How do the starting lineups from both ends of the NBA’s Golden Decade compare to each other?

This article will compare the first and final starting lineups of the 1990’s for each franchise. Lineups are listed in order of Head Coach (in bold), Center, Power Forward, Small Forward, Shooting Guard, and Point Guard.

To see the first and last starters of the 2000’s, click here. For the 2010’s, check out this link. For the full current lineups and rotations, check out the NBA Depth Charts section of the website.

Atlanta Hawks

January 2, 1990
vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Win, 113-107
December 30, 1999
at Detroit Pistons
Loss, 105-106 (OT)
Mike FratelloLenny Wilkens
Moses MaloneDikembe Mutombo
Kevin WillisAlan Henderson
Dominique WilkinsChris Crawford
John BattleJim Jackson
Doc RiversBimbo Coles

Boston Celtics

January 3, 1990
vs. Washington Bullets
Win, 120-101
December 30, 1999
at Denver Nuggets
Win, 102-94
Jimmy RodgersRick Pitino
Robert ParishVitaly Potapenko
Ed PinckneyAntoine Walker
Larry BirdPaul Pierce
Jim PaxsonAdrian Griffin
Dennis JohnsonKenny Anderson

Brooklyn Nets

January 2, 1990
(as New Jersey Nets)
at Washington Bullets
Loss, 96-110
December 30, 1999
(as New Jersey Nets)
vs. Orlando Magic
Win, 102-92
Bill FitchDon Casey
Joe Barry CarrollJim McIlvaine
Roy HinsonKeith Van Horn
Chris MorrisKendall Gill
Dennis HopsonKerry Kittles
Lester ConnerStephon Marbury

Charlotte Hornets

January 4, 1990
at Minnesota Timberwolves
Loss, 98-100
December 30, 1999
at Indiana Pacers
Loss, 99-109
Dick HarterPaul Silas
J.R. ReidElden Campbell
Armon GilliamDerrick Coleman
Robert ReidAnthony Mason
Rex ChapmanEddie Robinson
Dell CurryDavid Wesley

Chicago Bulls

January 3, 1990
at Cleveland Cavaliers
Win, 93-87
December 30, 1999
at Minnesota Timberwolves
Loss, 76-94
Phil JacksonTim Floyd
Bill CartwrightDickey Simpkins
Horace GrantElton Brand
Scottie PippenRon Artest
Michael JordanCorey Benjamin
John PaxsonB.J. Armstrong

Cleveland Cavaliers

January 3, 1990
vs. Chicago Bulls
Loss, 87-93
December 30, 1999
at Milwaukee Bucks
Loss, 90-91
Lenny WilkensRandy Wittman
Chris DudleyShawn Kemp
Larry NanceMark Bryant
Chucky BrownLamond Murray
Reggie WilliamsBob Sura
Mark PriceBrevin Knight

Dallas Mavericks

January 2, 1990
vs. Indiana Pacers
Win, 110-106
December 30, 1999
vs. Toronto Raptors
Loss, 104-109
Richie AdubatoDon Nelson
James DonaldsonGary Trent
Sam PerkinsDirk Nowitzki
Adrian DantleyMichael Finley
Rolando BlackmanErick Strickland
Derek HarperHubert Davis

Denver Nuggets

January 3, 1990
at Los Angeles Lakers
Loss, 98-114
December 30, 1999
vs. Boston Celtics
Loss, 94-102
Doug MoeDan Issel
Blair RasmussenRaef LaFrentz
Jerome LaneAntonio McDyess
Alex EnglishJames Posey
Fat LeverRon Mercer
Michael AdamsNick Van Exel

Detroit Pistons

January 2, 1990
at Orlando Magic
Win, 115-113
December 30, 1999
vs. Atlanta Hawks
Win, 106-105 (OT)
Chuck DalyAlvin Gentry
James EdwardsTerry Mills
Bill LaimbeerChristian Laettner
Mark AguirreGrant Hill
Joe DumarsJerry Stackhouse
Isaiah ThomasLindsey Hunter

