

October 9, 1996 Signing BOS NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Xavier McDaniel as a free agent.

October 9, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Derrick Alston.

October 10, 1996 Signing MIL LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Kevin Duckworth as a free agent.

October 11, 1996 Signing MIL TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Benoit Benjamin as a free agent.

October 11, 1996 Signing MIA PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Rex Chapman as a free agent.

October 14, 1996 Signing DAL NYK

The New York Knicks signed Scott Brooks as a free agent.

October 14, 1996 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Stacey King.

October 15, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors waived Michael McDonald.

October 16, 1996 Signing PHI DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed LaSalle Thompson as a free agent.

October 16, 1996 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jason Sasser.

October 17, 1996 Signing PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mark Bradtke as a free agent.

October 17, 1996 Signing TOR DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Oliver Miller as a free agent.

October 17, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Michael Hawkins.

October 19, 1996 Signing MIA ORL

The Orlando Magic signed Danny Schayes as a free agent.

October 19, 1996 Signing MIA CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Tony Smith as a free agent.

October 22, 1996 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Evric Gray.

October 23, 1996 Signing BOS CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Thomas Hamilton as a free agent.

October 24, 1996 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Bob McCann.

October 24, 1996 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Corey Beck.

October 26, 1996 Signing LAL SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

October 26, 1996 Signing POR SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Elmore Spencer as a free agent.

October 26, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Drew Barry.

October 27, 1996 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Henry James.

October 27, 1996 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jamie Feick.

October 28, 1996 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Willie Burton.

October 28, 1996 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Melvin Booker.

October 29, 1996 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Marty Conlon.

October 29, 1996 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Elmer Bennett.

October 29, 1996 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Stephen Howard.

October 29, 1996 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Ruben Nembhard.

October 29, 1996 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Dexter Boney.

October 29, 1996 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Mario Bennett.

October 29, 1996 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived John Coker.

October 29, 1996 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Terry Davis.

October 30, 1996 Signing ATL SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Tim Kempton as a free agent.

October 30, 1996 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Gaylon Nickerson.

October 30, 1996 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Joe Stephens.

October 30, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Ed Stokes.

October 31, 1996 Waiver ORL

The Orlando Magic released LeRon Ellis.

October 31, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Nate Driggers.

October 31, 1996 Signing IND SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Kevin Salvadori as a free agent.

October 31, 1996 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets waived Brad Lohaus.

October 31, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Tim Breaux.

November 2, 1996 Signing PHO BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Marty Conlon as a free agent.

November 2, 1996 Trade ORL GSW

The Orlando Magic traded Jon Koncak, Donald Royal and Felton Spencer to the Golden State Warriors for Clifford Rozier, Rony Seikaly and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Laron Profit was later selected).

November 4, 1996 Trade NJN IND

The New Jersey Nets traded Vincent Askew to the Indiana Pacers for Reggie Williams.

November 8, 1996 Signing DEN BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers as a free agent.

November 12, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors waived Benoit Benjamin.

November 13, 1996 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Elmore Spencer.

November 13, 1996 Signing SEA ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

November 13, 1996 Signing CHH TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Brad Lohaus as a free agent.

November 14, 1996 Signing ATL ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

November 14, 1996 Signing SEA ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

November 14, 1996 Resignation PHO

Cotton Fitzsimmons resigns as Head Coach for Phoenix Suns.

November 14, 1996 Hiring PHO

The Phoenix Suns hired Danny Ainge as Head Coach.

November 15, 1996 Signing LAC SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Antonio Harvey as a free agent.

November 15, 1996 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Brooks Thompson.

November 16, 1996 Signing LAL SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Lloyd Daniels as a free agent.

November 18, 1996 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Anthony Miller.

November 20, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Rich King.

November 21, 1996 Signing UTA DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Brooks Thompson as a free agent.

November 22, 1996 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Moochie Norris.

November 23, 1996 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Kenny Smith.

November 25, 1996 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Nate Driggers.

November 26, 1996 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Derrick Alston.

November 26, 1996 Signing SAC ORL

The Orlando Magic signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

November 26, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Eric Murdock.

November 26, 1996 Resignation DEN

Bernie Bickerstaff resigns as Head Coach for Denver Nuggets.

November 26, 1996 Hiring DEN

The Denver Nuggets hired Dick Motta as Head Coach.

November 27, 1996 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Keith Tower.

November 27, 1996 Signing SAS HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Elmer Bennett to a 10-day contract.

November 29, 1996 Signing DET TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed John Long as a free agent.

December 2, 1996 Signing HOU TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Earl Cureton as a free agent.

December 2, 1996 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors waived Brad Lohaus.

