1999–2000 NBA season

1999–2000 NBA season

1999–2000 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 2, 1999 – April 19, 2000
April 22 – June 4, 2000 (Playoffs)
June 7 – 19, 2000 (Finals)
Number of teams 29
TV partner(s) NBC, TBS, TNT
Draft
Top draft pick Elton Brand
Picked by Chicago Bulls
Regular season
Top seed Los Angeles Lakers
Season MVP Shaquille O'Neal (L.A. Lakers)
Top scorer Shaquille O'Neal (L.A. Lakers)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Indiana Pacers
  Eastern runners-up New York Knicks
Western champions Los Angeles Lakers
  Western runners-up Portland Trail Blazers
Finals
Champions Los Angeles Lakers
  Runners-up Indiana Pacers
Finals MVP Shaquille O'Neal (L.A. Lakers)

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA championship, beating the Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2 in the 2000 NBA Finals.

Players warming up prior to an April 2000 game between the Charlotte Hornets and the season's eventual Eastern Conference champions Indiana Pacers at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 1998-99 coach 1999-2000 coach
Cleveland Cavaliers Mike Fratello Randy Wittman
Denver Nuggets Mike D'Antoni Dan Issel
Los Angeles Lakers Kurt Rambis Phil Jackson
Orlando Magic Chuck Daly Doc Rivers
Washington Wizards Jim Brovelli Gar Heard
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Detroit Pistons Alvin Gentry George Irvine
Golden State Warriors P.J. Carlesimo Garry St. Jean
Los Angeles Clippers Chris Ford Jim Todd
Phoenix Suns Danny Ainge Scott Skiles
Vancouver Grizzlies Brian Hill Lionel Hollins
Washington Wizards Gar Heard Darrell Walker