The 1993 NBA All-Star Game took place on February 21, 1993, and was an exhibition game played between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Utah Jazz. This was the 43rd edition National Basketball Association all-star game played during the 1992-1993 season. The Western Conference went on to beat the East 135 to 132 in overtime. The All-Star Weekend then wrapped up with the slam dunk competition, won by Harold Miner from the Miami Heat, and the three-point shootout, won by Mark Price from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The regular season then continued on Tuesday, February 23, 1993.
|1993 NBA All-Star Game|
|Date||February 21, 1993|
|City||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|MVP||Karl Malone and|
|NBA All-Star Game|
The coaches for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game were chosen for the best current season win percentage in their conference through the games of February 18, 1993.
The head coach for the Eastern Conference was Pat Riley, head coach of the New York Knicks for the regular season, and his 9th NBA All-Star appearance as a head coach. The head coach for the Western Conference was Paul Westphal, second year as head coach of the Phoenix Suns for the regular season.
The 1993 NBA All-Star game would be a highlight for many NBA players. This would be Michael Jordan's last NBA All-Star game before leaving the NBA for the first time, although he would return to play in five more. For Isiah Thomas, this would be his last NBA All-Star appearance; however, this will also be the debut of Shaquille O'Neal's first NBA All-Star game and the first time the Hornet's franchise has ever had a player in the NBA All-Stars. Karl Malone and John Stockton were both awarded MVP. The starters for the Eastern Conference included: Michael Jordan as shooting guard, Isiah Thomas as point guard, Scottie Pippen as small forward, Larry Johnson as power forward, and Shaquille O'Neal as center. The starters for the Western Conference included: Clyde Drexler as shooting guard, John Stockton as point guard Charles Barkley as small forward, Karl Malone as Power forward, and David Robinson as Center. All starters would end up in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame except for Larry Johnson. Mitch Richmond on Western Conference was injured and replaced by Terry Porter. Chris Mullin on the Western Conference team was also injured; however, he was not replaced by anyone.
Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond were selected to play but couldn't due to injury.
Mitch Richmond was replaced by Terry Porter.
Chris Mullin was not replaced by anyone.
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The 1992–93 NBA season was the Hawks' 44th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season in Atlanta. Prior to the start of the season, the Hawks acquired Mookie Blaylock from the New Jersey Nets. Despite having Dominique Wilkins back after missing most of the previous year with a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Hawks lost five of their first seven games, but managed to defeat the defending champion Chicago Bulls on the road, 100–99 at the Chicago Stadium on November 7. As the season progressed, the team continued to struggle playing below 500. for the first half of the season, holding a 26–31 record as of March 4. However, the Hawks would win 12 of their next 13 games while posting a 12–3 record in March, on their way to finishing fourth in the Central Division with a 43–39 record.
Wilkins surpassed Bob Pettit as the Hawks all-time scoring leader, finishing second in the league in scoring averaging 29.9 points per game. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team and selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks would be swept by the Bulls in three straight games. Following the season, head coach Bob Weiss was fired and replaced by legendary head coach Lenny Wilkens.
For the season, the Hawks changed their uniforms which lasted until 1995.1992–93 Charlotte Hornets season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the fifth season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. In the 1992 NBA draft, the Hornets selected center Alonzo Mourning out of Georgetown with the second overall pick. With the addition of Mourning, along with second-year star Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues, the Hornets struggled around .500 for most of the season, but won 9 of their final 12 games finishing their season third in the Central Division with a 44–38 record, and qualified for their first ever playoff appearance. The team became the first of the four expansion franchises of the late 1980s to win a playoff series, when Mourning sunk a 20-foot (6.1 m) jumper at the buzzer in Game 4 of the first round playoff series against the 4th-seeded Boston Celtics. However, in the semifinals, the Hornets were eliminated by the New York Knicks in five games.
