1993–94 NBA season

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1993–94 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
DurationNovember 5, 1993 – April 24, 1994
April 28 – June 5, 1994 (Playoffs)
June 8 – 22, 1994 (Finals)
Number of teams27
TV partner(s)NBC, TBS, TNT
Top draft pickChris Webber
Picked byOrlando Magic (traded to Golden State Warriors for Anfernee Hardaway)
Regular season
Top seedSeattle SuperSonics
Season MVPHakeem Olajuwon (Houston)
Top scorerDavid Robinson (San Antonio)
Eastern championsNew York Knicks
  Eastern runners-upIndiana Pacers
Western championsHouston Rockets
  Western runners-upUtah Jazz
ChampionsHouston Rockets
  Runners-upNew York Knicks
Finals MVPHakeem Olajuwon (Houston)
NBA seasons

The 1993–94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals to win the franchise's first championship.

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes
Team 1992–93 coach 1993–94 coach
Atlanta Hawks Bob Weiss Lenny Wilkens
Cleveland Cavaliers Lenny Wilkens Mike Fratello
Dallas Mavericks Gar Heard Quinn Buckner
Detroit Pistons Ron Rothstein Don Chaney
Indiana Pacers Bob Hill Larry Brown
Los Angeles Clippers Larry Brown Bob Weiss
Orlando Magic Matt Guokas Brian Hill
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Los Angeles Lakers Randy Pfund Bill Bertka
Bill Bertka Magic Johnson

1993–94 NBA changes

  • The Denver Nuggets changed their logo and uniforms, scrapping the rainbow skyline along with changing the color scheme to navy, red, and gold.
  • The Milwaukee Bucks changed their logo and uniforms, adopting a new color scheme of purple to go with dark green, while their uniforms featured taller B's and S's on the home and road jerseys.
  • The San Antonio Spurs moved into the Alamodome.



Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
1 Seattle 2
8 Denver 3
8 Denver 3
5 Utah 4
4 San Antonio 1
5 Utah 3
5 Utah 1
Western Conference
2 Houston 4
3 Phoenix 3
6 Golden State 0
3 Phoenix 3
2 Houston 4
2 Houston 3
7 Portland 1
W2 Houston 4
E2 New York 3
1 Atlanta 3
8 Miami 2
1 Atlanta 2
5 Indiana 4
4 Orlando 0
5 Indiana 3
5 Indiana 3
Eastern Conference
2 New York 4
3 Chicago 3
6 Cleveland 0
3 Chicago 3
2 New York 4
2 New York 3
7 New Jersey 1

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game David Robinson San Antonio Spurs 29.8
Rebounds per game Dennis Rodman San Antonio Spurs 17.3
Assists per game John Stockton Utah Jazz 12.6
Steals per game Nate McMillan Seattle SuperSonics 2.96
Blocks per game Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets 4.10
FG% Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic .599
FT% Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Denver Nuggets .956
3FG% Tracy Murray Portland Trail Blazers .459

NBA awards

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com

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