2001–02 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 2001–02 NBA season was the 76ers 53rd season in the National Basketball Association, and 39th season in Philadelphia.[1] The 76ers were coming off of an NBA Finals defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, in which they won Game 1, but lost the next 4 games. During the offseason, the Sixers re-acquired Derrick Coleman from the Charlotte Hornets in a three-team trade, acquired Matt Harpring from the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed free agent Derrick McKey. Having won the Eastern Conference Championship last season, reigning MVP Allen Iverson, Sixth Man Aaron McKie, and point guard Eric Snow were all sidelined due to injuries as the Sixers lost their first five games. Also just four games into the season, center Matt Geiger retired. However, when their players returned, they won seven in a row after their bad start, and climbed back into playoff connection finishing fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 43–39 record. Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo were both selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, which Philadelphia hosted and Iverson wore number #6 in honor of Julius Erving.

However, the Sixers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics in five games. Following the season, Mutombo was traded to the New Jersey Nets,[2] Harpring signed as a free agent with the Utah Jazz and McKey retired.

2001–02 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coachLarry Brown
ArenaFirst Union Center
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Celtics 2–3)

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

Offseason

During the offseason, the 76ers made multiple trades. On August 3, the organization traded Tyrone Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers (where he had previously played four seasons) for Matt Harpring, Cedric Henderson, and Robert Traylor. On the same day, the 76ers would trade Roshown McLeod and a 2003 1st round draft pick to the Boston Celtics for Jérôme Moïso. Harpring would be Philadelphia's starting small forward for the season, while Henderson, Traylor, and Moïso would be traded before the season started.

On October 2, the 76ers signed Ira Bowman. Bowman would play 3 games before being waived on November 6.

On October 25, the 76ers were involved in a three-team trade with the Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets. The 76ers traded Cedric Henderson and a 2005 1st round draft pick to the Warriors. They also traded George Lynch, Jérôme Moïso, and Robert Traylor to the Hornets. The 76ers received Derrick Coleman from the Hornets and Corie Blount and Vonteego Cummings from the Warriors.[3]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 26 Samuel Dalembert C  Canada Seton Hall
2 36 Damone Brown SF  United States Syracuse
2 56 Alvin Jones C  Luxembourg Georgia Tech

Roster

Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 11 United States Virgin Islands Bell, Raja 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Florida International
F/C 40 United States Blount, Corie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
F 25 United States Brown, Damone 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Syracuse
G 12 United States Claxton, Speedy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Hofstra
F/C 44 United States Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
G 5 United States Cummings, Vonteego 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Pittsburgh
C 1 Canada Dalembert, Samuel 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Seton Hall
F 21 United States Harpring, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Georgia Tech
G 3 United States Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Georgetown
C 0 United States Jones, Alvin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Georgia Tech
F 9 United States McKey, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Alabama
G 8 United States McKie, Aaron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Temple
C 55 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgetown
C 41 United States Smith, Jabari 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) LSU
G 20 United States Snow, Eric 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Michigan State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Roster Notes

  • Center Alvin Jones also holds Luxembourgian citizenship.

Regular season

Season standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634
2 y- Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 2
3 x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 8
5 x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8
6 x- Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9
7 x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 10
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 10
9 Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 11
10 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16
12 Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 19
13 New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 23
15 Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 31
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

2001-02 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–3
Boston 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–4 3–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 0–4 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
Detroit 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1
Houston 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 0–3 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–2
Miami 1–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
New Jersey 1–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
New York 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Toronto 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0
Washington 3–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Eastern Conference Finals (Boston won 4-1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(BOS-PHI)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 21 Philadelphia 82 Boston 92 1-0 FleetCenter, Boston NBC 12:30et Recap
2 April 25 Philadelphia 85 Boston 93 2-0 FleetCenter, Boston TNT 8:00et Recap
3 April 28 Boston 103 Philadelphia 108 2-1 First Union Center, Philadelphia NBC 12:30et Recap
4 May 1 Boston 81 Philadelphia 83 2-2 First Union Center, Philadelphia TNT 8:00et Recap
5 May 3 Philadelphia 87 Boston 120 3-2 FleetCenter, Boston TNT 7:00et Recap
Boston wins series 3–2

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Playoffs

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ 2001-02 Philadelphia 76ers
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Nets Get Mutombo From 76ers For Van Horn and MacCulloch". New York Times. August 7, 2002. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2002_transactions.html

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