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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 (3-2) versus Miami Heat  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 31, 1996

Signed Gerald Wilkins as a free agent.

August 9, 1996

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

Signed Derek Strong as a free agent.

September 3, 1996

Signed LeRon Ellis as a free agent.

October 19, 1996

Signed Danny Schayes as a free agent.

October 31, 1996

Released LeRon Ellis.

November 2, 1996

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

Signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

December 11, 1996

Waived Dell Demps.

December 18, 1996

Signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

January 6, 1997

Waived Kenny Smith.

February 18, 1997

Fired Brian Hill as Head Coach.

Appointed Richie Adubato as Head Coach.

June 4, 1997

Hired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

June 25, 1997

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

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

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