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1996-97 Seattle SuperSonics Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: George Karl (57-25)

PTS/G: 100.9 (4th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 93.2 (7th of 29)
SRS: 6.91 (3rd of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.3 (16th of 29)
Off Rtg: 111.2 (3rd of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.7 (6th of 29)
Expected W-L: 62-20 (3rd of 29)

Arena: KeyArena at Seattle Center ▪ Attendance: 699,952 (13th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (3-2) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 16, 1996

Traded Vincent Askew to the New Jersey Nets for Greg Graham.

Released Ervin Johnson.

Released Frank Brickowski.

July 22, 1996

Signed Jim McIlvaine as a free agent.

July 23, 1996

Signed Craig Ehlo as a free agent.

September 30, 1996

Signed Larry Stewart as a free agent.

Waived Anthony Miller.

October 2, 1996

Signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

October 9, 1996

Waived Derrick Alston.

October 26, 1996

Signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

Signed Elmore Spencer as a free agent.

Waived Drew Barry.

November 13, 1996

Waived Elmore Spencer.

November 15, 1996

Signed Antonio Harvey as a free agent.

January 5, 1997

Waived Antonio Harvey.

January 13, 1997

Signed Terry Cummings as a free agent.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Bobby Jackson in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Eddie Elisma in the 2nd round (40th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Blount in the 2nd round (54th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Traded Bobby Jackson to the Denver Nuggets for James Cotton and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Rashard Lewis was later selected).