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    Miami Heat All-Time Record

    Did you guys know that not too long ago our All-Time record got over .500 for the first time ever? I was curious what our All-Time record was so I just started doing the math. I was not a Heat fan since they became a team as I am only 19 years old and started watching basketball in 2004 but I was still curious.

    Miami's first 7 years (1989-1995) they were TERRIBLE as we only had 1 winning season, 2 playoff appearances, an abysmal regular season record of 205-369 (.357), a playoff record of 2-6 (.250), and All-Time record (Regular Season+Playoffs) of 207-375 (.356). Things changed quickly as we obtained some guy by the name of Pat Riley to run the team.

    Riley became the coach in 96, and in his first year, the team went 42-43 including playoffs, dropping our playoff record to 2-9 (.182). Starting in 97, we became a power-house piling up the wins going 69-30 (.697) in 97, 57-30 (.655) in 98, 35-20 (.636) in 99, 58-34 (.630) in 00, and 50-35 (.588) in 01 (all including playoffs). In our first 8 years (Pre-Riley+Riley's 1st year) our Regular Season record was 247-409 (.377), we had a playoff record of 2-9, and an All-Time record of 249-418 (.373). From 97-01 when Riley took us to glory we improved our regular season record from the 247-409 (.377) to 498-536 (.481), our playoff record jumped from 2-9 (.182) to 20-31 (.392), bringing our All-Time record to 518-567 (.477).

    Starting in 2002, the team began to struggle once more, going 36-46 in 02, and 25-57 in 03, missing the playoffs both years. Dropping our regular season record to 559-639 (.467), and our All-Time record down to 579-670 (.464). Things changed quickly from here as we drafted our franchise's GOAT, Dwyane Wade. Pre-Dwyane Wade, we were 559-639 (.467) in the regular season, 20-31 (.392) in the playoffs, and 579-670 (.464) All-Time.

    Wade led us back to relevance in 2004, bringing us back to the playoffs, going 48-47 (including playoffs) in his rookie season, bringing our regular season record to 601-679 (.470), our playoff record to 26-38 (.406), and our All-Time record to 627-717 (.467). In 2005 we traded for Shaq and was instantly one of the best teams in the NBA.

    With Shaq, we immediately became great and had a 2 year strech where we went 70-27 in 05, and 68-37 in 06 (playoffs included) bringing our regular season record to 712-737 (.491), our playoff record to 53-49 (.520), and our All-Time record to 765-786 (.493). In our first 16 years as a team, we only won 26 playoff games, in the 2 year strech with Shaq, we won 27. On Monday May 29, 2006 Miami defeated Detroit 89-79 in Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a 3-1 series lead. That is the game that put our postseason record above .500 for the first time, 47-46 at that time.

    After the Championship in 06, Miami quickly became irrelevent again, going 44-42 after getting swept in the first round in 07, and 15-67 in 08. After those 2 exteremly frustrating seasons, our regular season record fell to 771-842 (.478), our postseason record was 53-53 (.500) and our All-Time record was 824-895 (.479). Riley stepped down as head coach for the 2nd time and Erik Spoelstra became the coach, Wade got healthy, Beasley got drafted, and Chalmers was acquired.

    Miami started fresh in 2009, a new coach, new role players, and a healthy Wade. This brought winning back to Miami as the team went 46-43 in 09 and 48-39 in 10 (both including playoffs) bringing our regular season record to 861-916 (.485), our playoff record down to 57-61 (.483) and our All-Time record to 918-977 (.485). After 2 productive seasons, things went from hopeful, to great. Lebron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, and join the Miami Heat. O and some guy named Chris Bosh showed up as well........O and did I mention that we brought those 2 in and still retained Dwyane Wade?

