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List of NBA Champions

YearWestern finalistCoachResultEastern finalistCoachReference
Basketball Association of America (BAA)
1947Chicago Stags (1) (1, 0–1)Harold Olsen1–4Philadelphia Warriors (2) (1, 1–0)Eddie Gottlieb[14]
1948Baltimore Bullets (2) (1, 1–0)Buddy Jeannette4–2Philadelphia Warriors (1) (2, 1–1)Eddie Gottlieb[15]
1949Minneapolis Lakers (2) (1, 1–0)John Kundla4–2Washington Capitols (1) (1, 0–1)Red Auerbach[16]
National Basketball Association (NBA)
1950Minneapolis Lakers (1) [a] (2, 2–0)John Kundla4–2Syracuse Nationals (1) (1, 0–1)Al Cervi[20][21]
1951Rochester Royals (2) (1, 1–0)Les Harrison4–3New York Knicks (3) (1, 0–1)Joe Lapchick[22]
1952Minneapolis Lakers (2) (3, 3–0)John Kundla4–3New York Knicks (3) (2, 0–2)Joe Lapchick[23]
1953Minneapolis Lakers (1) (4, 4–0)John Kundla4–1New York Knicks (1) (3, 0–3)Joe Lapchick[24]
1954Minneapolis Lakers (1) (5, 5–0)John Kundla4–3Syracuse Nationals (1) (2, 0–2)Al Cervi[25]
1955Fort Wayne Pistons (1) (1, 0–1)Charles Eckman3–4Syracuse Nationals (1) (3, 1–2)Al Cervi[26]
1956Fort Wayne Pistons (1) (2, 0–2)Charles Eckman1–4Philadelphia Warriors (1) (3, 2–1)George Senesky[27]
1957St. Louis Hawks (1) (1, 0–1)Alex Hannum3–4Boston Celtics (1) (1, 1–0)Red Auerbach[28]
1958St. Louis Hawks (1) (2, 1–1)Alex Hannum4–2Boston Celtics (1) (2, 1–1)Red Auerbach[29]
1959Minneapolis Lakers (2) (6, 5–1)John Kundla0–4Boston Celtics (1) (3, 2–1)Red Auerbach[30]
1960St. Louis Hawks (1) (3, 1–2)Ed Macauley3–4Boston Celtics (1) (4, 3–1)Red Auerbach[31]
1961St. Louis Hawks (1) (4, 1–3)Paul Seymour1–4Boston Celtics (1) (5, 4–1)Red Auerbach[32]
1962Los Angeles Lakers (1) (7, 5–2)Fred Schaus3–4Boston Celtics (1) (6, 5–1)Red Auerbach[33]
1963Los Angeles Lakers (1) (8, 5–3)Fred Schaus2–4Boston Celtics (1) (7, 6–1)Red Auerbach[34]
1964[b]San Francisco Warriors (1) (4, 2–2)Alex Hannum1–4Boston Celtics (1) (8, 7–1)Red Auerbach[35]
1965Los Angeles Lakers (1) (9, 5–4)Fred Schaus1–4Boston Celtics (1) (9, 8–1)Red Auerbach[36]
1966Los Angeles Lakers (1) (10, 5–5)Fred Schaus3–4Boston Celtics (2) (10, 9–1)Red Auerbach[37]
1967San Francisco Warriors (1) (5, 2–3)Bill Sharman2–4Philadelphia 76ers (1) (4, 2–2)Alex Hannum[38]
1968Los Angeles Lakers (2) (11, 5–6)Butch van Breda Kolff2–4Boston Celtics (2) (11, 10–1)Bill Russell[39]
1969Los Angeles Lakers (1) (12, 5–7)Butch van Breda Kolff3–4Boston Celtics (4) (12, 11–1)Bill Russell[40]
1970Los Angeles Lakers (2) (13, 5–8)Joe Mullaney3–4New York Knicks (1) (4, 1–3)Red Holzman[41]
