2009–10 New Orleans Hornets season

The 2009–10 New Orleans Hornets season, was the team's 8th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA)

2009–10 New Orleans Hornets season
Head coachJeff Bower
ArenaNew Orleans Arena
Results
Record37–45 (.451)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCox Sports Television
RadioKMEZ
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

Contents

Key datesEdit

  • June 25 – The 2009 NBA draft took place in New York City.
  • July 8 – The free agency period started.
  • November 12 – After a 3–6 start, the Hornets become the first NBA team this season to fire its head coach, dismissing Byron Scott. General manager Jeff Bower is named new head coach. In addition, former head coach Tim Floyd was brought in as an assistant coach.[1]
  • January 28 – Hornets point guard Chris Paul was selected as all-star reserve.

SummaryEdit

NBA Draft 2009Edit

Free agencyEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 21 Darren Collison   United States UCLA

RosterEdit

New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 2   Collison, Darren 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) UCLA
F 1   Diogu, Ike   (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Arizona State
F/C 34   Gray, Aaron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pittsburgh
F/C 4   Marks, Sean   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) California
F/C 50   Okafor, Emeka 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Connecticut
G 3   Paul, Chris   (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
G/F 24   Peterson, Morris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
F 41   Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Xavier
F 9   Songaila, Darius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest
F 16   Stojaković, Peja   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 229 lb (104 kg) Serbia
G 5   Thornton, Marcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) LSU
F 30   West, David (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Xavier
F 32   Wright, Julian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Pre-seasonEdit

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 2–0–2 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 2–0–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 7 (in Atlanta) New Orleans Hornets 102–108 Atlanta Hawks Lost 8,024 0 – 1 1
2 October 8 (in Greensboro, North Carolina) New Orleans Hornets 101–108 Charlotte Bobcats - Lost 8,623 0 – 2 2

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 28–13 27–14 10–6
x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 5 29–12 21–20 9–7
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13 23–18 19–22 9–7
Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 15 23–18 17–24 5–11
New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 18 24–17 13–28 7–9
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3
4 y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 4
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 4
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 7
7 x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 7
8 x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 7
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 17
11 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 20
12 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28
13 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31
14 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2009-10 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–0
Boston 0–4 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 4–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 4–0
Golden State 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 0–3 0–2
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Indiana 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0
Miami 3–1 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New Jersey 0–3 1–3 2–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–4
New Orleans 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–1
Oklahoma City 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
Portland 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 4–0 1–1 0–4 2–0
Toronto 1–3 0–4 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Utah 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2

Game logEdit

2009–10 game log
Total: 37–45 (Home: 24–17; Road: 13–28)
2009–10 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Hilton Armstrong 18 0 13.3 .380 . .464 3.4 .9 .4 .4 2.8
Bobby Brown 22 0 14.9 .395 .258 1.000 .8 2.1 .4 .0 6.6
Devin Brown 39 37 24.8 .393 .367 .802 2.8 1.5 .8 .1 9.7
Darren Collison 76 37 27.8 .477 .400 .851 2.5 5.7 1.0 .1 12.4
Aaron Gray 24 0 10.9 .557 . .857 3.8 .8 .4 .5 3.6
Jason Hart 4 0 4.3 1.000 . . .5 1.3 .3 .3 .5
Sean Marks 14 0 5.4 .500 . .400 1.6 .1 .0 .2 .7
Emeka Okafor 82 82 28.9 .530 . .562 9.0 .7 .7 1.5 10.4
Chris Paul 45 45 38.0 .493 .409 .847 4.2 10.7 2.1 .2 18.7
Morris Peterson 46 39 21.2 .385 .363 .611 2.7 .9 .5 .1 7.1
James Posey 77 2 22.5 .365 .335 .825 4.3 1.5 .5 .2 5.2
Darius Songaila 75 1 18.8 .494 .167 .811 3.1 .9 .8 .2 7.2
Peja Stojakovic 62 55 31.4 .404 .375 .897 3.7 1.5 .8 .1 12.6
Marcus Thornton 73 17 25.6 .451 .374 .814 2.9 1.6 .8 .2 14.5
David West 81 81 36.4 .505 .259 .865 7.5 3.0 .9 .7 19.0
Julian Wright 68 14 12.8 .500 .333 .610 2.1 .6 .4 .3 3.8

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

  • Chris Paul was selected as an All-Star reserve (third All-Star appearance; did not play due to injury).

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 28, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
Emeka Okafor
To Charlotte Bobcats
Tyson Chandler
August 12, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
2016 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Los Angeles Clippers
Rasual Butler
September 9, 2009
To New Orleans Hornets
Bobby Brown, Darius Songaila
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Antonio Daniels
January 11, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
Cash Considerations, 2016 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Sacramento Kings
Hilton Armstrong
January 25, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
Aaron Gray
To Chicago Bulls
Devin Brown
January 26, 2010
To New Orleans Hornets
2014 2nd Round Draft Pick
To Los Angeles Clippers
Bobby Brown

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Ike Diogu July 29 Indiana Pacers
Jason Hart February 5 Minnesota Timberwolves

SubtractionsEdit

Player Waived
Jason Hart February 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stein, Marc (2009-11-13). "Hornets fire Scott, name Bower coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-13.

External linksEdit