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Posted Aug 9 2011 9:09AM - Updated Feb 25 2013 10:55AM

Active Franchises: Win-Loss Records

Active Franchises: Relocation History & Records

Team-by team retired jersey numbers

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Active Franchises: Win-Loss Records

A complete look at the all-time win-loss records of every team in the NBA. Updated through the 2011-12 season.

Editor's note: This list will be updated at the end of each season.

Team First season Games played All-time record Win Pct. Playoff appearances NBA championships
Atlanta Hawks 1949-50 4978 2460-2518 .494 41 1 (St. Louis)
Boston Celtics 1946-47 5151 3067-2084 .595 50 17
Brooklyn Nets 1967-68 3648 1582*-2066 .434 23 2 (All in ABA)
Charlotte Bobcats 2004-05 640 229-411 .358 1 0
Chicago Bulls 1966-67 3723 1930-1793 .518 31 6
Cleveland Cavaliers 1970-71 3396 1561-1835 .460 18 0
Dallas Mavericks 1980-81 2576 1300-1276 .505 18 1
Denver Nuggets 1967-68 3648 1820*-1828 .499 32 0
Detroit Pistons 1948-49 5040 2482-2558 .492 40 3
Golden State Warriors 1946-47 5146 2352-2794 .457 28 3 (2 from Philadelphia)
Houston Rockets 1967-68 3642 1856-1786 .510 26 2
Indiana Pacers 1967-68 3648 1845*-1803 .506 29 3 (All in ABA)
L.A. Clippers 1970-71 3396 1247-2149 .367 8 0
L.A. Lakers 1948-49 5041 3125-1916 .620 59 16
Memphis Grizzlies 1995-96 1346 491-855 .365 5 0
Miami Heat 1988-89 1920 965-955 .503 16 2
Milwaukee Bucks 1968-69 3560 1856-1704 .552 26 1
Minnesota Timberwolves 1989-90 1838 731-1107 .398 8 0
New Orleans Hornets 1988-89 1920 934-986 .492 12 0
New York Knicks 1946-47 5147 2561-2586 .498 41 2
Oklahoma City Thunder 1967-68 3642 1920-1722 .527 25 1 (Seattle)
Orlando Magic 1989-90 1838 959-879 .522 14 0
Philadelphia 76ers 1949-50 4976 2645-2331 .532 47 3 (1 from Syracuse)
Phoenix Suns 1968-69 3560 1987-1573 .558 29 0
Portland Trail Blazers 1970-71 3396 1809-1587 .533 29 1
Sacramento Kings 1948-49 5041 2346-2695 .465 29 1 (Rochester)
San Antonio Spurs 1967-68 3648 2142*-1506 .587 40 4
Toronto Raptors 1995-96 1346 547-799 .406 5 0
Utah Jazz 1974-75 3068 1669-1399 .544 25 0
Washington Wizards 1961-62 4123 1844-2279 .447 25 1
* = win total includes ABA victories

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Active Franchises: Relocation History & Records

Atlanta Hawks franchise history
• Atlanta Hawks: 1968-69 to present, 3560 games, 1762-1798, .495 win pct., 28 playoff appearances
• St. Louis Hawks: 1955-68, 1005 games, 553-452, .550 win pct., 12 playoff appearances, 1 championship
• Milwaukee Hawks: 1951-55, 281 games, 91-190, .324 win pct.
• Tri-Cities Blackhawks: 1949-51, 132 games, 54-78, .409 win pct., 1 playoff appearance

Brooklyn Nets franchise history
• New Jersey Nets (NBA):
1977-78 to 2011-12, 2822 games, 1186-1636, .420 win pct., 16 playoff appearances
• New York Nets (NBA): 1976-77, 82 games, 22-60, .268 win pct.
• New York Nets (ABA): 1968-76, 666 games, 338-328, .508 win pct., 7 playoff appearances, 2 ABA championships
• New Jersey Americans (ABA): 1967-68, 78 games, 36-42, .462 win pct.

Denver Nuggets franchise history
• Denver Nuggets (NBA):
1976-77 to present, 2904 games, 1407-1497, .485 win pct, 23 playoff appearances
• Denver Nuggets (ABA): 1974-76, 168 games, 125-43, . 774 win pct., 2 playoff appearances
• Denver Rockets (ABA): 1967-74, 576 games, 288-288, . 500 win pct., 7 playoff appearances

Detroit Pistons franchise history
• Detroit Pistons:
1957-58 to present, 4421 games, 2169-2252, .491 win pct., 32 playoff appearances, 3 championships
• Ft. Wayne Pistons: 1948-57, 619 games, 313-306, .506 win pct., 8 playoff appearances

