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Best transaction: Selected guard Jason Richardson (5th overall pick), forward Troy Murphy (14th overall pick) and guard Gilbert Arenas (31st overall pick) in the 2001 NBA Draft
Worst transaction: Traded Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison, Chris Mills and Jiri Welsch to the Dallas Mavericks for Evan Eschmeyer, Popeye Jones, Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson and Antoine Rigaudeau on August 18, 2003
Executive of the Year: Never
April 3 2004 Signed guard JR Bremer for the remainder of the season. March 21 2004 Signed guard JR Bremer to a second 10-day contract. March 11 2004 Signed guard JR Bremer to a 10-day contract. March 1 2004 Signed guard Rusty LaRue to a 10-day contract. December 22 2003 Waived forward Cherokee Parks. December 14 2003 Waived forward Sean Lampley. November 21 2003 Waived forward Dan Langhi. November 14 2003 Signed forward Sean Lampley. November 13 2003 Signed forward Dan Langhi. November 9 2003 Signed forward Cherokee Parks. November 8 2003 Waived forward Dan Langhi. October 31 2003 Signed forward Dan Langhi and waived guard Pepe Sanchez. October 23 2003 Waived guard Tierre Brown. October 20 2003 Signed guard Tierre Brown. October 17 2003 Exercised the contract option on guard Jason Richardson and forward Troy Murphy through 2004-05. October 7 2003 Waived guard Derrick Zimmerman. September 11 2003 Signed guard Derrick Zimmerman. September 5 2003 Waived guard Antoine Rigaudeau. August 27 2003 Signed guard Calbert Cheaney. August 21 2003 Traded guard Bob Sura to the Detroit Pistons for forward Clifford Robinson and guard Pepe Sanchez. August 19 2003 Named Keith Smart assistant coach. August 18 2003 Traded forwards Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison and Chris Mills and guard Jiri Welsch to the Dallas Mavericks for center Evan Eschmeyer, forward Popeye Jones and guards Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson and Antoine Rigaudeau. July 23 2003 Signed guard Speedy Claxton. July 7 2003 Signed guard Mickael Pietrus. July 2 2003 Named Jim Boylen and David Fizdale assistant coaches. Draft 2003 Selected guards Mickael Pietrus (11th overall pick) and Derrick Zimmerman (40th overall pick).
December 27 2002 Waived guard Oscar Torres. December 5 2002 Waived guard Dean Oliver. November 27 2002 Signed guard Earl Boykins. November 26 2002 Waived guard AJ Guyton. November 18 2002 Signed guard AJ Guyton. November 17 2002 Waived forward-center Guy Rucker. October 29 2002 Announced the club has been awarded guard Oscar Torres on a waiver claim. October 23 2002 Released guard Rafer Alston and forward Anthony Miller. October 21 2002 Signed guard Phil Handy. September 30 2002 Signed guards Rafer Alston, Joseph Crispin, Elvin Mims and Dean Oliver and forwards Anthony Miller and Glenn Whisby. August 8 2002 Named Tom Sterner assistant coach. August 6 2002 Named Hank Egan assistant coach. July 26 2002 Named Eric Musselman coach and signed him to a multi-year contract. July 8 2002 Signed forward Mike Dunleavy to a three-year contract. Draft 2002 Selected forward Mike Dunleavy (3rd overall pick) and guard Steve Logan (30th overall pick). Traded a future first- or second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to guard Jiri Welsch.
February 21 2002 Traded forward Marc Jackson to the Minnesota Timberwolves for center Dean Garrett and a future second-round pick. December 15 2001 Fired coach Dave Cowens; named Brian Winters interim coach. October 25 2001 Traded forward Chris Porter to the Charlotte Hornets and forward Corie Blount and guard Vonteego Cummings to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Cedric Henderson and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2005 from the Philadelphia 76ers. October 19 2001 Matched the offer sheet made by the Houston Rockets to restricted free agent forward Marc Jackson. September 24 2001 Signed guard Dean Oliver. August 28 2001 Signed forward Antawn Jamison to a seven-year contract. August 24 2001 Signed guard Jason Richardson and forward Troy Murphy, their first-round picks, to multi-year contracts. Draft 2001 Selected guard Jason Richardson (5th overall pick), forward Troy Murphy (14th overall pick) and guard Gilbert Arenas (31st overall pick). May 21 2001 Exercised their option to claim the Indiana Pacers' first-round pick in the 2001 draft.
April 16 2001 Re-signed guard Chris Garner for the rest of the season. April 6 2001 Signed guard Chris Garner to a 10-day contract. February 28 2001 Waived forward Ruben Garces. January 26 2001 Traded guard Vinny Del Negro to the Phoenix Suns for for forwards Corie Blount, Ruben Garces and guard Paul McPherson; released forward Chucky Brown. January 23 2001 Signed free agent forward Chucky Brown to a second 10-day contract. January 13 2001 Signed forward Chucky Brown to a 10-day contract. January 8 2001 Signed center John Coker to a 10-day contract. January 5 2001 Re-signed forward Billy Curley to a 10-day contract. December 20 2000 Signed free agent center John Coker to a contract. November 21 2000 Waived guard Randy Livingston. November 15 2000 Signed free agent guard Randy Livingston. October 16 2000 Exercised the options on forward Antawn Jamison and guard Larry Hughes; waived center Yinka Dare and forwards Rick Hughes and Jerod Ward. October 2 2000 Announced the retirement of forward Terry Cummings; signed center Yinka Dare and forwards Marc Jackson and Jerod Ward to free agent contracts. September 28 2000 Signed forward Chris Mullin. August 16 2000 Traded forward Donyell Marshall to the Utah Jazz and Bill Curley to the Dallas Mavericks for forwards Danny Fortson from the Boston Celtics and Adam Keefe from the Utah Jazz. August 14 2000 Signed forward Chris Porter. August 7 2000 Re-signed center Adonal Foyle to a multi-year contract. Draft 2000 Selected forward Chris Porter (55th overall pick). June 27 2000 Traded forwards Jason Caffey and Billy Owens to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard Bob Sura from the Cleveland Cavaliers and guard Vinny Del Negro from the Milwaukee Bucks. June 20 2000 Signed assistant coaches Brian Winters, Phil Hubbard, Mark Osowski and Clifford Ray.
