1992–93 NBA season

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1992–93 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
SportBasketball
Duration
  • November 6, 1992 – April 25, 1993
  • April 29 – June 5, 1993 (Playoffs)
  • June 9 – 20, 1993 (Finals)
Number of teams27
TV partner(s)NBC, TBS, TNT
Draft
Top draft pickShaquille O'Neal
Picked byOrlando Magic
Regular season
Top seedPhoenix Suns
Season MVPCharles Barkley (Phoenix)
Top scorerMichael Jordan (Chicago)
Playoffs
Eastern championsChicago Bulls
  Eastern runners-upNew York Knicks
Western championsPhoenix Suns
  Western runners-upSeattle SuperSonics
Finals
ChampionsChicago Bulls
  Runners-upPhoenix Suns
Finals MVPMichael Jordan (Chicago)
NBA seasons

The 1992–93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls winning their third-straight NBA Championship, beating the Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 1991–92 coach 1992–93 coach
Denver Nuggets Paul Westhead Dan Issel
Detroit Pistons Chuck Daly Ron Rothstein
Los Angeles Lakers Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Randy Pfund
Milwaukee Bucks Frank Hamblen Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
New Jersey Nets Bill Fitch Chuck Daly
Philadelphia 76ers Jim Lynam Doug Moe
Phoenix Suns Cotton Fitzsimmons Paul Westphal
Sacramento Kings Rex Hughes Garry St. Jean
San Antonio Spurs Bob Bass Jerry Tarkanian
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Dallas Mavericks Richie Adubato Gar Heard
Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Rodgers Sidney Lowe
Philadelphia 76ers Doug Moe Fred Carter
San Antonio Spurs Jerry Tarkanian Rex Hughes
Rex Hughes John Lucas

1992–93 NBA changes[edit]

Standings[edit]