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Encyclopedia > NBA 50 Greatest Players

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players of the first half-century of the NBA, with respect not only to performance at the professional level but in consideration of sportsmanship, team leadership, and contributions to the growth of basketball and irrespective of positions played; only players to have played at least a portion of their careers in the NBA were eligible for selection. Selected and announced in conjunction with the 50th anniversary team were a list of the ten best head coaches and ten best single season teams in NBA history. Image File history File links Nba50_logo_sm_TRANS.gif Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... It is sporting to shake the hand of ones opponent after the end of a game. ... Team mates cooperate to beat the other team Team sport is a term used to distinguish between sports based on one-on-one direct confrontation (such as most raquet sports, boxing or Martial arts) or timed races (such as athletics or swimming), as opposed to those which are practiced between... Look up Leadership in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: center, power forward, small forward, point guard and shooting guard. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... Team mates cooperate to beat the other team Team sport is a term used to distinguish between sports based on one-on-one direct confrontation (such as most raquet sports, boxing or Martial arts) or timed races (such as athletics or swimming), as opposed to those which are practiced between...

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The list was compiled based upon unranked voting completed by fifty selected panelists, of whom sixteen were former players voting in their roles as players, of whom thirteen were members of the print and broadcast news media, and of whom twenty-one were team representatives—contemporary and former general managers, head coaches, and executives—of whom seven were also former players; even as players, whether representing players or teams, were proscribed from voting for themselves, only three voting players—Bill Bradley, John Kerr, and Bob Lanier—were not themselves selected to the team. This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... News media satellite up-link trucks and photojournalists gathered outside the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey in August, 2004 following the announcement of evidence of a terrorist threat to it and to buildings in New York City. ... The term general manager is a title used by an executive in a business operation, although the duties of the position vary according to the context. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Rt Hon. ... Robert Jerry Lanier (born September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York) was a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He played collegiately at St. ...


The announcement of the team, undertaken by commissioner David Stern in New York City, New York, United States on October 29, 1996, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, which occupied the site of the former Commodore Hotel, where the original NBA charter was signed on June 6, 1946, began a season-long celebration of the league's anniversary. The players were assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, during the 1997 All-Star Game Weekend, and only three—Pete Maravich, Jerry West, and Shaquille O'Neal—were absent; Maravich, having, aged just 40 years, died in 1988, was represented by two sons, whilst O'Neal was injured and could not attend and West elected not to participate. Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... David Stern David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is an American lawyer and has been the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1984. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... This article is about the hotel chain. ... Alternate use, see charter airline, yacht charter, bare-boat charter or Charter Communications. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The 1996-97 NBA season is the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... 1997 NBA All-Star Game Logo 47th NBA All-Star Game. ... Peter Press Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his incredible shooting abilities, creative passing, and dazzling ballhandling. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972), smallest penis in the nba, and never really grew in size. ... See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton...


At the time of the announcement of the team, ten of the fifty players were active, but only one— Shaquille O'Neal—played during the 2005-06 season. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Players selected

A

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. ... Nathaniel Tiny Archibald (born September 2, 1948 in New York City) is a former professional basketball player. ... Paul Arizin (born April 9, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is one of Phillys greatest basketball legends, and was a high scoring forward at Villanova University before being drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the then-new NBA. Arizin was league scoring champion and one of the greatest NBA players...

B

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama) is an American former basketball power forward. ... Rick Barry (with a basket) as a player of the Golden State Warriors Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) is a former professional basketball player, remembered for his sharpshooting, his excellent passing, his tenacious and quarrelsome spirit and his odd-looking but... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... David Bing (born November 24, 1943 in Washington, DC) is a former All-Star basketball player in the NBA, primarily for the Detroit Pistons from 1966 to 1975. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest all around players, and perhaps the most clutch. ...

C

Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Jordan Louise Aseo (born December 29, 1989 in New York City, New York) is a former basketball player, who played guard with the Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season. ... David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player. ... William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ...

D

David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Clyde Austin The Glide Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former NBA shooting guard. ...

E

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former NBA player. ...

