NBA Champions By Year
Season Champion Series Opponent Coach
2005-06 Miami 4-2 Dallas Pat Riley
2004-05 San Antonio 4-3 Detroit Gregg Popovich
2003-04 Detroit 4-1 L.A. Lakers Larry Brown
2002-03 San Antonio 4-2 New Jersey Gregg Popovich
2001-02 L.A. Lakers 4-0 New Jersey Phil Jackson
2000-01 L.A. Lakers 4-1 Philadelphia Phil Jackson
1999-00 L.A. Lakers 4-2 Indiana Phil Jackson
1998-99 San Antonio 4-1 New York Gregg Popovich
1997-98 Chicago 4-2 Utah Phil Jackson
1996-97 Chicago 4-2 Utah Phil Jackson
1995-96 Chicago 4-2 Seattle Phil Jackson
1994-95 Houston 4-0 Orlando Rudy Tomjanovich
1993-94 Houston 4-3 New York Rudy Tomjanovich
1992-93 Chicago 4-2 Phoenix Phil Jackson
1991-92 Chicago 4-2 Portland Phil Jackson
1990-91 Chicago 4-1 L.A. Lakers Phil Jackson
1989-90 Detroit 4-1 Portland Chuck Daly
1988-89 Detroit 4-0 L.A. Lakers Chuck Daly
1987-88 L.A. Lakers 4-3 Detroit Pat Riley
1986-87 L.A. Lakers 4-2 Boston Pat Riley
1985-86 Boston 4-2 Houston K.C. Jones
1984-85 L.A. Lakers 4-2 Boston Pat Riley
1983-84 Boston 4-3 L.A. Lakers K.C. Jones
1982-83 Philadelphia 4-0 L.A. Lakers Billy Cunningham
1981-82 L.A. Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia Pat Riley
1980-81 Boston 4-2 Houston Bill Fitch
1979-80 L.A. Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia Paul Westhead
1978-79 Seattle 4-1 Washington Lenny Wilkens
1977-78 Washington 4-3 Seattle Dick Motta
1976-77 Portland 4-2 Philadelphia Jack Ramsay
1975-76 Boston 4-2 Phoenix Tommy Heinsohn
1974-75 Golden State 4-0 Washington Al Attles
1973-74 Boston 4-3 Milwaukee Tommy Heinsohn
1972-73 New York 4-1 L.A. Lakers Red Holzman
1971-72 L.A. Lakers 4-1 New York Bill Sharman
1970-71 Milwaukee 4-0 Baltimore Larry Costello
1969-70 New York 4-3 L.A. Lakers Red Holzman
1968-69 Boston 4-3 L.A. Lakers Bill Russell
1967-68 Boston 4-2 L.A. Lakers Bill Russell
1966-67 Philadelphia 4-2 San Francisco Alex Hannum
1965-66 Boston 4-3 L.A. Lakers Red Auerbach
1964-65 Boston 4-1 L.A. Lakers Red Auerbach
1963-64 Boston 4-1 San Francisco Red Auerbach
1962-63 Boston 4-2 L.A. Lakers Red Auerbach
1961-62 Boston 4-3 L.A. Lakers Red Auerbach
1960-61 Boston 4-1 St. Louis Red Auerbach
1959-60 Boston 4-3 St. Louis Red Auerbach
1958-59 Boston 4-0 Minneapolis Red Auerbach
1957-58 St. Louis 4-2 Boston Alex Hannum
1956-57 Boston 4-3 St. Louis Red Auerbach
1955-56 Philadelphia 4-1 Ft. Wayne George Senesky
1954-55 Syracuse 4-3 Ft. Wayne Al Cervi
1953-54 Minneapolis 4-3 Syracuse John Kundla
1952-53 Minneapolis 4-1 New York John Kundla
1951-52 Minneapolis 4-3 New York John Kundla
1950-51 Rochester 4-3 New York Les Harrison
1949-50 Minneapolis 4-2 Syracuse John Kundla
1948-49 Minneapolis 4-2 Washington John Kundla
1947-48 Baltimore 4-2 Philadelphia Buddy Jeannette
1946-47 Philadelphia 4-1 Chicago Eddie Gottlieb

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