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2001–02 Dallas Mavericks season

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2001–02 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachDon Nelson
Owner(s)Mark Cuban
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Results
Record57–25 (.695)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Kings 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTXA
KTVT
Fox Sports Net Southwest
RadioKRLD
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

The 2001–02 NBA season was the Mavericks' 22nd season in the National Basketball Association.[1] It was also their first season playing at American Airlines Center. During the offseason, the Mavericks acquired All-Star point guard Tim Hardaway from the Miami Heat. The Mavericks continued to play solid basketball as Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash were both selected to the 2002 NBA All-Star Game for the first time in their careers. At midseason, Hardaway was traded along with Juwan Howard to the Denver Nuggets for Nick Van Exel and Raef LaFrentz.[2] The Mavericks finished fourth in the Western Conference, and second in the Midwest Division with a 57–25 record, and made the playoffs in back to back seasons for the first time since 1988. Nowitzki led the team in scoring and rebounds, while Nash led them in assists. In the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Mavericks swept the Minnesota Timberwolves in three straight games, but then lost the next series in five games to the Sacramento Kings.

For the season, the Mavericks changed their logo and uniforms. The home jerseys lasted until 2014, while the road jerseys lasted until 2010. Their primary logo is still present as of 2017.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 43 Kyle Hill PG/SG  United States Eastern Illinois
2 53 Kenny Satterfield PG  United States Cincinnati

Roster[edit]

Dallas Mavericks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 9 France Abdul-Wahad, Tariq Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) San José State
C 44 Germany Bradley, Shawn 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 235 lb (107 kg) BYU
G 21 United States Buckner, Greg 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Clemson
C 42 United States Eschmeyer, Evan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Northwestern
G/F 4 United States Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 7 United States Griffin, Adrian 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Seton Hall
G 5 United States Johnson, Avery Injured 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Southern
F 6 United States Manning, Danny Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
F/C 45 United States LaFrentz, Raef 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kansas
F 14 Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
G 13 Canada Nash, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Santa Clara
F 2 United States Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
F/C 41 Germany Nowitzki, Dirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Germany
G 31 United States Van Exel, Nick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Cincinnati
C 16 China Zhizhi, Wang 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 284 lb (129 kg) China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 3
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
5 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 17
9 Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22
10 Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25
11 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 33
12 Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 34
13 Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 38
14 Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40



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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

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[edit]

2001–02 game log
Total: 57–25 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
2001–02 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (5) Minnesota Timberwolves Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Mavericks and Timberwolves.

Dirk Nowitzki was virtually unstoppable in this series, averaging around 33 points and 16 rebounds per game.[3]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(DAL-MIN)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 21 Minnesota 94 Dallas 101 1-0 American Airlines Center NBC 3:00et/2:00ct Recap
2 April 24 Minnesota 110 Dallas 122 2-0 American Airlines Center TNT 9:30et/8:30ct Recap
3 April 28 Dallas 115 Minnesota 102 3-0 Target Center NBC 3:00et/2:00ct Recap
Dallas wins series 3–0

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Sacramento Kings vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Kings and Mavericks.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SAC-DAL)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 4 Dallas 91 Sacramento 108 1-0 ARCO Arena NBC 6:30et/3:30pt Recap
2 May 6 Dallas 110 Sacramento 102 1-1 ARCO Arena TNT 9:00et/6:00pt Recap
3 May 9 Sacramento 125 Dallas 119 2-1 American Airlines Center TNT 9:30et/8:30ct Recap
4 May 11 Sacramento 115 Dallas 113 3-1 American Airlines Center NBC 3:30et/2:30ct Recap
5 May 13 Dallas 101 Sacramento 114 4-1 ARCO Arena TNT 9:00et/6:00pt Recap
Sacramento wins series 4–1

Player statistics[edit]

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tariq Abdul-Wahad 4 0 6.0 .000 . .000 1.5 .5 .5 .3 .0
Charlie Bell 2 0 1.0 . . . .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Shawn Bradley 53 16 14.3 .479 .000 .922 3.3 .4 .5 1.2 4.1
Greg Buckner 44 16 20.1 .525 .313 .690 3.9 1.1 .7 .4 5.8
Evan Eschmeyer 31 6 9.6 .420 . .606 3.2 .3 .3 .3 2.0
Michael Finley 69 69 39.9 .463 .339 .837 5.2 3.3 .9 .4 20.6
Adrian Griffin 58 34 23.8 .499 .296 .837 3.9 1.8 1.3 .2 7.2
Tim Hardaway 54 2 23.6 .362 .341 .833 1.8 3.7 .7 .1 9.6
Donnell Harvey 18 0 9.0 .538 . .455 2.6 .3 .2 .3 2.1
Juwan Howard 53 44 31.3 .462 .000 .754 7.4 1.8 .5 .6 12.9
Avery Johnson 17 0 8.9 .429 . .706 .3 1.6 .3 .1 3.2
Raef LaFrentz 27 25 29.1 .437 .305 .761 7.4 1.1 .9 2.2 10.8
Danny Manning 41 10 13.5 .477 .143 .667 2.6 .7 .5 .5 4.0
Darrick Martin 3 0 7.3 .000 .000 .500 .3 1.0 .7 .0 .3
Eduardo Nájera 62 11 21.9 .500 .000 .676 5.5 .6 .9 .5 6.5
Steve Nash 82 82 34.6 .483 .455 .887 3.1 7.7 .6 .0 17.9
Johnny Newman 47 17 15.4 .453 .386 .724 1.0 .3 .6 .1 4.2
Dirk Nowitzki 76 76 38.0 .477 .397 .853 9.9 2.4 1.1 1.0 23.4
Nick Van Exel 27 2 28.0 .411 .347 .844 3.1 4.2 .5 .1 13.2
Wang Zhizhi 55 0 10.9 .440 .414 .737 2.0 .4 .2 .3 5.6

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Shawn Bradley 7 0 3.6 .500 . . .7 .0 .0 .1 .9
Greg Buckner 7 0 15.0 .480 .000 .750 3.7 .6 .4 .1 3.9
Evan Eschmeyer 3 0 2.7 .000 . . .7 .3 .0 .3 .0
Michael Finley 8 8 46.6 .466 .378 .900 6.3 2.3 1.5 .5 24.6
Adrian Griffin 4 1 14.3 .588 .000 .000 2.3 1.0 .5 .3 5.0
Raef LaFrentz 8 8 30.6 .500 .333 .545 7.6 .6 .3 2.8 11.3
Eduardo Nájera 8 4 15.3 .696 . .625 1.6 .1 .4 .0 4.6
Steve Nash 8 8 40.4 .432 .444 .971 4.0 8.8 .5 .0 19.5
Johnny Newman 3 2 7.3 .143 .167 . .0 .7 .0 .0 1.0
Dirk Nowitzki 8 8 44.6 .445 .571 .878 13.1 2.3 2.0 .8 28.4
Nick Van Exel 8 1 33.0 .366 .206 .667 3.0 3.9 1.0 .0 11.1
Wang Zhizhi 8 0 5.5 .438 .500 .500 1.0 .4 .0 .1 2.5

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

February 21, 2002
To Dallas Mavericks---- To Denver Nuggets----

Free Agents[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Danny Manning August 2, 2001 Utah Jazz
Evan Eschmeyer August 25, 2001 New Jersey Nets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001-02 Dallas Mavericks". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  2. ^ "Mavericks Get Van Exel, LaFrentz". Los Angeles Times. February 22, 2002. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sacramento 125, Dallas 119". Sports Illustrated. 2002-05-10. Retrieved 2012-06-11.

See also[edit]