NBA 75th Anniversary Team

The NBA 75th Anniversary Team, also referred to as the NBA 75,[1][2] was chosen in 2021 to honor the 75th anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was the fourth and most recent anniversary team in the league.[3] Similar to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and the 25 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1971, a panel of reporters, current and former players, coaches, general managers, and team executives selected the greatest players in league history.[4] Tasked with compiling a list of 75 players, the committee named an additional 76th member due to a tie in voting.[5][6] It was built as part of the league's anniversary celebration during the 2021–22 NBA season.[4] Forty-five of the seventy-six players were later assembled in Cleveland, during the halftime ceremony of the 2022 All-Star Game.[note 1] To commemorate the NBA 75 Anniversary Team, the NBA created a logo for it, which appeared on courts and merchandise throughout the 2021-2022 NBA season.[7]

Members of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team during the halftime ceremony of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

Players selectedEdit

ListEdit

At the time of selection, the players selected combined for 158 NBA championships, 62 Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, 48 Finals MVP awards, and 730 All-Star selections. Of the 76 players, all 50 members of the 50th anniversary team were selected.[8] The other 26 included players from the 1970s to the current era.[9] Two notable omissions from the earlier top 50 selections, Bob McAdoo and Dominique Wilkins, were named to the 75th anniversary list.[10][11] When the previous 50 players were chosen in 1996–97, Wilkins was the only nine-time All-Star to be excluded, as well as the only six-time All-NBA selection to miss the cut. A two-time NBA champion, McAdoo was the only former league MVP omitted.[11][12] Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, George Mikan and Bob Pettit are the only players who have been named to all four NBA anniversary teams.[note 2][13]

Eleven players (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook) were active in the 2021–22 season, when the list was announced.[8] Four of them (Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook) were playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on their 2021–22 squad. The Brooklyn Nets, with Durant and Harden on their roster, were the only other team with multiple active players.[14] The Boston Celtics had the most overall players, past and present, on the list with 20. The Lakers were next with 15.[15]

Key
Italics Denotes player who was active in the NBA at the time of induction
Bold Denotes player who was not previously on the 50th Anniversary Team
All-Star Denotes number of All-Star appearances
All-NBA Denotes number of All-NBA selections
HoF Year Denotes year of Basketball Hall of Fame induction
G Guard F Forward C Center
Pos Position Pts Points Reb Rebounds
Ast Assists MVP Most Valuable Player

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2020–21 season, the season last completed before the list was announced.

