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 2017, 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 19 out of 28 seasons, captured 12 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 2016–17 NBA season

NBA champions Conference champions Division champions Playoff berth
Season League Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards
1988–89 NBA Western 13th Midwest 6th 15 67 .183 36
1989–90 NBA Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 18 64 .220 35 Rony Seikaly (MIP)
1990–91 NBA Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 24 58 .293 32
1991–92 NBA Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 38 44 .463 13 Lost First Round (Bulls) 3–0
1992–93 NBA Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 24
1993–94 NBA Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 42 40 .512 15 Lost First Round (Hawks) 3–2
1994–95 NBA Eastern 11th Atlantic 4th 32 50 .390 25
1995–96 NBA Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 18 Lost First Round (Bulls) 3–0
1996–97 NBA 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)
1997–98 NBA Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 55 27 .671 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2
1998–99[b] NBA Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 33 17 .660 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2 Alonzo Mourning (DPOY)
1999–00 NBA Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Pistons) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3
Alonzo Mourning (DPOY)
2000–01 NBA Eastern 3rd Atlantic 2nd 50 32 .610 6 Lost First Round (Hornets) 3–0
2001–02 NBA Eastern 11th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 16 Alonzo Mourning (JWKC)
2002–03 NBA Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 25 57 .305 24
2003–04 NBA Eastern 4th Atlantic 2nd 42 40 .512 5 Won First Round (Hornets) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Pacers) 4–2
2004–05 NBA 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
2005–06 NBA 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)
2006–07 NBA Eastern 4th Southeast 1st 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Bulls) 4–0
2007–08 NBA Eastern 15th Southeast 5th 15 67 .183 37
2008–09 NBA Eastern 5th Southeast 3rd 43 39 .524 16 Lost First Round (Hawks) 4–3
2009–10 NBA Eastern 5th Southeast 3rd 47 35 .573 12 Lost First Round (Celtics) 4–1 Dwyane Wade (ASG MVP)
2010–11 NBA 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)
2011–12[c] NBA 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 (MVP, FMVP)
2012–13 NBA 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 (MVP, FMVP)
2013–14 NBA 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
2014–15 NBA Eastern 10th Southeast 3rd 37 45 .451 23
2015–16 NBA Eastern 3rd Southeast 1st 48 34 .585 Won First Round (Hornets) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Raptors) 4–3
2016–17 NBA Eastern 9th Southeast 3rd 41 41 .500 12

All-time records[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of April 12, 2017.

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Miami Heat regular season record (1988–present) 1,211 1,119 .520
Miami Heat post-season record (1992–present) 123 96 .562
All-time regular and post-season record (1988–present) 1,334 1,215 .523

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formula is as follows:
  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. Retrieved April 21, 2012.