1996-97 NBA season

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1996-97 National Basketball Association season
Preseason n/a
Regular Season November 1, 1996-April 20, 1997
Postseason April 24-June 13, 1997
1995-96 • NBA seasons • 1997-98

The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The league used this season to mark its 50th anniversary, which included the unveiling of the league's list of its 50 greatest players. This particular season featured what has since been acknowledged as one of the most talented rookie-classes, featuring the debuts of Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Jermaine O'Neal, Ben Wallace, and Stephon Marbury.

The season ended with the Chicago Bulls defeating the Utah Jazz 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals to win the franchise's 5th championship.

Publications

Programs
Team(s) Type Venue
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Postseason Target Center
Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference NBA All-Star Game Gund Arena
Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz NBA Finals United Center, Delta Center
Media Guides and Yearbooks
Media Guides Chicago Bulls • Cleveland Cavaliers • Indiana Pacers • Los Angeles Clippers • Miami Heat • Toronto Raptors • Vancouver Grizzlies
Yearbooks Chicago Bulls


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