NBA 75th Anniversary Team members
Name[5] Team(s) played for (years)[note 3] Pos Pts Reb Ast Championships won MVP won Finals MVP won All Star All-NBA HoF Year Ref.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks (19691975)
Los Angeles Lakers (19751989)
C 38,387 17,440 5,660 6 (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) 6 (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980) 2 (1971, 1985) 19 15 1995 [16]
Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks (19962003)
Seattle SuperSonics (20032007)
Boston Celtics (20072012)
Miami Heat (20122014)
G 24,505 5,272 4,361 2 (2008, 2013) None None 10 2 2018 [17]
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks (20132021) F 12,319 5,371 2,632 1 (2021) 2 (2019, 2020) 1 (2021) 5 5 TBD [18]
Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets (20032011)
New York Knicks (20112017)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2018)
Houston Rockets (2018–2019)
Portland Trail Blazers (20192021)
F 27,370 7,520 3,354 None None None 10 6 TBD [19]
Nate Archibald Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City-Omaha / Kansas City Kings (19701976)
New York Nets (1976–1977)
Boston Celtics (19781983)
Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1984)
G 16,481 2,046 6,476 1 (1981) None None 6 5 1991 [20]
Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors (19501952, 19541962) F 16,266 6,129 1,665 1 (1956) None None 10 4 1978 [21]
Charles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers (19841992)
Phoenix Suns (19921996)
Houston Rockets (19962000)
F 23,757 12,546 4,215 None 1 (1993) None 11 11 2006 [22]
Rick Barry San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (19651967, 19721978)
Houston Rockets (19781980)
F 18,395 5,168 4,017 1 (1975) None 1 (1975) 8 6 1987 [23]
Elgin Baylor Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers (19581971) F 23,149 11,463 3,650 None None None 11 10 1977 [24]
Dave Bing Detroit Pistons (19661975)
Washington Bullets (19751977)
Boston Celtics (1977–1978)
G 18,327 3,420 5,397 None None None 7 3 1990 [25]
Larry Bird Boston Celtics (19791992) F 21,791 8,974 5,695 3 (1981, 1984, 1986) 3 (1984, 1985, 1986) 2 (1984, 1986) 12 10 1998 [26]
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers (19962016) G 33,643 7,047 6,306 5 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010) 1 (2008) 2 (2009, 2010) 18 15 2020 [27]
Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors (19591965)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19681973)
C 31,419 23,924 4,643 2 (1967, 1972) 4 (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968) 1 (1972) 13 10 1979 [28]
Bob Cousy Boston Celtics (19501963)
Cincinnati Royals (1969–1970)
G 16,960 4,786 6,955 6 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963) 1 (1957) None 13 12 1971 [29]
Dave Cowens Boston Celtics (19701980)
Milwaukee Bucks (1982–1983)
C 13,516 10,444 2,910 2 (1974, 1976) 1 (1973) None 7 3 1991 [30]
Billy Cunningham Philadelphia 76ers (19651972, 19741976) F 13,626 6,638 2,625 1 (1967) None None 5 4 1986 [31]
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors (20092021) G 18,434 3,503 4,984 4 (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022) 2 (2015, 2016) 1 (2022) 8 8 TBD [32]
Anthony Davis New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans (20122019)
Los Angeles Lakers (20192021)
F/C 13,463 5,769 1,292 1 (2020) None None 8 4 TBD [33]
Dave DeBusschere Detroit Pistons (19621968)
New York Knicks (19681974)
F 14,053 9,618 2,497 2 (1970, 1973) None None 8 1 1983 [34]
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers (19831995)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
G 22,195 6,677 6,125 1 (1995) None None 10 5 2004 [35]
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs (19972016) F/C 26,496 15,091 4,225 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) 2 (2002, 2003) 3 (1999, 2003, 2005) 15 15 2020 [36]
Kevin Durant Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder (20072016)
Golden State Warriors (20162019)
Brooklyn Nets (2020–2021)
F 23,883 6,239 3,681 2 (2017, 2018) 1 (2014) 2 (2017, 2018) 11 9 TBD [37]
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers (19761987) F 18,364 5,601 3,224 1 (1983) 1 (1981) None 11 7 1993 [38]
Patrick Ewing New York Knicks (19852000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)
C 24,815 11,607 2,215 None None None 11 7 2008 [39]
Walt Frazier New York Knicks (19671977)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19771980)
G 15,581 4,830 5,040 2 (1970, 1973) None None 7 6 1987 [40]
Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves (19952007, 20152016)
Boston Celtics (20072013)
Brooklyn Nets (20132015)
F/C 26,071 14,662 5,445 1 (2008) 1 (2004) None 15 9 2020 [41]
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs (19761985)
Chicago Bulls (1985–1986)
G 20,708 3,607 2,214 None None None 9 7 1996 [42]
Hal Greer Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers (19581973) G 21,586 5,665 4,540 1 (1967) None None 10 7 1982 [43]
James Harden Oklahoma City Thunder (20092012)
Houston Rockets (20122021)
Brooklyn Nets (2021)
G 22,045 4,794 5,730 None 1 (2018) None 9 7 TBD [44]
John Havlicek Boston Celtics (19621978) F/G 26,395 8,007 6,114 8 (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976) None 1 (1974) 13 11 1984 [45]
Elvin Hayes San Diego / Houston Rockets (19681972, 19811984)
Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets (19721981)
F/C 27,313 16,279 2,398 1 (1978) None None 12 6 1990 [46]
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers (19962006, 2009–2010)
Denver Nuggets (20062008)
Detroit Pistons (2008–2009)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009)
G 24,368 3,394 5,624 None 1 (2001) None 11 8 2016 [47]
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (20032010, 20142018)
Miami Heat (20102014)
Los Angeles Lakers (20182021)
F 35,385 9,751 9,696 4 (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020) 4 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) 4 (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020) 17 17 TBD [48]
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers (19791991, 1996) G 17,707 6,559 10,141 5 (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) 3 (1987, 1989, 1990) 3 (1980, 1982, 1987) 12 10 2002 [49]
Sam Jones Boston Celtics (19571969) G 15,411 4,305 2,209 10 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969) None None 5 3 1984 [50]
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls (19841993, 19951998)
Washington Wizards (20012003)
G 32,292 6,672 5,633 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) 5 (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998) 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) 14 11 2009 [51]
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks (19941996, 20082012)
Phoenix Suns (19962001)
New Jersey Nets (20012008)
New York Knicks (2012–2013)
G 17,529 8,725 12,091 1 (2011) None None 10 6 2018 [52]
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs (20112018)
Toronto Raptors (2018–2019)
Los Angeles Clippers (20192021)
F 11,085 3,689 1,672 2 (2014, 2019) None 2 (2014, 2019) 5 5 TBD [53]
