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Best transaction: Traded forward Chris Gatling to the Miami Heat for guard Ricky Davis and forward Brian Skinner from the Toronto Raptors on October 26, 2001
Worst transaction: Selected center DeSagana Diop (8th overall pick) in the 2001 NBA Draft
Executive of the Year: Never
April 21 2005 Fired as general manager of basketball operations. March 22 2005 Named Mike Bratz and Wes Wilcox assistant coaches. March 21 2005 Fired head coach Paul Silas and assistant coach Stephen Silas and named Brendan Malone interim head coach. February 24 2005 Traded a 2007 first-round pick to the Boston Celtics for guard Jiri Welsch and waived forward James Thomas. February 22 2005 Signed forward James Thomas to a 10-day contract. February 11 2005 Signed forward Jerome Moiso to a second 10-day contract. February 1 2005 Signed forward Jerome Moiso to a 10-day contract. October 27 2004 Exercised the contract option on forward Drew Gooden through 2005-06. October 1 2004 Signed guard Lucious Harris. September 28 2004 Signed center Scott Williams. September 15 2004 Named Brendan Malone assistant coach. September 9 2004 Signed center Iakovos Tsakalidis to an offer sheet. August 18 2004 Signed forward Anderson Varejao. August 10 2004 Waived center Steven Hunter. August 5 2004 Signed forward Robert Traylor. July 23 2004 Traded center Tony Battie and two second-round picks to the Orlando Magic for forward Drew Gooden, center Steven Hunter and the draft rights to forward Anderson Varejao. July 20 2004 Traded guard Kevin Ollie and forward Kedrick Brown to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Eric Snow. July 1 2004 Signed guard Luke Jackson. Draft 2004 Selected guard Luke Jackson (10th overall pick). June 23 2004 Traded a future first-round pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for guard Aleksandar Pavlovic. June 9 2004 Named Kenny Natt assistant coach.
April 6 2004 Released guard Mateen Cleaves. March 29 2004 Signed guard Mateen Cleaves to a 10-day contract. March 23 2004 Signed forward Lee Nailon for the remainder of the season. March 13 2004 Signed forward Lee Nailon to a second 10-day contract. March 4 2004 Signed forward Lee Nailon to a 10-day contract and waived guard JR Bremer. January 21 2004 Traded forward Darius Miles to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard Jeff McInnis and center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. January 15 2004 Waived center Bruno Sundov. December 15 2003 Traded guard Ricky Davis, centers Chris Mihm and Michael Stewart and a second-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics for forwards Eric Williams and Kedrick Brown and center Tony Battie. November 6 2003 Waived center Jelani McCoy. October 28 2003 Exercised the contract option on center DeSagana Diop through 2004-05. October 2 2003 Signed center Jelani McCoy. July 31 2003 Promoted to president and general manager of basketball operations. July 30 2003 Signed forward Jason Kapono. July 29 2003 Acquired guard JR Bremer, center Bruno Sundov and a conditional second-round draft pick from the Boston Celtics for forward Jumaine Jones. July 22 2003 Signed forward Ira Newble. July 17 2003 Signed guard Kevin Ollie. July 10 2003 Named Bob Donewald Jr. assistant coach. July 3 2003 Signed guard LeBron James. July 2 2003 Named Stephen Silas and Mark Osowski assistant coaches. Draft 2003 Selected guard LeBron James (1st overall pick) and forward Jason Kapono (31st overall pick). June 2 2003 Named Paul Silas head coach.
March 24 2003 Signed guard Tierre Brown for the remainder of the season. March 3 2003 Signed guard Tierre Brown to a 10-day contract. February 28 2003 Waived guard Bimbo Coles. February 27 2003 Waived forward Tyrone Hill. January 23 2003 Named Clifford Ray assistant coach. January 20 2003 Fired head coach John Lucas and assistant coach Jerry Eaves; named Keith Smart interim head coach; announced that director of player personnel Mike Bratz will serve as an assistant coach for the remainder of the season. October 28 2002 Exercised their 2003-04 option on center Chris Mihm. October 27 2002 Waived forward Harold Jamison and guard Nick Anderson. October 23 2002 Waived guard Anthony Johnson. October 20 2002 Waived guard Vonteego Cummings. October 18 2002 Waived forward Matt Barnes and center Ike Nwankwo. September 30 2002 Signed guard Anthony Johnson, guard Vonteego Cummings and center Ike Nwankwo. September 26 2002 Signed guard Smush Parker. September 25 2002 Traded forward Lamond Murray and a future second-round draft pick to the Toronto Raptors for center Michael Stewart and a future first-round draft pick; signed forward Matt Barnes and guard Smush Parker. September 17 2002 Rescinded the trade with the Sacramento Kings involving guard Mateen Cleaves for forward Jumaine Jones after Cleaves failed his physical; traded a future second-round draft pick for guard Milt Palacio. September 10 2002 Traded forward Jumaine Jones to the Sacramento Kings for guard Mateen Cleaves. August 21 2002 Matched Minnesota's offer sheet to guard Ricky Davis, signing him to a six-year contract. August 7 2002 Signed forward Carlos Boozer. July 30 2002 Traded guards Andre Miller and Bryant Stith to the Los Angeles Clippers for forwards Darius Miles and Harold Jamison. July 16 2002 Signed guard Dajuan Wagner to a four-year contract. Draft 2002 Selected guard Dajuan Wagner (6th overall pick) and forward Carlos Boozer (35th overall pick). Traded guard Wesley Person to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Nick Anderson and the draft rights to forward Matt Barnes.