    Since the Lebron/Wade/Bosh trio, we have enjoyed 2 great seasons (2 NBA Finals Appearances, and 1 title) and have started probably another great one. Going 72-31 in 11, 62-27 in 12, and have started 20-6 this season (11 and 12 playoffs included). All of this has brought our regular season record to 985-966 (.505), a playoff record of 87-75 (.537), and an All-Time record of 1072-1041 (.507). On May 9, 2011 we defeated the Boston Celtics 98-90 in OT in Boston during the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals to take a 3-1 lead in the series. This game also gave us 2 HUGE accomplishments. First, this game put our playoff record over .500 (64-63 at the time), which our playoff record has been over .500 ever since. And secondly, this game was our 1000th win All-Time, after the win, we improved to 1000-1009. We lost our 1000th game All-Time on March 3rd, 2011 at home against the Orlando Magic. This was the game we blew the giant lead and Orlando went on a 40-9 run to win, I'm sure most of you remember it. On March 20, 2012 we defeated the Pheonix Suns 99-95 in Miami to improve to 34-11 during the 2011-2012 season. This game also put our regular season record above .500 for the first time as we were 952-951 at the time, and our regular season record has remained above .500 ever since. On January 19, 2012 we defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 98-87 in Miami to improve to 10-4 on the season in 2011-2012. This win also put our All-Time record over .500 for the first time in our franchises history, and we have not looked back since, as we were 1019-1018 at that time.

    Notable All-Time Rankings (Regular Season+Playoffs)

    Pre-Riley (89-95) 207-375 (.356)
    Riley as coach (96-03) 372-295 (.558)
    Pre-Dwyane Wade (89-03) 579-670 (.464)
    Post-Dwyane Wade (04-13) 493-371 (.571)
    Pre-Lebron James (89-10) 918-977 (.484)
    Post-Lebron James (11-13) 154-64 (.706)

    Total Regular Season Record: (89-13) 985-966 (.505)
    Total Playoff Record: (89-12) 87-75 (.537)
    Total All-Time Record: (89-13) 1072-1041 (.507)


    It took us over 23 years to get our All-Time record above .500, which to me, since it took us so long, is a huge accomplishment. Here's to make sure we remain above .500 for the rest of our existence

    P.S. I know I'm a total geek
    Last edited by TylerSL; 12-27-2012 at 08:50 AM.

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    Seriously, I write this ****ing book and nobody comes in and says anything!!!! Get with it people lol.

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    good stuff, I remember when it was mentioned.

    it took a lot of years to overcome those initial losing years

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    cool post it shows how riley came in and turned us around, and than wade turned us into this good team .570, but when lbj came in we have elevated into a .700 winning team which is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerSL View Post
    Did you guys know that not too long ago our All-Time record got over .500 for the first time ever? I was curious what our All-Time record was so I just started doing the math. I was not a Heat fan since they became a team as I am only 19 years old and started watching basketball in 2004 but I was still curious.

    Miami's first 7 years (1989-1995) they were TERRIBLE as we only had 1 winning season, 2 playoff appearances, an abysmal regular season record of 205-369 (.357), a playoff record of 2-6 (.250), and All-Time record (Regular Season+Playoffs) of 207-375 (.356). Things changed quickly as we obtained some guy by the name of Pat Riley to run the team.

    Riley became the coach in 96, and in his first year, the team went 42-43 including playoffs, dropping our playoff record to 2-9 (.182). Starting in 97, we became a power-house piling up the wins going 69-30 (.697) in 97, 57-30 (.655) in 98, 35-20 (.636) in 99, 58-34 (.630) in 00, and 50-35 (.588) in 01 (all including playoffs). In our first 8 years (Pre-Riley+Riley's 1st year) our Regular Season record was 247-409 (.377), we had a playoff record of 2-9, and an All-Time record of 249-418 (.373). From 97-01 when Riley took us to glory we improved our regular season record from the 247-409 (.377) to 498-536 (.481), our playoff record jumped from 2-9 (.182) to 20-31 (.392), bringing our All-Time record to 518-567 (.477).

    Starting in 2002, the team began to struggle once more, going 36-46 in 02, and 25-57 in 03, missing the playoffs both years. Dropping our regular season record to 559-639 (.467), and our All-Time record down to 579-670 (.464). Things changed quickly from here as we drafted our franchise's GOAT, Dwyane Wade. Pre-Dwyane Wade, we were 559-639 (.467) in the regular season, 20-31 (.392) in the playoffs, and 579-670 (.464) All-Time.

    Wade led us back to relevance in 2004, bringing us back to the playoffs, going 48-47 (including playoffs) in his rookie season, bringing our regular season record to 601-679 (.470), our playoff record to 26-38 (.406), and our All-Time record to 627-717 (.467). In 2005 we traded for Shaq and was instantly one of the best teams in the NBA.

