1998-99 Phoenix Suns Season
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1998%E2%80%9399 Phoenix Suns Season
1998-99 Phoenix Suns season
Head coachDanny Ainge
General managerBryan Colangelo
OwnersJerry Colangelo
ArenaAmerica West Arena
Results
Record27–23 (.540)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishLost in first round to Portland (0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKUTP
Fox Sports Arizona
Cox 9
RadioKTAR

The 1998-99 NBA season was the 31st season for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Suns signed free agent Tom Gugliotta while acquiring Luc Longley from the Chicago Bulls. Head coach Danny Ainge returned for his third season as the team finished tied for third in the Pacific Division with a record of 27–23 in the shortened lockout season. The 7th-seeded Suns made the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season before being swept in the first round to the 2nd-seeded and Pacific winner-Portland Trail Blazers, three games to zero. All home games were played in America West Arena.

Starting point guard Jason Kidd finished the regular season leading the league in assists per game at 10.8. Three Suns would average 16 points or more per game, with Gugliotta notching 17, Kidd 16.9 and Clifford Robinson at 16.4 per game. Kidd led the league in total minutes played and was third in total steals, before being selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive First Teams. Following the season, Danny Manning was traded to the Orlando Magic, who then traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks two weeks later, and George McCloud signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets.

Offseason

NBA draft

This was the first year in franchise history that the Suns had no draft picks. Their first-round pick (which turned into Tyronn Lue) was traded to the Denver Nuggets the previous year in the Antonio McDyess deal,[2] and their second-round pick (which turned into Greg Buckner) was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1996 in the Jason Kidd deal.[3]

Roster

Regular season

Standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 - 22-3 13-12 15-7
x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 4 18-7 13-12 14-8
x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 8 16-9 11-14 11-9
x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 8 15-10 12-13 9-10
Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 10 17-8 8-17 11-10
Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 14 13-12 8-17 8-11
Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 26 6-19 3-22 3-16
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740 -
2 y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 2
3 x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740 -
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 6
5 x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6
6 x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 10
7 x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 10
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12
9 Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 12
10 Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 16
11 Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18
12 Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23
13 Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 28
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29


Record vs. opponents

1998-99 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta -- 3-0 3-0 3-1 2-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-1 1-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 2-1 2-2 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 2-1
Boston 0-3 -- 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 1-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-3 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-1
Charlotte 0-3 2-1 -- 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-2 0-0 3-0 1-3 1-2 1-2 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 2-1
Chicago 1-3 1-2 1-2 -- 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-0 1-2
Cleveland 1-2 2-2 1-2 3-0 -- 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-3 0-0 1-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 3-0 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 0-0 1-2
Dallas 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 -- 2-1 0-1 2-2 2-2 0-0 3-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-3 0-3 2-2 1-3 0-3 0-0 0-3 2-1 0-0
Denver 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 -- 0-0 1-3 0-4 0-1 3-0 1-2 0-1 1-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-4 2-2 0-0 1-2 3-1 0-1
Detroit 2-1 3-0 0-3 3-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 -- 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 1-3 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 2-1
Golden State 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-1 0-0 -- 0-3 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 2-2 1-2 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-4 4-0 0-0
Houston 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-2 4-0 0-0 3-0 -- 0-0 3-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-2 2-1 3-0 0-3 2-1 1-0 0-3 4-0 0-0
Indiana 1-2 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 -- 0-0 1-0 2-2 3-0 0-0 3-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 3-0
L.A. Clippers 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 -- 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 1-2 0-3 0-3 0-1 1-3 1-3 0-0
L.A. Lakers 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 3-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-1 4-0 -- 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 3-1 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 1-3 2-1 0-0
Miami 3-0 0-3 2-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 -- 2-1 0-1 3-1 2-2 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-1 0-0 3-0
Milwaukee 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 2-1 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 -- 1-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-1
Minnesota 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3-0 1-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 0-1 -- 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-3 3-1 2-2 2-1 0-1 0-3 3-1 0-0
New Jersey 2-1 2-1 0-3 1-2 0-3 1-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-2 0-0 -- 0-3 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1
New York 1-2 2-1 3-1 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 2-2 1-2 1-0 3-0 -- 0-3 3-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1
Orlando 2-2 2-1 2-1 3-0 2-1 0-1 0-0 4-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-1 0-0 3-0 3-0 -- 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1
Philadelphia 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 2-1 0-0 2-1 1-3 2-1 -- 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2
Phoenix 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 3-1 3-0 0-1 2-1 2-2 0-0 3-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 -- 0-3 0-3 2-2 3-0 0-0 2-2 3-0 0-0
Portland 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-0 -- 4-0 1-3 2-2 0-0 1-2 4-0 0-0
Sacramento 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-0 0-0 2-1 0-3 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 3-0 0-4 -- 1-2 2-2 0-0 1-2 4-0 1-0
San Antonio 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 3-1 4-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-2 3-1 2-1 -- 2-1 0-1 2-1 3-0 0-0
Seattle 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 2-2 0-1 2-1 1-2 0-0 3-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-3 2-2 2-2 1-2 -- 0-0 2-2 2-1 0-1
Toronto 1-2 2-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-3 1-3 1-0 1-2 2-1 2-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 -- 0-0 1-0 2-2
Utah 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 0-1 4-0 3-0 0-0 3-1 3-1 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-1 2-1 1-2 2-2 0-0 -- 3-0 1-0
Vancouver 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-4 0-1 3-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-3 0-3 0-4 0-3 1-2 0-1 0-3 -- 0-0
Washington 1-2 1-3 1-2 2-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-1 0-0 --

