1992–93 NBA season

1992–93 NBA season

1992–93 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
  • November 6, 1992 – April 25, 1993
  • April 29 – June 5, 1993 (Playoffs)
  • June 9 – 20, 1993 (Finals)
Number of teams 27
TV partner(s) NBC, TBS, TNT
Top draft pick Shaquille O'Neal
Picked by Orlando Magic
Regular season
Top seed Phoenix Suns
Season MVP Charles Barkley (Phoenix)
Top scorer Michael Jordan (Chicago)
Eastern champions Chicago Bulls
  Eastern runners-up New York Knicks
Western champions Phoenix Suns
  Western runners-up Seattle SuperSonics
Champions Chicago Bulls
  Runners-up Phoenix Suns
Finals MVP Michael Jordan (Chicago)

The 1992–93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls winning their third-straight NBA Championship, beating the Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.


  • Notable occurrences 1
  • Standings 2
    • By division 2.1
    • By conference 2.2
  • Playoffs 3
  • Statistics leaders 4
  • NBA awards 5
    • Yearly awards 5.1
    • Player of the week 5.2
    • Player of the month 5.3
    • Rookie of the month 5.4
    • Coach of the month 5.5
  • References 6

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes
Team 1991–92 coach 1992–93 coach
Denver Nuggets Paul Westhead Dan Issel
Detroit Pistons Chuck Daly Ron Rothstein
Los Angeles Lakers Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Randy Pfund
Milwaukee Bucks Frank Hamblen Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
New Jersey Nets Bill Fitch Chuck Daly
Philadelphia 76ers Jim Lynam Doug Moe
Phoenix Suns Cotton Fitzsimmons Paul Westphal
Sacramento Kings Rex Hughes Garry St. Jean
San Antonio Spurs Bob Bass Jerry Tarkanian
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Dallas Mavericks Richie Adubato Gar Heard
Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Rodgers Sidney Lowe
Philadelphia 76ers Doug Moe Fred Carter
San Antonio Spurs Jerry Tarkanian Rex Hughes
Rex Hughes John Lucas