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers (20122021) G 16,815 2,856 4,514 None None None 6 6 TBD [54]
Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals (19631969)
San Francisco Warriors (19691971)
New York Knicks (19711974)
F 14,053 12,942 2,732 1 (1973) None None 7 5 1980 [55]
Karl Malone Utah Jazz (19852003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
F 36,928 14,968 5,248 None 2 (1997, 1999) None 14 14 2010 [56]
Moses Malone Buffalo Braves (1976)
Houston Rockets (19761982)
Philadelphia 76ers (19821986, 1993–1994)
Washington Bullets (19861988)
Atlanta Hawks (19881991)
Milwaukee Bucks (19911993)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
C 27,409 16,212 1,796 1 (1983) 3 (1979, 1982, 1983) 1 (1983) 12 8 2001 [57]
Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks (19701974)
New Orleans / Utah Jazz (19741980)
Boston Celtics (1980)
G 15,948 2,747 3,563 None None None 5 4 1987 [58]
Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves (19721976)
New York Knicks (19761979)
Boston Celtics (1979)
Detroit Pistons (19791981)
New Jersey Nets (1981)
Los Angeles Lakers (19811985)
Philadelphia 76ers (1986)
F/C 18,787 8,048 1,951 2 (1982, 1985) 1 (1975) None 5 2 2000 [59]
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics (19801993) F 17,335 7,122 1,670 3 (1981, 1984, 1986) None None 7 1 1999 [60]
George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers (19481954, 1955–1956) C 10,156 4,167 1,245 5 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954) None None 4 6 1959 [61]
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers (19872005) G 25,279 4,182 4,141 None None None 5 3 2012 [62]
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets (19671971)
New York Knicks (19711980)
G 17,454 2,796 3,594 1 (1973) None None 4 1 1990 [63]
Steve Nash Phoenix Suns (19961998, 20042012)
Dallas Mavericks (19992004)
Los Angeles Lakers (20122014)
G 17,387 3,642 10,335 None 2 (2005, 2006) None 8 7 2018 [64]
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks (19992019) F 31,560 11,489 3,651 1 (2011) 1 (2007) 1 (2011) 14 12 TBD [65]
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets (19842001)
Toronto Raptors (2001–2002)
C 26,946 13,748 3,058 2 (1994, 1995) 1 (1994) 2 (1994, 1995) 12 12 2008 [66]
Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic (19921996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19962004)
Miami Heat (20042008)
Phoenix Suns (20082009)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
Boston Celtics (2010–2011)
C 28,596 13,099 3,026 4 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006) 1 (2000) 3 (2000, 2001, 2002) 15 14 2016 [67]
Robert Parish Golden State Warriors (19761980)
Boston Celtics (19801994)
Charlotte Hornets (19941996)
Chicago Bulls (1996–1997)
C 23,334 14,715 2,180 4 (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997) None None 9 2 2003 [68]
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets (20052011)
Los Angeles Clippers (20112017)
Houston Rockets (20172019)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–2020)
Phoenix Suns (2020–2021)
G 19,978 4,923 10,275 None None None 11 10 TBD [69]
Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics (19902003)
Milwaukee Bucks (2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
Boston Celtics (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (20052007)
G 21,813 5,269 8,966 1 (2006) None None 9 9 2013 [70]
Bob Pettit Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks (19541965) F 20,880 12,849 2,369 1 (1958) 2 (1956, 1959) None 11 11 1971 [71]
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics (19992013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)
Washington Wizards (2014–2015)
Los Angeles Clippers (20152017)
F 26,397 7,527 4,708 1 (2008) None 1 (2008) 10 4 2021 [72]
Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls (19871998, 2003–2004)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (19992003)
F 18,940 7,494 6,135 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) None None 7 7 2010 [73]
Willis Reed New York Knicks (19641974) C/F 12,183 8,414 1,186 2 (1970, 1973) 1 (1970) 2 (1970, 1973) 7 5 1982 [74]
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals (19601970)
Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
G 26,710 7,804 9,887 1 (1971) 1 (1964) None 12 11 1980 [75]
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs (19892003) C 20,790 10,497 2,441 2 (1999, 2003) 1 (1995) None 10 10 2009 [76]
Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons (19861993)
San Antonio Spurs (19931995)
Chicago Bulls (19951998)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999)
Dallas Mavericks (2000)
F 6,683 11,954 1,600 5 (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998) None None 2 2 2011 [77]
Bill Russell Boston Celtics (19561969) C 14,522 21,620 4,100 11 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969) 5 (1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965) None 12 11 1975 [78]
Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers (19491964) F 18,438 11,256 3,072 1 (1955) None None 12 12 1973 [79]
Bill Sharman Washington Capitols (1950–1951)
Boston Celtics (19511961)
G 12,665 2,779 2,101 4 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961) None None 8 7 1976 [80]
John Stockton Utah Jazz (19842003) G 19,711 4,051 15,806 None None None 10 11 2009 [81]
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons (19811994) G 18,822 3,478 9,061 2 (1989, 1990) None 1 (1990) 12 5 2000 [82]
Nate Thurmond San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (19631974)
Chicago Bulls (19741975)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19751977)
C 14,437 14,464 2,575 None None None 7 0 1985 [83]
Wes Unseld Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets (19681981) C 10,624 13,769 3,822 1 (1978) 1 (1969) 1 (1978) 5 1 1988 [84]
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (20032016, 20182019)
Chicago Bulls (2016–2017)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2017–2018)
G 23,165 4,933 5,701 3 (2006, 2012, 2013) None 1 (2006) 13 8 TBD [85]
Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers (19741978)
San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers (1980,19821985)
Boston Celtics (19851987)
C 6,215 4,923 1,590 2 (1977, 1986) 1 (1978) 1 (1977) 2 2 1993 [86]
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers (19601974) G 25,192 5,366 6,238 1 (1972) None 1 (1969) 14 12 1980 [87]
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder (20082019)
Houston Rockets (2019–2020)
Washington Wizards (2020–2021)
G 21,857 6,961 8,061 None 1 (2017) None 9 9 TBD [88]
Lenny Wilkens St. Louis Hawks (19601968)
Seattle SuperSonics (19681972)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19721974)
Portland Trail Blazers (1974–1975)
G 17,772 5,030 7,211 None None None 9 0 1989 [89]
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks (19821994)
Los Angeles Clippers (1994)
Boston Celtics (1994–1995)
San Antonio Spurs (1996–1997)
Orlando Magic (1999)
F 26,668 7,169 2,677 None None None 9 7 2006 [88]
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers (19821994) F 16,320 4,708 2,791 3 (1985, 1987, 1988) None 1 (1988) 7 2 2003 [90]