Playoffs

Game log

Awards and honors

Week/Month

  • Jason Kidd was named Player of the Month for April.
  • Jason Kidd was named Player of the Week for games played April 12 through April 18.

All-Star

All-Star weekend was cancelled due to the 1998-99 NBA lockout.

Season

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Toby Bailey 27 10 9.2 .395 .200 .692 2.0 0.5 .3 .1 2.9
Gerald Brown 33 0 7.2 .371 .300 .786 0.7 0.9 .2 .0 2.4
Rex Chapman 38 35 31.1 .359 .351 .835# 2.7 2.9 .9 .2 12.1
Pat Garrity 39 9 13.8 .500+ .389 .714 1.9 0.5 .2 .1 5.6
Tom Gugliotta 43 43 36.3 .483 .286 .794 8.9 2.8 1.4 .5 17.0
Jason Kidd 50 50 41.2 .444 .366 .757 6.8 10.8 2.3 .4 16.9
Joe Kleine 31 5 12.1 .405 .000 .667 2.2 0.4 .3 .0 2.2
Randy Livingston 1 0 22.0 .625+ . 1.000# 2.0 3.0 2.0 .0 12.0
Luc Longley 39 39 23.9 .483 . .776 5.7 1.2 .6 .5 8.7
Danny Manning 50 5 23.7 .484+ .111 .696 4.4 2.3 .7 .8 9.1
George McCloud 48 16 25.9 .438 .416 .862# 3.4 1.6 .9 .3 8.9
Marko Mili? 11 0 4.8 .400 .000 . 0.5 0.2 .3 .1 1.5
Chris Morris 44 2 12.2 .430 .286 .870# 2.8 0.5 .4 .3 4.2
Jimmy Oliver 2 0 5.5 .333 1.000^ . 0.0 0.0 .0 .0 1.5
Shawn Respert 12 1 8.3 .361 .308 .700 1.1 0.7 .4 .0 3.1
Clifford Robinson 50 35 34.8 .475 .417^ .697 4.5 2.6 1.5 1.2 16.4
Alvin Sims 4 0 6.3 .400 1.000^ .400 1.0 1.3 .5 .0 2.8

+ - Minimum 183 field goals made.
^ - Minimum 34 three-pointers made.
# - Minimum 76 free throws made.

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gerald Brown 1 0 1.0 1.000 . . 0.0 0.0 .0 .0 2.0
Rex Chapman 3 3 19.0 .286 .333 .750 2.0 2.0 .3 .0 5.7
Pat Garrity 3 0 17.3 .529 1.000^ 1.000# 3.0 0.3 .3 .3 9.0
Tom Gugliotta 3 3 39.3 .371 . .750 8.3 3.3 1.3 1.0 10.7
Jason Kidd 3 3 42.0 .419 .250 .714 2.3 10.3 1.7 .3 15.0
Joe Kleine 1 0 5.0 .500 . . 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
Randy Livingston 3 0 8.0 .400 .000 1.000# 2.3 0.7 .3 .0 5.3
Luc Longley 3 2 17.0 .167 . . 3.0 0.3 1.0 .0 1.3
Danny Manning 3 1 26.3 .583 . .769# 1.7 2.0 1.3 .0 12.7
George McCloud 3 0 26.7 .433 .450^ .700 4.3 0.7 1.7 .0 14.0
Chris Morris 1 0 10.0 1.000 1.000^ .000 1.0 0.0 .0 .0 5.0
Clifford Robinson 3 3 39.0 .475 .222 .636 5.3 2.7 2.0 .3 15.7

^ - Minimum 5 three-pointers made.
# - Minimum 10 free throws made.

Transactions

Trades

Free agents


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