List of Washington Wizards seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Washington Wizards, formerly known as the Washington Bullets, Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They Washington Wizards play in the National Basketball Association, and currently play their home games at the Verizon Center, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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]
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]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Postseason Results Awards
Chicago Packers
1961–62 Western 5th 18 62 .225 36 Walt Bellamy (RoY)
Chicago Zephyrs
1962–63 Western 5th 25 55 .313 28 Terry Dischinger (RoY)
Baltimore Bullets
1963–64 Western 4th 31 49 .388 17
1964–65 Western 3rd 37 43 .463 12 Won Division Semifinals (Hawks) 3–1
Lost Division Finals (Lakers) 4–2[1]
1965–66 Western 2nd 38 42 .475 7 Lost Division Semifinals (Hawks) 3–0[2]
1966–67 Eastern 5th 20 61 .247 48
1967–68 Eastern 6th 36 46 .439 26 Earl Monroe (RoY)
1968–69 Eastern 1st 57 25 .695 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 4–0[3] Wes Unseld (MVP, RoY)
Gene Shue (CoY)
1969–70 Eastern 3rd 50 32 .610 10 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3[4]
1970–71 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 42 40 .512 Won Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (Bucks) 4–0[5]
1971–72 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 38 44 .463 Lost Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–2
1972–73 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 52 30 .634 Lost Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–1
Capital Bullets
1973–74 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 47 35 .573 Lost Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3[6]
Washington Bullets
1974–75 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals (Braves) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Celtics) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (Warriors) 4–0[7]
1975–76 Eastern 3rd Central 2nd 48 34 .585 1 Lost Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–3[8]
1976–77 Eastern 3rd Central 2nd 48 34 .585 1 Won First Round (Cavaliers) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Rockets) 4–2[9]
1977–78 Eastern 3rd Central 2nd 44 38 .537 8 Won First Round (Hawks) 2–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Spurs) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (76ers) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (SuperSonics) 4–3[10]
Wes Unseld (FMVP)
1978–79 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 54 28 .659 Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Spurs) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (SuperSonics) 4–1[11]
Bob Ferry (EoY)
1979–80 Eastern 6th Atlantic 3rd 39 43 .476 22 Lost First Round (76ers) 2–0[12]
1980–81 Eastern 7th Atlantic 4th 39 43 .476 23
1981–82 Eastern 5th Atlantic 4th 43 39 .524 20 Won First Round (Nets) 2–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Celtics) 4–1[13]
Gene Shue (CoY)
Bob Ferry (EoY)
1982–83 Eastern 7th Atlantic 5th 42 40 .512 23
1983–84 Eastern 8th Atlantic 5th 35 47 .427 27 Lost First Round (Celtics) 3-1[14]
1984–85 Eastern 6th Atlantic 4th 40 42 .488 23 Lost First Round (76ers) 3–1[15]
1985–86 Eastern 6th Atlantic 4th 39 43 .476 28 Lost First Round (76ers) 3–2[16]
1986–87 Eastern 6th Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 17 Lost First Round (Pistons) 3–0[17]
1987–88 Eastern 7th Atlantic 2nd 38 44 .463 19 Lost First Round (Pistons) 3–2[18]
1988–89 Eastern 9th Atlantic 4th 40 42 .488 12
1989–90 Eastern 10th Atlantic 4th 31 51 .378 22
1990–91 Eastern 10th Atlantic 4th 30 52 .366 26
1991–92 Eastern 13th Atlantic 6th 25 57 .305 26 Pervis Ellison (MIP)
1992–93 Eastern 14th Atlantic 7th 22 60 .268 38
1993–94 Eastern 12th Atlantic 7th 24 58 .293 33 Don MacLean (MIP)
1994–95 Eastern 14th Atlantic 7th 21 61 .256 36
1995–96 Eastern 10th Atlantic 4th 39 43 .476 21 Gheorghe Mureșan (MIP)
1996–97 Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 44 38 .537 17 Lost First Round (Bulls) 3–0[19]
Washington Wizards
1997–98 Eastern 9th Atlantic 4th 42 40 .512 13
1998–99[b] Eastern 13th Atlantic 6th 18 32 .360 15
1999–00 Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 29 53 .354 23
2000–01 Eastern 14th Atlantic 7th 19 63 .232 37
2001–02 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 37 45 .451 15
2002–03 Eastern 10th Atlantic 6th 37 45 .451 12
2003–04 Eastern 13th Atlantic 6th 25 57 .305 22
2004–05 Eastern 5th Southeast 2nd 45 37 .549 14 Won First Round (Bulls) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Heat) 4–0[21]
2005–06 Eastern 5th Southeast 2nd 42 40 .512 10 Lost First Round (Cavaliers) 4–2[22]
2006–07 Eastern 7th Southeast 2nd 41 41 .500 3 Lost First Round (Cavaliers) 4–0[23]
2007–08 Eastern 5th Southeast 2nd 43 39 .524 9 Lost First Round (Cavaliers) 4–2[24]
2008–09 Eastern 15th Southeast 5th 19 63 .232 40
2009–10 Eastern 14th Southeast 5th 26 56 .317 33
2010–11 Eastern 13th Southeast 5th 23 59 .280 35
2011–12 Eastern 14th Southeast 4th 20 46 .303 26
2012–13 Eastern 12th Southeast 3rd 29 53 .354 37
2013–14 Eastern 5th Southeast 2nd 44 38 .537 10 Won First Round (Bulls) 4–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Pacers) 4–2[25]
2014–15 Eastern 5th Southeast 2nd 46 36 .561 14 Won First Round (Raptors) 4–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2[26]
Regular Season 1917 2370 .447 1961–2015
Playoffs 79 116 .401 1 NBA Championship

All-time records[edit]

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

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Chicago Packers regular season record (1961–1962) 18 62 .225
Chicago Zephyrs regular season record (1962-1963) 25 55 .313
Baltimore Bullets regular season record (1963–1973) 401 412 .493
Capital Bullets regular season record (1973-1974) 47 35 .573
Washington Bullets regular season record (1974–1997) 887 999 .470
Washington Wizards regular season record (1997–present) 495 739 .391
All-time regular season record (1961–present) 1873 2332 .445
Baltimore Bullets post-season record (1964–1973) 19 34 .358
Capital Bullets post-season record (1973-1974) 3 4 .428
Washington Bullets post-season record (1974–1997) 47 59 .443
Washington Wizards post-season record (1997–present) 8 19 .296
All-time post-season record (1964–present) 77 116 .399
All-time regular and post-season record 1950 2448 .443

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. ^ 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.[20]

References[edit]

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