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1996-97 Atlanta Hawks Transactions

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Record: 56-26, Finished 2nd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (56-26)

PTS/G: 94.8 (23rd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.4 (4th of 29)
SRS: 5.51 (5th of 29) ▪ Pace: 86.8 (27th of 29)
Off Rtg: 108.5 (8th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.3 (3rd of 29)
Expected W-L: 57-25 (5th of 29)

Arena: Omni Coliseum ▪ Attendance: 549,414 (27th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 15, 1996

Traded Stacey Augmon and Grant Long to the Detroit Pistons for 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).

Signed Dikembe Mutombo as a free agent.

August 13, 1996

Signed Jon Barry as a free agent.

September 12, 1996

Signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

Signed Tyrone Corbin as a free agent.

September 27, 1996

Signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

October 2, 1996

Signed Ivano Newbill as a free agent.

Signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

October 28, 1996

Waived Willie Burton.

Waived Melvin Booker.

November 13, 1996

Signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

November 14, 1996

Signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

Signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

November 18, 1996

Waived Anthony Miller.

November 26, 1996

Waived Derrick Alston.

December 20, 1996

Signed Henry James as a free agent.

January 2, 1997

Signed Darrin Hancock as a free agent.

January 7, 1997

Waived Darrin Hancock.

Waived Willie Burton.

March 4, 1997

Waived Donnie Boyce.

March 5, 1997

Signed Darrin Hancock to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 25, 1997

Signed Darrin Hancock to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Chris Crawford in the 2nd round (50th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ed Gray in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Alain Digbeau in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.