1994–95 NBA season

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The 1994–95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association.wikipedia
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1995 NBA Finals

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The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the Orlando Magic 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals to be crowned champions.
The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994–95 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

Houston Rockets

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The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the Orlando Magic 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals to be crowned champions.
During the following season, reinforced by another All-Star, Clyde Drexler, the Rockets—in their fourth NBA Finals appearance in franchise history—repeated as champions with a four-game sweep of the Orlando Magic, who were led by a young Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.

Orlando Magic

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The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the Orlando Magic 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals to be crowned champions.
In the 1994–95 season, the Magic's sixth season, All-Star forward Horace Grant was acquired as a free agent from the Chicago Bulls.

Dallas Mavericks

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The addition of Jason Kidd infused the Mavericks with new life in 1994–95.

San Antonio Spurs

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Lucas was replaced by former Pacers coach Bob Hill for the 1994–95 season.

Michael Jordan

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Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season, and started a new career in Minor League Baseball, he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season.

Alvin Gentry

He served as an interim head coach for the Miami Heat at the end of the 1994–95 season, and later coached the Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, and Phoenix Suns.

Del Harris

After his stint with the Bucks, Harris became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1994–95, winning 48 games a year removed from being in the NBA lottery.

Golden State Warriors

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Nelson had been brought to the Warriors from the Milwaukee Bucks by Jim Fitzgerald, who co-owned the team from 1986 and 1995 with Dan Finnane.

Magic Johnson

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Johnson, who still had a guaranteed player contract that would pay him $14.6 million during the 1994–95 NBA season, signed a separate contract to coach the team that had no compensation.

Chicago Bulls

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The Bulls opened the 1994–95 season by leaving their home of 27 years, Chicago Stadium, and moving into their current home, the United Center.

Sacramento Kings

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After the 1994–95 season, Webb was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Tyrone Corbin.

Dan Issel

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He resigned 34 games into the 1994–95 season after facing criticism for his coaching style, saying he didn't like the person he'd become.

Gene Littles

Littles later became an assistant with the Denver Nuggets, and served as an interim coach during the 1994–95 season, in between Dan Issel and Bernie Bickerstaff.

Seattle SuperSonics

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They returned to the Coliseum full-time in 1985, moving temporarily to the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, for the 1994–95 season while the Coliseum was renovated and rebranded as KeyArena.

Charlotte Hornets

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In the 1994–95 season, the Hornets finished with a 50–32 record, returning to the playoffs.

Bob Lanier (basketball)

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In the 1994–95 season, Lanier was hired as an assistant coach under his former coach Don Nelson with the Golden State Warriors.

Shaquille O'Neal

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In O'Neal's third season, 1994–95, he led the NBA in scoring with a 29.3 point average, while finishing second in MVP voting to David Robinson and entering his third straight All-Star Game along with Hardaway.

Boston Celtics

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1994–95 was the Celtics' final season in the Boston Garden.

Utah Jazz

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In the 1994–95 season, the Jazz had significant depth and talent and were expected to make a serious run for the championship.

Steve Kerr

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The Bulls made the playoffs in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, but without Michael Jordan's presence for all of 1994 and much of 1995, the team could not advance to the Finals.

Grant Hill

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Hill also regularly played in the NBA All-Star Game, where he made history by being the first rookie to lead an NBA All-Star fan balloting in (1994–95) with 1,289,585 votes, narrowly defeating Shaquille O'Neal.

Three-point field goal

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For three seasons beginning in 1994–95, the NBA attempted to address decreased scoring by shortening the distance of the line from 23 ft (22 ft at the corners) to a uniform 22 ft around the basket.

Dennis Rodman

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In the following 1994–1995 NBA season, Rodman clashed with the Spurs front office.

Brian Grant

During his career, he played with the Sacramento Kings (where he made First Team All-Rookie in the 1994–95 season), Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.