2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers Season
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2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers Season
2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coachLarry Brown
ArenaFirst Union Center
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Semifinals
(Lost to Pistons 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWPSG
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
RadioWIP

The 2002-03 NBA season was the 76ers 54th season in the National Basketball Association, and 40th season in Philadelphia.[1] During the offseason, the Sixers acquired Keith Van Horn from the New Jersey Nets. Van Horn was originally drafted by the Sixers as the second pick in the 1997 NBA draft. The Sixers got off to a fast start winning 15 of their first 19 games, but would then lose 14 of their next 18 games. The team improved on their last season posting a nine-game winning streak at midseason, finishing second in the Atlantic Division with a 48-34 record, with the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers defeated the New Orleans Hornets led by Baron Davis in six games in the first round of the playoffs, but they could not go further in the next round as they lost to the Detroit Pistons in six games. Following the season, Van Horn was traded to the New York Knicks.

This season was head coach Larry Brown's last in Philadelphia as he resigned on Memorial Day, 2003.[2] Brown would later go on to coach the Detroit Pistons, where he helped the team win the 2004 NBA Championship. He led the team to another Finals appearance in 2005. As of 2019, the Sixers have advanced past the first round of the playoffs three times since this 2003 playoff victory over New Orleans (2012, Bulls; 2018, Celtics; 2019, Raptors)

For the first time in his career, Allen Iverson played a full 82-game season. He would have another in 2007-08 while with the Denver Nuggets. He was also selected for the 2003 NBA All-Star Game.

Offseason

In the 2002 NBA draft, the 76ers drafted Czech swingman Ji?í Welsch and forward-center Sam Clancy (Clancy would not play in any games in the NBA). The Sixers also made three trades on draft day. Their first trade was with the Golden State Warriors. They traded their first round pick, Ji?í Welsch, for a 2004 2nd round draft pick and a 2005 1st round draft pick. In their second trade, they traded Speedy Claxton to the San Antonio Spurs for Mark Bryant, Randy Holcomb, and John Salmons. Their third and final trade of the night was with the Atlanta Hawks. They traded a 2004 2nd round draft pick and a 2006 2nd round draft pick to the Hawks for Efthimios Rentzias.

On July 25, the 76ers signed Greg Buckner and Monty Williams.

On August 6, the Sixers traded Dikembe Mutombo to the New Jersey Nets for Todd MacCulloch and Keith Van Horn. This trade marked the beginning of MacCulloch's second tenure with the franchise.

On August 27, the Sixers signed Brian Skinner.

On September 30, the Sixers signed Art Long and William Avery. Avery would not play any games with Philadelphia.

On October 11, the Sixers waived Alvin Jones. On the 23rd, they waived Damone Brown.[3]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Ji?í Welsch SG/SF  Czech Republic Union Olimpija (Slovenia and Adriatic League)
2 45 Sam Clancy PF/C  United States Southern California

Roster

Note

Bold = All-Star selection

Roster Notes

  • Center Samuel Dalembert missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
  • Forward/center Sam Clancy missed the entire season due to a knee injury.

Regular season

Season standings

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 - 33-8 16-25 16-8
x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 1 25-16 23-18 17-7
x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 5 25-16 19-22 13-12
x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 7 26-15 16-25 14-11
Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 12 23-18 14-27 11-13
New York Knicks 37 45 .451 12 24-17 13-28 9-15
Miami Heat 25 57 .305 24 16-25 9-32 5-19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 -
2 y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 1
3 x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 2
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3
6 x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 6
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8
8 x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 8
9 New York Knicks 37 45 .451 13
10 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 13
11 Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15
12 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20
13 Miami Heat 25 57 .305 25
14 Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

2002-03 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 0-3 2-2 4-0 0-2 2-0 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 0-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-2
Boston 3-0 -- 2-2 4-0 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-2 2-0 1-3 3-1 4-0 3-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-2 1-1 1-3
Chicago 2-2 2-2 -- 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 1-3 2-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-3
Cleveland 0-4 0-4 1-3 -- 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-2 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-4
Dallas 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 4-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 1-1 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-0 0-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Denver 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 -- 0-2 0-4 0-4 1-1 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-4 1-1
Detroit 3-1 2-2 4-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 -- 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-2 2-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-1
Golden State 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 4-0 1-1 -- 1-3 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-4 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Houston 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-4 4-0 0-2 3-1 -- 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 1-3 1-1
Indiana 2-2 2-2 2-2 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 0-2 1-1 4-0 3-1 2-0 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-2
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-4 3-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 -- 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-2
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 4-0 -- 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 0-4 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-1
Memphis 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-4 2-2 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-4 -- 2-0 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-1
Miami 3-1 2-2 2-1 2-1 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-2 -- 1-3 1-1 0-4 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-0 0-2 1-3
Milwaukee 2-2 2-1 2-2 4-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 -- 0-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 0-2 2-1
Minnesota 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1 3-1 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0
New Jersey 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 -- 2-2 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 4-0 0-2 3-1
New Orleans 2-2 1-3 3-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 -- 3-1 1-3 2-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-1
New York 3-1 0-4 1-2 2-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 1-3 -- 2-2 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-2
Orlando 1-2 2-3 3-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 1-1 0-2 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 -- 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-2
Philadelphia 1-3 2-2 3-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 -- 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 4-0
Phoenix 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 -- 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-1
Portland 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 0-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-3 -- 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-0 1-3 1-1
Sacramento 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 4-0 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 3-1 1-1 3-1 2-0
San Antonio 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 3-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 3-1 4-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 -- 3-1 2-0 4-0 1-1
Seattle 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-4 1-3 1-3 -- 2-0 2-2 1-1
Toronto 3-1 2-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-2 1-1 0-4 0-4 1-3 2-2 0-3 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 -- 0-2 3-1
Utah 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 4-0 0-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-0 -- 1-1
Washington 2-2 3-1 3-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-2 0-2 1-3 1-2 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 --

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (5) New Orleans Hornets Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference First Round (Philadelphia won 3-1; Hornets were in Charlotte at the time)

East Conference Semifinals

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (4) Philadelphia 76ers Last Playoff Meeting: 1955 NBA Finals (Syracuse Nationals, the predecessor to the 76ers, won 4-3 over the Pistons, at the time located in Fort Wayne, Indiana)

*Required overtime.

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; A Little Traveling Music as Brown Leaves the Sixers for Points Unknown". New York Times. May 27, 2003. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2003_transactions.html

See also


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