NBA Franchise Worst Records By Team

The sister page of the NBA Best records by team page.  Below is a listing of the NBA's current 29 franchises sorted by their worst season in team history and the division in which the team resided during that season. There are only a few comments, it is just too ugly.

Atlantic Division Record Year Comments
Philadelphia 76ers 9-73 1972-73
Boston Celtics 15-67 1996-97
Washington Bullets 16-56 1953-54 In Baltimore in Eastern Division
New Jersey Nets 17-65 1989-90
Orlando Magic 18-64 1989-90 Expansion year in Orlando
New York Knicks 21-59 1962-63 Were in Eastern Division
Central Division Record Year Comments
Cleveland Cavaliers 15-67 1981-82 Also in 1970-71
Chicago Bulls 15-67 2000-01
Detroit Pistons 16-66 1979-80
Toronto Raptors 16-66 1997-98
New Orleans Hornets 19-63 1989-90 Hornets were in Charlotte
Indiana Pacers 20-62 1982-83
Milwaukee Bucks 20-62 1993-94
Atlanta Hawks 17-49 1951-52 In Milwaukee in Western Division
Utah Jazz 23-59 1974-75 Expansion year in New Orleans
Midwest Division Record Year Comments
Dallas Mavericks 11-71 1992-93
Denver Nuggets 12-70 1997-98
Houston Rockets 14-68 1982-83
Memphis Grizzlies 14-68 1996-97 In Vancouver
Minnesota Timberwolves 15-67 1991-92
Miami Heat 15-67 1988-89 Expansion season
San Antonio Spurs 20-62 1996-97
Pacific Division Record Year Comments
Los Angeles Clippers 12-70 1986-87
Phoenix Suns 16-66 1968-69 Expansion year in Western Division
Golden State Warriors 17-65 2000-01  
Portland Trail Blazers 18-64 1971-72
Los Angeles Lakers 19-53 1957-58 In Minneapolis in Western Division
Sacramento Kings 19-56 1959-60 In Cincinnati in Western Division
Seattle Supersonics 23-59 1967-68 Expansion year in Western Division