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Best transaction: Selected forward David Lee (30th overall pick) in the 2005 NBA Draft
Worst transaction: Signed center Jerome James on August 2, 2005
Executive of the Year: Never
October 27 2007 Exercised the contract options on guard Nate Robinson and Mardy Collins and forwards Renaldo Balkman and David Lee through 2008-09. October 25 2007 Waived guards Jared Jordan and Walker Russell and forward Demetris Nichols. October 20 2007 Waived guard Allan Houston. October 13 2007 Waived guard Roderick Wilmont. October 10 2007 Re-signed guard Allan Houston. October 1 2007 Signed guards Jared Jordan, Roderick Wilmont and Walker Russell and forward Demetris Nichols. Waived guard Dan Dickau. July 27 2007 Signed forward Wilson Chandler. Draft 2007 Selected forward Wilson Chandler (23rd overall pick). Traded guard Steve Francis and forward Channing Frye to the Portland Trail Blazers for guards Fred Jones and Dan Dickau, forward Zach Randolph and the draft rights to forward Demetris Nichols.
March 23 2006 Signed center Randolph Morris. October 30 2006 Waived guard Jalen Rose. October 25 2006 Signed center Kelvin Cato, waived guard Milone Clark, forwards Nikoloz Tskitishvili and Elton Brown and center Paul Miller and exercised the contract options on guard Nate Robinson and forwards David Lee and Channing Frye through 2007-08. October 2 2006 Signed guard Milone Clark, forwards Nikoloz Tskitishvili and Elton Brown and center Paul Miller. September 29 2006 Waived forward Maurice Taylor. September 28 2006 Named Glen Grunwald executive vice-president for basketball operations. September 11 2006 Signed forward Ime Udoka. August 8 2006 Signed forward Jared Jeffries. July 31 2006 Signed forward Jared Jeffries to an offer sheet. July 5 2006 Signed guard Mardy Collins and forward Renaldo Balkman. Draft 2006 Selected forward Renaldo Balkman (20th overall pick) and guard Mardy Collins (29th overall pick). June 22 2006 Replaced Larry Brown as head coach.
April 6 2006 Signed forward Ime Udoka for the remainder of the season. February 22 2006 Traded guard Anfernee Hardaway and forward Trevor Ariza to the Orlando Magic for guard Steve Francis. February 3 2006 Traded forward Antonio Davis and cash to the Toronto Raptors for guard Jalen Rose and a first-round pick. December 6 2005 Signed guard Qyntel Woods. December 3 2005 Waived forward Matt Barnes. November 3 2005 Named Kelly Tripucka to the scouting staff. October 26 2005 Waived guards Jamison Brewer and Steven Barber and forward Otis George. October 14 2005 Signed guard Jamison Brewer. October 6 2005 Signed forward Matt Barnes. October 4 2005 Re-signed guard Jermaine Jackson and traded him along with forwards Tim Thomas and Mike Sweetney, a 2006 first-round pick, second-round picks in 2007 and 2009 and a conditional right to swap 2007 first-round picks to the Chicago Bulls for center Eddy Curry and forward Antonio Davis; named Brendan O'Connor assistant coach. October 3 2005 Signed guard Steven Barber and forward Otis George. September 27 2005 Named Dave Hanners and Phil Ford assistant coaches. August 15 2005 Waived forward Jerome Williams. August 2 2005 Signed center Jerome James. July 28 2005 Named Larry Brown head coach. July 2 2005 Signed guard Nate Robinson and forward Channing Frye. July 1 2005 Signed forward David Lee. June 30 2005 Exercised the contract option on forward Mike Sweetney through 2006-07. Draft 2005 Selected forwards Channing Frye (8th overall pick), David Lee (30th overall pick) and Dijon Thompson (54th overall pick). Traded forward Kurt Thomas and the draft rights to forward Dijon Thompson to the Phoenix Suns for guard Quentin Richardson and the draft rights to guard Nate Robinson.
March 20 2005 Signed guard Jermaine Jackson for the remainder of the season. March 10 2005 Signed guard Jermaine Jackson to a second 10-day contract. February 28 2005 Signed guard Jermaine Jackson to a 10-day contract. February 27 2005 Signed forward Jackie Butler for the remainder of the season. February 24 2005 Traded guard Moochie Norris, forward Vin Baker and a 2006 second-round pick to the Houston Rockets for forward Maurice Taylor; traded guard Jamison Brewer and center Nazr Mohammed to the San Antonio Spurs for forward Malik Rose and conditional first-round picks in 2005 and 2006. January 22 2005 Named Herb Williams head coach. November 10 2004 Waived forward Shandon Anderson. November 8 2004 Named Brendan Suhr assistant coach. October 27 2004 Waived forward Tracy Murray. October 25 2004 Waived guard Andre Barrett and center Mengke Bateer. October 7 2004 Waived forward Brent Wright. October 4 2004 Signed guard Andre Barrett, forwards Tracy Murray and Brent Wright and center Mengke Bateer. September 8 2004 Signed center Bruno Sundov. August 27 2004 Signed guard Jamison Brewer. August 18 2004 Re-signed forward Vin Baker. August 5 2004 Traded guard Frank Williams, forward Othella Harrington and centers Dikembe Mutombo and Cezary Trybanski to the Chicago Bulls for guard Jamal Crawford and forward Jerome Williams. August 3 2004 Signed forward Trevor Ariza. Draft 2004 Selected forward Trevor Ariza (43rd overall pick).
March 12 2004 Signed forward Vin Baker. March 9 2004 Signed forward Kurt Thomas to a contract extension. March 4 2004 Named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the basketball operations staff. February 15 2004 Traded forward Keith Van Horn to the Milwaukee Bucks and center Michael Doleac and a 2005 second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Tim Thomas from the Milwaukee Bucks and Nazr Mohammed from the Atlanta Hawks. February 13 2004 Signed forward DerMarr Johnson for the remainder of the season. February 3 2004 Signed forward DerMarr Johnson to a 10-day contract. January 21 2004 Signed Bruno Sundov to a 10-day contract. January 16 2004 Named Mark Aguirre and Dick Helm assistant coaches. January 14 2004 Fired head coach Don Chaney and assistants Brendan Malone and Lon Kruger; named Lenny Wilkens head coach. January 5 2004 Traded guards Howard Eisley and Charlie Ward, forwards Antonio McDyess and Maciej Lampe, the draft rights to guard Milos Vujanic, a 2004 first-round draft, a conditional first round pick and cash to the Phoenix Suns for guards Stephon Marbury and Anfernee Hardaway and center Cezary Trybanski; waived forward John Amaechi. December 30 2003 Traded forward Clarence Weatherspoon to the Houston Rockets for guard Moochie Norris and forward John Amaechi. December 24 2003 Waived center Slavko Vranes.