December 4, 1996 Trade PHO MIL

The Phoenix Suns traded Chucky Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks for Darrin Hancock and a 1997 2nd round draft pick. The 2nd round draft pick traded to Phoenix was conditional and was not exercised.

December 10, 1996 Signing PHO NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

December 10, 1996 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Lloyd Daniels.

December 10, 1996 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Tim Kempton.

December 10, 1996 Hiring SAS

The San Antonio Spurs hired Gregg Popovich as Head Coach.

December 10, 1996 Firing SAS

The San Antonio Spurs fired Bob Hill as Head Coach.

December 11, 1996 Waiver ORL

The Orlando Magic waived Dell Demps.

December 11, 1996 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Darrin Hancock.

December 12, 1996 Signing ATL DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

December 12, 1996 Signing MIL VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Moochie Norris as a free agent.

December 12, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Jeff McInnis.

December 18, 1996 Signing UTA SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Stephen Howard as a free agent.

December 18, 1996 Signing DET ORL

The Orlando Magic signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

December 18, 1996 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Thomas Hamilton.

December 20, 1996 Signing GSW ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Henry James as a free agent.

December 21, 1996 Signing SAC NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Lloyd Daniels as a free agent.

December 21, 1996 Signing SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Devin Gray as a free agent.

December 21, 1996 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Elmer Bennett.

December 22, 1996 Signing MIL DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Aaron Williams as a free agent.

December 23, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Evric Gray.

December 26, 1996 Trade PHO DAL

The Phoenix Suns traded Sam Cassell, Michael Finley, A.C. Green and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Greg Buckner was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Tony Dumas, Jason Kidd and Loren Meyer.

December 26, 1996 Signing SAC SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Gaylon Nickerson as a free agent.

December 27, 1996 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Aleksandar Djordjevic.

December 27, 1996 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Adrian Caldwell.

December 28, 1996 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Melvin Booker.

December 30, 1996 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Moochie Norris.

January 2, 1997 Signing PHO ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock as a free agent.

January 2, 1997 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Matt Fish.

January 5, 1997 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Antonio Harvey.

January 6, 1997 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Chris Jent.

January 6, 1997 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived James Scott.

January 6, 1997 Signing CLE MIA

The Miami Heat signed John Crotty to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1997 Signing PHI CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Jamie Feick to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1997 Signing UTA UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Ruben Nembhard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1997 Signing POR SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jason Sasser to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1997 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Devin Gray.

January 6, 1997 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Lloyd Daniels.

January 6, 1997 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Stephen Howard.

January 6, 1997 Waiver ORL

The Orlando Magic waived Kenny Smith.

January 6, 1997 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Eric Leckner.

January 6, 1997 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Aaron Williams.

January 6, 1997 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Gaylon Nickerson.

January 6, 1997 Waiver VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Rich Manning.

January 6, 1997 Waiver TOR

The Toronto Raptors waived Donald Whiteside.

January 7, 1997 Signing HOU DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Elmer Bennett to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 7, 1997 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Brett Szabo.

January 7, 1997 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Mark Strickland.

January 7, 1997 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Darrin Hancock.

January 7, 1997 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Erick Strickland.

January 7, 1997 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Willie Burton.

January 8, 1997 Signing NYK MIA

The Miami Heat signed Willie Anderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 8, 1997 Signing SAC SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Devin Gray to a 10-day contract.

January 9, 1997 Signing NJN NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Lloyd Daniels to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 10, 1997 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 10, 1997 Trade PHO LAL

The Phoenix Suns traded Robert Horry and Joe Kleine to the Los Angeles Lakers for Cedric Ceballos and Rumeal Robinson.

January 12, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 12, 1997 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Tony Farmer.

January 12, 1997 Signing UTA TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Jimmy Oliver to a 10-day contract.

January 13, 1997 Signing MIL SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Terry Cummings as a free agent.

January 15, 1997 Signing NJN PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Adrian Caldwell to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 15, 1997 Signing SAS UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 18, 1997 Signing CLE PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Joe Courtney to a 10-day contract.

January 20, 1997 Signing PHI SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Jeff Grayer to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 23, 1997 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Elmer Bennett.

January 23, 1997 Signing ORL TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Clifford Rozier to a 10-day contract.

January 24, 1997 Signing ATL POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ennis Whatley to a 10-day contract.

January 24, 1997 Trade POR DET

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Randolph Childress, Reggie Jordan and Aaron McKie to the Detroit Pistons for Stacey Augmon.

January 24, 1997 Signing ORL DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Kenny Smith to a 10-day contract.

January 24, 1997 Firing VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies fired Brian Winters as Head Coach.

January 24, 1997 Appointment VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies appointed Stu Jackson as Interim Head Coach.

January 25, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed John Crotty to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 25, 1997 Signing DAL TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Reggie Slater to a 10-day contract.

