The 2000–01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning their second straight championship, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1 in the 2001 NBA Finals.
|2000–01 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Duration||October 31, 2000 – April 18, 2001 |
April 21 – June 3, 2001 (Playoffs)
June 6 – 15, 2001 (Finals)
|Number of teams||29|
|TV partner(s)||NBC, TBS, TNT|
|Top draft pick||Kenyon Martin|
|Picked by||New Jersey Nets|
|Top seed||San Antonio Spurs|
|Season MVP||Allen Iverson (Philadelphia)|
|Top scorer||Allen Iverson (Philadelphia)|
|Eastern champions||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Eastern runners-up||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Western champions||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Western runners-up||San Antonio Spurs|
|Champions||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Finals MVP||Shaquille O'Neal (L.A. Lakers)|
|Team||1999–2000 coach||2000–01 coach|
|Atlanta Hawks||Lenny Wilkens||Lon Kruger|
|Golden State Warriors||Garry St. Jean||Dave Cowens|
|Indiana Pacers||Larry Bird||Isiah Thomas|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Jim Todd||Alvin Gentry|
|New Jersey Nets||Don Casey||Byron Scott|
|Toronto Raptors||Butch Carter||Lenny Wilkens|
|Vancouver Grizzlies||Lionel Hollins||Sidney Lowe|
|Washington Wizards||Darrell Walker||Leonard Hamilton|
|Team||Outgoing coach||Incoming coach|
|Boston Celtics||Rick Pitino||Jim O'Brien|
|Seattle SuperSonics||Paul Westphal||Nate McMillan|
Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home-court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.
|First Round||Conference Semifinals||Conference Finals||NBA Finals|
* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage
|Points per game||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||31.1|
|Rebounds per game||Dikembe Mutombo||Atlanta Hawks
|Assists per game||Jason Kidd||Phoenix Suns||9.8|
|Steals per game||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||2.51|
|Blocks per game||Theo Ratliff||Philadelphia 76ers||3.74|
|FG%||Shaquille O'Neal||Los Angeles Lakers||.572|
|FT%||Reggie Miller||Indiana Pacers||.928|
|3FG%||Brent Barry||Seattle SuperSonics||.472|
The following players were named the Players of the Month.
|October – November||Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)|
|December||Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)|
|January||Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)|
|February||Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)|
|March||Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)|
|April||Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)|
The following players were named the Rookies of the Month.
|October – November||Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets)|
|December||Marc Jackson (Golden State Warriors)|
|January||Marc Jackson (Golden State Warriors)|
|February||Mike Miller (Orlando Magic)|
|March||Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets)|
Mike Miller (Orlando Magic)
|April||Courtney Alexander (Dallas Mavericks)|
The following coaches were named Coaches of the Month.
|October – November||Larry Brown (Philadelphia 76ers)|
|December||Pat Riley (Miami Heat)|
|January||Flip Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves)|
|February||Jerry Sloan (Utah Jazz)|
|March||Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)|
|April||Isiah Thomas (Indiana Pacers)|
The 2000 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2000 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was the last draft held at the home arena of an NBA team until 2011; the following and subsequent drafts (through 2010) all took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (though Madison Square Garden itself is the home of the New York Knicks, they do not play in the theater). As of 2019, it is also the last NBA draft where a college senior would be selected as the top selection of the draft.
The 2000 draft is considered one of the worst in NBA history. To date, only top pick Kenyon Martin, first-rounder Jamaal Magloire (19th pick overall), and second-rounder Michael Redd (43rd pick overall) have played in the NBA All-Star Game (each only making the team one time). In addition, only one player made an All-NBA Team (Redd, whose sole appearance was on the third team in 2004); only three players in the draft class have won a major end-of-season award (Hedo Türkoğlu was named Most Improved Player in 2008, Mike Miller won both the NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards in 2001 and 2006 respectively, and Jamal Crawford was named 3x NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2010, 2014 and 2016); and few draft selections have enjoyed extended careers in the NBA.