December 7 2001 Named Chuck Person associate coach. October 31 2001 Exercised the fourth-year option on forward Jumaine Jones. October 26 2001 Traded forward Chris Gatling to the Miami Heat for guard Ricky Davis and forward Brian Skinner from the Toronto Raptors; waived forward Makhtar Ndiaye and guard-forward Rodrick Rhodes. October 25 2001 Waived forward Reggie Slater. October 18 2001 Waived forward Gerard King. October 3 2001 Signed center Trevor Winter. October 2 2001 Exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Andre Miller for the 2002-03 season. October 1 2001 Signed forwards Gerard King, Makhtar Ndiaye and Reggie Slater, guard-forward Rodrick Rhodes and guard Anthony Goldwire. August 23 2001 Named Jerry Eaves assistant coach. August 13 2001 Signed free agent guard Bryant Stith. August 6 2001 Signed guard Jeff Trepagnier. August 3 2001 Traded forwards Matt Harpring, Robert Traylor and Cedric Henderson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Tyrone Hill and Jumaine Jones. July 24 2001 Named Ron Ekker assistant coach. Draft 2001 Selected centers DeSagana Diop (8th overall pick) and center Brendan Haywood (20th overall pick) and guard Jeff Trepagnier (36th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to center Brendan Haywood for center Michael Doleac. June 19 2001 Named John Lucas coach. April 19 2001 Fired coach Randy Wittman.
February 22 2001 Signed forward Chucky Brown for the remainder of the season. January 29 2001 Signed forward Chucky Brown to a 10-day contract. January 18 2001 Signed forward Etdrick Bohannon to a second 10-day contract. January 7 2001 Signed forward Etdrick Bohannon to a 10-day contract. January 5 2001 Waived guard Larry Robinson. January 2 2001 Traded guard Brevin Knight to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Anthony Johnson and Larry Robinson and forward Jim Jackson; waived guard Michael Hawkins and forward JR Reid. November 22 2000 Signed guard Michael Hawkins. November 15 2000 Waived forward-center Mark Bryant. October 30 2000 Exercised their options on forward Matt Harpring and forward-center Robert Traylor. October 26 2000 Waived guard Michael Hawkins and center Robert Werdann. October 23 2000 Waived guard Johnny Hemsley. October 16 2000 Signed guard Michael Hawkins. October 15 2000 Waived guards Willie Burton and Khalid Reeves. September 29 2000 Signed guards Willie Burton, Johnny Hemsley, Khalid Reeves and center Robert Werdann. September 27 2000 Waived center Lari Ketner. September 19 2000 Waived guard Gary Grant. August 30 2000 Traded forward Shawn Kemp to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard Gary Grant and forwards Clarence Weatherspoon, Chris Gatling and a conditional first-round pick from the Miami Heat. August 12 2000 Signed free agent guard Bimbo Coles, who had been with the Atlanta Hawks. August 8 2000 Named Keith Smart assistant coach and director of player development. August 3 2000 Traded center Andrew DeClercq to the Orlando Magic for forward Matt Harpring. July 13 2000 Signed center Chris Mihm, their first-round draft pick, to a three-year contract. Draft 2000 Selected guard Jamal Crawford (8th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to guard Jamal Crawford and cash for the draft rights to center Chris Mihm. June 27 2000 Traded Bob Sura to the Golden State Warriors for forwards JR Reid and Robert Traylor from the Milwaukee Bucks.
March 13 2000 Signed center-forward Lari Ketner for the rest of the season. March 12 2000 Released forward Donny Marshall from his second 10-day contract. March 6 2000 Signed forward Donny Marshall to a second 10-day contract. March 3 2000 Signed center Lari Ketner to a second 10-day contract. February 28 2000 Signed guard Earl Boykins for the remainder of the season. February 25 2000 Signed forward Donny Marshall to a 10-day contract. February 22 2000 Signed center Lari Ketner to a 10-day contract; released forward Pete Chilcutt from his second 10-day contract. February 18 2000 Signed guard Earl Boykins to a second 10-day contract. February 14 2000 Signed forward Pete Chilcutt to a second 10-day contract. February 8 2000 Signed guard Earl Boykins to a 10-day contract. January 31 2000 Signed forward Pete Chilcutt to a 10-day contract. January 18 2000 Signed forward Mark Hendrickson to a second 10-day contract. January 16 2000 Signed forward Kornel David to a second 10-day contract. January 8 2000 Signed forward Mark Hendrickson to a 10-day contract. January 6 2000 Re-signed forward Kornel David to a 10-day contract. January 5 2000 Waived forwards AJ Bramlett and Mark Hendrickson. December 27 1999 Signed free agent forward Mark Hendrickson. November 18 1999 Waived center Benoit Benjamin. November 1 1999 Signed guard Brevin Knight to a contract extension. October 28 1999 Waived guard Earl Boykins, forward Jamel Thomas and center Matt Fish. October 14 1999 Waived guard Tony Smith. September 30 1999 Named Larry Nance special assistant. September 15 1999 Signed forward Ryan Stack. August 24 1999 Re-signed forward Cedric Henderson. August 12 1999 Signed free agent forward Mark Bryant, who had been with the Chicago Bulls. August 10 1999 Signed guards Andre Miller and Trajan Langdon. August 4 1999 Traded guard Derek Anderson and forward Johnny Newman to the Los Angeles Clippers for forward Lamond Murray. August 2 1999 Named Bob Ociepka assistant coach. July 13 1999 Named Mike Woodson assistant coach. July 7 1999 Named Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Randy Wittman coach. Draft 1999 Selected guards Andre Miller (8th overall pick) and Trajan Langdon (11th overall pick) and forward AJ Bramlett (39th overall pick). June 18 1999 Exercised their option to acquire the first-round pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1999 draft.