List of NBA champions

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This is a list of NBA Champions.

Champions[change | change source]

Numbers in parentheses in the table are NBA Finals appearances as of the date of that NBA Finals, and are used as follows:

  • Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in an NBA Finals as well as each respective teams' NBA Finals record to date.
Year Winning team Coach Games Losing team Coach Ref
1947 Philadelphia Warriors (1, 1–0) Gottlieb, EddieEddie Gottlieb 4–1 Chicago Stags (1, 0–1) Olsen, HaroldHarold Olsen [1]
1948 Baltimore Bullets (1, 1–0) Jeannette, BuddyBuddy Jeannette 4–2 Philadelphia Warriors (2, 1–1) Eddie Gottlieb [2]
1949 Minneapolis Lakers (W) (1, 1–0) Kundla, JohnJohn Kundla 4–2 Washington Capitols (E) (1, 0–1) Auerbach, RedRed Auerbach [3]
1950 Minneapolis Lakers (C) (2, 2–0) John Kundla 4–2 Syracuse Nationals (E) (1, 0–1) Cervi, AlAl Cervi [4]
1951 Rochester Royals (W) (1, 1–0) Harrison, LesLes Harrison 4–3 New York Knicks (E) (1, 0–1) Lapchick, JoeJoe Lapchick [5]
1952 Minneapolis Lakers (W) (3, 3–0) John Kundla 4–3 New York Knicks (E) (2, 0–2) Joe Lapchick [6]
1953 Minneapolis Lakers (W) (4, 4–0) John Kundla 4–1 New York Knicks (E) (3, 0–3) Joe Lapchick [7]
1954 Minneapolis Lakers (W) (5, 5–0) John Kundla 4–3 Syracuse Nationals (E) (2, 0–2) Al Cervi [8]
1955 Syracuse Nationals (E) (3, 1–2) Al Cervi 4–3 Fort Wayne Pistons (W) (1, 0–1) Eckman, CharlesCharles Eckman [9]
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (E) (3, 2–1) Senesky, GeorgeGeorge Senesky 4–1 Fort Wayne Pistons (W) (2, 0–2) Charles Eckman [10]
1957 Boston Celtics (E) (1, 1–0) Red Auerbach 4–3 St. Louis Hawks (W) (1, 0–1) Hannum, AlexAlex Hannum [11]
1958 St. Louis Hawks (W) (2, 1–1) Alex Hannum 4–2 Boston Celtics (E) (2, 1–1) Red Auerbach [12]
1959 Boston Celtics (E) (3, 2–1) Red Auerbach 4–0 Minneapolis Lakers (W) (6, 5–1) John Kundla [13]
1960 Boston Celtics (E) (4, 3–1) Red Auerbach 4–3 St. Louis Hawks (W) (3, 1–2) Macauley, EdEd Macauley [14]
1961 Boston Celtics (E) (5, 4–1) Red Auerbach 4–1 St. Louis Hawks (W) (4, 1–3) Seymour, PaulPaul Seymour [15]
1962 Boston Celtics (E) (6, 5–1) Red Auerbach 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (7, 5–2) Schaus, FredFred Schaus [16]
1963 Boston Celtics (E) (7, 6–1) Red Auerbach 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (8, 5–3) Fred Schaus [17]
1964 Boston Celtics (E) (8, 7–1) Red Auerbach 4–1 San Francisco Warriors (W) (4, 2–2) Alex Hannum [18]
1965 Boston Celtics (E) (9, 8–1) Red Auerbach 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (9, 5–4) Fred Schaus [19]
1966 Boston Celtics (E) (10, 9–1) Red Auerbach 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (10, 5–5) Fred Schaus [20]
1967 Philadelphia 76ers (E) (4, 2–2) Alex Hannum 4–2 San Francisco Warriors (W) (5, 2–3) Sharman, BillBill Sharman [21]
1968 Boston Celtics (E) (11, 10–1) Russell, BillBill Russell 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (11, 5–6) van Breda Kolff, ButchButch van Breda Kolff [22]
1969 Boston Celtics (E) (12, 11–1) Bill Russell 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (12, 5–7) Butch van Breda Kolff [23]