The Hornets led the NBA in attendance for the fourth time in five seasons. Johnson averaged 22.1 points, 10.5 rebounds per game and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. Mourning was named to the All-Rookie First Team averaging 21.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. Following the season, Kendall Gill was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics.1992–93 Chicago Bulls season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Bulls' 27th season in the National Basketball Association. The Bulls entered the season as the back-to-back defending NBA champions, having defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1992 NBA Finals in six games, winning their second NBA championship. After two straight championships, the Bulls would yet again have another successful season finishing in first place in the Central Division, and second overall in the Eastern Conference with a 57–25 record. They also advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth consecutive season, becoming the first team since the 1987–88 Boston Celtics to do so. Michael Jordan once again led the league in scoring with 32.6 points per game, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game along with Scottie Pippen.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls swept the Atlanta Hawks in three straight games. In the semifinals, they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in four straight games. Then after losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals to the top-seeded New York Knicks, the Bulls would win the next four games of the series. Then they would then go on to win their third consecutive NBA championship, defeating regular season MVP Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in six games in the 1993 NBA Finals. This was the last title the Bulls won while playing at Chicago Stadium. Chicago's offseason was also marked by Jordan's sudden retirement.1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the 23rd season of the National Basketball Association in Cleveland, Ohio. During the offseason, the Cavaliers signed free agent Gerald Wilkins, and released Steve Kerr early into the season. The Cavaliers struggled with an 8–11 start, but then went on a 7-game winning streak afterwards. The Cavs also had a 12–1 record in February, then posted a ten-game winning streak near the end of the season, finishing 2nd in the Central Division with a 54–28 record. Mark Price led the team in assists and was named to the All-NBA First Team. Three members of the team, Price, Brad Daugherty and Larry Nance were all selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
A forgotten highlight of this season is when the Cavaliers set a franchise record by scoring 83 points in a half. On January 15, 1993, the visiting Cavs trailed the Indiana Pacers 64–49. Behind 17 points in 21 minutes by reserve guard John Battle, Cleveland rallied to win 132–120.In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets in five games, but were swept in four straight games by the Chicago Bulls in the semifinals. Following the season, Lenny Wilkens resigned and took a coaching job with the Atlanta Hawks, and Craig Ehlo signed as a free agent with the Hawks.1992–93 Detroit Pistons season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Pistons' 45th season in the National Basketball Association, and 36th season in the city of Detroit. During the offseason, the Pistons signed free agent Terry Mills and acquired Olden Polynice from the Los Angeles Clippers. Under new head coach Ron Rothstein, the Pistons years of battle would catch up with them as they lost nine of their first eleven games. However, they would win ten of their next eleven games to climb back into playoff connection. At midseason, they traded Orlando Woolridge to the Milwaukee Bucks for All-Star guard Alvin Robertson. After posting many winning and losing streaks throughout the entire season, the Pistons missed the playoffs for the first time in ten years, finishing sixth in the Central Division with a 40–42 record. Joe Dumars and Isiah Thomas were both selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
Despite the struggles, Dennis Rodman once again led the league in rebounding with 18.3 per game. However, his bizarre behavior off the court was a great concern as he was involved in several off court incidents. Following the season, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, Mark Aguirre signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers, and Rothstein was fired as coach.1992–93 Golden State Warriors season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Warriors' 47th season in the National Basketball Association, and 30th in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors were severely bitten by the injury bug losing their top players. Chris Mullin missed half the season with a torn ligament in his right thumb, Tim Hardaway missed 16 games with a bruised right knee, Šarūnas Marčiulionis broke his right leg and dislocated his right ankle in a jogging accident before the season, returned to play 30 games, then sat out the rest of the year with Achilles tendonitis; and second-year player Billy Owens missed 45 games with a knee injury. The Warriors struggled after an 18–14 start to the season, losing 15 of their next 17 games. They lost six of their final eight games of the season and finished sixth in the Pacific Division with a 34–48 record, failing to qualify for the playoffs.
The season is most memorable when the Warriors drafted Latrell Sprewell with the 24th pick in the 1992 NBA draft. Sprewell averaged 15.4 points per game and was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. Hardaway and Mullin were both selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, but Mullin did not participate due to injury. Following the season, Tyrone Hill was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.1992–93 Houston Rockets season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Rockets' 26th season in the National Basketball Association, and 22nd season in Houston. For the season opener, the Rockets traveled to Tokyo, Japan to play their first two games against the Seattle SuperSonics. The Rockets struggled during the first two months of the season, posting a 7-game losing streak with a 14–15 record. However, they won eight consecutive games afterwards, then posted 15 and 11-game winning streaks respectively between February and April. The Rockets finished first place in the Midwest Division with a 55–27 record. Hakeem Olajuwon was named Defensive Player of The Year, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in five games, but lost in seven to the SuperSonics in the semifinals.
