Southeast Division (NBA)
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Inaugural season||2004–05 season|
|No. of teams||5|
|Most recent Southeast Division champion(s)||Miami Heat (8th title)|
|Most Southeast Division titles||Miami Heat (8 titles)|
The Southeast Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The division consists of five teams, the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards.
The division was created at the start of the 2004–05 season, when the league expanded from 29 to 30 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Hornets. The league realigned itself into three divisions in each conference. The Southeast Division began with five inaugural members, the Hawks, the Hornets, the Heat, the Magic and the Wizards. The Hawks joined from the Central Division, while the Heat, the Magic and the Wizards joined from the Atlantic Division. The Bobcats changed their name to the Hornets effective the 2014–15 season, after which it assumed the history of the original Hornets from 1988–2002. The Hornets name was previously used by the now-New Orleans Pelicans from 2002–2013.
The Heat has won the most Southeast Division titles, with eight, while the Magic have won three and the Hawks have won one. The Heat won the Southeast Division in four consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2014. Miami's three championships (2006, 2012, and 2013) each came after winning the Southeast Division. The Heat are also the most recent division champion, having won their eighth division championship in the 2015–16 season.
|y – Miami Heat||48||34||.585||0.0||28–13||20–21||10–6||82|
|x – Atlanta Hawks||48||34||.585||0.0||27–14||21–20||8–8||82|
|x – Charlotte Hornets||48||34||.585||0.0||30–11||18–23||8–8||82|
- y – Clinched division title
- x – Clinched playoff spot
- denotes an expansion team.
|^||Had or tied for the best regular season record for that season|
|2004–05||Miami Heat||59–23 (.720)||Lost Conference Finals|
|2005–06||Miami Heat||52–30 (.634)||Won NBA Finals|
|2006–07||Miami Heat||44–38 (.537)||Lost First Round|
|2007–08||Orlando Magic||52–30 (.634)||Lost Conference Semifinals|
|2008–09||Orlando Magic||59–23 (.720)||Lost NBA Finals|
|2009–10||Orlando Magic||59–23 (.720)||Lost Conference Finals|
|2010–11||Miami Heat||58–24 (.707)||Lost NBA Finals|
|2011–12[a]||Miami Heat||46–20 (.697)||Won NBA Finals|
|2012–13||Miami Heat||66–16 (.805)||Won NBA Finals|
|2013–14||Miami Heat||54–28 (.659)||Lost NBA Finals|
|2014–15||Atlanta Hawks||60–22 (.732)||Lost Conference Finals|
|2015–16||Miami Heat||48–34 (.585)||Lost Conference Semifinals|
Titles by team
|Miami Heat||8||2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16|
|Orlando Magic||3||2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10|
|^||Denotes team that won the NBA championship|
|+||Denotes team that won the Conference Finals, but lost the NBA Finals|
|*||Denotes team that qualified for the NBA Playoffs|
|2004–05||Miami* (59–23)||Washington* (45–37)||Orlando (36–46)||Charlotte (18–64)||Atlanta (13–69)|
|2005–06||Miami^ (52–30)||Washington* (42–40)||Orlando (36–46)||Charlotte (26–56)||Atlanta (26–56)|
|2006–07||Miami* (44–38)||Washington* (41–41)||Orlando* (40–42)||Charlotte (33–49)||Atlanta (30–52)|
|2007–08||Orlando* (52–30)||Washington* (43–39)||Atlanta* (37–45)||Charlotte (32–50)||Miami (15–67)|
|2008–09||Orlando+ (59–23)||Atlanta* (47–35)||Miami* (43–39)||Charlotte (35–47)||Washington (19–63)|
|2009–10||Orlando* (59–23)||Atlanta* (53–29)||Miami* (47–35)||Charlotte* (44–38)||Washington (26–56)|
|2010–11||Miami+ (58–24)||Orlando* (52–30)||Atlanta* (44–38)||Charlotte (34–48)||Washington (23–59)|
|2011–12[a]||Miami^ (46–20)||Atlanta* (40–26)||Orlando* (37–29)||Washington (20–46)||Charlotte (7–59)|
|2012–13||Miami^ (66–16)||Atlanta* (44–38)||Washington (29–53)||Charlotte (21–61)||Orlando (20–62)|
|2013–14||Miami* (54–28)||Washington* (44–38)||Charlotte* (43–39)||Atlanta* (38–44)||Orlando (23–59)|
|2014–15||Atlanta* (60–22)||Washington* (46–36)||Miami (35–47)||Charlotte (33–49)||Orlando (25–57)|
|2015–16||Miami* (48–34)||Atlanta* (48–34)||Charlotte* (48–34)||Washington (41–41)||Orlando (35–47)|
- a 1 2 Because of a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011, and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.
- "NBA & ABA League Index". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.