F

Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

G

George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the ABAs Virginia Squires and the NBAs San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... Harold Everett Greer (born June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ...

H

John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is an American former professional basketball player, thought to be one of the best NBA players in history, especially in defense. ... Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players. ...

J

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Samuel Sam Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...

L

Jerry Lucas as a player of the San Francisco Warriors Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ...

M

Karl Malone (born July 24, 1963, in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former NBA basketball player who also played in the ABA, as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Peter Press Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his incredible shooting abilities, creative passing, and dazzling ballhandling. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... Earl Vernon Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ...

O

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former professional basketball player whose glory days were with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972), smallest penis in the nba, and never really grew in size. ...

P

Robert Lee Parish (born on August 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana), is a former American basketball center. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is an American former professional basketball star who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players...

R

Willis Reed Willis Reed, Jr. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee) is an American former NBA player and is considered by many to be one of the greatest basketball players in history. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player, who is considered one of the greatest to ever play. ... William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a former American basketball player, remembered for his central role in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA championships in thirteen seasons. ...

S

Adolph Schayes (known as Dolph Schayes) (born May 19, 1928 in New York, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played his college basketball at New York University 1944-48. ... Bill Sharman William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is a former American professional basketball player. ...

T

Isiah Thomas Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, and is currently the president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks as well as the coach. ... Nate Thurmond (born July 25, 1941 in Akron, Ohio) is rated by many one of the very finest defensive centers ever to play pro basketball, feared and praised by legends including Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain. ...

U

Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. ...

W

William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952 in La Mesa, California), is an American former basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia) has had one of the most successful careers ever in professional basketball, first as a player, then as a coach and finally as an executive. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ...

TNT addendum

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the release of the fiftieth anniversary team, fourteen broadcasters employed by the American television network Turner Network Television, a broadcaster of NBA games and the network on which the programs The NBA on TNT and Inside the NBA air, including four former players and two panelists who voted on the initial NBA list, released a list of the Next 10 Greatest Players, considering for selection contemporary players who were unestablished in 1996 and historical players whom voters originally omitted. Released on February 18, 2006, the ranked list was presented in conjunction with the NBA's 2006 All-Star Weekend. Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and launched with a showing of his favorite film, Gone with the Wind, on October 3, 1988. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a TV show which broadcasts National Basketball Association games on TNT. TNT began airing NBA games in 1988, and aired games on multiple nights of the week (usually twice a week with sister network TBS airing another... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a TV show which broadcasts National Basketball Association games on TNT. TNT began airing NBA games in 1988, and aired games on multiple nights of the week (usually twice a week with sister network TBS airing another... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // December 1-December 15: The 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar December 10: 33rd Annual Honolulu Marathon December 10-December 17: FIFA Club World Cup in Japan December 31: The NRL will officially retire the nickname Chargers as the Gold Coast Titans take the field in 2007. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ...


Players selected

Timothy Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960 in Paris, France) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976, in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Cornelius Connie Hawkins (born July 17, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Hall of Fame National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player and New York City playground legend, born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American professional basketball player. ... Gary Dwayne Payton (born July 23, 1968, in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. ...

Coaches

Concomitant to the selection of the NBA's fifty greatest players was the unranked selection, undertaken exclusively by members of the print and broadcast media, of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History, of whom four—Phil Jackson, Don Nelson, Pat Riley, and Lenny Wilkens—were active at the time of the list's announcement; only two—Jackson and Riley—coached teams during the 2005-06 season. Wilkens was also the only member of the coaches list to have been a member of the players list. This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... Phil Jackson as a coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach and former player. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is a NBA head coach. ... Pat Riley reacts to a call during a game. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Coaches selected

