List of Oklahoma City Thunder seasons

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are a professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and are a member of the NBA Western Conference's Northwest Division. The Thunder were founded in 1967 as the Seattle SuperSonics as one of two franchises that joined the NBA in the 1967–68 season. The SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City after the 2007–08 season.

Overall, the Thunder have qualified for the post-season on 4 occasions after being relocated from Seattle (21 times as the Sonics). They reached the Western Conference Finals seven times, reaching the NBA Finals in 1978, 1996 and 2012, winning their only championship in the 1979 NBA Finals against the Washington Bullets while in Seattle.

Table key[edit]

AMVP All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
COY Coach of the Year
DPOY Defensive Player of the Year
Finish Final position in league or division standings
GB Games behind first-place team in division[a]
L Number of regular season losses
EOY Executive of the Year
FMVP Finals Most Valuable Player
JWKC J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship
MIP Most Improved Player
ROY Rookie of the Year
SMOY Sixth Man of the Year
W Number of regular season wins

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2012–13 season.

League champions
(1967–present) †
Conference champions
(1967–present) *
Division champions
(1971–present) ^
Playoff berth
(1967–present) ¤
Season Team Conference (Conf.) Conf. finish[b] Division (Div.) Div. finish[b] W[c] L[c] Win% Games behind (GB) Playoffs Awards Head coach
Seattle SuperSonics
1967–68 1967–68[d] Western 5th 23 59 .280 33 Al Bianchi
1968–69 1968–69 Western 6th 30 52 .366 25 Al Bianchi
1969–70 1969–70 Western 5th 36 46 .439 12 Lenny Wilkens
1970–71 1970–71 Western 8th Pacific 4th 38 44 .463 10 Lenny Wilkens
(AMVP)
Lenny Wilkens
1971–72 1971–72 Western 6th Pacific 3rd 47 35 .537 22 Lenny Wilkens
1972–73 1972–73 Western 8th Pacific 4th 26 56 .317 34 Tom Nissalke
Bucky Buckwalter
1973–74 1973–74 Western 6th Pacific 3rd 36 46 .439 11 Bill Russell
1974–75 1974–75 Western 4th ¤ Pacific 2nd 43 39 .524 5 Won First Round vs. Detroit Pistons, 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to Golden State Warriors, 2–4[1]
Bill Russell
1975–76 1975–76 Western 3rd ¤ Pacific 2nd 43 39 .524 16 Lost Conference Semifinals to Phoenix Suns, 2–4[2] Slick Watts
(JWKC)
Bill Russell
1976–77 1976–77 Western 7th Pacific 4th 40 42 .488 13 Bill Russell
1977–78 1977–78 Western * 4th ¤ Pacific 3rd 47 35 .549 11 Won First Round vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 4–2
Won Conference Finals vs. Denver Nuggets, 4–2
Lost Finals to Washington Bullets, 3–4[3]
Bob Hopkins
Lenny Wilkens
1978–79 dagger 1978–79 Western * 1st ¤ Pacific ^ 1st ^ 52 30 .634 Won Conference Semifinals vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. Phoenix Suns, 4–3
Won Finals vs. Washington Bullets, 4–1 dagger[4]
Dennis Johnson
(FMVP)
Lenny Wilkens
1979–80 1979–80 Western 3rd ¤ Pacific 2nd 56 26 .683 4 Won First Round vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 2–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Los Angeles Lakers, 1–4[5]
Lenny Wilkens
1980–81 1980–81 Western 10th Pacific 6th 34 48 .415 23 Lenny Wilkens
1981–82 1981–82 Western 3rd ¤ Pacific 2nd 50 32 .634 5 Won First Round vs. Houston Rockets, 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to San Antonio Spurs, 1–4[6]
Lenny Wilkens
1982–83 1982–83 Western 4th ¤ Pacific 3rd 48 34 .585 10 Lost First Round to Portland Trail Blazers, 0–2[7] Zollie Volchok
(EOY)
Lenny Wilkens
1983–84 1983–84 Western 5th ¤ Pacific 3rd 42 40 .512 12 Lost First Round to Dallas Mavericks, 2–3[8] Lenny Wilkens
1984–85 1984–85 Western 10th Pacific 4th[e] 31 51 .378 31 Lenny Wilkens
1985–86 1985–86 Western 11th Pacific 5th 31 51 .378 31 Bernie Bickerstaff
1986–87 1986–87 Western 7th ¤ Pacific 4th 39 43 .476 26 Won First Round vs. Dallas Mavericks, 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Houston Rockets, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to Los Angeles Lakers, 0–4[10]
