List of Dallas Mavericks seasons

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The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks began playing in the NBA as an expansion team in the 1980–81 season. In their inaugural season, they posted a win-loss record of 15–67.

From 1983 to 1990, the Mavericks, led by key players including Mark Aguirre, Brad Davis and Rolando Blackman, made the postseason six out of seven times, appearing in the Conference Finals in 1988. In 1990, the Mavericks reached the playoffs for the only time in the 1990s, for the rest of the decade they bottomed out with an 11–71 record in the 1992–93 season and a 13–69 mark in the 1993–94 season.

The Mavericks returned to prominence in the 2000s. Leading by the trio of Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley and Steve Nash, they returned to the playoffs in 2001 and to the Conference Finals in 2003. With Nash and Finley left in 2004 and 2005 respectively, Nowitzki emerged as the team's leader, leading the Mavericks to their first NBA Finals appearance in 2006, only to lose to the Miami Heat. After a series of early exits from the playoffs, the Mavericks returned to the NBA Finals again in 2011 and won their first NBA Championship.

The Mavericks have played 33 seasons, and advanced to the playoffs in 19 of those seasons. They have won three division titles, have been conference champions two times and have won one NBA Championship. Their overall record is 1388 wins and 1337 losses.

Table key[edit]

COY Coach of the Year
Finish Final position in league or division standings
GB Games behind first-place team in division[a]
Italics Season in progress
Losses Number of regular season losses
FMVP Finals Most Valuable Player
MVP Most Valuable Player
ROY Rookie of the Year
SMOY Sixth Man of the Year
SPOR Sportmanship Award
Wins Number of regular season wins

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2013–14 season.

NBA Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff berth
Season Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards Head coach Ref.
Dallas Mavericks
1980–81 Western 12th Midwest 6th 15 67 .183 37 Dick Motta [1]
1981–82 Western 10th Midwest 5th 28 54 .341 20 Dick Motta [2]
1982–83 Western 8th Midwest 4th 38 44 .463 15 Dick Motta [3]
1983–84 Western 4th Midwest 2nd 43 39 .524 2 Won First Round (SuperSonics) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 4–1
Dick Motta [4]
1984–85 Western 4th Midwest 3rd 44 38 .537 8 Lost First Round (Trail Blazers) 3–1 Dick Motta [5]
1985–86 Western 4th Midwest 3rd 44 38 .537 7 Won First Round (Jazz) 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 4–2
Dick Motta [6]
1986–87 Western 2nd Midwest 1st 55 27 .671 Lost First Round (SuperSonics) 3–1 Dick Motta [7]
1987–88 Western 3rd Midwest 2nd 53 29 .646 1 Won First Round (Rockets) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Nuggets) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Lakers) 4–3
Roy Tarpley (SIX) John MacLeod [8]
1988–89 Western 9th Midwest 4th 38 44 .463 13 John MacLeod [9]
1989–90 Western 6th Midwest 3rd 47 35 .573 9 Lost First Round (Trail Blazers) 3–0 John MacLeod
Richie Adubato
[10]
1990–91 Western 12th Midwest 6th 28 54 .341 27 Richie Adubato [11]
1991–92 Western 12th Midwest 5th 22 60 .268 33 Richie Adubato [12]
1992–93 Western 13th Midwest 6th 11 71 .134 44 Richie Adubato
Gar Heard
[13]
1993–94 Western 13th Midwest 6th 13 69 .159 45 Quinn Buckner [14]
1994–95 Western 10th Midwest 5th 36 46 .439 26 Jason Kidd[b] (ROY) Dick Motta [16]
1995–96 Western T-12th Midwest 5th 26 56 .317 33 Dick Motta [17]
1996–97 Western 11th Midwest 4th 24 58 .293 40 Jim Cleamons [18]
1997–98 Western 10th Midwest 5th 20 62 .244 42 Jim Cleamons
Don Nelson
[19]
1998–99[c] Western 11th Midwest 5th 19 31 .380 18 Don Nelson [21]
1999–00 Western 9th Midwest 4th 40 42 .488 15 Don Nelson [22]
2000–01 Western 5th Midwest 3rd 53 29 .646 5 Won First Round (Jazz) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Spurs) 4–1
Don Nelson [23]
2001–02 Western 4th Midwest 2nd 57 25 .695 1 Won First Round (Timberwolves) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Kings) 4–1
Don Nelson [24]
2002–03 Western 3rd Midwest 2nd 60 22 .732 Won First Round (Trail Blazers) 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals (Kings) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Spurs) 4–2
Don Nelson [25]
2003–04 Western 5th Midwest 3rd 52 30 .634 6 Lost First Round (Kings) 4–1 Antawn Jamison (SIX) Don Nelson [26]
2004–05 Western 4th Southwest 2nd 58 24 .707 1 Won First Round (Rockets) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Suns) 4–2
Don Nelson
Avery Johnson
[27]
2005–06 Western 4th Southwest 2nd 60 22 .732 3 Won First Round (Grizzlies) 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Spurs) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Suns) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (Heat) 4–2
Avery Johnson (COY) Avery Johnson [28]
2006–07 Western 1st Southwest 1st 67 15 .817 Lost First Round (Warriors) 4–2 Dirk Nowitzki (MVP) Avery Johnson [29]
2007–08 Western 7th Southwest 4th 51 31 .622 5 Lost First Round (Hornets) 4–1 Avery Johnson [30]
2008–09 Western 6th Southwest 3rd 50 32 .610 4 Won First Round (Spurs) 4–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Nuggets) 4–1
Jason Terry (SIX) Rick Carlisle [31]
2009–10 Western 2nd Southwest 1st 55 27 .671 Lost First Round (Spurs) 4–2 Rick Carlisle [32]
2010–11 Western 3rd Southwest 2nd 57 25 .695 4 Won First Round (Trail Blazers) 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 4–0
Won Conference Finals (Thunder) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Heat) 4–2
Dirk Nowitzki (FMVP) Rick Carlisle [33]
2011–12[d] Western 7th Southwest 3rd 36 30 .545 14 Lost First Round (Thunder) 4–0 Jason Kidd (SPOR) Rick Carlisle [36]
2012–13 Western 10th Southwest 4th 41 41 .500 19 Rick Carlisle [37]
2013-14 Western 8th Southwest 4th 49 33 .598 13 Lost First Round (Spurs) 4–3 Rick Carlisle
2014-15 Western 5th Southwest 3rd 20 8 .714 2 Rick Carlisle

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Regular season record (1980–present) 1,390 1,350 .507
Postseason record (1980–present) 89 97 .478
All-time regular and post-season record (1980–present) 1,479 1,447 .505

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formula is as followed: \mathrm{Games}\ \mathrm{behind} = \frac{(\mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{wins}-\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{wins}) + (\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{losses} - \mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{losses})}{\mathrm{2}}
  2. ^ Kidd shared Rookie of the Year honors with Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons.[15]
  3. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until February 5, 1999, and all 29 teams played a shortened 50 game regular season schedule.[20]
  4. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011 and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.[34][35]

References[edit]

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