Sports Illustrated named this entire draft class (as opposed to individual players) the 6th biggest bust of the modern era – making it the only draft class among the site's top 20 list. Just before the 2009 draft, ESPN.com columnist David Schoenfield wrote a piece in which he rated all of the drafts since the institution of the draft lottery in 1985, and the only draft which he gave the lowest possible grade of "F" was the 2000 draft. Using the WARP (wins above replacement player) metric, the 2000 NBA draft class collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players", effectively making 2000 the only draft class in NBA history to leave the NBA talent pool worse off than it had been prior to the given year's rookie draft.2000–01 Atlanta Hawks season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Hawks' 52nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 33rd season in Atlanta. Under new head coach Lon Kruger, the Hawks got off to a bad start losing their first seven games, but then posted a 7–7 record in December. In January, they traded Jim Jackson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Brevin Knight. At midseason, Dikembe Mutombo, who was selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game was traded along with Roshown McLeod to the Philadelphia 76ers for Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoč and Nazr Mohammed. However, Ratliff injured his shooting hand prior to the trade, and was out for the remainder of the season. Mutombo would later on be named Defensive Player of the Year with the Sixers, who went on to lose in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
The Hawks continued to struggle losing ten straight games between February and March, as they finished seventh in the Central Division with a 25–57 record. Second-year star Jason Terry led them in scoring averaging 19.7 points per game. Following the season, Knight and Lorenzen Wright were both traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.2000–01 Boston Celtics season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the 55th season for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Celtics acquired Bryant Stith from the Denver Nuggets. The Celtics played around .500 in November, but then struggled as Kenny Anderson played just 33 games due to an ankle injury and broken jaw. With a 12–22 start to the season, a frustrated Rick Pitino resigned as head coach after three years with the Celtics. Under replacement Jim O'Brien, they played around .500 for the remainder of the season finishing fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 36–46 record, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. In the 39 years before the current streak, they had missed the playoffs only five times. Paul Pierce led the team in scoring with 25.3 points per game, and Antoine Walker led the league with 221 three-point field goals. Following the season, Stith signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers.2000–01 Denver Nuggets season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Nuggets' 25th season in the National Basketball Association, and 34th season as a franchise. During the offseason, the Nuggets acquired Calbert Cheaney and former Nuggets guard Robert Pack from the Boston Celtics, while acquiring Voshon Lenard from the Miami Heat. However, Cheaney only played just nine games due to a strained left hamstring. At midseason, the Nuggets traded Keon Clark to the Toronto Raptors for Kevin Willis. Antonio McDyess finally realized his potential averaging 20.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, while being selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. The Nuggets were a playoff contender posting a record of 26–18 as of January 27. However, they faded in February and March winning just nine of 28 games as they missed the playoffs with a 40–42 record, sixth in the Midwest Division. Following the season, Willis was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, who then sent him back to the Houston Rockets, and Pack was released.2000–01 Detroit Pistons season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Pistons' 60th season as a franchise, the 53rd in the National Basketball Association, and the 44th in the Detroit area. Just a little over a year after his final game, Pistons legend Joe Dumars was hired as General Manager. During the offseason, the Pistons signed free agent Joe Smith, and acquired Ben Wallace and second-year guard Chucky Atkins from the Orlando Magic. Other acquisitions included Cedric Ceballos, Dana Barros and John Wallace from the Dallas Mavericks, and Billy Owens from the Milwaukee Bucks. However, Ceballos was traded to the Miami Heat later on during the season, as the Pistons acquired Corliss Williamson in exchange for Jerome Williams and Eric Montross in a midseason trade with the Toronto Raptors.