    With Shaq, we immediately became great and had a 2 year strech where we went 70-27 in 05, and 68-37 in 06 (playoffs included) bringing our regular season record to 712-737 (.491), our playoff record to 53-49 (.520), and our All-Time record to 765-786 (.493). In our first 16 years as a team, we only won 26 playoff games, in the 2 year strech with Shaq, we won 27. On Monday May 29, 2006 Miami defeated Detroit 89-79 in Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a 3-1 series lead. That is the game that put our postseason record above .500 for the first time, 47-46 at that time.

    After the Championship in 06, Miami quickly became irrelevent again, going 44-42 after getting swept in the first round in 07, and 15-67 in 08. After those 2 exteremly frustrating seasons, our regular season record fell to 771-842 (.478), our postseason record was 53-53 (.500) and our All-Time record was 824-895 (.479). Riley stepped down as head coach for the 2nd time and Erik Spoelstra became the coach, Wade got healthy, Beasley got drafted, and Chalmers was acquired.

    Miami started fresh in 2009, a new coach, new role players, and a healthy Wade. This brought winning back to Miami as the team went 46-43 in 09 and 48-39 in 10 (both including playoffs) bringing our regular season record to 861-916 (.485), our playoff record down to 57-61 (.483) and our All-Time record to 918-977 (.485). After 2 productive seasons, things went from hopeful, to great. Lebron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, and join the Miami Heat. O and some guy named Chris Bosh showed up as well........O and did I mention that we brought those 2 in and still retained Dwyane Wade?

    Since the Lebron/Wade/Bosh trio, we have enjoyed 2 great seasons (2 NBA Finals Appearances, and 1 title) and have started probably another great one. Going 72-31 in 11, 62-27 in 12, and have started 20-6 this season (11 and 12 playoffs included). All of this has brought our regular season record to 985-966 (.505), a playoff record of 87-75 (.537), and an All-Time record of 1072-1041 (.507). On May 9, 2011 we defeated the Boston Celtics 98-90 in OT in Boston during the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals to take a 3-1 lead in the series. This game also gave us 2 HUGE accomplishments. First, this game put our playoff record over .500 (64-63 at the time), which our playoff record has been over .500 ever since. And secondly, this game was our 1000th win All-Time, after the win, we improved to 1000-1009. We lost our 1000th game All-Time on March 3rd, 2011 at home against the Orlando Magic. This was the game we blew the giant lead and Orlando went on a 40-9 run to win, I'm sure most of you remember it. On March 20, 2012 we defeated the Pheonix Suns 99-95 in Miami to improve to 34-11 during the 2011-2012 season. This game also put our regular season record above .500 for the first time as we were 952-951 at the time, and our regular season record has remained above .500 ever since. On January 19, 2012 we defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 98-87 in Miami to improve to 10-4 on the season in 2011-2012. This win also put our All-Time record over .500 for the first time in our franchises history, and we have not looked back since, as we were 1019-1018 at that time.

    Notable All-Time Rankings (Regular Season+Playoffs)

    Pre-Riley (89-95) 207-375 (.356)
    Riley as coach (96-03) 372-295 (.558)
    Pre-Dwyane Wade (89-03) 579-670 (.464)
    Post-Dwyane Wade (04-13) 493-371 (.571)
    Pre-Lebron James (89-10) 918-977 (.484)
    Post-Lebron James (11-13) 154-64 (.706)

    Total Regular Season Record: (89-13) 985-966 (.505)
    Total Playoff Record: (89-12) 87-75 (.537)
    Total All-Time Record: (89-13) 1072-1041 (.507)


    It took us over 23 years to get our All-Time record above .500, which to me, since it took us so long, is a huge accomplishment. Here's to make sure we remain above .500 for the rest of our existence

    P.S. I know I'm a total geek


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    Good job, didn't know that.

    Our all time record is gonna look awesome after this era is done. Hopefully we transition well into the next one and become one of the best franchises in the NBA and can be mentioned with the likes of the Lakers and Celtics

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    We're blessed as fans to have a great owner and president running our favorite professional basketball team......

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    Great thread

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    Nice to know. Can't do the research myself right now, but of 30 teams, wonder where would the Heat place? Obviously Lakers, Celtics or Bulls would be the top3 but the Heat would place in top10 atleast I think.

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