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One of two conferences that make up the National Basketball Association , the other being the Western Conference.

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Boston Celtics

American professional basketball team based in Boston.

Bob Cousy played 13 years for the team, 6 of them ending in NBA titles
12 time All-Star Larry Bird played in the Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Paul Pierce went on to star for the Celtics and later won the NBA Finals MVP Award when the team won the NBA championship in 2008
Head coach Doc Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008.
Brad Stevens, former head coach of the Celtics.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers being defended by Celtics' center Bill Russell in 1966
Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce being defended by LeBron James
Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to 9 NBA titles, with eight straight between 1959 and 1966.
The Celtics' wordmark, used since the 1969–70 season

The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

Chicago Bulls

American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

The 1969–70 Chicago Bulls
Gilmore in 1977
Michael Jordan was drafted third overall by the Bulls in 1984. He won six championships and six Finals MVPs for Chicago.
Michael Jordan v Los Angeles Lakers at the 1991 NBA Finals
United Center
Bulls head coach Phil Jackson consulting Michael Jordan in 1997
Luol Deng made his first All-Star appearance with the team in 2012 and his second in 2013.
Joakim Noah was drafted by the Bulls in 2007. He was named an All Star for the first time in 2013 and for the second time in 2014.
Derrick Rose was drafted first overall by the Bulls in 2008. He was the 2010–11 NBA MVP.
Tom Thibodeau coached the Bulls to 62 wins in his first season.
Fred Hoiberg was the 22nd head coach in the franchise's history.
Chicago Bulls wordmark (1966–present)
Benny the Bull in February 2018

The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

Miami Heat

American professional basketball team based in Miami.

Jimmy Butler led the Heat during deep playoff runs in the early 2020s

The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

American professional basketball team based in Cleveland.

Cavaliers forward and Akron native LeBron James, who was the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. A perennial NBA All-Star and a four-time NBA MVP winner, he led the team to its first NBA Finals in 2007 and their first championship in 2016.
The Larry O'Brien Trophy won in 2016 on display at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Current head coach J.B. Bickerstaff
The current secondary logo for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
50th anniversary logo used during 2019–2020 season
Scene of the 2017–18 season opener in then Quicken Loans Arena
Former longtime Cavs broadcaster Joe Tait, who won the Curt Gowdy Award in 2010.
Former Cavs All-Star guard and longtime TV analyst Austin Carr
Current mascots Sir C.C. (left) and Moondog (right)
Mid 1990s/early 2000s-era mascot Whammer
2022 Cavaliers' "V-net" logo - a modified version of similar logos used in the 80s and 90s.

The Cavaliers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

Detroit Pistons

American professional basketball team based in Detroit.

Dave Bing joined the team in 1966, scoring 1,601 points in his rookie year.
Isiah Thomas against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 1985.
Chuck Daly, coach of the 1989 and 1990 NBA champions.
A ticket for Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals at The Forum.
Doug Collins, one of five head coaches for the Pistons in an eight-year span.
Larry Brown coached the Pistons to the 2004 NBA title and the Eastern Conference championship the following season.
The Pistons are honored at the White House for the team's victory in the 2004 NBA Finals.
A game ticket from March 2006 between the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards.
Andre Drummond was selected by the Pistons with the ninth overall pick in 2012 NBA draft.
Little Caesars Arena in 2018
The Detroit Pistons playing in The Palace of Auburn Hills, seen here in January 2006.

The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division and play their home games at Little Caesars Arena, located in Midtown.