One key piece to the team's future appeared to be Jerry Stackhouse, who had a stellar season averaging 29.8 points per game while being selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. However, the Pistons struggled finishing fifth in the Central Division with a 32–50 record. Following the season, Smith re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, head coach George Irvine was fired, rookie Mateen Cleaves was traded to the Sacramento Kings, John Wallace was dealt along with Jud Buechler to the Phoenix Suns, and Owens retired.2000–01 Golden State Warriors season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Warriors' 55th season in the National Basketball Association, and 39th in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the offseason, the Warriors re-signed free agent and former All-Star forward Chris Mullin, while acquiring Danny Fortson from the Boston Celtics and Bob Sura from the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, Fortson only played just six games due to a foot injury. Under new head coach Dave Cowens, the Warriors won their season opener defeating the Phoenix Suns 96–94 on October 31, but their struggles continued as they went on a 7-game losing streak afterwards. With a 14–28 record in late January, the Warriors lost 37 of their final 40 games, including a 13-game losing streak to end their season finishing last place in the Pacific Division with an awful 17–65 record. Antawn Jamison led the team in scoring averaging 24.9 points per game. Following the season, Mullin retired.2000–01 Indiana Pacers season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Pacers' 25th season in the National Basketball Association, and 34th season as a franchise. The Pacers were coming off of an NBA Finals defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. During the offseason, the Pacers hired former Indiana University and Detroit Pistons star Isiah Thomas as Head Coach, while acquiring Jermaine O'Neal from the Portland Trail Blazers. With the departures of veteran players from the team that reached the Finals last year, the Pacers struggled playing mediocre basketball for most of the season, and finished fourth in the Central Division with a record of 41–41. To qualify for the playoffs, the Pacers needed to win 9 of their final 11 games to secure the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Last year's Most Improved Player Jalen Rose continued to lead the team in scoring averaging 20.5 points per game. In the playoffs, the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers would need only four games to eliminate the Pacers. Following the season, Sam Perkins retired and Derrick McKey signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.2000–01 Milwaukee Bucks season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Bucks' 33rd season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Bucks acquired Lindsey Hunter from the Detroit Pistons, and signed free agent Jerome Kersey. The Bucks got off to a rough start losing nine of their first twelve games, but would win 23 of their next 29 games while posting an 8-game winning streak in January. The Bucks finished first place in the Central Division with a 52–30 record, the franchise's best record since 1985–86. Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson both led the team in scoring averaging 22.0 points per game, and were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.
In the first round of the playoffs, led by the trio of Allen, Robinson and Sam Cassell, the Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic in four games. It was the first time the Bucks made it out of the NBA playoffs' first round since 1988–89. Then, in the semifinals, they would defeat the 6th-seeded Charlotte Hornets in seven games after trailing 3–2. However, they would lose in seven games in the conference finals to regular season MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers. Following the season, Hunter was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Scott Williams was dealt to the Denver Nuggets and Kersey retired.
Until 2019, the 2000–01 season was the last time the Bucks won 50 games, made it past the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.2000–01 Minnesota Timberwolves season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Timberwolves' 12th season in the National Basketball Association. After the death of Malik Sealy, the Timberwolves scrambled to find a replacement for him, signing free agent Chauncey Billups, a close friend of Kevin Garnett while signing LaPhonso Ellis. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves secret free agent deal signed by Joe Smith was voided by the NBA, who ruled their proper procedure in signing the contract, while stripping their first round draft picks for the next five seasons and fined $3.5 million. Smith would sign with the Detroit Pistons, and the Timberwolves' owner Glen Taylor, and vice president Kevin McHale were both suspended for one year. Despite the troubles, the Timberwolves posted an 11-game winning streak midway through the season, and finished fourth in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record, with Garnett being selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.
In the first round of the playoffs, they would lose in four games to the San Antonio Spurs. Following the season, Ellis signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat and Tom Hammonds retired.2000–01 New York Knicks season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association in New York City, New York. During the offseason, the Knicks acquired All-Star forward Glen Rice from the Los Angeles Lakers and Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns. In their first season without Patrick Ewing, the Knicks remained a perennial playoff contender. At midseason, the team traded Chris Childs to the Toronto Raptors for former Knicks guard Mark Jackson and Muggsy Bogues, who never played for the Knicks due to a knee injury. The Knicks finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 48–34 record, earning the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference. Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. However, in the playoffs, the Knicks failed to advance to the semifinals for the first time in ten years, as they were beaten by the 5th-seeded Raptors in five games after taking a 2–1 series lead.It would be Rice's only season in New York as he was traded to the Houston Rockets following the season. Also following the season, due to lingering injuries, Longley, Bogues and Larry Johnson all retired.
The Knicks would not return to the playoffs until 2004.2000–01 Philadelphia 76ers season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the 76ers 52nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 38th season in Philadelphia. Allen Iverson had his best season in 2001—he led his team to win their first ten games, he started and won All-Star MVP honors at the All Star Game. The Sixers also posted a 56–26 record, which was best in the Eastern Conference that season. It was the 76ers' best regular season record since 1984–85. Iverson averaged a then-career high 31.1 points, winning his second NBA scoring title in the process. He also won the NBA steals title at 2.5 per game. Iverson was named NBA Most Valuable Player for his accomplishments, beating Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal by a wide margin. In addition, coach Larry Brown was named NBA Coach of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo (who was acquired from the Atlanta Hawks) won his fourth NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, and Aaron McKie won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.
