1993–94 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Lakers' 46th season in the National Basketball Association, and 34th in the city of Los Angeles. During the offseason, the Lakers acquired Sam Bowie from the New Jersey Nets and re-signed free agent Kurt Rambis. The Lakers continued to struggle as they lost 9 of their first 12 games. Head coach Randy Pfund was fired after a 27–37 start, and was replaced with Bill Bertka for the next two games. With the team out of playoff position and struggling in March, they decided to bring Magic Johnson back as their new coach. The Lakers won five of their next six games. However, they lost their final ten games of the season and finished fifth in the Pacific Division with a 33–49 record, missing the playoffs for the first time since 1975–76. Second round draft pick Nick Van Exel was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Johnson resigned as coach, twelve-year veteran James Worthy retired, and second-year guard Doug Christie was traded to the New York Knicks.

Draft picks


Roster listing
1993–94 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
C31Bowie, Sam7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)235 lb (107 kg)1961–03–17Kentucky
PF41Campbell, Elden6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)215 lb (98 kg)1968–07–23Clemson
SG8Christie, Doug6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)200 lb (91 kg)1970–05–09Pepperdine
C12Divac, Vlade7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)243 lb (110 kg)1968–02–03Yugoslavia
C53Edwards, James7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)225 lb (102 kg)1955–11–22Washington
PF40Harvey, Antonio6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)225 lb (102 kg)1970–07–06Pfeiffer
SG23Jordan, Reggie6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)195 lb (88 kg)1968–01–26New Mexico
SF30Lynch, George6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)218 lb (99 kg)1970–09–03North Carolina
SG1Peeler, Anthony6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)208 lb (94 kg)1969–11–25Missouri
PF18Rambis, Kurt6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)213 lb (97 kg)1958–02–25Santa Clara
C26Schayes, Danny6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)225 lb (102 kg)1959–05–10Syracuse
SG34Smith, Tony6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)185 lb (84 kg)1968–06–14Marquette
PG3Threatt, Sedale6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)175 lb (79 kg)1961–09–10West Virginia Tech
PG9Van Exel, Nick6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)170 lb (77 kg)1971–11–27Cincinnati
SF42Worthy, James6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)225 lb (102 kg)1961–02–27North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Last transaction: 1994–02–24

Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Player statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game

Awards and records


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