Golden State Warriors

January 2, 1990
vs. Utah Jazz
Win, 133-120
December 29, 1999
vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Loss, 94-97
Don NelsonGarry St. Jean
Uwe BlabAdonal Foyle
Terry TeagleJason Caffey
Chris MullinAntawn Jamison
Mitch RichmondJohn Starks
Tim HardawayVonteego Cummings

Houston Rockets

January 3, 1990
vs. Indiana Pacers
Win, 117-103
December 30, 1999
vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Win, 122-100
Don ChaneyRudy Tomjanovich
Hakeem OlajuwonKelvin Cato
Otis ThorpeCarlos Rogers
Buck JohnsonShandon Anderson
Mike WoodsonCuttino Mobley
Sleepy FloydSteve Francis

Indiana Pacers

January 2, 1990
at Dallas Mavericks
Loss, 106-110
December 30, 1999
vs. Charlotte Hornets
Win, 109-99
Dick VersaceLarry Bird
Rik SmitsRik Smits
LaSalle ThompsonDale Davis
Mike SandersJalen Rose
Reggie MillerReggie Miller
Vern FlemingMark Jackson

Los Angeles Clippers

January 2, 1990
at Minnesota Timberwolves
Win, 87-79
December 30, 1999
at Houston Rockets
Loss, 100-122
Don CaseyChris Ford
Benoit BenjaminMichael Olowakandi
Charles SmithMaurice Taylor
Ken NormanLamar Odom
Ron HarperTyrone Nesby
Gary GrantTroy Hudson

Los Angeles Lakers

January 3, 1990
vs. Denver Nuggets
Win, 114-98
December 29, 1999
vs. Phoenix Suns
Win, 103-87
Pat RileyPhil Jackson
Mychal ThompsonShaquille O’Neal
A.C. GreenA.C. Green
James WorthyGlen Rice
Byron ScottKobe Bryant
Magic JohnsonRon Harper

Memphis Grizzlies

November 3, 1995
(as Vancouver Grizzlies)
at Portland Trail Blazers
Win, 92-80
December 30, 1999
(as Vancouver Grizzlies)
vs. San Antonio Spurs
Loss, 88-98
Brian WintersLionel Hollins
Benoit BenjaminBryant Reeves
Kenny GattisonOthella Harrington
Chris KingShareef Abdur-Rahim
Blue EdwardsMichael Dickerson
Greg AnthonyMike Bibby

Miami Heat

January 2, 1990
at Portland Trail Blazers
Loss, 95-119
December 29, 1999
at Orlando Magic
Win, 109-106
Ron RothsteinPat Riley
Rony SeikalyAlonzo Mourning
Grant LongP.J. Brown
Glen RiceMark Strickland
Scott HaffnerDan Majerle
Sherman DouglasAnthony Carter

Milwaukee Bucks

January 2, 1990
at Atlanta Hawks
Loss, 107-113
December 30, 1999
vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Win, 91-90
Del HarrisGeorge Karl
Randy BreuerErvin Johnson
Jack SikmaScott Williams
Fred RobertsGlenn Robinson
Alvin RobertsonRay Allen
Jay HumphriesSam Cassell

Minnesota Timberwolves

January 2, 1990
vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Loss, 79-87
December 30, 1999
vs. Chicago Bulls
Win, 94-76
Bill MusselmanFlip Saunders
Tod MurphyRasho Nesterovic
Sam MitchellKevin Garnett
Tyrone CorbinSam Mitchell
Tony CampbellMalik Sealy
Sidney LoweTerrell Brandon

New York Knicks

January 2, 1990
vs. Phoenix Suns
Loss, 99-113
December 30, 1999
at Washington Wizards
Win, 89-86
Stu JacksonJeff Van Gundy
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
Kenny WalkerLarry Johnson
Johnny NewmanLatrell Sprewell
Gerald WilkinsAllan Houston
Mark JacksonCharlie Ward

