1988–89 NBA season

1988–89 NBA season

Infobox sports season
title =1988–89 NBA season
league =National Basketball Association
sport =Basketball
season =Regular season
season_champ =Detroit Pistons
MVP =flagicon|USA Magic Johnson (L.A. Lakers)
top_scorer =flagicon|USA Michael Jordan (Chicago)
playoffs =Playoffs
playoffs_link =1989 NBA Playoffs
conf1 =Eastern
conf1_link =Eastern Conference (NBA)
conf1_champ =Detroit Pistons
conf1_runner-up =Chicago Bulls
conf2 =Western
conf2_link =Western Conference (NBA)
conf2_champ =Los Angeles Lakers
conf2_runner-up =Phoenix Suns
finals =Finals
finals_link =1989 NBA Finals
finals_champ =Detroit Pistons
finals_runner-up =Los Angeles Lakers
finals_MVP =flagicon|USA Joe Dumars (Detroit)
finals_MVP_link =NBA Finals MVP
seasonslist =List of NBA seasons
seasonslistnames =NBA
prevseason_link =1987–88 NBA season
prevseason_year =1987–88
nextseason_link =1989–90 NBA season
nextseason_year =1989–90
The 1988–89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Detroit Pistons winning the NBA Championship, sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

*The Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets enter the NBA as the league's 24th and 25th franchises.
*Because of this the Sacramento Kings move to the Pacific Division.
*The 1989 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, with the West defeating the East 143-134. Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz takes home the game's MVP award.
*The Detroit Pistons play their first game at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
*The Milwaukee Bucks play their first game at the Bradley Center.
*The Sacramento Kings play their first game at ARCO Arena.
*TNT begins airing NBA games. They share the cable broadcast rights with sister network TBS.
*Michael Jordan records ten triple-doubles in eleven games near the end of the season, but still loses the MVP award to Magic Johnson.
*Prior to the season, the first-year Hornets announce that they choose teal as their primary color, which caused a buzz. In the next decade, expansion teams in the other professional sports leagues (most notably the San Jose Sharks of the NHL, the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball, and the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL) further popularized the use of the color.

Final standings

Eastern Conference

C - NBA Champions

1988-89 NBA statistics leaders

NBA awards

*Most Valuable Player: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
*Rookie of the Year: Mitch Richmond, Golden State Warriors
*Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz
*Sixth Man of the Year: Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
*Most Improved Player: Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns
*Coach of the Year: Cotton Fitzsimmons, Phoenix Suns
*All-NBA First Team:
**F - Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
**F - Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers
**C - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
**G - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
**G - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
*All-NBA Second Team:
**F - Tom Chambers, Phoenix Suns
**F - Chris Mullin, Golden State Warriors
**C - Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks
**G - John Stockton, Utah Jazz
**G - Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns
*All-NBA Third Team:
**F - Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta Hawks
**F - Terry Cummings, Milwaukee Bucks
**C - Robert Parish, Boston Celtics
**G - Dale Ellis, Seattle SuperSonics
**G - Mark Price, Cleveland Cavaliers
*All-NBA Rookie Team:
**Rik Smits, Indiana Pacers
**Willie Anderson, San Antonio Spurs
**Mitch Richmond, Golden State Warriors
**Charles D. Smith, Los Angeles Clippers
**Hersey Hawkins, Philadelphia 76ers
*NBA All-Defensive First Team:
**Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
**Larry Nance, Cleveland Cavaliers
**Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz
**Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
**Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
*NBA All-Defensive Second Team:
**Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
**A. C. Green, Los Angeles Lakers
**Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks
**John Stockton, Utah Jazz
**Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs

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