The 2014–15 NBA season was the 69th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA draft took place on June 26, 2014, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Andrew Wiggins was selected first overall. The regular season began on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, when the defending NBA champions San Antonio Spurs hosted the first game against the Dallas Mavericks. The 2015 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with the West defeating the East 163-158. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook won the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award. The regular season ended on Wednesday April 15, 2015 and the playoffs began on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and ended with the 2015 NBA Finals on June 16, 2015, after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games to win their fourth NBA title. The Charlotte Bobcats played their first official game as the Charlotte Hornets since 2002.
|2014–15 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Duration||October 28, 2014 – April 15, 2015 |
April 18, 2015 – May 27, 2015 (Playoffs)
June 4, 2015 – June 16, 2015 (Finals)
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||30|
|TV partner(s)||ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV|
|Top draft pick||Andrew Wiggins|
|Picked by||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Top seed||Golden State Warriors|
|Season MVP||Stephen Curry (Golden State)|
|Top scorer||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City)|
|Eastern champions||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Eastern runners-up||Atlanta Hawks|
|Western champions||Golden State Warriors|
|Western runners-up||Houston Rockets|
|Champions||Golden State Warriors|
|Finals MVP||Andre Iguodala (Golden State)|
|Team||2013–14 season||2014–15 season|
|New York Knicks||Mike Woodson||Derek Fisher|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Rick Adelman||Flip Saunders|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Larry Drew||Jason Kidd|
|Brooklyn Nets||Jason Kidd||Lionel Hollins|
|Utah Jazz||Tyrone Corbin||Quin Snyder|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Mike D'Antoni||Byron Scott|
|Golden State Warriors||Mark Jackson||Steve Kerr|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Mike Brown||David Blatt|
|Detroit Pistons||John Loyer (interim)||Stan Van Gundy|
|Team||Outgoing coach||Incoming coach|
|Sacramento Kings||Michael Malone||Tyrone Corbin (interim)|
|Tyrone Corbin (interim)||George Karl|
|Orlando Magic||Jacque Vaughn||James Borrego (interim)|
|Denver Nuggets||Brian Shaw||Melvin Hunt (interim)|
The preseason began on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and ended on Friday, October 24, 2014.
The regular season began on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, with the defending NBA champions San Antonio Spurs hosting the first game against the Dallas Mavericks. The regular season ended on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Christmas Day games were played on Thursday, December 25, 2014. The NBA is mulling a week-long All-Star break in February 2015, and the full schedule was released during a one-hour schedule release special on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. EDT on NBA TV.
The 2015 NBA playoffs began on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and concluded with the 2015 NBA Finals which began on June 4, 2015 on ABC. ESPN broadcast the Western Conference Finals and TNT televised the Eastern Conference Finals. ABC broadcast the NBA Finals.
|First Round||Conference Semifinals||Conference Finals||NBA Finals|
* Division winner
Bold Series winner
italics Team with home-court advantage
Listed below are the stat leaders in the league:
|Points per game||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||28.1|
|Rebounds per game||DeAndre Jordan||Los Angeles Clippers||15.0|
|Assists per game||Chris Paul||Los Angeles Clippers||10.2|
|Steals per game||Kawhi Leonard||San Antonio Spurs||2.31|
|Blocks per game||Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans||2.94|
|Turnovers per game||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||4.4|
|Fouls per game||DeMarcus Cousins||Sacramento Kings||4.1|
|Minutes per game||Jimmy Butler||Chicago Bulls||38.7|
|FG%||DeAndre Jordan||Los Angeles Clippers||71.0%|
|FT%||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||91.4%|
|3FG%||Kyle Korver||Atlanta Hawks||49.2%|
|Efficiency per game||Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans||30.89|
|Double-doubles||Pau Gasol||Chicago Bulls||54|
|Triple-doubles||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||11|
|Points||Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers||57|
|Rebounds||DeAndre Jordan||Los Angeles Clippers||27|
|Andre Drummond||Detroit Pistons|
|Assists||Brandon Jennings||Detroit Pistons||21|
|Steals||Mario Chalmers||Miami Heat||8|
|Blocks||Hassan Whiteside||Miami Heat||12|
|Three Pointers||Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||11|
|Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Points per game||Golden State Warriors||110.0|
|Rebounds per game||Oklahoma City Thunder||47.5|
|Assists per game||Golden State Warriors||27.4|
|Steals per game||Milwaukee Bucks||9.6|
|Blocks per game||New Orleans Pelicans||6.2|
|Blocked attempts per game||Sacramento Kings||6.2|
|Turnovers per game||Philadelphia 76ers||17.7|
|Fouls per game||Denver Nuggets||23.0|
|Fouls drawn per game||Sacramento Kings||23.9|
|FG%||Golden State Warriors||47.8%|
|FT%||Portland Trail Blazers||80.1%|
|3FG%||Golden State Warriors||39.8%|
|+/−||Golden State Warriors||10.1|
The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.