Oklahoma City Thunder

January 3, 1990
(as Seattle SuperSonics)
vs. Utah Jazz
Loss, 108-119
December 29, 1999
(as Seattle SuperSonics)
vs. Sacramento Kings
Loss, 104-113
Bernie BickerstaffPaul Westphal
Michael CageHorace Grant
Derrick McKeyVin Baker
Xavier McDanielRashard Lewis
Dale EllisBrent Barry
Avery JohnsonGary Payton

Orlando Magic

January 2, 1990
vs. Detroit Pistons
Loss, 113-115
December 30, 1999
at New Jersey Nets
Loss, 92-102
Matt GuokasDoc Rivers
Mark AcresMichael Doleac
Terry CatledgeBen Wallace
Otis SmithMonty Williams
Reggie TheusTariq Abdul-Wahad
Sam VincentDarrell Armstrong

Philadelphia 76ers

January 3, 1990
at San Antonio Spurs
Loss, 94-103
December 30, 1999
at Portland Trail Blazers
Loss, 90-108
Jim LynamLarry Brown
Mike GminskiTodd MacCulloch
Rick MahornMatt Geiger
Charles BarkleyGeorge Lynch
Hersey HawkinsAllen Iverson
Johnny DawkinsEric Snow

Phoenix Suns

January 2, 1990
at New York Knicks
Win, 113-99
December 29, 1999
at Los Angeles Lakers
Loss, 87-103
Cotton FitzsimmonsScott Skiles
Mark WestOliver Miller
Tim PerryRodney Rogers
Tom ChambersClifford Robinson
John HornacekRex Chapman
Kevin JohnsonJason Kidd

Portland Trail Blazers

January 2, 1990
vs. Miami Heat
Win, 119-95
December 30, 1999
vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Win, 108-90
Rick AdelmanMike Dunleavy Sr.
Kevin DuckworthArvydas Sabonis
Buck WilliamsRasheed Wallace
Jerome KerseyScottie Pippen
Clyde DrexlerSteve Smith
Terry PorterDamon Stoudamire

Sacramento Kings

January 4, 1990
vs. Denver Nuggets
Loss, 98-112
December 29, 1999
at Seattle SuperSonics
Win, 113-104
Jerry ReynoldsRick Adelman
Greg KiteVlade Divac
Wayman TisdaleChris Webber
Rodney McCrayCorliss Williamson
Danny AingeNick Anderson
Kenny SmithDarrick Martin

San Antonio Spurs

January 3, 1990
vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Win, 103-94
December 30, 1999
at Vancouver Grizzlies
Win, 98-88
Larry BrownGregg Popovich
David RobinsonDavid Robinson
Terry CummingsTim Duncan
Sean ElliottMario Elie
Willie AndersonJaren Jackson
Maurice CheeksAvery Johnson

Toronto Raptors

November 3, 1995
vs. New Jersey Nets
Win, 94-79
December 30, 1999
at Dallas Mavericks
Win, 109-104
Brendan MaloneButch Carter
Zan TabakAntonio Davis
Carlos RogersCharles Oakley
Ed PinckneyVince Carter
Alvin RobertsonDoug Christie
Damon StoudamireAlvin Williams

Utah Jazz

January 2, 1990
at Golden State Warriors
Loss, 120-133
December 29, 1999
vs. Vancouver Grizzlies
Win, 101-90
Jerry SloanJerry Sloan
Mark EatonOlden Polynice
Karl MaloneKarl Malone
Blue EdwardsBryon Russell
Bob HansenJeff Hornacek
John StocktonJohn Stockton

Washington Wizards

January 2, 1990
(as Washington Bullets)
vs. New Jersey Nets
Win, 110-96
December 30, 1999
vs. New York Knicks
Loss, 86-89
Wes UnseldGar Heard
Mel TurpinJahidi White
Charles JonesJuwan Howard
Bernard KingMichael Smith
Jeff MaloneMitch Richmond
Darrell WalkerRod Strickland