YearWestern championCoachResultEastern championCoachReference
1971Milwaukee Bucks (1) (1, 1–0)Larry Costello4–0Baltimore Bullets (1) (1, 0–1)Gene Shue[42]
1972Los Angeles Lakers (1) (14, 6–8)Bill Sharman4–1New York Knicks (2) (5, 1–4)Red Holzman[43]
1973Los Angeles Lakers (2) (15, 6–9)Bill Sharman1–4New York Knicks (2) (6, 2–4)Red Holzman[44]
1974Milwaukee Bucks (1) (2, 1–1)Larry Costello3–4Boston Celtics (1) (13, 12–1)Tom Heinsohn[45]
1975Golden State Warriors (1) (6, 3–3)Al Attles4–0Washington Bullets (2) (2, 0–2)K. C. Jones[46]
1976Phoenix Suns (3) (1, 0–1)John MacLeod2–4Boston Celtics (1) (14, 13–1)Tom Heinsohn[47]
1977[c]Portland Trail Blazers (3) (1, 1–0)Jack Ramsay4–2Philadelphia 76ers (1) (5, 2–3)Gene Shue[50]
1978Seattle SuperSonics (4) (1, 0–1)Lenny Wilkens3–4Washington Bullets (3) (3, 1–2)Dick Motta[51]
1979Seattle SuperSonics (1) (2, 1–1)Lenny Wilkens4–1Washington Bullets (1) (4, 1–3)Dick Motta[52]
1980Los Angeles Lakers (1) (16, 7–9)Paul Westhead4–2Philadelphia 76ers (3) (6, 2–4)Billy Cunningham[53]
1981Houston Rockets (6) (1, 0–1)Del Harris2–4Boston Celtics (1) (15, 14–1)Bill Fitch[54]
1982Los Angeles Lakers (1) (17, 8–9)Pat Riley4–2Philadelphia 76ers (3) (7, 2–5)Billy Cunningham[55]
1983Los Angeles Lakers (1) (18, 8–10)Pat Riley0–4Philadelphia 76ers (1) (8, 3–5)Billy Cunningham[56]
1984[d]Los Angeles Lakers (1) (19, 8–11)Pat Riley3–4Boston Celtics (1) (16, 15–1)K. C. Jones[57]
1985Los Angeles Lakers (1) (20, 9–11)Pat Riley4–2Boston Celtics (1) (17, 15–2)K. C. Jones[58]
1986Houston Rockets (2) (2, 0–2)Bill Fitch2–4Boston Celtics (1) (18, 16–2)K. C. Jones[59]
1987Los Angeles Lakers (1) (21, 10–11)Pat Riley4–2Boston Celtics (1) (19, 16–3)K. C. Jones[60]
1988Los Angeles Lakers (1) (22, 11–11)Pat Riley4–3Detroit Pistons (2) (3, 0–3)Chuck Daly[61]
1989Los Angeles Lakers (1) (23, 11–12)Pat Riley0–4Detroit Pistons (1) (4, 1–3)Chuck Daly[62]
1990Portland Trail Blazers (3) (2, 1–1)Rick Adelman1–4Detroit Pistons (1) (5, 2–3)Chuck Daly[63]
1991Los Angeles Lakers (3) (24, 11–13)Mike Dunleavy1–4Chicago Bulls (1) (1, 1–0)Phil Jackson[64]
1992Portland Trail Blazers (1) (3, 1–2)Rick Adelman2–4Chicago Bulls (1) (2, 2–0)Phil Jackson[65]
1993Phoenix Suns (1) (2, 0–2)Paul Westphal2–4Chicago Bulls (2) (3, 3–0)Phil Jackson[66]
1994Houston Rockets (2) (3, 1–2)Rudy Tomjanovich4–3New York Knicks (2) (7, 2–5)Pat Riley[67]
1995Houston Rockets (6) (4, 2–2)Rudy Tomjanovich4–0Orlando Magic (1) (1, 0–1)Brian Hill[68]
1996Seattle SuperSonics (1) (3, 1–2)George Karl2–4Chicago Bulls (1) (4, 4–0)Phil Jackson[69]
