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Best transaction: Traded a conditional draft pick to the Toronto Raptors for guard Tracy McGrady on August 3, 2000
Worst transaction: Traded forward Matt Harpring to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Andrew DeClercq on August 3, 2000
Executive of the Year: One time (1999-00)
March 12 2004 Resigned as general manager and takes on advisory role. March 9 2004 Signed forward Britton Johnsen to a 10-day contract and released forward Desmond Penigar. March 1 2004 Signed forward Desmond Penigar to a second 10-day contract and waived guard Rod Strickland. February 20 2004 Signed forward Desmond Penigar to a 10-day contract. February 19 2004 Traded guard Gordan Giricek to the Utah Jazz for guard DeShawn Stevenson and a conditional second-round pick; traded guard Shammond Williams to the New Orleans Hornets for center Sean Rooks. January 15 2004 Signed forward Lee Nailon to a second 10-day contract. January 5 2004 Signed forward Lee Nailon to a 10-day contract and waived center Mengke Bateer. January 2 2004 Traded center Robert Archibald to the Toronto Raptors for center Mengke Bateer, the rights to center Remon Van de Hare and the option to exchange second-round draft positions in 2005. December 26 2003 Traded forward a 2004 second-round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns for center Robert Archibald and waived forward Monty Williams. December 22 2003 Traded forward Donnell Harvey to the Phoenix Suns for a 2004 second-round draft pick; acquired forward Monty Williams, a 2004 conditional second-round draft pick and cash from the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2004 conditional second-round draft pick. November 28 2003 Named Paul Westhead assistant coach. November 25 2003 Signed guard Rod Strickland and waived guard Derrick Dial. November 18 2003 Fired head coach Doc Rivers and assistant coach Dave Wohl and named Johnny Davis head coach. November 16 2003 Signed guard Derrick Dial and waived forward Britton Johnsen. October 22 2003 Waived guard Jeryl Sasser. October 19 2003 Waived forward Alton Ford. October 9 2003 Waived guards Rick Apodaca and Derrick Dial. October 4 2003 Waived forward Ousmane Cisse. September 29 2003 Signed guards Shammond Williams and Derrick Dial and forward Alton Ford. September 23 2003 Signed forward Donnell Harvey. September 22 2003 Signed forward Ousmane Cisse. September 19 2003 Signed guard Rick Apodaca. September 11 2003 Signed forward Britton Johnsen. July 25 2003 Signed guard Keith Bogans. July 24 2003 Signed center Zaza Pachulia. July 23 2003 Signed guard Tyronn Lue. July 22 2003 Re-signed center Andrew DeClercq. July 18 2003 Signed guard Reece Gaines. July 16 2003 Signed forward Juwan Howard. Draft 2003 Selected guard Reece Gaines (15th overall pick) and center Zaza Pachulia (42nd overall pick). Acquired the draft rights to guard Keith Bogans from the Milwaukee Bucks for cash considerations.
February 28 2003 Signed guard Chris Whitney for the remainder of the season. February 19 2003 Traded forwards Mike Miller and Ryan Humphrey, a first-round draft pick and a 2004 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Drew Gooden, guard Gordan Giricek and cash considerations. December 11 2002 Waived forward Horace Grant. October 23 2002 Waived forward Obinna Ekezie and center Peter Cornell. October 21 2002 Waived forward Jermaine Walker. October 11 2002 Waived guard Omar Cook. October 7 2002 Waived guard Corey Benjamin and center Jabari Smith. September 25 2002 Signed center Pat Burke. September 23 2002 Signed guard Omar Cook and forward Obinna Ekezie. September 18 2002 Signed forward Jermaine Walker. September 12 2002 Signed centers Jabari Smith and Peter Cornell. September 5 2002 Agreed to terms with forward Shawn Kemp. August 23 2002 Exercised their option on the contract of forward Mike Miller; named Mark Hughes assistant coach; signed Dave Wohl, Johnny Davis and Paul Pressey, assistant coaches, to contract extensions. August 9 2002 Signed forward Ryan Humphrey. August 6 2002 Named Vinnie Hudson physical therapist. August 1 2002 Traded forward Don Reid and a future first-round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for a 2004 second-round draft pick. July 24 2002 Re-signed forward Pat Garrity; waived guard-forward Jud Buechler. July 21 2002 Signed forward-center Olumide Oyedeji. July 17 2002 Signed guard Jacque Vaughn. Draft 2002 Selected centers Curtis Borchardt (18th overall pick) and Mario Kasun (41st overall pick), Traded the draft rights to center center Curtis Borchardt to the Utah Jazz for the draft rights to forward Ryan Humphrey and center Jamal Sampson; traded the draft rights to center Jamal Sampson to the Milwaukee Bucks for the draft rights to center Rashard Griffith; traded future considerations to the Los Angeles Clippers for the draft rights to center Mario Kasun.