|Week||Eastern Conference||Western Conference||Ref.|
|Oct. 28 – Nov. 2||Chris Bosh (Miami Heat) (1/1)||Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) (1/3)|||
|Nov. 3 – Nov. 9||Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets) (1/1)||Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (1/2)|||
|Nov. 10 – Nov. 16||LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/3)||Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/2)|||
|Nov. 17 – Nov. 23||Louis Williams (Toronto Raptors) (1/1)||DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) (1/1)|||
|Nov. 24 – Nov. 30||LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/3)||Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1)|||
|Dec. 1 – Dec. 7||Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) (1/1)||LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/2)|||
|Dec. 8 – Dec. 14||John Wall (Washington Wizards) (1/1)||James Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/3)|||
|Dec. 15 – Dec. 21||Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks) (1/2)||LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/2)|||
|Dec. 22 – Dec. 28||Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) (1/1)||James Harden (Houston Rockets) (2/3)|||
|Dec. 29 – Jan. 4||Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1)||Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/1)|||
|Jan. 5 – Jan. 11||Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets) (1/1)||Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) (2/3)|||
|Jan. 12 – Jan. 18||Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks) (2/2)||Mo Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/2)|||
|Jan. 19 – Jan. 25||LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (3/3)||Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) (3/3)|||
|Jan. 26 – Feb. 1||Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2)||Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1)|||
|Feb. 2 – Feb. 8||Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1)||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/2)|||
|Feb. 23 – Mar. 1||Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics) (1/2)||Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/2)|||
|Mar. 2 – Mar. 8||Mo Williams (Charlotte Hornets) (2/2)||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/2)|||
|Mar. 9 – Mar. 15||Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2)||Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) (1/1)|||
|Mar. 16 – Mar. 22||Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (1/1)||Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1)|||
|Mar. 23 – Mar. 29||Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets) (1/2)||Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (2/2)|||
|Mar. 30 – Apr. 5||Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets) (2/2)||James Harden (Houston Rockets) (3/3)|||
|Apr. 6 – Apr. 12||Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics) (2/2)||Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (1/1)|||
The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.
|Month||Eastern Conference||Western Conference||Ref.|
|November||Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) (1/1)||Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (1/1)|||
|December||Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) (1/1)||James Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/2)|||
|January||Atlanta Hawks' starting lineup[nb 1] (1/1)||James Harden (Houston Rockets) (2/2)|||
|February||LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2)||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/3)|||
|March||LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2)||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/3)|||
|April||DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) (1/1)||Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3/3)|||
The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.
|Month||Eastern Conference||Western Conference||Ref.|
|November||Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1)||Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/4)|||
|December||Nikola Mirotić (Chicago Bulls) (1/2)||Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves) (2/4)|||
|January||Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic) (1/1)||Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves) (3/4)|||
|February||Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics) (1/1)||Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves) (4/4)|||
|March||Nikola Mirotić (Chicago Bulls) (2/2)||Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/1)|||
|April||Bojan Bogdanović (Brooklyn Nets) (1/1)||Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz) (1/1)|||
The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the month.
|Month||Eastern Conference||Western Conference||Ref.|
|November||Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) (1/1)||David Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1)|||
|December||Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks) (1/2)||Terry Stotts (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/1)|||
|January||Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks) (2/2)||Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) (1/2)|||
|February||Frank Vogel (Indiana Pacers) (1/1)||Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/1)|||
|March||David Blatt (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1)||Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) (2/2)|||
|April||Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics) (1/1)||Doc Rivers (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1)|||
The 2014 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2014, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The draft lottery took place on May 20, 2014. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery to earn the first overall pick in the draft; this is the fourth number-one pick for Cleveland since 2003 and third number-one pick over a four-year span from 2011–2014. This draft would also be the first for the reborn Charlotte Hornets, who played as the Bobcats from 2004–2014, since 2001, when the original Charlotte Hornets last selected as the Charlotte Hornets before moving to New Orleans and eventually becoming the current New Orleans Pelicans.
