New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Rosters

2008-2009 New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
12 Hilton Armstrong C 6-11 235 2 Connecticut 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
40 Ryan Bowen F 6-9 218 8 Iowa 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 26 United States
23 Devin Brown SF 6-5 220 6 Texas-San Antonio 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Rasual Butler GF 6-7 215 6 La Salle 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
6 Tyson Chandler C 7-1 240 7 Dominguez High School (California) 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
50 Antonio Daniels G 6-4 195 11 Bowling Green 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
33 Melvin Ely FC 6-10 261 6 Fresno State 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
5 Mike James G 6-2 188 7 Duquesne 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Sean Marks F-C 6-10 250 9 California 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 15 New Zealand
3 Chris Paul PG 6-0 175 3 Wake Forest 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
9 Morris Peterson G 6-7 220 8 Michigan State 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
41 James Posey F 6-8 217 9 Xavier 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
16 Peja Stojakovic F 6-10 229 10 PAOK BC (Greece) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 14 Serbia / Greece
  Anthony Tolliver PF 6-8 240 1 Creighton 2007 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
30 David West PF 6-9 250 5 Xavier 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
32 Julian Wright F 6-8 225 1 Kansas 2007 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

2008-2009 Pelicans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Paul R. Butler P. Stojakovic D. West T. Chandler
Rotation A. Daniels D. Brown J. Posey R. Bowen H. Armstrong
Rotation   M. Peterson J. Wright   S. Marks
Rotation         M. Ely

2008-2009 Southwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs54-28-
2Houston Rockets53-291
3Dallas Mavericks50-324
4New Orleans Pelicans49-335
5Memphis Grizzlies24-5830

2008-2009 Pelicans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Chris Paul All-NBA Second Team (2009)
Chris Paul Player Of The Month (Nov 08, Mar 09)
Chris Paul Player Of The Week (11/03/08, 12/22/08, 01/19/09, 03/23/09)
David West Player Of The Week (03/02/09)
Chris Paul All-NBA Defensive First Team (2009)
Chris Paul Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2009)
David West Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2009)

2008-2009 Pelicans Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Chris Paul 78 38.5 22.8 5.5 11.0 2.8 0.1 3.0
David West 76 39.2 21.0 8.5 2.3 0.6 0.9 2.1
Rasual Butler 82 31.9 11.2 3.3 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.7
Peja Stojakovic 61 34.2 13.3 4.3 1.2 0.9 0.0 0.8
James Posey 75 28.5 8.9 4.8 1.1 0.8 0.3 1.1
Tyson Chandler 45 32.1 8.8 8.7 0.5 0.3 1.2 1.6
Hilton Armstrong 70 15.6 4.8 2.8 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.1
Devin Brown 63 13.8 5.2 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.9
Julian Wright 54 14.3 4.4 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.8
Antonio Daniels 61 12.0 3.8 0.9 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.8
Sean Marks 60 14.0 3.2 3.1 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.6
Morris Peterson 43 12.0 4.4 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.3
Melvin Ely 31 12.0 3.1 2.1 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.7
Ryan Bowen 21 10.4 2.2 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.2
Mike James 8 9.2 2.5 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.4

2008-2009 New Orleans Pelicans Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Hilton Armstrong was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Hilton Armstrong signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 5, 2006.

Chris Paul was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Chris Paul signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 5, 2005. Chris Paul signed a multi-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 9, 2008.

David West was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. David West signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 8, 2003. David West signed a multi-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans on October 30, 2006.

Julian Wright was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Julian Wright signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 5, 2007.

Acquired via Trade

Rasual Butler was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Miami Heat on August 2, 2005. Rasual Butler re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 26, 2006.

Tyson Chandler was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Chicago Bulls on July 14, 2006.

Antonio Daniels was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Washington Wizards on December 10, 2008.

Peja Stojakovic was acquired in a sign and trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Indiana Pacers on July 12, 2006.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ryan Bowen signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on September 26, 2007. Ryan Bowen re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 7, 2008.

Devin Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 22, 2008.

Melvin Ely signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on September 13, 2007.

Sean Marks signed a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 28, 2008.

Morris Peterson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 23, 2007.

James Posey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 23, 2008.

2008-2009 New Orleans Pelicans Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
George Shinn Owner 1988-1989 N/A
Jeff Bower General Manager 2005-2006 Director of Player Personnel (New Orleans Pelicans, 2004 to 2005)
Brian Hagen Assistant General Manager 2006-2007 N/A
Byron Scott Head Coach 2004-2005 Head Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 2000 to 2004)
Kenny Gattison Assistant Coach 2003-2004 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1996 to 1999)
Charlie Parker Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Assistant Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 1996 to 2006)
Rob Werdann Assistant Coach 2012-2013 Assistant Coach (Charlotte Hornets, 2010 to 2012)
Irving Roland Video Coordinator 2006-2007 Assistant Video Coordinator (New Orleans Pelicans, 2005 to 2006)
Terry Kofler Head Athletic Trainer 1988-1989 N/A