The season, however, was not without controversy. With the Sixers having a big lead in the Eastern Conference, Theo Ratliff sustained an injury that sidelined him for the season,
thus only having Matt Geiger and Todd MacCulloch at center. Ratliff was also selected to play in the 2001 NBA All-Star Game with Iverson, but because of injuries did not play. The Sixers then traded him and Toni Kukoč to Atlanta for Dikembe Mutombo. By trading Kukoc (who was not included in the original proposed deal, and who won three championships with Phil Jackson as his coach), the Sixers had only one other player on the roster who had NBA Finals experience, Eric Snow, who played a total of 24 minutes in 10 games in the 1996 NBA Playoffs for the Seattle SuperSonics. At one point the team record was 41–14, but finished 15–12 the rest of the way.
In the last game of the season (at home against the Chicago Bulls), Larry Brown rested his starters instead of trying to go for a win. Had the Sixers won this game, they would have the league's second best record (behind the San Antonio Spurs) and home court advantage over the Lakers in the Finals. Both had the same record, but the Lakers' record for non-conference opponents was better than Philadelphia's.
In the playoffs, Iverson and the Sixers defeated the Indiana Pacers three games to one in the first round, before meeting the Vince Carter-led Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Semifinals. The series went the full seven games. In the next round, the Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, also in seven games, to advance to the NBA Finals against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Iverson scored 48 in Game 1, which the Sixers won. However, the Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant led Lakers would win the next 4 games and the title. Following the season, Tyrone Hill was traded back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and George Lynch was dealt to the Charlotte Hornets.
The team's season roster has been featured in the video game series NBA 2K. However, Rodney Buford, Roshown McLeod, Kevin Ollie, Pepe Sánchez, Raja Bell, and Speedy Claxton have been excluded from past installations of the game due to issues in regards to the permission of using the players' likenesses in the games.2000–01 Portland Trail Blazers season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the 31st season for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. In the offseason, the Blazers acquired Dale Davis from the Indiana Pacers, and All-Star forward Shawn Kemp from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade. At midseason, the team re-signed free agent Rod Strickland, who was released by the Washington Wizards. Falling nine games below the previous season's mark, the Blazers nevertheless made the playoffs for the 19th consecutive year, finishing as the #7 seed in the Western Conference with a 50–32 record. Rasheed Wallace was selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.
The Blazers faced the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, the same team they had pushed to the brink the year before in the Western Conference Finals. However, they were unable to do nearly as well this time, as the Lakers swept them in three straight games on the way to their second straight NBA championship.
Following the season, Steve Smith was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, Strickland signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, Greg Anthony signed with the Chicago Bulls, Stacey Augmon signed with the Charlotte Hornets, and Arvydas Sabonis and Detlef Schrempf both retired. However, Sabonis would return for the 2002–03 season.2000–01 Sacramento Kings season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Kings' 52nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 16th season in Sacramento. During the offseason, the Kings acquired shooting guard Doug Christie from the Toronto Raptors and signed free agent Bobby Jackson. After two straight playoff seasons, the Kings would make it into the NBA's elite status by challenging the Pacific Division all season, falling just one game short with a solid 55–27 record. Chris Webber had his best season averaging 27.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, as he was selected along with Vlade Divac for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game, while first round draft pick Hedo Türkoğlu made the All-Rookie Second Team. In the first round of the playoffs, the Kings would win their first playoff series in 20 years by beating the Phoenix Suns in four games after losing Game 1. However, they were swept by the defending and eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals in four straight games. Following the season, Jason Williams was traded along with Nick Anderson to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jon Barry was traded to the Detroit Pistons.2000–01 Toronto Raptors season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Raptors' sixth season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Raptors acquired Corliss Williamson from the Sacramento Kings, and signed free agent Mark Jackson. However, Williamson was later on traded to the Detroit Pistons for Jerome Williams at midseason, while Jackson was traded along with Muggsy Bogues back to the New York Knicks for Chris Childs, and Kevin Willis was dealt to the Denver Nuggets for Keon Clark and Tracy Murray in two other separate midseason trades.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Lenny Wilkens became the fourth head coach in the team's franchise history. The Raptors struggled around .500 in the first half of the season, but managed to win 11 of their final 14 games, finishing second in the Central Division with a 47–35 record. Vince Carter averaged 27.6 points per game and was selected along with Antonio Davis for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. In their second playoff appearance, the Raptors would win their first playoff series in franchise history by defeating the 4th-seeded New York Knicks in five games in the first round after trailing 2–1. However, they would lose in seven games to the Philadelphia 76ers in their first appearance in the conference semifinals. Following the season, Charles Oakley was traded back to the Chicago Bulls.