Television rights in the United States belonged to ESPN. It was tipped by many to be one of the deepest and most hyped draft classes in recent years, with several players touted as future stars. College underclassmen that were highly touted by NBA scouts and executives included: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle, Zach LaVine, T. J. Warren, and Gary Harris. Other highly sought after talents included Australian player Dante Exum and Croatian player Dario Šarić, who both declared for the draft, and Doug McDermott, who was automatically eligible as a graduating college senior.
Highlights from the draft included the first selections made by Adam Silver as commissioner and Mark Tatum as deputy commissioner, the second Canadian to be the first overall pick (Andrew Wiggins), the first pair of Canadian top 10 picks and second pair of Canadian lottery picks (Wiggins and Nik Stauskas), three top 20 Canadian selections (Wiggins, Stauskas, and Tyler Ennis), the first NBA Development League player to be selected in the first round (P. J. Hairston), the first time multiple NBA Development League players were selected in the same draft (Hairston and Thanasis Antetokounmpo), and the first Cape Verdean player to be selected in the draft (Walter Tavares). In addition, a standing ovation for Isaiah Austin occurred between the 15th and 16th picks of the draft, which included having the NBA itself hold a ceremonial pick to select him as a means of letting his dream of having his name be heard in the NBA draft come true, which happened days after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and originally was never considered to play professional basketball again. Nearly two months after the draft ended, Andrew Wiggins was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that brought Kevin Love to Cleveland; this resulted in the second time since the NBA–ABA merger that a first overall draft pick would not play a single game for the team that drafted him (the first time being the Orlando Magic drafted Chris Webber first overall in 1993 and then minutes later, traded Webber to the Golden State Warriors for Golden State's third overall pick in the 1993 Draft, Anfernee (Penny) Hardaway plus three of Golden State's future first-round draft selections).2014–15 Boston Celtics season
The 2014–15 Boston Celtics season was the 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA)., The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 40–42 won-loss record, which was the 2nd best in the Atlantic division
The Celtics made several transactions during the season. Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on December 18, 2014, Austin Rivers was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans on January 12, but three days later, he was again traded to the Los Angeles Clippers after refusing to suit up for the Celtics, and in February, Isaiah Thomas was acquired from the Phoenix Suns.
On March 9, 2015, the Celtics passed the previous season's win total of 25 with a 100–90 win over the Miami Heat.
On April 13, 2015, the Celtics qualified for the playoffs for the 7th time in the last 8 seasons and for the first time since 2012–13. Their season ended after being swept in the first round playoff series by the Cleveland Cavaliers.2014–15 Brooklyn Nets season
The 2014–15 Brooklyn Nets season was the franchise's 48th season, its 39th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 3rd season playing in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets finished the regular season with a 38–44 record, securing the eighth seed. In the playoffs, the met the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the First Round, losing in six games.
The Nets would not make another playoff appearance until the 2018–19 season.2014–15 Detroit Pistons season
The 2014–15 Detroit Pistons season was the 74th season of the franchise, the 67th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 58th in Detroit.2014–15 Golden State Warriors season
The 2014–15 Golden State Warriors season was the 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 53rd in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors finished the season 67–15, a new franchise record for wins in a season, clinching their best record in the NBA since they won 59 games in the 1975–76 season. They are the tenth NBA team to win 67 games in a season. Golden State reached the 2015 NBA Finals and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–2, to win their first title in 40 years, and the fourth in franchise history. Their 83 total wins for the season was the third most for a team in NBA history, they went 83–20 combining regular season and playoff games.
