1992-93 Dallas Mavericks Season
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1992%E2%80%9393 Dallas Mavericks Season
1992-93 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachRichie Adubato
Gar Heard
ArenaReunion Arena
Results
Record11–71 (.134)
PlaceDivision: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionHome Sports Entertainment, KTVT
RadioKBEC

The 1992-93 NBA season was the Mavericks' thirteenth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The dismantling of the 1980s Mavericks continued as Fat Lever missed the entire season with a knee injury. In addition, top draft pick Jim Jackson's rookie year was abbreviated due to a lengthy contract dispute where he held out for most of the season.[2] This would all spell the recipe for disaster as the Mavericks flirted all season with the worst record in NBA history as they stood 4-57 through 61 games, including a 19-game losing streak. Head coach Richie Adubato was fired after a 2-27 start, and was replaced with Gar Heard.

However, Jackson finally signed with the Mavericks in early March, and played in the final 28 games of the season averaging 16.3 points per game, although he was not selected to any All-Rookie Team at season's end. In the final 21 games, Jackson helped the team to seven wins, including two straight to close out the year, but the Mavericks still finished with a franchise worst 11-71 (.134) record.[3]Derek Harper led them in scoring averaging 18.2 points per game.

The 1992-93 Mavericks also had by far the worst average point differential in the history of the NBA at -15.2 points per game - over three points worse than the 1972-73 76ers who won only nine games, and over five points worse than the 2015-16 76ers who won ten.[4] For this reason, NBA historian Kyle Wright declared in 2007 that the 1992-93 Mavericks must rank as, at least relative to their opponents, the worst team in the history of the NBA.[4] Following the season, Heard was fired as coach, and second-year guard Mike Iuzzolino signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic, but was later on released.

For the season, the Mavericks sported blue road uniforms which lasted until 2001.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Jim Jackson SG  United States Ohio State
2 30 Sean Rooks PF/C  United States Arizona

Roster

Roster Notes

  • Guard Fat Lever missed the entire season due to a knee injury.

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 -- 31-10 24-17

19-7

x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 6 31-10 18-23 17-9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 8 28-13 19-22 16-10
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 19 28-13 8-33 13-13
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 36 11-30 8-33 10-16
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 44 7-34 4-37 3-23
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 -
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1992-93 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-2 3-2 2-2 0-5 1-1 2-0 2-3 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-2 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2
Boston 2-2 -- 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 1-4 3-2 4-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-1
Charlotte 2-3 1-3 -- 2-3 1-3 2-0 1-1 4-1 2-0 0-2 0-5 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 3-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0
Chicago 2-2 3-1 3-2 -- 2-3 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 5-0 2-0 0-2 3-1 4-1 2-0 4-0 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 4-0
Cleveland 5-0 1-3 3-1 3-2 -- 2-0 1-1 3-2 2-0 1-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 4-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1
Dallas 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 1-5 1-1 0-4 1-4 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-4 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-5 1-3 0-5 1-1
Denver 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 5-1 -- 1-1 3-1 2-3 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-4 1-3 2-3 2-0
Detroit 3-2 3-1 1-4 1-3 2-3 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0
Golden State 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-3 2-0 -- 2-2 0-2 2-3 1-4 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-4 0-5 4-1 3-1 1-4 3-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-1 3-2 1-1 2-2 -- 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 4-0 4-1 1-3 4-1 1-1
Indiana 2-2 2-2 5-0 0-5 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-0 0-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-1 3-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-1
L.A. Clippers 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 3-2 0-4 1-1 -- 3-2 0-2 2-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 3-2 0-4 1-4 2-2 2-0
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 4-1 1-3 1-1 2-3 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-5 3-2 3-2 2-2 1-4 1-3 2-0
Miami 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 -- 2-2 2-0 2-3 0-5 3-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-3
Milwaukee 2-3 2-2 1-3 1-4 1-4 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 -- 1-1 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3
Minnesota 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-1 2-3 1-1 1-3 2-4 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 -- 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-4 0-4 1-4 1-1
New Jersey 3-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 2-0 3-2 4-0 1-1 -- 1-3 3-2 3-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-1
New York 2-2 4-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 5-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 -- 2-2 5-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-1
Orlando 3-1 2-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-2 2-0 2-3 2-2 -- 3-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 4-0
Philadelphia 1-3 1-4 0-4 2-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-3 0-5 2-3 -- 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-1
Phoenix 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 4-0 3-1 2-0 4-1 2-2 1-1 2-3 5-0 2-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 -- 3-2 5-0 3-1 2-3 3-1 2-0
Portland 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 1-1 5-0 3-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-3 -- 5-0 2-2 2-3 2-2 1-1
Sacramento 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 4-0 1-3 0-2 1-4 0-4 0-2 2-3 2-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 0-5 -- 2-2 1-4 2-2 1-1
San Antonio 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 5-0 4-1 2-0 1-3 1-4 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 4-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 -- 3-1 3-3 1-1
Seattle 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-1 3-1 0-2 4-1 4-1 1-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-2 3-2 4-1 1-3 -- 2-2 2-0
Utah 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 5-0 3-2 2-0 1-3 1-4 2-0 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-0 4-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-3 2-2 -- 1-1
Washington 2-2 1-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-2 3-2 3-1 1-1 1-4 1-4 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 --

Game log

Player statistics

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/DAL/1993.html
  2. ^ "Jim Jackson Says He Won't Play For Mavs". The Seattle Times. December 12, 1992. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Worst NBA Teams Ever". ESPN. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b Wright, Kyle; The NBA from Top to Bottom: A History of the NBA from the No. 1 Team to the No. 1,153; pp. 74, 115-116. ISBN 9780595697960

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