March 22 2000 Signed guard-forward Mark Davis for the remainder of the season. March 21 2000 Re-signed forward Bill Curley. March 20 2000 Waived guard Sam Mack. February 16 2000 Traded a conditional first-round draft choice and guard John Starks to the Chicago Bulls for guard Larry Hughes and forward Billy Owens from the Philadelphia 76ers. January 31 2000 Named Dave Cowens assistant coach; signed guard Sam Jacobson for the remainder of the season. January 29 2000 Signed guard-forward Mark Davis to a second 10-day contract. January 21 2000 Signed guard Sam Jacobson to a second 10-day contract. January 19 2000 Signed guard-forward Mark Davis to a 10-day contract. January 18 2000 Signed guard-forward Mark Davis. January 11 2000 Signed guard Sam Jacobson to a 10-day contract. January 9 2000 Signed guard-forward Jamel Thomas to a 10-day contract. January 6 2000 Signed free agent guard Sam Mack. January 5 2000 Waived guard Drew Barry and center Bill Curley. January 3 2000 Waived forward Jamel Thomas. December 29 1999 Signed guard-forward Jamel Thomas; waived guard Tim Legler. December 27 1999 Replaced PJ Carlesimo as head coach. December 16 1999 Waived guard Chris Carr. December 6 1999 Signed forward Bill Curley. December 1 1999 Signed guard Chris Carr; waived guard Damon Jones. November 1 1999 Released guard John Morton, guard-forward Mark Davis and forward Bill Curley. October 4 1999 Signed free agent guard Tim Legler to a one-year contract. September 2 1999 Re-signed forward-center Terry Cummings to a multi-year contract. September 1 1999 Signed guard Vonteego Cummings and center Tim Young. August 24 1999 Re-signed free agent center Erick Dampier to a multi-year contract. June 29 1999 Traded guard Bimbo Coles, forward Duane Ferrell and a 1999 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Mookie Blaylock and a 1999 first-round pick. Draft 1999 Traded the draft rights to center Jeff Foster to the Indiana Pacers for the draft rights to guard Vonteego Cummings and a future first-round draft pick. Selected center Jeff Foster (21st overall pick) and center Tim Young (56th overall pick).
February 4 1999 Traded center Todd Fuller to the Utah Jazz for a second-round draft pick in 2000. February 2 1999 Waived guard Gerald Madkins. January 26 1999 Released forward Tony Farmer and guard Jeff Grayer. January 22 1999 Re-signed free agent forward Jason Caffey to a multi-year contract; signed guards Jeff Grayer and Gerald Madkins and forward Tony Farmer. January 21 1999 Traded guard-forward Latrell Sprewell to the New York Knicks for forwards Chris Mills and Terry Cummings and guard John Starks; signed forward Antawn Jamison, their 1998 first-round pick, to a three-year contract. Draft 1998 Selected guard Vince Carter (5th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to guard Vince Carter and cash to the Toronto Raptors for the draft rights to forward Antawn Jamison.
March 15 1998 Signed guard Gerald Madkins to a second 10-day contract. Mar 5 1998 Signed guard Gerald Madkins to a 10-day contract. February 20 1998 Signed guard Brandon Williams to a second 10-day contract. February 19 1998 Traded forward David Vaughn, a 1998 second-round draft pick and a 2000 second-round draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for forward Jason Caffey. February 17 1998 Traded forward Joe Smith and guard Brian Shaw to the Philadelphia 76ers for forwards Clarence Weatherspoon and Jim Jackson; waived forward Dickey Simpkins. February 10 1998 Signed guard Brandon Williams to a 10-day contract. January 21 1998 Renounced the rights to guard Carl Thomas. January 9 1998 Signed guard Carl Thomas to a 10-day contract. November 7 1997 Traded guard BJ Armstrong to the Charlotte Hornets for guards Muggsy Bogues and Tony Delk; waived guard Carl Thomas. October 27 1997 Traded guard Mark Price to the Orlando Magic for guard Brian Shaw and center David Vaughn; waived guards Isaac Burton and Dell Demps and forwards Antonio Lang and Larry Stewart. October 7 1997 Signed guards Isaac Burton and Dell Demps and forwards Antonio Lang and Larry Stewart. September 22 1997 Traded forward Scott Burrell to the Chicago Bulls for forward Dickey Simpkins. August 12 1997 Traded guard Chris Mullin to the Indiana Pacers for forward Duane Ferrell and center Erick Dampier. July 25 1997 Signed center Adonal Foyle.