Tom Chambers
(AMVP)
Dale Ellis
(MIP)
Bernie Bickerstaff
1987–88 1987–88 Western 7th ¤ Pacific 3rd 44 38 .537 18 Lost First Round to Denver Nuggets, 2–3[11] Bernie Bickerstaff
1988–89 1988–89 Western 4th ¤ Pacific 3rd 47 35 .573 10 Won First Round vs. Houston Rockets, 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to Los Angeles Lakers, 0–4[12]
Bernie Bickerstaff
1989–90 1989–90 Western 9th Pacific 4th 41 41 .500 22 Bernie Bickerstaff
1990–91 1990–91 Western 8th ¤ Pacific 5th 41 41 .500 22 Lost First Round to Portland Trail Blazers, 2–3[13] K. C. Jones
1991–92 1991–92 Western 6th ¤ Pacific 4th 47 35 .573 10 Won First Round vs. Golden State Warriors, 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to Utah Jazz, 1–4[14]
K. C. Jones
Bob Kloppenburg
George Karl
1992–93 1992–93 Western 3rd ¤ Pacific 2nd 55 27 .671 7 Won First Round vs. Utah Jazz, 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Houston Rockets, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Phoenix Suns, 3–4[15]
George Karl
1993–94 1993–94 Western 1st ¤ Pacific ^ 1st ^ 63 19 .768 Lost First Round to Denver Nuggets, 2–3[16] Bob Whitsitt
(EOY)
George Karl
1994–95 1994–95 Western 4th ¤ Pacific 2nd 57 25 .695 2 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 1–3[17] George Karl
1995–96 1995–96 Western * 1st ¤ Pacific ^ 1st ^ 64 18 .780 Won First Round vs. Sacramento Kings, 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Houston Rockets, 4–0
Won Conference Finals vs. Utah Jazz, 4–3
Lost Finals to Chicago Bulls, 2–4[18]
Gary Payton
(DPOY)
George Karl
1996–97 1996–97 Western 2nd ¤ Pacific ^ 1st ^ 57 25 .695 Won First Round vs. Phoenix Suns, 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Houston Rockets, 3–4[19]
George Karl
1997–98 1997–98 Western 2nd ¤ Pacific ^ 1st[f] ^ 61 21 .744 Won First Round vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Los Angeles Lakers, 1–4[21]
George Karl
1998–99[g] 1998–99 Western 9th Pacific 5th 25 25 .500 10 Paul Westphal
1999–00 1999–2000 Western 7th ¤ Pacific 4th 45 37 .549 22 Lost First Round to Utah Jazz, 2–3[23] Paul Westphal
2000–01 2000–01 Western 10th Pacific 5th 44 38 .537 12 Paul Westphal
Nate McMillan
2001–02 2001–02 Western 7th ¤ Pacific 4th 45 37 .549 16 Lost First Round to San Antonio Spurs, 2–3[24] Nate McMillan
2002–03 2002–03 Western 10th Pacific 5th 40 42 .488 19 Nate McMillan
2003–04 2003–04 Western 12th Pacific 5th[h] 37 45 .451 19 Nate McMillan
2004–05 2004–05 Western 3rd ¤ Northwest ^ 1st ^ 52 30 .634 Won First Round vs. Sacramento Kings, 4–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to San Antonio Spurs, 2–4[26]
Nate McMillan
2005–06 2005–06 Western 11th Northwest 3rd 35 47 .427 9 Bob Weiss
Bob Hill
2006–07 2006–07 Western 14th Northwest 5th 31 51 .378 20 Bob Hill
2007–08 2007–08 Western 15th Northwest 5th 20 62 .244 35 Kevin Durant
(ROY)
P. J. Carlesimo
Oklahoma City Thunder
2008–09 2008–09[i] Western 13th Northwest 5th 23 59 .280 31 P. J. Carlesimo
Scott Brooks
2009–10 2009–10 Western 8th ¤ Northwest 4th[j] 50 32 .610 3 Lost First Round to Los Angeles Lakers, 2–4[28] Scott Brooks
(COY)
Scott Brooks
2010–11 2010–11 Western 4th ¤ Northwest ^ 1st ^ 55 27 .671 Won First Round vs. Denver Nuggets, 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Dallas Mavericks, 1–4[29]
Scott Brooks
2011–12[k] 2011–12 Western * 2nd ¤ Northwest ^ 1st ^ 47 19 .712 Won First Round vs. Dallas Mavericks, 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. San Antonio Spurs, 4–2
Lost Finals vs. Miami Heat, 1–4
Kevin Durant (AMVP)
James Harden (SMOY)
Scott Brooks
2012–13 2012–13 Western 1st ¤ Northwest ^ 1st ^ 60 22 .732 Won First Round vs. Houston Rockets, 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 1–4
Scott Brooks
2013–14 2013–14 Western 2nd ¤ Northwest ^ 1st ^ 59 23 .720 Won First Round vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to San Antonio Spurs, 2–4
Kevin Durant (MVP)[31] Scott Brooks