Selection processEdit

The list was made through voting compiled by a panel of 88 media, current and former players, coaches, general managers, and team executives.[91][92] The NBA stated the players were "selected for being pioneers that have helped shape, define, and redefine the game."[93] The NBA revealed 25 members of the list the first two days, and 26 the last day from October 19 through October 21, 2021.[4]

ReceptionEdit

Upon its release, there was immediate reaction from members and analysts of the basketball community,[94][95][96][97] including from players both selected and not selected.[98][99]

15 Greatest Coaches in NBA HistoryEdit

Phil Jackson (left) and Red Auerbach (right) both made the 2022 list of the 15 greatest coaches in NBA history.
Active coaches Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, and Erik Spoelstra made the list of the 15 greatest coaches in NBA history.

Alongside the selection of the NBA's 75th anniversary team was the selection of the 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History. The list was compiled based upon unranked selection undertaken exclusively by a panel of 43 current and former NBA coaches in collaboration with the National Basketball Coaches Association. Of the 15 coaches, eight members of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History in 1996 were selected; original Top 10 coaches Bill Fitch and John Kundla were excluded from the updated list. Nine of the 15 coaches named were alive at the time of the list's announcement, and four of them—Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, and Erik Spoelstra—were active.[note 4] Six have died: Red Holzman in 1998,[100] Red Auerbach in 2006,[101] Chuck Daly in 2009,[102] Jack Ramsay in 2014,[103] and K. C. Jones and Jerry Sloan in 2020.[104][105] Nelson and Sloan were the only members to have never won a championship as a coach; Nelson won five as a player. Wilkens was the only member of the coaches list to have been selected as a member of the players list. Ten of the 15 coaches are also members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, with Nelson the most recent inductee in 2012.[106]

Key
Italics Denotes coach who was active in the NBA at the time of induction
Bold Denotes coach who was not previously selected among the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2020–21 season, the season last completed before the list was announced.

