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Best transaction: Selected forward Gerald Wallace in the 2004 Expansion Draft
Worst transaction: Traded center Zaza Pachulia to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 45th overall pick in June 23, 2004
Executive of the Year: Never
May 25 2007 Named Sam Vincent head coach; named executive vice president.
March 17 2007 Signed forward Alan Anderson for the remainder of the season. March 16 2007 Waived forward Eric Williams. February 13 2007 Traded forward Melvin Ely to San Antonio for forward Eric Williams and a 2009 second-round pick. January 3 2007 Traded guard Bernard Robinson to the New Jersey Nets for guard Jeff McInnis and cash. November 28 2006 Signed guard Derek Anderson. November 27 2006 Waived guard Alan Anderson. October 30 2006 Waived guard Kevin Burleson. October 20 2006 Waived guard Will Conroy and forward Donta Smith. October 2 2006 Re-signed forward Melvin Ely to a one-year qualifying offer and signed guards Will Conroy and Joe Shipp and forward Donta Smith. September 11 2006 Signed forward Walter Herrmann. August 15 2006 Re-signed center Jake Voskuhl. July 31 2006 Signed center Ryan Hollins. July 28 2006 Re-signed forward Bernard Robinson. July 20 2006 Signed forward Othella Harrington. July 19 2006 Re-signed guard Kevin Burleson. July 6 2006 Signed forward Adam Morrison. Draft 2006 Selected forward Adam Morrison (3rd overall pick) and center Ryan Hollins (50th overall pick). June 24 2006 Exercised the contract options on guard Raymond Felton and forward Sean May through 2007-08 and tendered qualifying offers to guard Bernard Robinson and forward Melvin Ely. May 2 2006 Exercised the contract options on guards Matt Carroll and Alan Anderson through 2006-07.
April 1 2006 Waived guard Kareem Rush. February 9 2006 Traded guard Keith Bogans to the Houston Rockets for forward Lonny Baxter. October 27 2005 Waived forward Antonio Meeking. October 26 2005 Traded a conditional second-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for forward Jumaine Jones. September 30 2005 Re-signed guard Keith Bogans. September 27 2005 Re-signed forward Gerald Wallace. August 31 2005 Re-signed guard Matt Carroll and signed guard Kevin Burleson. August 19 2005 Re-signed guard Brevin Knight. August 12 2005 Re-signed guard Kareem Rush. August 9 2005 Signed guard Alan Anderson and forward Antonio Meeking. August 2 2005 Traded a conditional 2007 second-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for center Jake Voskuhl; traded guard Jason Hart to the Sacramento Kings for a future second-round pick. July 7 2005 Signed guard Raymond Felton and forward Sean May. Draft 2005 Selected guard Raymond Felton (5th overall pick) and forward Sean May (13th overall pick). June 27 2005 Tendered qualifying offers to guards Matt Carroll and Keith Bogans and forwards Gerald Wallace and Jason Kapono. June 25 2005 Exercised the contract option on center Emeka Okafor through 2007-08.
February 28 2005 Signed guard Cory Alexander and waived center Jahidi White. February 24 2005 Traded guard Steve Smith to the Miami Heat for forward Malik Allen and cash. February 23 2005 Signed guard Matt Carroll. February 8 2005 Waived forward Jamal Sampson. December 6 2004 Traded two second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for guard Kareem Rush. December 4 2004 Waived guard Eddie House. November 1 2004 Traded forward Brandon Hunter to the Orlando Magic for guard Keith Bogans. October 25 2004 Waived guard Omar Cook. October 21 2004 Waived guard Corey Benjamin. September 30 2004 Signed center Primoz Brezec to a contract extension. September 21 2004 Exercised the contract option on forward Melvin Ely through 2005-06. September 16 2004 Signed guard Steve Smith. August 31 2004 Signed guard Brevin Knight. August 16 2004 Traded center Predrag Drobnjak to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2005 second-round pick. August 3 2004 Signed guard Omar Cook. July 29 2004 Signed guard Corey Benjamin. July 28 2004 Signed guard Bernard Robinson. July 26 2004 Signed center Emeka Okafor. July 14 2004 Signed guard Jason Hart and forward Tamar Slay; traded second-round picks in 2005 and 2006 to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Eddie House and forward Melvin Ely. June 29 2004 Named Gary Brokaw lead assistant coach. Draft 2004 Selected center Emeka Okafor (2nd overall pick) and forward Bernard Robinson (45th overall pick). June 23 2004 Traded guard Aleksandar Pavlovic to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a future first-round pick; traded center Zaza Pachulia to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 45th overall pick. June 22 2004 Selected guards JR Bremer, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Jeff Trepagnier, Richie Frahm, Maurice Carter and Desmond Ferguson, forwards Gerald Wallace, Jason Kapono, Tamar Slay, Theron Smith, Marcus Fizer, Brandon Hunter, Lonny Baxter and Jamal Sampson and centers Predrag Drobnjak, Jahidi White, Zaza Pachulia, Loren Woods and Primoz Brezec in the Expansion Draft. June 21 2004 Traded the 4th and 33rd overall picks to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2nd overall pick and the rights to center Predrag Drobnjak. May 26 2004 Named Sam Mitchell assistant coach.