NBA Centre. 2009-2010 NBA Standings Predictions: Eastern (last year) · Western (last year)

2009-10 Season Preview – Predicted Final Team Standings
(last updated September 3, 2009)

2009-2010 UPDATE SOON

Western Conference

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1. Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 50 wins, finish #4 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 51-31 (-16)
Record 2006-2007: 67-15 (+7)
Record 2005-2006: 60-22 (+2)
Record 2004-2005: 58-24 (+6)
Record 2003-2004: 52-30 (-8)
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2. Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 54 wins, finish #1 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 57-25 (+15)
Record 2006-2007: 42-40 (-3)
Record 2005-2006: 45-37 (+11)
Record 2004-2005: 34-48 (-22)
Record 2003-2004: 56-26 (+6)
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3. Los Angeles Clippers Mike Dunleavy Sr.
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 44 wins, finish #10 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 23-59 (-17)
Record 2006-2007: 40-42 (-7)
Record 2005-2006: 47-35 (+10)
Record 2004-2005: 37-45 (+9)
Record 2003-2004: 28-54 (+1)
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4. Denver Nuggets George Karl
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 46 wins, finish #8 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 50-32 (+5)
Record 2006-2007: 45-37 (+1)
Record 2005-2006: 44-38 (-5)
Record 2004-2005: 49-33 (+6)
Record 2003-2004: 43-39 (+26)
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5. New Orleans Hornets Byron Scott
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 51 wins, finish #3 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 56-26 (+17)
Record 2006-2007: 39-43 (+1)
Record 2005-2006: 38-44 (+20)
Record 2004-2005: 18-64 (-23)
Record 2003-2004: 41-41 (-6)
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6. San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 48 wins, finish #6 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 56-26 (-2)
Record 2006-2007: 58-24 (-5 wins from previous year)
Record 2005-2006: 63-19 (+4)
Record 2004-2005: 59-23 (+2)
Record 2003-2004: 57-25 (-3)
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7. Portland Trail Blazers Nate McMillan
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 45 wins, finish #9 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 41-41 (+9)
Record 2006-2007: 32-50 (+11)
Record 2005-2006: 21-61 (-6)
Record 2004-2005: 27-55 (-14)
Record 2003-2004: 41-41 (-9)
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8. Utah Jazz Jerry Sloan
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 49 wins, finish #5 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 54-28 (+3)
Record 2006-2007: 51-31 (+10)
Record 2005-2006: 41-41 (+15)
Record 2004-2005: 26-56 (-16)
Record 2003-2004: 42-40 (-5)
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9. Golden State Warriers Don Nelson
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 34 wins, finish #12 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 48-34 (+6)
Record 2006-2007: 42-40 (+8)
Record 2005-2006: 34-48 (0)
Record 2004-2005: 34-48 (-3)
Record 2003-2004: 37-45 (-1)
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10. Memphis Grizzlies Mark Iavaroni
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 25 wins, finish #15 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 22-60 (no change)
Record 2006-2007: 22-60 (-27)
Record 2005-2006: 49-33 (+4)
Record 2004-2005: 45-37 (-5)
Record 2003-2004: 50-32 (+22)
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11. Phoenix Suns Terry Porter
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 47 wins, finish #7 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 55-27 (-6)
Record 2006-2007: 61-21 (+7)
Record 2005-2006: 54-28 (-8)
Record 2004-2005: 62-20 (+33)
Record 2003-2004: 29-53 (-15)
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12. Houston Rockets Rick Adelman
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 52 wins, finish #2 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 55-27 (+3)
Record 2006-2007: 52-30 (+18)
Record 2005-2006: 34-48 (-17)
Record 2004-2005: 51-31 (+6)
Record 2003-2004: 45-37 (+2)
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13. Oklahoma City Thunder P.J. Carlesimo
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 27 wins, finish #14 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 20-62 (-11)
Record 2006-2007: 31-51 (-4)
Record 2005-2006: 35-47 (-17)
Record 2004-2005: 52-30 (+15)
Record 2003-2004: 37-45 (-3)
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14. Minnesota Timberwolves Randy Wittman
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 30 wins, finish #13 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 22-60 (-10)
Record 2006-2007: 32-50 (-1)
Record 2005-2006: 33-49 (-11)
Record 2004-2005: 44-38 (-14)
Record 2003-2004: 58-24 (+7)
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15. Sacramento Kings Reggie Theus
Projected wins:
Record 2008-2009: (+) (last year we predicted 40 wins, finish #11 in west)
Record 2007-2008: 38-44 (+5)
Record 2006-2007: 33-49 (-11)
Record 2005-2006: 44-38 (-6)
Record 2004-2005: 50-32 (-5)
Record 2003-2004: 55-27 (-4)
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