List of Denver Nuggets seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. They have played for 46 seasons, 37 in the NBA and 9 in the ABA.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results Head Coach Awards
Finish Wins Losses PCT
Denver Rockets (ABA)
(Not include in W/L totals)
1967–68 ABA Western 3rd 45 33 .577 Lost Division Semifinals to New Orleans Buccaneers, 3-2 Bob Bass
1968–69 ABA Western 3rd 44 34 .564 Lost Division Semifinals to Oakland Oaks, 4-3 Bob Bass
1969–70 ABA Western 1st 51 33 .607 Won Division Semifinals vs. Washington Caps, 4-3
Lost Division Finals to Los Angeles Stars, 4-1
John McLendon
Joe Belmont
1970–71 ABA Western 4th 30 54 .357 Lost Division Tiebreaker to Texas Chaparrals, 115-109 Joe Belmont
Stan Albeck
1971–72 ABA Western 4th 34 50 .405 Lost Division Semifinals to Indiana Pacers, 4-3 Alex Hannum
1972–73 ABA Western 3rd 47 37 .560 Lost Division Semifinals to Indiana Pacers, 4-1 Alex Hannum
1973–74 ABA Western 5th 37 47 .440 Lost Division Tiebreaker to San Diego Conquistadors, 131-111 Alex Hannum
Denver Nuggets (ABA)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1974–75 ABA Western 1st 65 19 .774 Won Division Semifinals vs. Utah Stars, 4-2
Lost Division Finals to Indiana Pacers, 4-3
Larry Brown
1975–76 ABA 1st 60 24 .714 Won Semifinals vs. Kentucky Colonels, 4-3
Lost ABA Finals to New York Nets, 4-2
Larry Brown
Denver Nuggets (NBA)
(Included in W/L totals)
1976-77 NBA Western Midwest 1st 50 32 .610 Lost Conference Semifinals to Portland Trail Blazers, 4-2 Larry Brown
1977–78 NBA Western MIdwest 1st 48 34 .585 Won Conference Semifinals vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 4-3
Lost Conference Finals to Seattle SuperSonics, 4-2
Larry Brown
1978–79 NBA Western Midwest 2nd 47 35 .573 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 2-1 Larry Brown
Donnie Walsh
1979–80 NBA Western Midwest 4th 30 52 .366 Donnie Walsh
1980–81 NBA Western Midwest 4th 37 45 .451 Donnie Walsh
Doug Moe
1981–82 NBA Western Midwest 2nd 46 36 .561 Lost First Round to Phoenix Suns, 2-1 Doug Moe
1982–83 NBA Western Midwest 2nd 45 37 .549 Won First Round vs. Phoenix Suns, 2-1
Lost Conference Semifinals to San Antonio Spurs, 4-1
Doug Moe
1983–84 NBA Western Midwest 3rd 38 44 .463 Lost First Round to Utah Jazz, 3-2 Doug Moe
1984–85 NBA Western Midwest 1st 52 30 .634 Won First Round vs. San Antonio Spurs, 3-2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Utah Jazz, 4-1
Lost Conference Finals to Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1
Doug Moe Vince Boryla (EoY)
1985–86 NBA Western Midwest 2nd 47 35 .573 Won First Round vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 3-1
Lost Conference Semifinals to Houston Rockets, 4-2
Doug Moe
1986–87 NBA Western Midwest 4th 37 45 .451 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 3–0 Doug Moe
1987–88 NBA Western Midwest 1st 54 28 .659 Won First Round vs. Seattle SuperSonics, 3-2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Dallas Mavericks, 4-2
Doug Moe Doug Moe (CoY)
1988–89 NBA Western Midwest 3rd 44 38 .537 Lost First Round to Phoenix Suns, 3–0 Doug Moe
1989–90 NBA Western Midwest 4th 43 39 .524 Lost First Round to San Antonio Spurs, 3–0 Doug Moe
1990–91 NBA Western Midwest 7th 20 62 .244 Paul Westhead
1991–92 NBA Western Midwest 4th 24 58 .293 Paul Westhead
1992–93 NBA Western Midwest 4th 36 46 .439 Dan Issel Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (MIP)
1993–94 NBA Western Midwest 4th 42 40 .512 Won First Round vs. Seattle SuperSonics, 3-2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Utah Jazz, 4-3
Dan Issel
1994–95 NBA Western Midwest 4th 41 41 .500 Lost First Round to San Antonio Spurs, 3–0 Dan Issel
Gene Littles
Bernie Bickerstaff
Dikembe Mutombo (DPoY)
1995–96 NBA Western Midwest 4th 35 47 .427 Bernie Bickerstaff
1996–97 NBA Western Midwest 5th 21 61 .256 Bernie Bickerstaff
Dick Motta
1997–98 NBA Western Midwest 7th 11 71 .134 Bill Hanzlik
1998–99 NBA Western Midwest 6th 14 36 .280 Mike D'Antoni
1999-2000 NBA Western Midwest 5th 35 47 .427 Dan Issel
2000–01 NBA Western Midwest 6th 40 42 .488 Dan Issel
2001–02 NBA Western Midwest 6th 27 55 .329 Dan Issel
Mike Evans
2002–03 NBA Western Midwest 7th 17 65 .207 Jeff Bzdelik
2003–04 NBA Western Midwest 6th 43 39 .524 Lost First Round to Minnesota Timberwolves, 4-1 Jeff Bzdelik
2004–05 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 49 33 .598 Lost First Round to San Antonio Spurs, 4-1 Jeff Bzdelik
Michael Cooper
George Karl
2005–06 NBA Western Northwest 1st 44 38 .537 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Clippers, 4-1 George Karl
2006–07 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 45 37 .549 Lost First Round to San Antonio Spurs, 4-1 George Karl Marcus Camby (DPoY)
2007–08 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 50 32 .610 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 4–0 George Karl
2008–09 NBA Western Northwest 1st 54 28 .659 Won First Round vs. New Orleans Hornets, 4-1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Dallas Mavericks, 4-1
Lost Conference Finals to Los Angeles Lakers, 4-2
George Karl Chauncey Billups (SPOR)
Mark Warkentien (EoY)
2009-10 NBA Western Northwest 1st 53 29 .646 Lost First Round to Utah Jazz, 4-2 George Karl
2010-11 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 50 32 .610 Lost First Round to Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1 George Karl
2011-12 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 38 28 .576 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 4-3 George Karl
2012-13 NBA Western Northwest 2nd 57 25 .695 Lost First Round to Golden State Warriors, 4-2 George Karl George Karl (CoY)
Masai Ujiri (EoY)
2013-14 NBA Western Northwest 4th 36 46 .439 Brian Shaw
2014-15 NBA Western Northwest 0 0 .000 Brian Shaw
Denver Rockets regular season record (1967-1976) 413 331 .555
Denver Nuggets regular season record (1976-present) 1,464 1,522 .490
All-time Regular Season (1967-present) 1,877 1,853 .503
Denver Nuggets playoffs record (1976-present) 61 101 .377
Denver Rockets playoff record (1967-76) 27 37 .421
All-time playoff record (1967-present) 88 138 .389
All-time Playoff & Regular Season record 1,965 1,991 .497 All-time playoff series record 12-34

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