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1996-97 Washington Bullets Transactions

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Record: 44-38, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Lynam (22-24), Bob Staak (0-1), Bernie Bickerstaff (22-13)

PTS/G: 99.4 (10th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 97.7 (18th of 29)
SRS: 1.77 (13th of 29) ▪ Pace: 92.4 (6th of 29)
Off Rtg: 106.6 (13th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.9 (13th of 29)
Expected W-L: 46-36 (13th of 29)

Arena: US Airways Arena ▪ Attendance: 700,646 (12th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (0-3) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 15, 1996

Released Bob Thornton.

Traded Mitchell Butler and Rasheed Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland.

Signed Tracy Murray as a free agent.

July 26, 1996

Signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent.

September 4, 1996

Signed Ashraf Amaya as a free agent.

October 2, 1996

Signed Matt Fish as a free agent.

Signed Jaren Jackson as a free agent.

Signed Ben Wallace as a free agent.

October 24, 1996

Waived Bob McCann.

January 2, 1997

Waived Matt Fish.

February 5, 1997

Fired Jim Lynam as Head Coach.

Appointed Bob Staak as Interim 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.