March 29 2002 Waived guard Dee Brown. March 22 2002 Signed guard Dee Brown to a second 10-day contract. March 12 2002 Signed guard Dee Brown to a 10-day contract. November 16 2001 Traded forward Bo Outlaw, a first-round pick in 2002 and cash to the Phoenix Suns for guard-forward Jud Buechler from the Phoenix Suns and an option to swap second-round picks in 2005 with the Los Angeles Clippers. October 15 2001 Waived guard Laron Profit. October 1 2001 Signed free agent center Todd Fuller, who had been with the Miami Heat. September 17 2001 Re-signed forward Monty Williams. September 10 2001 Re-signed guard Troy Hudson. August 1 2001 Traded the draft rights to center Brendan Haywood to the Washington Wizards for guard Laron Profit and a future first-round pick. July 25 2001 Re-signed free agent center Andrew DeClercq and forward Don Reid. Draft 2001 Selected center Steven Hunter (15th overall pick) and guards Jeryl Sasser (22nd overall pick) and Omar Cook (32nd overall pick).
April 20 2001 Signed coach Doc Rivers to a contract extension through the 2004-05 season. February 23 2001 Signed guard Cory Alexander for the remainder of the season. February 12 2001 Signed guard Cory Alexander to a second 10-day contract. January 29 2001 Signed guard Cory Alexander to a 10-day contract. January 18 2001 Signed guard James Robinson to a second 10-day contract. January 7 2001 Signed guard James Robinson to a 10-day contract. November 30 2000 Waived guard Elliot Perry. November 2 2000 Signed free agent guard Elliott Perry. October 30 2000 Waived guard Randy Livingston. October 25 2000 Waived guard Eddie Gill. October 19 2000 Waived guard Troy Rolle. September 28 2000 Signed guard Troy Rolle. September 22 2000 Signed free agent forward Ed O'Bannon. August 15 2000 Signed free agent forward Don Reid. August 11 2000 Signed forward Mike Miller. August 10 2000 Signed guard Troy Hudson. August 8 2000 Re-signed free agent center John Amaechi. August 4 2000 Re-signed free agent forward Monty Williams. August 3 2000 Traded guard Chucky Atkins and center Ben Wallace to the Detroit Pistons for forward Grant Hill; traded a conditional draft pick to the Toronto Raptors for guard Tracy McGrady; traded forward Matt Harpring to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Andrew DeClercq. Draft 2000 Selected forward Mike Miller (5th overall pick), guard Keyon Dooling (10th overall pick), guard Courtney Alexander (13th overall pick). Traded forwards Corey Maggette and Derek Strong, the draft rights to guard Keyon Dooling and cash to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future first-round draft pick.
February 24 2000 Traded a second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Anthony Johnson. February 1 2000 Traded guard Tariq Abdul-Wahad, forward Chris Gatling and a first-round draft choice to the Denver Nuggets for guard Ron Mercer, guard Chauncey Billups and forward Johnny Taylor. January 7 2000 Signed guard Kiwane Garris to a 10-day contract. November 15 1999 Waived forward Armen Gilliam; signed guard Earl Boykins. November 1 1999 Waived guard Lee Mayberry. October 29 1999 Waived forward Terry Davis. October 27 1999 Waived guard Louis Bullock. October 4 1999 Waived guard Rodrick Rhodes. October 2 1999 Waived forward Harvey Grant. September 29 1999 Signed guard Louis Bullock; waived forward Michael Smith. September 22 1999 Traded guard Laron Profit to the Washington Wizards for a conditional second-round draft pick. September 20 1999 Signed guard Chucky Atkins and center John Amaechi. September 17 1999 Waived forward Makhtar Ndiaye and guard Tim Legler; signed forward Monty Williams. August 27 1999 Traded forward Don MacLean to the Houston Rockets and a 2002 second-round pick to the Vancouver Grizzlies for the draft rights to guards Lee Mayberry and Rodrick Rhodes and forward Michael Smith. August 19 1999 Traded forwards Danny Manning and Dale Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks for forwards Chris Gatling and Armen Gilliam. August 11 1999 Traded center Isaac Austin to the Washington Wizards for guards Jeff McInnis and Tim Legler and forwards Ben Wallace and Terry Davis. August 5 1999 Traded guard Anfernee Hardaway to the Phoenix Suns for forwards Danny Manning and Pat Garrity and two first-round draft picks. August 3 1999 Traded guard Nick Anderson to the Sacramento Kings for guard Tariq Abdul-Wahad and a future first-round pick; re-signed free agent forward Bo Outlaw. July 12 1999 Signed forward Corey Maggette, a first-round pick in the 1999 draft. July 11 1999 Named Johnny Davis assistant coach. July 1 1999 Named Dave Wohl assistant coach; signed assistant Eric Musselman to a new contract. Draft 1999 Selected guard Laron Profit (38th overall pick). Traded Horace Grant and two future second-round draft picks to the Seattle SuperSonics for the draft rights to forward Corey Maggette and forwards Billy Owens, Dale Ellis and Don MacLean; traded cash considerations to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the draft rights to guard Louis Bullock. June 25 1999 Waived guard-forward Gerald Wilkins. June 14 1999 Waived forward Dominique Wilkins. June 7 1999 Named Doc Rivers coach.