The Raptors would not win another playoff series until 2016.2000–01 Utah Jazz season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the Jazz's 27th season in the National Basketball Association, and 22nd season in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the retirement of Jeff Hornacek, the Jazz signed free agents Danny Manning and John Starks, and acquired Donyell Marshall from the Golden State Warriors in an offseason four-team trade. The Jazz got off to a fast start winning 16 of their first 20 games, but struggled a bit down the stretch. They finished second in the Midwest Division with a 53–29 record, and qualified for the playoffs for the eighteenth straight season. On a more positive note, the Jazz equaled the Los Angeles Lakers' record of sixteen consecutive winning seasons, set between 1976–77 and 1991–92. The Jazz were ultimately to make it nineteen consecutive winning seasons before finishing with only 26 wins in 2004–05.
In the Western Conference Quarterfinals, they lost to the 5th-seeded Dallas Mavericks in five games after taking a 2–0 series lead. Karl Malone made his final All-Star appearance in the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. Following the season, Manning signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks, Jacque Vaughn signed with the Atlanta Hawks, and Olden Polynice was released.2001 NBA All-Star Game
The 2001 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played on February 11, 2001 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., home of the Washington Wizards. This game was the 50th edition of the North American National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and was played during the 2000–01 NBA season.
Allen Iverson was named the game's Most Valuable Player after he rallied the East to garner an improbable 111–110 comeback victory over the West. The East trailed 95–74 with nine minutes left after the West dominated the first 39 minutes behind its superior size. Iverson sparked the comeback scoring 15 of his 25 points in the final nine minutes of the game. Stephon Marbury also helped the East by hitting two three-pointers in the final 53 seconds, including one with 28 seconds left, which proved to be the game-winner.
Kobe Bryant scored the most points for the West squad (19 points), which led by as much as twenty-one points before the team squandered the lead. Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer at the time, could have taken the last shot; instead, he threw a pass that resulted in a last-second miss by Tim Duncan.2001 NBA Finals
The 2001 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 2000–01 season. The Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers took on the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers for the championship, with the Lakers holding home-court advantage in a best-of-seven format.
The Lakers won the series 4 games to 1. Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal was named the Most Valuable Player of the series.
Allen Iverson scored 48 points in his only NBA Finals victory, as the 76ers took Game 1 107–101 in overtime, handing the Lakers their only loss of the playoffs. However, the Lakers went on to win the next four games, despite being out-shot and out-rebounded in the series. Los Angeles punished Philadelphia with their three-point shooting, which was the key to this series. In Game 3 Robert Horry hit a three-point shot in the last minute, and in the next two games the Lakers used hot 3-point shooting to build big leads and hold off late 76ers comeback attempts in games 4 and 5, pulling away for double-digit wins to win the title.List of 2000–01 NBA season transactions
This is a list of all transactions occurring in the 2000-01 NBA season.NBA Showtime
NBA Showtime is the pregame show aired before each NBA on NBC telecast. The program, a half-hour in length, began during the 1990–91 NBA season, and was initially hosted by Bob Costas. Costas left in the mid-1990s, and became lead play-by-play voice of The NBA on NBC in 1997. Hannah Storm replaced Costas and hosted Showtime until Ahmad Rashād replaced her as host of the pregame show when Storm went on maternity leave in 2001. Storm returned in 2002 which meant that her and Rashad would alternate as hosts throughout the season. NBC kept the title of Showtime prior to the 2000–01 NBA season.
Showtime analysts included:
Quinn Buckner 1991–1993
P. J. Carlesimo 2000–2001
Pat Croce 2001–2002
Julius Erving 1993–1997
Mike Fratello 2001–2002
Kevin Johnson 2000–2001
Pat Riley 1990–1991
John Salley 1997–1998
Isiah Thomas 1998–2000
Tom Tolbert 2002
Peter Vecsey 1990–2001
Jayson Williams 2001–2002Midway Games created an NBA Showtime arcade game in 1999. The game was an update to the NBA Jam series, and used the same opening music and presentation style as the television show.
2000–01 NBA season by team