Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
- July 21, 1996
Released Robert Churchwell.
Released Geert Hammink.
Signed Mark Price as a free agent.
Released Jerome Kersey.
Released Jon Barry.
Released Kevin Willis.
- September 30, 1996
Signed Ray Owes as a free agent.
Signed Henry James as a free agent.
Signed Lou Roe as a free agent.
- October 27, 1996
Waived Henry James.
- November 2, 1996
- February 20, 1997
- March 19, 1997
Signed Melvin Booker to the first of two 10-day contracts.
- April 9, 1997
Signed Melvin Booker to a contract for the rest of the season.
- April 28, 1997
Fired Rick Adelman as Head Coach.
- June 5, 1997
Hired P.J. Carlesimo as Head Coach.
- June 25, 1997
Drafted Adonal Foyle in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Drafted Marc Jackson in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.