A notable note about the Rockets' playoff run that year was the final game of the regular season. The Rockets were playing against the San Antonio Spurs with the Rockets leading by 2 in the final seconds, until David Robinson tip-dunked a missed shot after time expired. It was ruled good, and the Rockets went on to lose in overtime, tying their record with Seattle, and losing home court advantage due to their match-up tie-breaker against the Sonics, and ended up losing the decisive Game 7 in overtime at Seattle. Following the season, Sleepy Floyd signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.1992–93 Indiana Pacers season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Pacers' 17th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season as a franchise. In the offseason, the Pacers acquired Pooh Richardson and Sam Mitchell from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team played mediocre basketball once again losing six straight games after a 13–10 start. After playing around .500 in late January, they went on a 7-game losing streak in February. However, on the final day of the regular season, they defeated the Miami Heat 94–88, finishing fifth in the Central Division with a 41–41 record, and winning a tie-breaker over the Orlando Magic for the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Reggie Miller tied in first place in the league with 167 three-point field goals, and Detlef Schrempf averaged 19.1 points per game while being selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Pacers would lose in four games to the New York Knicks. This was the fourth consecutive year that the Pacers lost in the opening round of the playoffs. Following the season, Schrempf was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics, and head coach Bob Hill was fired.1992–93 Los Angeles Clippers season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Clippers' 23rd season in the National Basketball Association, and their 9th season in Los Angeles. Prior to the start of the season, the Clippers acquired Mark Jackson from the New York Knicks, second-year center Stanley Roberts from the Orlando Magic, and signed free agents Kiki Vandeweghe and Hot Plate Williams. After losing their first three games, the Clippers played solid basketball winning 12 of their next 16 games. Danny Manning led them in scoring again with 22.8 points per game, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. The Clippers finished fourth in the Pacific Division with a 41–41 record, making their second consecutive playoff appearance. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Houston Rockets in five games. Following the season, Larry Brown resigned and left to take a coaching job with the Indiana Pacers, Ken Norman signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, and Vandeweghe retired.
The Clippers would not make the playoffs again until 1997.1992–93 New York Knicks season
The 1992–93 New York Knicks season was the 47th season for the Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During the offseason, the Knicks acquired Charles D. Smith, Doc Rivers and Bo Kimble from the Los Angeles Clippers. Other acquisitions included Rolando Blackman from the Dallas Mavericks, Tony Campbell from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and free agent Herb Williams. The Knicks finished the season by winning 24 of their final 28 games, including a nine-game winning streak in March and five straight victories to end the season. The team had the most wins in the Eastern Conference during the regular season; their 60–22 record earned them the conference's top seed in the 1993 NBA Playoffs. They also posted a 37–4 home record at Madison Square Garden. Head coach Pat Riley was named Coach of The Year, and Patrick Ewing was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.In the opening round of the playoffs, the Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers, three games to one, and advanced to the conference semifinals. The Knicks won their series with the 5th-seeded Charlotte Hornets in five games and gained a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals, where they faced the Chicago Bulls, who had eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs in three of the previous four years. After taking a 2–0 series lead, New York lost the next four games to end its season. Following the season, Kimble was released.1992–93 Orlando Magic season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Magic's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This season held a lot of promise as Shaquille O'Neal was drafted first overall by the Magic in the 1992 NBA draft. Meanwhile, the Magic signed free agent Donald Royal during the offseason. There were predictions that O'Neal would become the next dominant center in the NBA. Shaq became an instant superstar with merchandising that rivaled only Michael Jordan. The Magic started to show improvement winning eight of their first eleven games, but then lost six straight afterwards. In December, the team acquired Steve Kerr from the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the Magic had various problems with injuries as midway through the season, Dennis Scott ruptured his Achilles tendon. The Magic lost a tie-breaker for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference to the Indiana Pacers with a 41–41 record.
O'Neal averaged 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game as he was named Rookie of The Year. He was also selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. Following the season, Kerr signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, head coach Matt Guokas was fired and Terry Catledge retired.1992–93 Portland Trail Blazers season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the 23rd season for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. The Trail Blazers entered the season as runner-ups in the 1992 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games. In the offseason, the Blazers signed free agents Rod Strickland and Mario Elie. The Blazers got off to a fast start winning their first eight games of the season. However, Clyde Drexler played just 49 games due to knee and hamstring injuries, as he led the team with 19.9 points per game. The Blazers finished the season with a 51–31 record, third in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference. It was their 11th straight trip to the postseason. Clifford Robinson was named Sixth Man of The Year averaging 19.1 points per game off the bench, and Terry Porter was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game along with Drexler.