Golden State Warriors franchise history
• Golden State Warriors:
1971-72 to present, 3314 games, 1464-1850, .442 win pct., 11 playoff appearances, 1 championship
• San Francisco Warriors: 1962-71, 729 games, 330-399, .453 win pct., 5 playoff appearances
• Philadelphia Warriors: 1946-62, 1103 games, 558-545, .506 win pct., 12 playoff appearances, 2 championships

Houston Rockets franchise history
• Houston Rockets:
1971-72 to present, 3314 games, 1737-1577, .524 win pct., 25 playoff appearances, 2 championships
• San Diego Rockets: 1967-71, 328 games, 119-209, .363 win pct., 1 playoff appearance

Indiana Pacers franchise history
• Indiana Pacers (NBA):
1976-77 to present, 2904 games, 1418-1486, .488 win pct., 20 playoff appearances
Indiana Pacers (ABA): 1967-76, 744 games, 427-317, .574 win pct., 9 playoff appearances, 3 ABA championships

L.A. Clippers franchise history
• L.A. Clippers:
1984-85 to present, 2248 games, 802-1446, .357 win pct., 5 playoff appearances
San Diego Clippers: 1978-84, 492 games, 186-306, . 378 win pct.
Buffalo Braves: 1970-78, 656 games, 259-397, .395 win pct., 3 playoff appearances

L.A. Lakers franchise history
• L.A. Lakers:
1960-61 to present, 4202 games, 2668-1534, .635 win pct., 48 playoff appearances, 11 championships
• Minneapolis Lakers: 1948-60, 839 games, 457-382, .545 win pct., 11 playoff appearances, 5 championships

Memphis Grizzlies franchise history
• Memphis Grizzlies: 2001-02 to present, 866 games, 390-496, .440 win pct., 5 playoff appearances
• Vancouver Grizzlies: 1995-2001, 460 games, 101-359, .220 win pct.

New Orleans Hornets franchise history
New Orleans Hornets: 2002-05 & 2007-08 to present, 640 games, 315-325, .492 win pct., 5 playoff appearances
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets: 2005-07, 164 games, 77-87, .470 win pct.
Charlotte Hornets: 1988-2002, 1116 games, 542-574, .486 win pct., 7 playoff appearances

Oklahoma City Thunder franchise history
Oklahoma City Thunder: 2008-09 to present, 312 games, 175-137, .561 win pct., 3 playoff appearances
Seattle SuperSonics: 1967-2008, 3330 games, 1745-1585, .524 win pct., 22 playoff appearances, 1 championship

Philadelphia 76ers franchise history
Philadelphia 76ers: 1963-64 to present, 3963 games, 2069-1894, .522 win pct., 33 playoff appearances, 2 championships
Syracuse Nationals: 1949-63, 1013 games, 576-437, .569 win pct., 14 playoff appearances, 1 championship

Sacramento Kings franchise history
Sacramento Kings: 1985-86 to present, 2166 games, 940-1226, .434 win pct., 10 playoff appearances
Kansas City Kings: 1975-85, 820 games, 381-489, .465 win pct., 4 playoff appearances
Kansas City-Omaha Kings: 1972-75, 246 games, 113-133, .459 win pct., 1 playoff appearance
Cincinnati Royals: 1957-72, 1189 games, 555-634, .467 win pct., 7 playoff appearances
• Rochester Royals: 1948-57, 620 games, 357-263, .576 win pct., 7 playoff appearances, 1 championship

San Antonio Spurs franchise history
• San Antonio Spurs (NBA):
1976-77 to present, 2904 games, 1764-1140, .607 win pct., 32 playoff appearances, 4 championships
San Antonio Spurs (ABA): 1973-76, 252 games, 146-106, .579 win pct., 3 playoff appearances
Texas Chaparrals (ABA): 1970-71, 84 games, 30-54, .357 win pct., 1 playoff appearance
Dallas Chaparrals (ABA): 1967-70 & 1971-73, 408 games, 202-206, .495 win pct., 4 playoff appearances

Utah Jazz franchise history
• Utah Jazz:
1979-80 to present, 2658 games, 1508-1150, .567 win pct., 25 playoff appearances
New Orleans Jazz: 1974-79, 410 games, 161-249, .393 win pct.

Washington Wizards franchise history
• Washington Wizards:
1997-98 to present, 1182 games, 466-716, .394 win pct., 4 playoff appearances
Washington Bullets: 1974-97, 1886 games, 887-999, .470 win pct., 13 playoff appearances, 1 championship
Capital Bullets: 1973-74, 82 games, 47-35, .573 win pct., 1 playoff appearance
Baltimore Bullets: 1963-73, 813 games, 401-412, .493 win pct., 7 playoff appearances
Chicago Zephyrs: 1962-63, 80 games, 25-55, .313 win pct.
Chicago Packers: 1961-62, 80 games, 18-62, .225 win pct.

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