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1996-97 Orlando Magic Transactions

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Record: 45-37, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Brian Hill (24-25), Richie Adubato (21-12)

PTS/G: 94.1 (25th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.5 (10th of 29)
SRS: -0.07 (16th of 29) ▪ Pace: 88.3 (24th of 29)
Off Rtg: 105.6 (16th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.0 (14th of 29)
Expected W-L: 40-42 (16th of 29)

Arena: Orlando Arena ▪ Attendance: 711,311 (9th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) versus Miami Heat  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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Click on the Player for career stats and accomplishments.


Date Type Transaction
July 31, 1996 Signing

Signed Gerald Wilkins as a free agent.

August 9, 1996 Trade

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

August 26, 1996 Signing

Signed Derek Strong as a free agent.

September 3, 1996 Signing

Signed LeRon Ellis as a free agent.

October 19, 1996 Signing

Signed Danny Schayes as a free agent.

October 31, 1996 Waiver

Released LeRon Ellis.

November 2, 1996 Trade

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 26, 1996 Signing

Signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

December 11, 1996 Waiver

Waived Dell Demps.

December 18, 1996 Signing

Signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

January 6, 1997 Waiver

Waived Kenny Smith.

February 18, 1997 Firing

Fired Brian Hill as Head Coach.

February 18, 1997 Appointment

Appointed Richie Adubato as Interim Head Coach.

June 3, 1997 Hiring

Hired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

June 25, 1997 Draft

Drafted Johnny Taylor in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1997 Draft

Drafted Eric Washington in the 2nd round (46th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1997 Trade

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