1997Utah Jazz (1) (1, 0–1)Jerry Sloan2–4Chicago Bulls (1) (5, 5–0)Phil Jackson[70]
1998Utah Jazz (1) (2, 0–2)Jerry Sloan2–4Chicago Bulls (1) (6, 6–0)Phil Jackson[71]
1999[e]San Antonio Spurs (1) (1, 1–0)Gregg Popovich4–1New York Knicks (8) (8, 2–6)Jeff Van Gundy[73]
2000Los Angeles Lakers (1) (25, 12–13)Phil Jackson4–2Indiana Pacers (1) (1, 0–1)Larry Bird[74]
2001Los Angeles Lakers (2) (26, 13–13)Phil Jackson4–1Philadelphia 76ers (1) (9, 3–6)Larry Brown[75]
2002Los Angeles Lakers (3) (27, 14–13)Phil Jackson4–0New Jersey Nets (1) (1, 0–1)Byron Scott[76]
2003San Antonio Spurs (1) (2, 2–0)Gregg Popovich4–2New Jersey Nets (2) (2, 0–2)Byron Scott[77]
2004Los Angeles Lakers (2) (28, 14–14)Phil Jackson1–4Detroit Pistons (3) (6, 3–3)Larry Brown[78]
2005San Antonio Spurs (2) (3, 3–0)Gregg Popovich4–3Detroit Pistons (2) (7, 3–4)Larry Brown[79]
2006Dallas Mavericks (4) (1, 0–1)Avery Johnson2–4Miami Heat (2) (1, 1–0)Pat Riley[80]
2007San Antonio Spurs (3) (4, 4–0)Gregg Popovich4–0Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (1, 0–1)Mike Brown[81]
2008Los Angeles Lakers (1) (29, 14–15)Phil Jackson2–4Boston Celtics (1) (20, 17–3)Doc Rivers[82]
2009Los Angeles Lakers (1) (30, 15–15)Phil Jackson4–1Orlando Magic (3) (2, 0–2)Stan Van Gundy[83]
2010Los Angeles Lakers (1) (31, 16–15)Phil Jackson4–3Boston Celtics (4) (21, 17–4)Doc Rivers[84]
2011Dallas Mavericks (3) (2, 1–1)Rick Carlisle4–2Miami Heat (2) (2, 1–1)Erik Spoelstra[85]
2012[f]Oklahoma City Thunder (2) (4, 1–3)Scott Brooks1–4Miami Heat (2) (3, 2–1)Erik Spoelstra[88]
2013San Antonio Spurs (2) (5, 4–1)Gregg Popovich3–4Miami Heat (1) (4, 3–1)Erik Spoelstra[89]
2014San Antonio Spurs (1) (6, 5–1)Gregg Popovich4–1Miami Heat (2) (5, 3–2)Erik Spoelstra[90]
2015Golden State Warriors (1) (7, 4–3)Steve Kerr4–2Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (2, 0–2)David Blatt[91]
2016Golden State Warriors (1) (8, 4–4)Steve Kerr3–4Cleveland Cavaliers (1) (3, 1–2)Tyronn Lue[92]
2017Golden State Warriors (1) (9, 5–4)Steve Kerr4–1Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (4, 1–3)Tyronn Lue[93]
2018Golden State Warriors (2) (10, 6–4)Steve Kerr4–0Cleveland Cavaliers (4) (5, 1–4)Tyronn Lue[94]
2019Golden State Warriors (1) (11, 6–5)Steve Kerr2–4Toronto Raptors (2) (1, 1–0)Nick Nurse[95]
2020[g]Los Angeles Lakers (1) (32, 17–15)Frank Vogel4–2Miami Heat (5) (6, 3–3)Erik Spoelstra[97]
2021Phoenix Suns (2) (3, 0–3)Monty Williams2–4Milwaukee Bucks (3) (3, 2–1)Mike Budenholzer[98]

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