Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
- July 15, 1996
Signed Tracy Murray as a free agent.
Released Bob Thornton.
- July 26, 1996
Signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent.
- September 4, 1996
Signed Ashraf Amaya as a free agent.
- October 2, 1996
Signed Ben Wallace as a free agent.
Signed Jaren Jackson as a free agent.
Signed Matt Fish as a free agent.
- October 24, 1996
Waived Bob McCann.
- January 2, 1997
Waived Matt Fish.
- February 5, 1997
Appointed Bob Staak as Interim Head Coach.
Fired Jim Lynam as Head Coach.
- February 10, 1997
Hired Bernie Bickerstaff as Head Coach.
- February 20, 1997
Signed Gaylon Nickerson to the first of two 10-day contracts.
- April 16, 1997
Waived Ashraf Amaya.
- June 25, 1997
Drafted God Shammgod in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Drafted Predrag Drobnjak in the 2nd round (48th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.