Under first-year head coach and former NBA player Steve Kerr, the Warriors began the season 10–2, the best start in franchise history. They went 5–0 on the road in November, their second perfect road trip in franchise history, and first since 1978. Between November 13 and December 14, the Warriors won a franchise record 16 games in a row, improving to 21–2 on the season, before the record was snapped by the Memphis Grizzlies. On January 21, the team established a new franchise record of 17 straight home wins, extending the record to 19 before losing to the Chicago Bulls on January 27. With their win against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 24, they clinched the Pacific Division for the first time since the 1975–76 season, also tying the franchise record for road wins in a season with 24. Golden State finished with a road record of 28–13, and a franchise home win-loss record of 39–2, tied for second all-time best home record. On March 28, the Warriors won their 60th game and clinched the best record in the Western Conference and set a franchise record for regular season wins (the 1975–76 Warriors had won 59). They finished the regular season with a record of 67–15.
Numerous Warriors set individual records over the course of the season. Stephen Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the first Warriors player to win since Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959–60 NBA season, when the franchise was still located in Philadelphia. He also broke his own NBA record for made three-pointers in a season of 272, he finished with 286. On January 23, 2015, Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37; he finished the game with a career high 52 points. On April 15, head coach Steve Kerr won his 63rd game with the Warriors and broke the NBA record for most wins by a rookie head coach. Curry and Thompson, dubbed the "Splash Brothers", broke the single-season record for most three-pointers made by a pair of teammates. Both also made the All-Star team, Curry as a starter and Thompson as a reserve. Together, they sank 525 three-pointers over the course of the season, smashing the prior NBA record of 484 (set by themselves in 2013–14).2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season
The 2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 67th season, its 66th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 55th in Los Angeles. Coming off from one of the worst seasons in franchise history and missing the playoffs, the team looked to rebound. Mike D'Antoni resigned in late April following two miserable seasons, leaving the team without a head coach. In the offseason, Pau Gasol left for Chicago and Jodie Meeks left for Detroit respectively, leaving big holes to fill. After failing to land the biggest names in the offseason like Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, the Lakers brought back numerous key role players from last season including Nick Young, Jordan Hill, and Ryan Kelly. The Lakers later acquired point guard Jeremy Lin in a trade with Houston and won the bidding rights to power forward Carlos Boozer after being amnestied by Chicago in the offseason. The Lakers also drafted Kentucky's star power forward Julius Randle and shooting guard Jordan Clarkson in the 2014 NBA Draft. The team then hired Lakers Showtime player and former Coach of the Year, Byron Scott as head coach in late July. On December 14, 2014, Kobe Bryant scored 26 points to pass Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list in a 100–94 win over Minnesota.
The Lakers started the season a franchise-worst 1–9. Rookie Julius Randle was injured opening night and missed the remainder of the season. On March 21, 2015, Steve Nash announced his retirement. The Lakers finished with a 21–61 record, placing them last in the Pacific division for the second straight season and fourteenth in the Western conference. This was the first 60 loss season in franchise history.2014–15 Milwaukee Bucks season
The 2014–15 Milwaukee Bucks season is the 47th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of December 27, 2014, they have matched the total number of wins (15) from the 2013–14 season, their lowest in franchise history.The Bucks finished the regular season 41-41, a 26 win improvement from their disappointing previous season, and clinched the sixth seed despite losing their top pick Jabari Parker to an injury early in the season. The Bucks' season ended with a 2-4 first round playoff series loss to the Chicago Bulls.2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season
The 2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season is the 13th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Despite finishing last in the Southwest division for the fourth straight season, the Pelicans finished with a 45–37 record and clinched the eighth seed in the Western conference. The Pelicans clinched a seed in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 when the team was called the Hornets. New Orleans' season ended after they were swept 4–0 in a first round playoff series by the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
The Pelicans would not return to the playoffs until 2018.2014–15 New York Knicks season
The 2014–15 New York Knicks season was the 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On March 28, the Knicks set a new franchise-record 60 losses in a season, finishing at 65. The Knicks missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and for the tenth out of fourteen since 2001–02. This particular season has been commonly referred to as the worst season in Knicks history as it was the first time they had lost more than 60 games in franchise history. The Lakers also lost more than 60 games that year, leaving the Utah Jazz as the sole franchise to not have a 60+ losing record.
