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1996-97 Miami Heat Transactions

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Record: 61-21, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (61-21)

PTS/G: 94.8 (22nd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.3 (3rd of 29)
SRS: 5.56 (4th of 29) ▪ Pace: 88.2 (25th of 29)
Off Rtg: 106.8 (12th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.6 (1st of 29)
Expected W-L: 57-25 (4th of 29)

Arena: Miami Arena ▪ Attendance: 615,160 (25th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (1-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) versus Orlando Magic  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 17, 1996

Released Jeff Malone.

Released Walt Williams.

Released Tyrone Corbin.

Released Stacey King.

Released Rex Chapman.

Released Danny Schayes.

Released Tony Smith.

July 18, 1996

Signed P.J. Brown as a free agent.

August 13, 1996

Signed Gary Grant as a free agent.

August 22, 1996

Signed Dan Majerle as a free agent.

September 25, 1996

Signed Ed Pinckney as a free agent.

October 2, 1996

Signed James Scott as a free agent.

Signed Isaac Austin as a free agent.

October 3, 1996

Signed Mark Strickland as a free agent.

Signed Tony Farmer as a free agent.

January 6, 1997

Waived James Scott.

Signed John Crotty to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 7, 1997

Waived Mark Strickland.

January 8, 1997

Signed Willie Anderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 12, 1997

Signed Mark Strickland to the first of two 10-day contracts.

Waived Tony Farmer.

January 25, 1997

Signed John Crotty to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 28, 1997

Signed Willie Anderson to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 1, 1997

Signed Mark Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 14, 1997

Traded Sasha Danilovic, Martin Muursepp and Kurt Thomas to the Dallas Mavericks for Jamal Mashburn.

February 24, 1997

Signed Matt Fish to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 15, 1997

Signed Bruce Bowen to a 10-day contract.

March 17, 1997

Signed Matt Fish to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 25, 1997

Signed Bruce Bowen to a contract for the rest of the season.

May 27, 1997

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).

June 25, 1997

Drafted Charles Smith in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Sanford in the 2nd round (30th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.