Coach Professional team(s) coached Overall regular season coaching record (winning percentage in parentheses) League championships won as coach Coach of the Year Awards won Year of Hall of Fame induction as coach
Red Auerbach Washington Capitols (of the Basketball Association of America; 1946-47–1948-49)
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-50)
Boston Celtics (1950-51–1965-66)
938–479 (.662) 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 1964-65 1969
Chuck Daly Cleveland Cavaliers (1982)
Detroit Pistons (1983-84–1991-92)
New Jersey Nets (1992-93–1993-94)
Orlando Magic (1997-98–1999)
605–420 (.590) [638–437 (.593)][5] 1989, 1990 None 1994
Bill Fitch Cleveland Cavaliers (1970-71–1978-79)
Boston Celtics (1978-79–1982-83)
Houston Rockets (1983-84–1987-88)
New Jersey Nets (1989-90–1991-92)
Los Angeles Clippers (1994-95–1997-98)
944–1106 (.460) 1981 1975-76, 1979-80 None
Red Holzman Milwaukee Hawks (also as St. Louis Hawks; 1954–1956)
New York Knicks (1967-68–1981-82)
696–604 (.535) 1970, 1973 1969-70 1986
Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls (1989-90–1997-98)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2000–2003-04, 2005-06–present)
545–193 (.738) [877–353 (.713)] [5] 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 1995-96 None [6]
John Kundla Minneapolis Lakers (1948-49 [in Basketball Association of America]), 1949-50–1958-59 423–302 (.583) 1949 (in Basketball Association of America), 1952, 1953, 1954 None 1995
Don Nelson Milwaukee Bucks (1976-77–1986-87)
Golden State Warriors (1988-89–1994, present)
New York Knicks (1995-96)
Dallas Mavericks (1997-98–2004-05)
867–679 (.575) [1190–880 (.575)] [5] None 1982-83, 1984-85, 1991-92 None
Jack Ramsay Philadelphia 76ers (1968-69–1971-72)
Buffalo Braves (1972-73–1975-76)
Portland Trail Blazers (1976-77–1985-86
Indiana Pacers (1986-87–1988)
864–783 (.525) 1977 None 1992
Pat Riley Los Angeles Lakers (1981-82–1989-90)
New York Knicks (1991-92–1994-95
Miami Heat (1995-96–2002-03, 2005-06–present)
914–387 (.703) [1151-589 (.661)] [5] 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006 1989-90, 1992-93, 1996-97 None [6]
Lenny Wilkens[3] Seattle SuperSonics (1969-70–1971-72, 1977-78–1984-85)
Portland Trail Blazers (1974-75–1975-76)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-87–1992-93)
Atlanta Hawks (1993-94–1998-99
Toronto Raptors (2000-01–2002-03)
New York Knicks (2004–2004-05)
1120-908 (.526) [1332-1155 (.536)] [5] 1979 1993-94 1998

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Teams

Concomitant to the selection of the NBA's fifty greatest players was the unranked selection, undertaken exclusively by members of the print and broadcast media, of the Top 10 Teams in NBA History, chosen from amongst all single season individual teams. Each won its league championship, and the teams combined to average 66 wins per season. This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... Franchising (from the French for free) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual... Logo of NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ...


