1993–94 NBA season

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1993–94 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 5, 1993 – April 24, 1994
April 28 – June 5, 1994 (Playoffs)
June 8 – 22, 1994 (Finals)
Number of teams 27
TV partner(s) NBC, TBS, TNT
Draft
Top draft pick Chris Webber
Picked by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State Warriors for Anfernee Hardaway)
Regular season
Top seed Seattle SuperSonics
Season MVP Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston)
Top scorer David Robinson (San Antonio)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Knicks
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Pacers
Western champions Houston Rockets
  Western runners-up Utah Jazz
Finals
Champions Houston Rockets
  Runners-up New York Knicks
Finals MVP Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston)
NBA seasons

The 1993–94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals to win the franchise's first championship.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 1992–93 coach 1993–94 coach
Atlanta Hawks Bob Weiss Lenny Wilkens
Cleveland Cavaliers Lenny Wilkens Mike Fratello
Dallas Mavericks Gar Heard Quinn Buckner
Detroit Pistons Ron Rothstein Don Chaney
Indiana Pacers Bob Hill Larry Brown
Los Angeles Clippers Larry Brown Bob Weiss
Orlando Magic Matt Guokas Brian Hill
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Los Angeles Lakers Randy Pfund Bill Bertka
Bill Bertka Magic Johnson

New Uniforms[edit]

The Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks made major changes to their uniform set. The Bucks adapted about the same color scheme as the Colorado Rockies baseball team, except that hunter green is used instead of black, while their uniforms feature taller B's and S's on the home and road jerseys. The Nuggets switched to a more styled typeface script to go along with their new uniforms. The Dallas Mavericks switched back to blue road uniforms for the first time since 1981.

Standings[edit]