March 14 1999 Signed guard BJ Armstrong; waived guard Kevin Ollie. February 4 1999 Waived guard Ruben Nembhard. February 3 1999 Waived forward Ronnie Grandison February 3 1999 Waived guard Damon Jones. January 27 1999 Waived center Robert Conlisk. January 26 1999 Re-signed free agent guard-forward Gerald Wilkins; signed free agent guard Doug Overton, who had been with the Philadelphia 76ers; waived guard Eddie Casiano. January 22 1999 Re-signed forward Derek Strong; added guard Eddie Casiano to the training camp roster; renounced the rights to guard Kevin Ollie, forward Anthony Bonner and center Tree Rollins. January 21 1999 Traded forward Johnny Taylor and the rights to forward Keon Clark to the Denver Nuggets for a first-round selection in the 1999 Draft. January 14 1999 Re-signed assistant coach Tree Rollins; named Eric Musselman assistant coach. June 30 1998 Waived guard Mark Price. Draft 1998 Selected center Michael Doleac (12th overall pick), forwards Keon Clark (13th overall pick) and Matt Harpring (15th overall pick) and guard Miles Simon (42nd overall pick).
March 12 1998 Signed guard Kevin Ollie to a second 10-day contract. March 2 1998 Signed guard Kevin Ollie to a 10-day contract; waived guard Spud Webb. February 22 1998 Signed guard Spud Webb to a 10-day contract; waived center Yinka Dare. February 19 1998 Traded center Rony Seikaly and forward Brian Evans to the New York Knicks for guard Kevin Edwards, center Yinka Dare, forward David Benoit and a conditional 1998 first-round draft pick. January 15 1998 Signed guard Vernon Maxwell to a second 10-day contract. January 5 1998 Signed free-agent guard Vernon Maxwell to a 10-day contract; waived forward Donald Royal. December 23 1997 Signed forward Donald Royal; waived guard Carl Thomas. December 10 1997 Signed guard Carl Thomas. October 27 1997 Traded guard Brian Shaw and center David Vaughn to the Golden State Warriors for guard Mark Price. October 20 1997 Waived guard Rick Brunson. September 30 1997 Signed guard Rick Brunson. September 24 1997 Traded forward Dennis Scott to the Dallas Mavericks for guard Derek Harper and forward Ed O'Bannon. September 11 1997 Signed guard Danny Schayes. September 8 1997 Signed forward Tim Kempton. September 5 1997 Signed forward Bo Outlaw and center Jason Lawson. August 27 1997 Re-signed guard Nick Anderson. August 6 1997 Re-signed forward Gerald Wilkins. August 1 1997 Waived center Amal McCaskill. July 24 1997 Signed forward Johnny Taylor; re-signed center Amal McCaskill. July 17 1997 Re-signed forward Derek Strong. Draft 1997 Selected forwards Johnny Taylor (17th overall pick) and center Eric Washington (47th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to center Eric Washington to the Denver Nuggets for the draft rights to center Jason Lawson.
January 6 1997 Waived guard Kenny Smith. December 18 1996 Signed guard Kenny Smith. December 10 1996 Waived guard Dell Demps. December 5 1996 Waived forward Cliff Rozier. November 26 1996 Signed guard Dell Demps. November 2 1996 Traded centers Felton Spencer, Jon Koncak and forward Donald Royal to the Golden State Warriors for center Rony Seikaly, forward-center Clifford Rozier and a future second-round draft pick. October 31 1996 Waived forward-center LeRon Ellis. October 29 1996 Waived forward Corey Allen. October 23 1996 Waived forward Devin Gray. October 19 1996 Signed center Danny Schayes. October 17 1996 Waived guard Lonnie Harrell. September 30 1996 Signed forwards Corey Allen, Devin Gray and Lonnie Harrell. September 16 1996 Signed center Amal McCaskill, their second-round draft pick. August 24 1996 Re-signed free agent guard Darrell Armstrong. July 23 1996 Signed forward Brian Evans, their first-round draft pick. July 17 1996 Re-signed forward Horace Grant to a five-year contract. Draft 1996 Selected forward Brian Evans (27th overall pick) and center Amal McCaskill (49th overall pick).