1970 New York Knicks (E) (4, 1–3) Holzman, RedRed Holzman 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers (W) (13, 5–8) Mullaney, JoeJoe Mullaney [24]
1971 Milwaukee Bucks (WC) (1, 1–0) Costello, LarryLarry Costello 4–0 Baltimore Bullets (EC) (1, 0–1) Shue, GeneGene Shue [25]
1972 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (14, 6–8) Bill Sharman 4–1 New York Knicks (EC) (5, 1–4) Red Holzman [26]
1973 New York Knicks (EC) (6, 2–4) Red Holzman 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (15, 6–9) Bill Sharman [27]
1974 Boston Celtics (EC) (13, 12–1) Heinsohn, TomTom Heinsohn 4–3 Milwaukee Bucks (WC) (2, 1–1) Larry Costello [28]
1975 Golden State Warriors (WC) (6, 3–3) Attles, AlAl Attles 4–0 Washington Bullets (EC) (2, 0–2) Jones, K. C.K. C. Jones [29]
1976 Boston Celtics (EC) (14, 13–1) Tom Heinsohn 4–2 Phoenix Suns (WC) (1, 0–1) MacLeod, JohnJohn MacLeod [30]
1977 Portland Trail Blazers (WC) (1, 1–0) Ramsay, JackJack Ramsay 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers (EC) (5, 2–3) Gene Shue [31]
1978 Washington Bullets (EC) (3, 1–2) Motta, DickDick Motta 4–3 Seattle SuperSonics (WC) (1, 0–1) Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens [32]
1979 Seattle SuperSonics (WC) (2, 1–1) Lenny Wilkens 4–1 Washington Bullets (EC) (4, 1–3) Dick Motta [33]
1980 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (16, 7–9) Westhead, PaulPaul Westhead 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers (EC) (6, 2–4) Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham [34]
1981 Boston Celtics (EC) (15, 14–1) Fitch, BillBill Fitch 4–2 Houston Rockets (WC) (1, 0–1) Harris, DelDel Harris [35]
1982 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (17, 8–9) Riley, PatPat Riley 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers (EC) (7, 2–5) Billy Cunningham [36]
1983 Philadelphia 76ers (EC) (8, 3–5) Billy Cunningham 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (18, 8–10) Pat Riley [37]
1984 Boston Celtics (EC) (16, 15–1) K. C. Jones 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (19, 8–11) Pat Riley [38]
1985 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (20, 9–11) Pat Riley 4–2 Boston Celtics (EC) (17, 15–2) K. C. Jones [39]
1986 Boston Celtics (EC) (18, 16–2) K. C. Jones 4–2 Houston Rockets (WC) (2, 0–2) Bill Fitch [40]
1987 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (21, 10–11) Pat Riley 4–2 Boston Celtics (EC) (19, 16–3) K. C. Jones [41]
1988 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (22, 11–11) Pat Riley 4–3 Detroit Pistons (EC) (3, 0–3) Daly, ChuckChuck Daly [42]
1989 Detroit Pistons (EC) (4, 1–3) Chuck Daly 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (23, 11–12) Pat Riley [43]
1990 Detroit Pistons (EC) (5, 2–3) Chuck Daly 4–1 Portland Trail Blazers (WC) (2, 1–1) Adelman, RickRick Adelman [44]
1991 Chicago Bulls (EC) (1, 1–0) Jackson, PhilPhil Jackson 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (24, 11–13) Dunleavy, MikeMike Dunleavy [45]
1992 Chicago Bulls (EC) (2, 2–0) Phil Jackson 4–2 Portland Trail Blazers (WC) (3, 1–2) Rick Adelman [46]
1993 Chicago Bulls (EC) (3, 3–0) Phil Jackson 4–2 Phoenix Suns (WC) (2, 0–2) Westphal, PaulPaul Westphal [47]