Midseason, the Knicks were dealt with a major blow as both Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.2014–15 Orlando Magic season
The 2014–15 Orlando Magic season was the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Magic looked to improve on their 23–59 record the previous season where they had finished 5th in the Southeastern division and 13th in the Eastern Conference. While they did improve their record by two games, they still finished 5th and 13th in the division and conference, respectively.2014–15 Philadelphia 76ers season
The 2014–15 Philadelphia 76ers season is the 76th season of the franchise.
The 76ers 2013 NBA draft pick, Nerlens Noel, would play his first season in a Sixer uniform, but for the third straight year, they acquired a center (by draft or trade) that would not play for them the first year, as number 3 overall pick Joel Embiid was out with foot and back issues. Michael Carter Williams was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for draft picks. On December 1, 2014, the 76ers lost their 17th straight game to start the season 0-17, one loss shy of the New Jersey Nets 0-18 mark in 2009-10. On December 3, the 76ers won their first game of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves avoiding the worst start without a win. The team finished with a record of 18-64 tied for the third worst record in franchise history (1995-1996, 18 wins; 2015-2016, 10 wins; 1972-1973, 9 wins).2014–15 Portland Trail Blazers season
The 2014–15 Portland Trail Blazers season is the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Trail Blazers finished the regular-season record at 51–31, and captured the franchise's first Northwest division title. Unfortunately, the Trail Blazers were eliminated by Memphis Grizzlies in the First Round in five games. Midway through the season Wesley Matthews suffered a season-ending Achilles tear. Following the season, LaMarcus Aldridge signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.2014–15 Sacramento Kings season
The 2014–15 Sacramento Kings season is the 70th season of the franchise, and the 66th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 30th in Sacramento.
The Kings finished 29-53, improving by one win with a defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers on the final day of the regular season.2014–15 Utah Jazz season
The 2014–15 Utah Jazz season is the franchise's 41st season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 36th season of the franchise in Salt Lake City.2014–15 Washington Wizards season
The 2014–15 Washington Wizards season was the 54th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 42nd in the Washington, D.C. area. The Wizards recorded their best regular season record since 1978–79 and secured a place in the NBA playoffs, but despite sweeping the Toronto Raptors in their first round playoff series, they were eliminated in a 2–4 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks.2015 NBA All-Star Game
The 2015 NBA All-Star Game was the 64th edition of the NBA All-Star Game, an exhibition basketball game played on February 15, 2015 in New York City and hosted by both of the city's teams, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA awarded the game to New York City in 2013, and the logo for the 2015 All-Star Game was unveiled on July 10, 2014.The All-Star Game itself was played at the Knicks' home arena, Madison Square Garden. The current Garden last hosted the game in 1998, and the Knicks' previous home, the third Madison Square Garden, hosted three earlier All-Star Games. The Saturday activities conducted as part of NBA All-Star Weekend were held at the Nets' home arena, the Barclays Center. The Nets previously hosted the 1982 All-Star Game at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The game was televised nationally by TNT and TBS in the United States, The game was televised nationally by TSN in Canada.Grantland Basketball Hour
The Grantland Basketball Hour is a primetime show on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN on ABC in which sports and pop culture journalist, Bill Simmons and sports media journalist Jalen Rose discuss current events surrounding the NBA. The show began on October 21, 2014, and was contracted by ESPN for 18 episodes to cover the 2014–15 NBA season.Joey Crawford
Joseph Crawford, born August 30, 1951 in Havertown, Pennsylvania
is an American retired professional basketball referee who worked in the National Basketball Association (NBA) between 1977 and 2016. Crawford, who wore uniform number 17, was one of the strictest and most controversial officials in the NBA and developed a reputation for assessing technical fouls against both players and coaches. As of the conclusion of the 2014–15 NBA season, Crawford worked more playoff (313) and NBA Finals games (50) than any other active referee in the league and appeared in the Finals every year between 1986 and 2006. He appeared in 29 of the last 30 NBA Finals series, missing only the 2007 NBA Finals, due to suspension. In addition to playoff games, Crawford has officiated the NBA All-Star Game in 1986, 1992 and 2000, as well as the 1993 McDonald's Championship in Munich, Germany.List of 2014–15 NBA season transactions
This is a list of all personnel changes for the 2014 NBA off-season and 2014–15 NBA season.
2014–15 NBA season by team