However, the Blazers were unable to follow the previous season's run to the NBA Finals, as they fell to the 5th-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, 3–1. Following the season, Kevin Duckworth was traded to the Washington Bullets, and Elie was dealt to the Houston Rockets.1992–93 Sacramento Kings season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Kings' 44th season in the National Basketball Association, and eighth season in Sacramento. Under new head coach Garry St. Jean, the Kings got off to a fast start winning their first three games. However, they continued to struggle as they were plagued with injuries. Mitch Richmond played just 45 games due to a broken thumb, and was out for the remainder of the season. With a record of 6–16, the Kings went on a six-game winning streak. However, they went on to lose 21 of their next 26 games while posting an awful 2–12 record in February. The Kings finished last place in the Pacific Division with a 25–57 record. Top draft pick Walt Williams made the All-Rookie Second Team, and Richmond was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, but did not play due to being injured. Following the season, Anthony Bonner signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks.1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Spurs' 17th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season as a franchise. During the offseason, Terry Cummings suffered a serious knee injury and only played in the final eight games of the season. With the acquisition of Dale Ellis from the Milwaukee Bucks and signing free agent Vinny Del Negro, plus re-signing Avery Johnson after a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, the Spurs struggled with a 9–11 start to the season as new head coach Jerry Tarkanian was fired. After playing one game under Rex Hughes, the team hired John Lucas II as their new coach. At midseason, they acquired J.R. Reid from the Charlotte Hornets. Under Lucas, the Spurs would play solid basketball posting a 10-game winning streak in January, then winning eight straight in February, finishing second in the Midwest Division with a 49–33 record. David Robinson and Sean Elliott were both selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
In the playoffs, they defeated the 4th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers three games to one in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but lost in six games to the Phoenix Suns in the semifinals. It was also their final year playing at HemisFair Arena. Following the season, Elliott was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and Johnson signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors.1992–93 Seattle SuperSonics season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the 25th season for the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association. With George Karl in its second season as the SuperSonics coach, the team won their first four games of the season, which included two victories against the Houston Rockets in their first two games in Tokyo, Japan. As the season progressed, they won ten straight games between February and March, as they improved their 47–35 record from the previous season to 55–27, and reached the 1993 Playoffs as the #3 seed in the Western Conference. Transactions included acquiring Vincent Askew from the Sacramento Kings early into the season, and trading Benoit Benjamin at midseason to the Los Angeles Lakers for Sam Perkins. Shawn Kemp made his first All-Star appearance as he was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Sonics defeated the Utah Jazz in five games after trailing 2–1, then defeated the Rockets in seven games in the semifinals, which included a 103–100 overtime win in Game 7. However, the Sonics would then lose in the Western Conference Finals to the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix Suns in a full seven game series. Following the season, Derrick McKey was traded to the Indiana Pacers, and Eddie Johnson and Dana Barros were both dealt to the Charlotte Hornets, who then sent Barros to the Philadelphia 76ers two days later.1992–93 Utah Jazz season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Jazz's 19th season in the National Basketball Association, and 14th season in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the offseason, the Jazz acquired Jay Humphries from the Milwaukee Bucks. Utah hosted the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, and their star players Karl Malone and John Stockton were named co-MVPs. Malone and Stockton continued to be among the best players in the NBA, as the Jazz won six of their first eight games on their way to a 24–10 start. However, they struggled down the stretch with a 6–8 record in February, including a five-game losing streak. During the final month of the regular season, the team signed free agent James Donaldson, who played in the final six games. The Jazz went on to finish third in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Seattle SuperSonics in five games after taking a 2–1 series lead. Following the season, Mark Eaton announced his retirement.Jack Madden
Jack Madden is a retired professional basketball referee. Born in Winnipeg, MB Madden's career accomplishments included officiating in the 1970 NBA All-Star Game, 1975 ABA All-Star Game, 1978 NBA Finals, 1979 NBA All-Star Game, 1980 NBA Finals, 1981 NBA Finals, 1984 NBA Finals, 1986 NBA All-Star Game, 1989 NBA Finals, 1990 NBA Finals, 1991 NBA Finals and 1993 NBA All-Star Game.
Madden broke his leg officiating a 1985 game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.List of NBA All-Star vote leaders
This article lists all-time leading ballot leaders achieved in the NBA All-Star Game fan ballot.NBA Radio Network
The NBA Radio Network was the official national radio broadcaster, distributed by Public Interest Affiliates (PIA), a Chicago radio syndication company, of National Basketball Association games (more specifically, a regular season game of the week, the All-Star Game, as many as 31 playoff contests, including all of the conference finals and Finals, and even the draft and lottery) from the 1990–91 through the 1994–95 season. NBA Radio was ultimately supplanted by ESPN Radio.
1992–93 NBA season by team