List of Miami Heat seasons


The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Heat were formed in 1988 as an expansion franchise along with the Charlotte Hornets. The Heat and the Orlando Magic are the two NBA franchises that are located in the state of Florida. Since entering the league, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 17 out of 25 seasons, captured ten division titles, four conference titles and three NBA Championships. They defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals, and the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.

Table key

AMVP All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
COY Coach of the Year
DPOY Defensive Player of the Year
Finish Final position in league or division standings
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Italics Season in progress
L Number of regular season losses
EOY Executive of the Year
FMVP Finals Most Valuable Player
JWKC J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship
MVP Most Valuable Player
ROY Rookie of the Year
SMOY Sixth Man of the Year
MIP Most Improved Player Award
W Number of regular season wins

Seasons

Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2012–13 season.

NBA champions Conference champions * Division champions ^ Playoff berth #
Season Conf. Conf. finish[lower-alpha 1] Div. Div. Finish[lower-alpha 1] W[lower-alpha 2] L[lower-alpha 2] Win% GB Playoffs Awards Head coach
1988–89 Western 13th Midwest 6th 15 67 .183 36 Ron Rothstein
1989–90 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 18 64 .220 35 Rony Seikaly (MIP) Ron Rothstein
1990–91 Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 24 58 .293 32 Ron Rothstein
1991–92 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 4th 38 44 .463 13 Lost First Round to Chicago Bulls, 0–3 Kevin Loughery
1992–93 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 24 Kevin Loughery
1993–94 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 4th 42 40 .512 15 Lost First Round to Atlanta Hawks, 2–3 Kevin Loughery
1994–95 Eastern 11th Atlantic 4th 32 50 .390 25 Kevin Loughery
Alvin Gentry
1995–96 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 18 Lost First Round to Chicago Bulls, 0–3 Pat Riley
1996–97 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 61 21 .744 Won First Round vs. Orlando Magic, 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. New York Knicks, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Chicago Bulls, 1–4
Pat Riley (COY)
Isaac Austin (MIP)
P.J. Brown (JWKC)
Pat Riley
1997–98 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 55 27 .671 Lost First Round to New York Knicks, 2–3 Pat Riley
1998–99[lower-alpha 3] Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 33 17 .660 Lost First Round to New York Knicks, 2–3 Alonzo Mourning (DPOY) Pat Riley
1999–00 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 52 30 .634 Won First Round vs. Detroit Pistons, 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals to New York Knicks, 3–4
Alonzo Mourning (DPOY) Pat Riley
2000–01 Eastern 3rd # Atlantic 2nd 50 32 .610 6 Lost First Round to Charlotte Hornets, 0–3 Pat Riley
2001–02 Eastern 11th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 16 Alonzo Mourning (JWKC) Pat Riley
2002–03 Eastern 13th Atlantic 7th 25 57 .305 24 Pat Riley
2003–04 Eastern 4th # Atlantic 2nd 42 40 .512 5 Won First Round vs. New Orleans Hornets, 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals to Indiana Pacers, 2–4
Stan Van Gundy
2004–05 Eastern 1st # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 59 23 .720 Won First Round vs. New Jersey Nets, 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Washington Wizards, 4–0
Lost Conference Finals to Detroit Pistons, 3–4
Stan Van Gundy
2005–06 Eastern * 2nd # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 52 30 .634 Won First Round vs. Chicago Bulls, 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. New Jersey Nets, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. Detroit Pistons, 4–2
Won NBA Finals vs. Dallas Mavericks, 4–2
Dwyane Wade (FMVP) Stan Van Gundy
Pat Riley
2006–07 Eastern 4th # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 44 38 .537 Lost First Round to Chicago Bulls, 0–4 Pat Riley
2007–08 Eastern 15th Southeast 5th 15 67 .183 37 Pat Riley
2008–09 Eastern 5th # Southeast 3rd 43 39 .524 16 Lost First Round to Atlanta Hawks, 3–4 Erik Spoelstra
2009–10 Eastern 5th # Southeast 3rd 47 35 .573 12 Lost First Round to Boston Celtics, 1–4 Dwyane Wade (AMVP) Erik Spoelstra
2010–11 Eastern * 2nd # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 58 24 .707 Won First Round vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Boston Celtics, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. Chicago Bulls, 4–1
Lost NBA Finals to Dallas Mavericks, 2–4
Pat Riley (EOY) Erik Spoelstra
2011–12 [lower-alpha 4] Eastern * 2nd # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 46 20 .697 Won First Round vs. New York Knicks, 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Indiana Pacers, 4–2
Won Conference Finals vs. Boston Celtics, 4–3
Won NBA Finals vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 4–1
LeBron James
(FMVP & MVP)
Erik Spoelstra
2012–13 Eastern * 1st # Southeast ^ 1st ^ 66 16 .805 Won First Round vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Chicago Bulls, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. Indiana Pacers, 4–3
Won NBA Finals vs. San Antonio Spurs, 4–3
LeBron James
(FMVP & MVP)
Erik Spoelstra

All-time records

Note: Statistics are correct as of June 21, 2013.

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Miami Heat regular season record (1988–present) 1,131 871 .565
Miami Heat post-season record (1992–present) 113 72 .611
All-time regular and post-season record (1988-present) 1,244 943 .569

Notes

References

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