January 28, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Willie Anderson to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 28, 1997 Signing NYK CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Eric Leckner to a 10-day contract.

January 28, 1997 Signing ATL SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Darrin Hancock to a 10-day contract.

January 28, 1997 Signing CHH SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jamie Feick to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 29, 1997 Signing DEN VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Aaron Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 30, 1997 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 30, 1997 Signing UTA CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Tom Chambers to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 30, 1997 Signing CHI NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Jack Haley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 30, 1997 Signing UTA POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ruben Nembhard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 31, 1997 Signing SAS PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Dexter Boney to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 1, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 1, 1997 Signing TOR TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Clifford Rozier to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 3, 1997 Signing TOR TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Reggie Slater to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 3, 1997 Signing UTA UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 3, 1997 Signing DEN DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Kenny Smith to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 4, 1997 Signing PHI PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Adrian Caldwell to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 5, 1997 Firing WSB

The Washington Bullets fired Jim Lynam as Head Coach.

February 5, 1997 Appointment WSB

The Washington Bullets appointed Bob Staak as Interim Head Coach.

February 7, 1997 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Oliver Miller.

February 8, 1997 Signing PHI BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Michael Hawkins to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 9, 1997 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Jeff Grayer to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 10, 1997 Signing CHH VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Eric Leckner to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 10, 1997 Hiring WSB

The Washington Bullets hired Bernie Bickerstaff as Head Coach.

February 12, 1997 Signing HOU HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Joe Stephens to a 10-day contract.

February 13, 1997 Retirement TOR

Earl Cureton retired from the Toronto Raptors

February 13, 1997 Signing DAL TOR

The Toronto Raptors signed Oliver Miller to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 14, 1997 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Fred Roberts.

February 14, 1997 Trade MIA DAL

The Miami Heat traded Sasha Danilovic, Martin Muursepp and Kurt Thomas to the Dallas Mavericks for Jamal Mashburn.

February 14, 1997 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Rumeal Robinson.

February 17, 1997 Signing DAL DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland to a 10-day contract.

February 17, 1997 Trade NJN DAL

The New Jersey Nets traded Shawn Bradley, Ed O'Bannon, Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves to the Dallas Mavericks for Sam Cassell, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross.

February 18, 1997 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Reggie Jordan.

February 18, 1997 Firing ORL

The Orlando Magic fired Brian Hill as Head Coach.

February 18, 1997 Appointment ORL

The Orlando Magic appointed Richie Adubato as Interim Head Coach.

February 20, 1997 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Dexter Boney.

February 20, 1997 Signing NJN NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Jack Haley to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 20, 1997 Trade IND DEN

The Indiana Pacers traded Vincent Askew, Eddie Johnson, a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Jason Lawson was later selected) and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Tremaine Fowlkes was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Mark Jackson and LaSalle Thompson.

February 20, 1997 Trade NJN LAL

The New Jersey Nets traded George McCloud to the Los Angeles Lakers for Joe Kleine, a 1997 1st round draft pick (Anthony Parker was later selected) and a future 2nd round draft pick. The future 2nd round draft pick traded to New Jersey was conditional and was not exercised.

February 20, 1997 Trade GSW CHH

The Golden State Warriors traded Donald Royal to the Charlotte Hornets for Scott Burrell.

February 20, 1997 Signing SAS SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jamie Feick to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 20, 1997 Trade DEN CHH

The Denver Nuggets traded Ricky Pierce to the Charlotte Hornets for Anthony Goldwire and George Zidek.

February 20, 1997 Trade IND DEN

The Indiana Pacers traded Jerome Allen to the Denver Nuggets for Darvin Ham.

February 20, 1997 Signing SAS WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Gaylon Nickerson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 20, 1997 Trade TOR MIL

The Toronto Raptors traded Acie Earl to the Milwaukee Bucks for Shawn Respert.

February 20, 1997 Signing VAN VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Aaron Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 21, 1997 Signing VAN MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Cuonzo Martin to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 21, 1997 Signing PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Horacio Llamas Grey to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1997 Signing CHI LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Larry Krystkowiak to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1997 Signing WSB MIA

The Miami Heat signed Matt Fish to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1997 Signing PHO POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Rumeal Robinson to a 10-day contract.

February 25, 1997 Signing DAL DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 27, 1997 Signing SAS DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Jason Sasser to a 10-day contract.

February 27, 1997 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Johnson.

March 1, 1997 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Tracy Moore.

March 1, 1997 Signing LAL HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Sedale Threatt to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 2, 1997 Signing PHI SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Joe Courtney to a 10-day contract.

March 2, 1997 Signing VAN VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Eric Leckner to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 3, 1997 Signing DEN HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Eddie Johnson to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 4, 1997 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Donnie Boyce.

