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Cleveland Cavaliers Franchise Index

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Team Name: Cleveland Cavaliers

Seasons: 44; 1970-71 to 2013-14
Record: 1617-1942, .454 W-L%

Playoff Appearances: 18
Championships: 0

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Pace, ORtg, and DRtg are estimated for seasons prior to 1973-1974.

44 Seasons

An asterisk (*) indicates a playoff appearance
Season Lg Team W L W-L% Finish SRS Pace Rel Pace ORtg Rel ORtg DRtg Rel DRtg Playoffs Coaches
2013-14 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 32 49 .395 3 -4.25 93.1 -0.8 104.0 -2.6 107.9 1.3 M. Brown (32-49)
2012-13 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 24 58 .293 5 -4.87 92.3 0.3 104.3 -1.6 109.4 3.5 B. Scott (24-58)
2011-12 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 5 -7.34 91.3 0.0 101.1 -3.5 108.9 4.3 B. Scott (21-45)
2010-11 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 5 -8.88 93.0 0.9 102.2 -5.1 111.8 4.5 B. Scott (19-63)
2009-10 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 61 21 .744 1 6.17 91.4 -1.3 111.2 3.6 104.1 -3.5 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals M. Brown (61-21)
2008-09 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 66 16 .805 1 8.68 88.7 -3.0 112.4 4.1 102.4 -5.9 Lost Eastern Conference Finals M. Brown (66-16)
2007-08 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 45 37 .549 2 -0.53 90.2 -2.2 106.0 -1.5 106.4 -1.1 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals M. Brown (45-37)
2006-07 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 50 32 .610 2 3.33 90.8 -1.1 105.5 -1.0 101.3 -5.2 Lost Finals M. Brown (50-32)
2005-06 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 50 32 .610 2 2.17 89.8 -0.7 107.8 1.6 105.4 -0.8 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals M. Brown (50-32)
2004-05 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 4 0.27 89.7 -1.2 106.6 0.5 105.7 -0.4 P. Silas (34-30), B. Malone (8-10)
2003-04 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 35 47 .427 5 -3.07 90.8 0.7 101.4 -1.5 104.2 1.3 P. Silas (35-47)
2002-03 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 8 -9.58 94.0 3.0 96.5 -7.1 106.7 3.1 J. Lucas (8-34), K. Smart (9-31)
2001-02 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 7 -3.53 90.3 -0.4 104.6 0.1 108.2 3.7 J. Lucas (29-53)
2000-01 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 6 -4.48 91.2 -0.1 100.3 -2.7 104.9 1.9 R. Wittman (30-52)
1999-00 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 6 -3.64 95.7 2.6 100.4 -3.7 104.0 -0.1 R. Wittman (32-50)
1998-99 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 7 -0.94 86.4 -2.5 99.6 -2.6 101.6 -0.6 M. Fratello (22-28)
1997-98 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 47 35 .573 5 3.06 89.9 -0.4 102.2 -2.8 99.1 -5.9 Lost Eastern Conference First Round M. Fratello (47-35)
1996-97 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 5 2.32 82.9 -7.2 104.6 -2.1 102.4 -4.3 M. Fratello (42-40)
1995-96 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 47 35 .573 3 2.49 82.3 -9.5 109.9 2.3 106.7 -0.9 Lost Eastern Conference First Round M. Fratello (47-35)
1994-95 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 43 39 .524 4 0.55 84.8 -8.1 105.3 -3.0 104.6 -3.7 Lost Eastern Conference First Round M. Fratello (43-39)
1993-94 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 47 35 .573 4 3.64 91.7 -3.4 109.4 3.1 105.1 -1.2 Lost Eastern Conference First Round M. Fratello (47-35)
1992-93 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 54 28 .659 2 6.30 94.8 -2.0 112.7 4.7 106.0 -2.0 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals L. Wilkens (54-28)
1991-92 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 57 25 .695 2 5.34 95.0 -1.6 113.9 5.7 108.2 0.0 Lost Eastern Conference Finals L. Wilkens (57-25)
1990-91 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 6 -2.33 95.1 -2.7 106.1 -1.8 108.7 0.8 L. Wilkens (33-49)
1989-90 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 42 40 .512 4 -0.62 95.0 -3.3 106.9 -1.2 107.2 -0.9 Lost Eastern Conference First Round L. Wilkens (42-40)
1988-89 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 57 25 .695 2 7.95 98.0 -2.6 110.6 2.8 102.9 -4.9 Lost Eastern Conference First Round L. Wilkens (57-25)
1987-88 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 42 40 .512 5 1.28 97.3 -2.3 106.8 -1.2 106.0 -2.0 Lost Eastern Conference First Round L. Wilkens (42-40)
1986-87 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 31 51 .378 6 -3.18 101.3 0.5 102.6 -5.7 106.4 -1.9 L. Wilkens (31-51)
1985-86 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 5 -2.19 101.6 -0.5 105.5 -1.7 108.3 1.1 G. Karl (25-42), G. Littles (4-11)
1984-85 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 36 46 .439 4 -2.27 101.9 -0.2 106.0 -1.9 108.7 0.8 Lost Eastern Conference First Round G. Karl (36-46)
1983-84 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 28 54 .341 4 -3.71 97.4 -4.0 104.1 -3.5 108.5 0.9 T. Nissalke (28-54)
1982-83 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 23 59 .280 5 -6.78 97.6 -5.5 99.2 -5.5 106.8 2.1 T. Nissalke (23-59)
1981-82 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 6 -7.77 99.3 -1.6 103.3 -3.6 111.8 4.9 D. Delaney (4-11), B. Kloppenburg (0-3), C. Daly (9-32), B. Musselman (2-21)
1980-81 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 28 54 .341 5 -4.15 100.8 -1.0 104.3 -1.2 109.1 3.6 B. Musselman (25-46), D. Delaney (3-8)
1979-80 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 37 45 .451 5 0.43 105.6 2.5 106.7 1.4 106.4 1.1 S. Albeck (37-45)
1978-79 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 5 -3.57 102.7 -3.1 103.7 -0.1 107.3 3.5 B. Fitch (30-52)
1977-78 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 43 39 .524 3 0.44 103.5 -3.2 99.9 -1.0 99.4 -1.5 Lost Eastern Conference First Round B. Fitch (43-39)
1976-77 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 43 39 .524 4 1.08 101.5 -5.0 100.0 0.5 98.9 -0.6 Lost Eastern Conference First Round B. Fitch (43-39)
1975-76 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers* 49 33 .598 1 2.34 101.6 -3.9 99.5 1.2 97.0 -1.3 Lost Eastern Conference Finals B. Fitch (49-33)
1974-75 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 40 42 .488 3 -0.31 100.4 -4.1 97.6 -0.1 98.0 0.3 B. Fitch (40-42)
1973-74 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 4 -4.16 104.1 -3.7 96.0 -1.7 100.1 2.4 B. Fitch (29-53)
1972-73 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 4 -2.64 108.3 -2.4 94.0 -2.8 96.5 -0.3 B. Fitch (32-50)
1971-72 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 23 59 .280 4 -7.90 111.5 -0.5 94.5 -3.4 101.4 3.5 B. Fitch (23-59)
1970-71 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 4 -12.04 110.6 -4.5 92.3 -4.9 102.4 5.2 B. Fitch (15-67)