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.

1993–94 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
  • November 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 Penny 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

Notable occurrences Edit

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 Edit

  • The Denver Nuggets changed their logo and uniforms, scrapping the rainbow skyline along with changing the color scheme to navy, red, and gold.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • The San Antonio Spurs moved into the Alamodome.[3][4]

NBA awards Edit

Yearly awards Edit

Standings Edit