Teams selected

Team and season Regular season record (winning percentage in parentheses) NBA Playoffs result Head coach Most common starting lineup and sixth man Players inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame [7] Players placed on the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
1964-65 Boston Celtics 62-18 (.775) Won 1965 championship Red Auerbach [8] Point guard K.C. Jones, shooting guard Sam Jones, small forward Tom Heinsohn, power forward Tom Sanders, center Bill Russell, small forward John Havlicek Five (K. Jones, S. Jones, Heinsohn, Russell, Havlicek) Three (S. Jones, Russell, Havlicek)
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers 68-13 (.840) Won 1967 championship Alex Hannum point guard Wali Jones, shooting guard Hal Greer, small forward Chet Walker, power forward Luke Jackson, center Wilt Chamberlain, combo forward Billy Cunningham Three (Greer, Chamberlain, Cunningham) Three (Greer, Chamberlain, Cunningham)
1969-70 New York Knicks 60-22 (.732) Won 1970 championship Red Holzman Point guard Walt Frazier, shooting guard Dick Barnett, small forward Bill Bradley, power forward Dave DeBusschere, center Willis Reed, small forward Cazzie Russell Four (Frazier, Bradley, DeBusschere, Reed) Three (Frazier, DeBusschere, Reed)
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers 69-13 (.841) Won 1972 championship Bill Sharman[3] Point guard Gail Goodrich, shooting guard Jerry West, small forward Jim McMillian, power forward Happy Hairston, center Wilt Chamberlain, shooting guard Flynn Robinson Four (Goodrich, West, Chamberlain, combo forward Elgin Baylor[9]) Three (West, Chamberlain, Baylor)
1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers 65-17 (.793) Won 1983 championship Billy Cunningham Point guard Maurice Cheeks, shooting guard Andrew Toney, small forward Julius Erving, power forward Marc Iavaroni, center Moses Malone, power forward Bobby Jones Two (Erving, Malone) Two (Erving, Malone)
1985-86 Boston Celtics 67-15 (.817) Won 1986 championship K.C. Jones Point guard Dennis Johnson, shooting guard Danny Ainge, small forward Kevin McHale, power forward Larry Bird, center Robert Parish, center Bill Walton Four (McHale, Bird, Parish, Walton) Four (McHale, Bird, Parish, Walton)
1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers 65-17 (.793) Won 1987 championship Pat Riley [10] Point guard Magic Johnson, , shooting guard Byron Scott, small forward James Worthy, power forward A.C. Green, center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, small forward Michael Cooper Three (Johnson, Worthy, Abdul-Jabbar) Three (Johnson, Worthy, Abdul-Jabbar)
1988-89 Detroit Pistons 63-19 (.768) Won 1989 championship Chuck Daly [8] Point guard Isiah Thomas, shooting guard Joe Dumars, small forward Mark Aguirre, power forward Rick Mahorn, center Bill Laimbeer, shooting guard Vinnie Johnson Two (Thomas, Dumars) One (Thomas)
1991-92 Chicago Bulls 67-15 (.817) Won 1992 championship Phil Jackson [10] Point guard John Paxson, shooting guard Michael Jordan, small forward Scottie Pippen, power forward Horace Grant, center Bill Cartwright, point guard B.J. Armstrong Zero [11] Two (Jordan, Pippen)
1995-96 Chicago Bulls 72-10 (.878) Won 1996 championship Phil Jackson [10] Point guard Ron Harper, shooting guard Michael Jordan, small forward Scottie Pippen, power forward Dennis Rodman, center Luc Longley, small forward Toni Kukoc Zero [12] Two (Jordan, Pippen)

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See Also

SLAM Magazine chose the 75 top NBA all-time players in 2003. ...

External links

  • National Basketball Association 50th Anniversary Team page
  • National Basketball Association Top 10 Coaches page
  • National Basketball Association Top 10 Teams page
  • TNT article detailing "Ten Next" selection process

Notes

  1. ^ a b Starred players have, as of the close of the 2005-06 season been inducted as players into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ Italicized players were active upon the announcement of the team and thus played at least as recently as the 1996-97 season.
  3. ^ a b c d Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Apart from Wilkens and Sharman, the only other person so honored is John Wooden.
  4. ^ Italicized players in the "Next 10" were active upon the announcement of the team and thus played at least as recently as the 2005-06 season.
  5. ^ a b c d e Bracketed record and winning percentage reflect all games played through the 2005-06 NBA season; the preceding record is that of the coach at the time of his selection.
  6. ^ a b To be considered for induction, a head coach must have been retired for at least five calendar years or must have been a coach at the professional, collegiate, or secondary level for no fewer than 25 years; coach is ineligible for induction.
  7. ^ Italicized players were inducted subsequent to the announcement of the ten best teams.
  8. ^ a b Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame as coach.
  9. ^ Having been injured during the ninth game of the season, Baylor did not play for the team after November 11, 1971, and retired from professional basketball soon after the completion of the season.
  10. ^ a b c Having neither been fully retired for five years nor an active head coach for at least 25 years, coach is as yet ineligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coach.
  11. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years; of the six, Jordan, Pippen, and Grant are, as of the conclusion of the 2005-06 season, ineligible for induction.
  12. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years; of the six, only Rodman, having retired after the 1999-2000 season is, as of the conclusion of the 2005-06 season, eligible for induction.

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