1994 Houston Rockets (WC) (3, 1–2) Tomjanovich, RudyRudy Tomjanovich 4–3 New York Knicks (EC) (7, 2–5) Pat Riley [48]
1995 Houston Rockets (WC) (4, 2–2) Rudy Tomjanovich 4–0 Orlando Magic (EC) (1, 0–1) Hill, BrianBrian Hill [49]
1996 Chicago Bulls (EC) (4, 4–0) Phil Jackson 4–2 Seattle SuperSonics (WC) (3, 1–2) Karl, GeorgeGeorge Karl [50]
1997 Chicago Bulls (EC) (5, 5–0) Phil Jackson 4–2 Utah Jazz (WC) (1, 0–1) Sloan, JerryJerry Sloan [51]
1998 Chicago Bulls (EC) (6, 6–0) Phil Jackson 4–2 Utah Jazz (WC) (2, 0–2) Jerry Sloan [52]
1999 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (1, 1–0) Popovich, GreggGregg Popovich 4–1 New York Knicks (EC) (8, 2–6) Van Gundy, JeffJeff Van Gundy [53]
2000 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (25, 12–13) Phil Jackson 4–2 Indiana Pacers (EC) (1, 0–1) Bird, LarryLarry Bird [54]
2001 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (26, 13–13) Phil Jackson 4–1 Philadelphia 76ers (EC) (9, 3–6) Brown, LarryLarry Brown [55]
2002 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (27, 14–13) Phil Jackson 4–0 New Jersey Nets (EC) (1, 0–1) Scott, ByronByron Scott [56]
2003 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (2, 2–0) Gregg Popovich 4–2 New Jersey Nets (EC) (2, 0–2) Byron Scott [57]
2004 Detroit Pistons (EC) (6, 3–3) Larry Brown 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (28, 14–14) Phil Jackson [58]
2005 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (3, 3–0) Gregg Popovich 4–3 Detroit Pistons (EC) (7, 3–4) Larry Brown [59]
2006 Miami Heat (EC) (1, 1–0) Pat Riley 4–2 Dallas Mavericks (WC) (1, 0–1) Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson [60]
2007 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (4, 4–0) Gregg Popovich 4–0 Cleveland Cavaliers (EC) (1, 0–1) Brown, MikeMike Brown [61]
2008 Boston Celtics (EC) (20, 17–3) Rivers, DocDoc Rivers 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (29, 14–15) Phil Jackson [62]
2009 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (30, 15–15) Phil Jackson 4–1 Orlando Magic (EC) (2, 0–2) Van Gundy, StanStan Van Gundy [63]
2010 Los Angeles Lakers (WC) (31, 16–15) Phil Jackson 4–3 Boston Celtics (EC) (21, 17–4) Doc Rivers [64]
2011 Dallas Mavericks (WC) (2, 1–1) Carlisle, RickRick Carlisle 4–2 Miami Heat (EC) (2, 1–1) Spoelstra, ErikErik Spoelstra [65]
2012 Miami Heat (EC) (3, 2–1) Erik Spoelstra 4–1 Oklahoma City Thunder (WC) (4, 1–3) Brooks, ScottScott Brooks [66]
2013 Miami Heat (EC) (4, 3–1) Erik Spoelstra 4–3 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (5, 4–1) Gregg Popovich [67]
2014 San Antonio Spurs (WC) (6, 5–1) Gregg Popovich 4–1 Miami Heat (EC) (5, 3–2) Erik Spoelstra [68]
2015 Golden State Warriors (WC) (7, 4–3) Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr 4–2 Cleveland Cavaliers (EC) (2, 0–2) Blatt, DavidDavid Blatt [69]
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers (EC) (3, 1–2) Lue, TyronnTyronn Lue 4–3 Golden State Warriors (WC) (8, 4–4) Steve Kerr [70]
2017 Golden State Warriors (WC) (9, 5–4) Steve Kerr 4–1 Cleveland Cavaliers (EC) (4, 1–3) Tyronn Lue [71]
2018 Golden State Warriors (WC) (10, 6–4) Steve Kerr 4–0 Cleveland Cavaliers (EC) (5, 1–4) Tyronn Lue [72]

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