Central Division (NBA)

The Central Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Philadelphia 76ers

American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The 1958–59 Syracuse Nationals
Hal Greer joined the Nationals in 1958 and spent his entire 15-season career with the franchise; he won a championship with the team in 1967.
Convention Hall, previous home of the Philadelphia Warriors from 1952 to 1962; home of the Sixers from 1963 to 1967.
Wilt Chamberlain joined the Sixers in 1965 and led the team to the NBA title in 1967.
Billy Cunningham played nine seasons with the Sixers, and would later coach them for eight more seasons.
Julius Erving played 11 seasons with the 76ers (1976–1987), and played in four NBA Finals, ultimately winning in 1983.
Moses Malone won MVP honors in 1983, the same year he led the 76ers to their first title in 16 years.
Charles Barkley would spend eight seasons with the Sixers.
Ed Snider purchased the 76ers in 1996.
Iverson won Most Valuable Player honors in 2001 while leading the 76ers to the NBA Finals.
Larry Brown, who coached the 76ers from 1997 to 2003, was named Coach of the Year in 2001.
Andre Iguodala was drafted by the 76ers in 2004
Iverson during his second stint
Doug Collins was hired by the 76ers as head coach in 2010, after previously playing for the team in the 1970s.
Brett Brown as the 76ers' head coach in 2015
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were considered to be centerpieces of the Sixers future.
Jerry Colangelo joined the team's front office in 2015
Franklin the Dog with a fan at 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend
Wilt Chamberlain being defended by Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics.
76ers training complex
Former 76ers public address announcer Dave Zinkoff.
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The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at the Wells Fargo Center.

Washington Wizards

Bellamy (#8) averaged 31.6 points per game and 19.0 rebounds per game during his rookie season.
Wes Unseld, who won the NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Regular Season MVP, and NBA Finals MVP awards, played all 13 seasons of his career with the Bullets.
During his nine seasons with the Bullets, Elvin Hayes averaged 21.3 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game. He led the NBA in rebounding in the 1973–74 season with an average of 18.1 rebounds per game.
A ticket for a 1988–89 game between the Bullets and the Hornets.
The Wizards moved to the MCI Center (later named Verizon Center and now the Capital One Arena) in 1997.
Michael Jordan served as president of basketball operations and was a minority owner.
The Wizards G-Man, one of the team's mascots
Antawn Jamison shooting a free throw in 2006 while wearing the team's gold alternate jerseys.
The Wizards in a home game against the Toronto Raptors, March 30, 2007.
Gilbert Arenas in Novemeber 2010.
Owner Ted Leonsis and then coach Flip Saunders watch John Wall in 2010.
The Wizards returned the playoffs in the 2014 season.
Scott Brooks served as head coach from 2016 to 2021.
Bradley Beal in 2019
Washington Wizards G-Wiz, current team mascot
The Wizards in their alternate white uniforms in a 2017 playoff game against the Celtics.
The Wizards in their white "City" uniforms during a 2018 playoff game against Toronto.
Former Bullets players honored during a Wizards game in March 2012 at the Verizon Center

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Orlando Magic

American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida.

Shaquille O'Neal in 1994
Dwight Howard was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2004 NBA draft.
Jameer Nelson spent 10 seasons with Orlando from 2004 to 2014.
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
JJ Redick in 2008
Scott Skiles coached the Magic in the 2015–16 season.
Aaron Gordon was selected by the Magic in the 2014 NBA draft.
Nikola Vucevic playing with the Magic
Markelle Fultz playing for the Magic.
Amway Center, the Magic's arena since 2010
Originally called the Orlando Arena, and later TD Waterhouse Centre, the Amway Arena was the home of the Magic from 1989 to 2010.
Wordmark logo (2008–present)
Stuff with the Orlando Magic Dancers

The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

New York Knicks

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Lapchick was responsible for leading the Knicks during their early success. However, these ventures never culminated with a win in the NBA Finals.
Patrick Ewing played for the Knicks from 1985 to 2000, leading them to the Finals in 1994 and 1999
The current Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.
Isiah Thomas as coach of the Knicks in 2007. He stayed six years on the bench
Larry Brown succeeded Thomas, coaching the Knicks from 2005 to 2006
The Knicks in action at Madison Square Garden in the 2008–09 season.
Mike D'Antoni, head coach of the Knicks from 2008 to 2012
Jeremy Lin was a surprise player that came off the bench during the 2011–12 season.
Mike Woodson, head coach of the Knicks from 2012 to 2014
The Knicks observed their worst-ever regular season record under the stewardship of Phil Jackson, who acted as the president of the franchise from 2013 to 2017.

The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.