2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Season
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2005%E2%80%9306 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Season
2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season
Head coachByron Scott
ArenaFord Center (36 games)
New Orleans Arena (3 games)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (1 game)
Lloyd Noble Center (1 game)
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southwest)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCox Sports Television, The Cox Channel
RadioWTIX, KTOK

The 2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season was the team's 4th season in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 18-64 record from the previous season (worst in the Western Conference that year). They finished the season with a 38-44 record, missing the playoffs for the second year in a row.

Before the commencement of training camp, the City of New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina.[1] With the New Orleans Arena partly damaged and the city's infrastructure in need of repair the Hornets signed a deal to play most of their games in Oklahoma City, becoming the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for this season. In Oklahoma City, the Hornets enjoyed sell out crowds at the Ford Center.[1]

The addition of draft pick Chris Paul resulted in the team competing for a playoff spot. In January and February, the club played winning basketball despite losing Chris Andersen to a two-year suspension for illegal drugs. Paul showed the poise and play making skills of a veteran finishing second in steals and seventh in assists as he posted a terrific 3.34 assist to turnover ratio, while leading all rookies with 16.1 ppg.[1]

On March 8 the Hornets returned to New Orleans with a near sell out crowd on hand to watch the Hornets lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 113-107.[1] In March, the Hornets went into a tail spin winning just 3 of 14 games. The Hornets went on to finish in 4th place in their division. Chris Paul was named Rookie of the Year.[2]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Chris Paul[3] PG  United States Wake Forest
2 33 Brandon Bass F  United States LSU

Roster

Regular season

Standings

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768 - 34-7 29-12 13-3
x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 3 34-7 26-15 13-3
x-Memphis Grizzlies 49 33 .598 14 30-11 19-22 6-10
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38 44 .463 25 24-17 14-27 7-9
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 29 15-26 19-22 1-15
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 9
3 y-Denver Nuggets 44 38 .537 19
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 3
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 49 33 .598 14
6 x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 16
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 18
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 19
9 Utah Jazz 41 41 .500 22
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38 44 .463 25
11 Seattle SuperSonics 35 47 .427 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 29
13 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 29
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 33 49 .402 30
15 Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256 42


Game log

Player statistics

Awards and records

Awards

Free agents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d New Orleans Hornets (2002-Present)
  2. ^ New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Basketball Reference
  3. ^ "NBA.com: Draft 2005". Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "NBA.com Hornets' Paul Named the 2005-06 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved .

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