March 5, 1997 Signing SAS ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 5, 1997 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Jamie Watson.

March 6, 1997 Signing POR POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Rumeal Robinson to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 7, 1997 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Michael Hawkins to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 10, 1997 Signing MIL BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Stacey King to a 10-day contract.

March 11, 1997 Signing UTA DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Jamie Watson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1997 Signing MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jimmy Carruth to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1997 Signing PHO PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Horacio Llamas Grey to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 15, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Bruce Bowen to a 10-day contract.

March 17, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Matt Fish to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 19, 1997 Signing DET MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Reggie Jordan to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 19, 1997 Signing DEN GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Melvin Booker to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 21, 1997 Signing DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Stevin Smith to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 21, 1997 Firing SAC

The Sacramento Kings fired Garry St. Jean as Head Coach.

March 21, 1997 Hiring SAC

The Sacramento Kings hired Eddie Jordan as Head Coach.

March 25, 1997 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Bruce Bowen to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 25, 1997 Signing ATL ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 30, 1997 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jimmy Carruth.

April 1, 1997 Signing VAN LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Rich Manning to a 10-day contract.

April 2, 1997 Signing LAC CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Bison Dele to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 4, 1997 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers to a 10-day contract.

April 5, 1997 Signing PHI PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Mike Brown to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 5, 1997 Signing LAL PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Frankie King to a 10-day contract.

April 6, 1997 Signing DAL DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Jimmy King to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 8, 1997 Signing MIN MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Reggie Jordan to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 8, 1997 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets waived Tom Chambers.

April 9, 1997 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released Stevin Smith.

April 9, 1997 Signing GSW GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Melvin Booker to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 10, 1997 Signing BOS DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Stacey King to a 10-day contract.

April 11, 1997 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Rich Manning to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 12, 1997 Signing CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Matt Steigenga to a 10-day contract.

April 14, 1997 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 15, 1997 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Greg Dreiling.

April 15, 1997 Signing PHI PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Frankie King to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 16, 1997 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Ashraf Amaya.

April 21, 1997 Firing DEN

The Denver Nuggets fired Dick Motta as Head Coach.

April 28, 1997 Firing GSW

The Golden State Warriors fired Rick Adelman as Head Coach.

April 30, 1997 Resignation BOS

M.L. Carr resigns as Head Coach for Boston Celtics.

April 30, 1997 Resignation IND

Larry Brown resigns as Head Coach for Indiana Pacers.

May 5, 1997 Hiring PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers hired Larry Brown as Head Coach.

May 6, 1997 Hiring BOS

The Boston Celtics hired Rick Pitino as Head Coach.

May 8, 1997 Firing POR

The Portland Trail Blazers fired P.J. Carlesimo as Head Coach.

May 12, 1997 Hiring IND

The Indiana Pacers hired Larry Bird as Head Coach.

May 13, 1997 Hiring POR

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Mike Dunleavy as Head Coach.

May 27, 1997 Trade MIA BOS

The Miami Heat traded a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Mark Sanford was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Chris Wallace (GM) and a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Ben Pepper was later selected).

May 29, 1997 Hiring DEN

The Denver Nuggets hired Bill Hanzlik as Head Coach.

June 3, 1997 Hiring ORL

The Orlando Magic hired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

June 5, 1997 Hiring GSW

The Golden State Warriors hired P.J. Carlesimo as Head Coach.

June 25, 1997 Sale VAN POR

The Vancouver Grizzlies sold C.J. Bruton to the Portland Trail Blazers.

June 25, 1997 Trade MIL DEN

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Danny Fortson, Johnny Newman and Joe Wolf to the Denver Nuggets for Ervin Johnson.

June 25, 1997 Trade MIN LAC

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Stojko Vrankovic to the Los Angeles Clippers for Stanley Roberts.

June 25, 1997 Trade POR DAL

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Chris Anstey and cash to the Dallas Mavericks for Kelvin Cato.

June 25, 1997 Trade PHI LAC

The Philadelphia 76ers traded James Collins to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Jelani McCoy was later selected).

June 25, 1997 Trade SEA DEN

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Bobby Jackson to the Denver Nuggets for James Cotton and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Rashard Lewis was later selected).

June 25, 1997 Trade ORL DEN

The Orlando Magic traded Eric Washington and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Kris Clack was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Jason Lawson.

June 26, 1997 Hiring VAN

The Vancouver Grizzlies hired Brian Hill as Head Coach.

June 27, 1997 Trade PHI NJN

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Michael Cage, Lucious Harris, Don MacLean and Keith Van Horn to the New Jersey Nets for Jim Jackson, Eric Montross, Anthony Parker and Tim Thomas.