All-time records[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2012–13 season.

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Seattle SuperSonics regular season record (1967–2008) 1,745 1,585 .524
Oklahoma City Thunder regular season record (2008–present) 294 182 .618
All-time regular season record (1967–present) 2,039 1,767 .536
Seattle SuperSonics post-season record (1967–2008) 107 110 .493
Oklahoma City Thunder post-season record (2008–present) 39 34 .534
All-time post-season record (1967–present) 146 144 .503
All-time regular and post-season record (1967–2013) 2,185 1,911 .533

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. ^ a b The Conf. finish and Div. finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  3. ^ a b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only below the table.
  4. ^ The team began as the Seattle SuperSonics.
  5. ^ Though the SuperSonics had the same record as the Los Angeles Clippers in the Pacific Division, the SuperSonics won the tiebreaker and finished fourth.[9]
  6. ^ Though the SuperSonics had the same record as the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division, the SuperSonics won the tiebreaker and finished first.[20]
  7. ^ 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.[22]
  8. ^ Though the SuperSonics had the same record as the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division, the SuperSonics lost the tiebreaker and finished fifth.[25]
  9. ^ The team relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and became the Oklahoma City Thunder prior to the season.
  10. ^ Though the Thunder had the same record as the Portland Trail Blazers in the Pacific Division, the Thunder lost the tiebreaker and finished fourth.[27]
  11. ^ 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.[30]

References[edit]

General
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  2. ^ "1975-76 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1977-78 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
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  5. ^ "1979-80 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1981-82 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1982-83 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "1983-84 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "1984-85 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "1986-87 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
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  12. ^ "1988-89 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "1990-91 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
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  16. ^ "1993-94 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "1994-95 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "1995-96 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "1996-97 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ "1997-98 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
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  22. ^ Donovan, John (February 4, 1999). "Let the semi-season begin: Expect injuries, intensity and a new champion in '99". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
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  24. ^ "2001-02 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  25. ^ "2003-04 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  26. ^ "2004-05 Seattle SuperSonics Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  27. ^ "2009-10 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  28. ^ "2009-10 Oklahoma City Thunder Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  29. ^ "2010-11 Oklahoma City Thunder Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  30. ^ Beck, Howard (November 28, 2011). "Two Exhibition Games for N.B.A. Teams". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Thunder's Kevin Durant wins 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award". NBA.com. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.