Coach Team(s) coached (years) Coaching record Championships won as coach Coach of the Year award(s) won Year of Basketball Hall of Fame induction Ref.
Red Auerbach Washington Capitols (19461949)
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949–1950)
Boston Celtics (19501966)
938–479 (.662) 9 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966) 1 (1965) 1969 [107]
Larry Brown Denver Nuggets (19761979)
New Jersey Nets (19811983)
San Antonio Spurs (19881992)
Los Angeles Clippers (19921993)
Indiana Pacers (19931997)
Philadelphia 76ers (19972003)
Detroit Pistons (20032005)
New York Knicks (2005–2006)
Charlotte Bobcats (20082010)
1,098–904 (.548) 1 (2004) 1 (2001) 2002 [108]
Chuck Daly Cleveland Cavaliers (1982)
Detroit Pistons (19831992)
New Jersey Nets (19921994)
Orlando Magic (19971999)
638–437 (.593) 2 (1989, 1990) None 1994 [109]
Red Holzman Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks (19541956)
New York Knicks (19671977), (19781982)
696–604 (.535) 2 (1970, 1973) 1 (1970) 1986 [110]
Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls (19891998)
Los Angeles Lakers (19992004, 20052011)
1,155–485 (.704) 11 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010) 1 (1996) 2007 [111]
K. C. Jones Capital / Washington Bullets (19731976)
Boston Celtics (19831988)
Seattle SuperSonics (19901992)
522–252 (.674) 2 (1984, 1986) None [112]
Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors (20142021) 376–171 (.687) 3 (2015, 2017, 2018) 1 (2016) [113]
Don Nelson Milwaukee Bucks (19761987)
Golden State Warriors (19881995, 20062010)
New York Knicks (1995–1996)
Dallas Mavericks (19972005)
1,335–1,063 (.557) None 3 (1983, 1985, 1992) 2012 [114][115]
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs (19962021) 1,310–653 (.667) 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) 3 (2003, 2012, 2014) [116]
Jack Ramsay Philadelphia 76ers (19681972)
Buffalo Braves (19721976)
Portland Trail Blazers (19761986)
Indiana Pacers (19861988)
864–783 (.525) 1 (1977) None 1992 [117]
Pat Riley Los Angeles Lakers (19811990)
New York Knicks (19911995)
Miami Heat (19952003, 20052008)
1,210–694 (.636) 5 (1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006) 3 (1990, 1993, 1997) 2008 [118]
Doc Rivers Orlando Magic (19992003)
Boston Celtics (20042013)
Los Angeles Clippers (20132020)
Philadelphia 76ers (20202021)
992–704 (.585) 1 (2008) 1 (2000) [119]
Jerry Sloan Chicago Bulls (19791982)
Utah Jazz (19882011)
1,221–803 (.603) None None 2009 [120]
Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat (20082021) 607–424 (.589) 2 (2012, 2013) None [121]
Lenny Wilkens Seattle SuperSonics (19691972, 19771985)
Portland Trail Blazers (19741976)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19861993)
Atlanta Hawks (19932000)
Toronto Raptors (20002003)
New York Knicks (20042005)
1,332–1,155 (.536) 1 (1979) 1 (1994) 1998 [122]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The following players were honored posthumously: Paul Arizin (died 2006), Elgin Baylor (died 2021), Kobe Bryant (died 2020), Wilt Chamberlain (died 1999), Dave DeBusschere (died 2003), Hal Greer (died 2018), John Havlicek (died 2019), Sam Jones (died 2021), Moses Malone (died 2015), Pete Maravich (died 1988), George Mikan (died 2005), Dolph Schayes (died 2015), Bill Sharman (died 2013), Nate Thurmond (died 2016), and Wes Unseld (died 2020). The following players were honored virtually: Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Tim Duncan, Walt Frazier, Karl Malone, Earl Monroe, Steve Nash, Scottie Pippen, Willis Reed, Bill Russell, Russell Westbrook, and Lenny Wilkens. Nate Archibald, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant did not attend nor appear virtually in the ceremony for various reasons.
  2. ^ The 25th anniversary team was the only one of the four teams that did not allow for the inclusion of active players at the time
  3. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  4. ^ Italicized record and winning percentage reflect all games played through the 2021–22 season; the preceding record is that of the coach at the time of his selection.

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