List of Miami Heat seasons

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American Airlines Arena has been home to the Heat since 2000

The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Heat were formed in 1988 as an expansion franchise along with the Charlotte Hornets; as of 2015, they are the only new franchise of the past generation to win any NBA titles. The Heat and the Orlando Magic are the two NBA franchises that are located in the state of Florida. Since entering the league, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 18 out of 26 seasons, captured eleven division titles, five conference titles and three NBA Championships. They defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals, and the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.

Table key[edit]

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

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2014-15 NBA season

NBA champions Conference champions Division champions Playoff berth
Season Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards Head coach
Miami Heat
1988–89 Western 13th Midwest 6th 15 67 .183 36 Ron Rothstein
1989–90 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 18 64 .220 35 Rony Seikaly (MIP) Ron Rothstein
1990–91 Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 24 58 .293 32 Ron Rothstein
1991–92 Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 38 44 .463 13 Lost First Round (Bulls) 3–0 Kevin Loughery
1992–93 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 24 Kevin Loughery
1993–94 Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 42 40 .512 15 Lost First Round (Hawks) 3–2 Kevin Loughery
1994–95 Eastern 11th Atlantic 4th 32 50 .390 25 Kevin Loughery
Alvin Gentry
1995–96 Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 18 Lost First Round (Bulls) 3–0 Pat Riley
1996–97 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 61 21 .744 Won First Round (Magic) 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Bulls) 4–1
Pat Riley (COY)
Isaac Austin (MIP)
P.J. Brown (JWKC)
Pat Riley
1997–98 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 55 27 .671 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2 Pat Riley
1998–99[b] Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 33 17 .660 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2 Alonzo Mourning (DPOY) Pat Riley
1999–00 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Pistons) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3
Alonzo Mourning (DPOY) Pat Riley
2000–01 Eastern 3rd Atlantic 2nd 50 32 .610 6 Lost First Round (Hornets) 3–0 Pat Riley
2001–02 Eastern 11th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 16 Alonzo Mourning (JWKC) Pat Riley
2002–03 Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 25 57 .305 24 Pat Riley
2003–04 Eastern 4th Atlantic 2nd 42 40 .512 5 Won First Round (Hornets) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Pacers) 4–2
Stan Van Gundy
2004–05 Eastern 1st Southeast 1st 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Nets) 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Wizards) 4–0
Lost Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–3
Stan Van Gundy
2005–06 Eastern 2nd Southeast 1st 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Bulls) 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Nets) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Mavericks) 4–2
Dwyane Wade (FMVP) Stan Van Gundy
Pat Riley
2006–07 Eastern 4th Southeast 1st 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Bulls) 4–0 Pat Riley
2007–08 Eastern 15th Southeast 5th 15 67 .183 37 Pat Riley
2008–09 Eastern 5th Southeast 3rd 43 39 .524 16 Lost First Round (Hawks) 4–3 Erik Spoelstra
2009–10 Eastern 5th Southeast 3rd 47 35 .573 12 Lost First Round (Celtics) 4–1 Dwyane Wade (AMVP) Erik Spoelstra
2010–11 Eastern 2nd Southeast 1st 58 24 .707 Won First Round (76ers) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Celtics) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Bulls) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Mavericks) 4–2
Pat Riley (EOY) Erik Spoelstra
2011–12[c] Eastern 2nd Southeast 1st 46 20 .697 Won First Round (Knicks) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Pacers) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Celtics) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Thunder) 4–1
LeBron James
(FMVP & MVP)
Erik Spoelstra
2012–13 Eastern 1st Southeast 1st 66 16 .805 Won First Round (Bucks) 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Bulls) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Pacers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Spurs) 4–3
LeBron James
(FMVP & MVP)
Erik Spoelstra
2013–14 Eastern 2nd Southeast 1st 54 28 .659 Won First Round (Bobcats) 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Nets) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Pacers) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (Spurs) 4–1
Shane Battier (TOTY) Erik Spoelstra
2014–15 Eastern 10th Southeast 3rd 37 45 .451 23 Erik Spoelstra

All-time records[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of June 15, 2014.

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Miami Heat regular season record (1988–present) 1,098 1,015 .518
Miami Heat post-season record (1992–present) 116 89 .566
All-time regular and post-season record (1988-present) 1,214 1,194 .522

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formula is as follows: \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. ^ 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.[1]
  3. ^ 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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Beck, Howard (November 28, 2011). "Two Exhibition Games for N.B.A. Teams". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011–12 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 21, 2012.