Chicago Zephyrs

Chicago » National Basketball Association

Franchise Overview

Seasons in Chicago

1962-1963

2 0 0
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

66 31 1
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Championship Years

In Washington DC

1978

Chicago Zephyrs History

Overview

This team is now known as the Washington Wizards. While in Chicago, they played a total of 2 seasons between 1962 and 1963.

Have the Chicago Zephyrs gone by any other names?

Yes. Between 1951 and 1954, the team was known as the Baltimore Bullets.
In 1962, the team moved to Chicago and changed their name to the Chicago Packers.
In 1963, the team changed their name to the Chicago Zephyrs.
In 1964, the team moved to Baltimore and changed their name back to the Baltimore Bullets.
In 1974, the team moved to Washington DC and changed their name to the Capital Bullets.
In 1975, the team changed their name to the Washington Bullets.
In 1998, the team changed their name to the Washington Wizards.

What was the best start to a Chicago Zephyrs season?

The best start to a Chicago Zephyrs season was the 1974-75 Washington Bullets, who started the season 7-0. The second best start to a season was the 1978-79 Washington Bullets, who started the season going 4-0. The third best starts to a Chicago Zephyrs season was the 2017-18 Washington Wizards and the 2005-06 Washington Wizards, who both started the season at 3-0.

What was the worst start to a Chicago Zephyrs season?

The worst start to a Chicago Zephyrs season was the 2012-13 Washington Wizards, who started the season at 0-12. The second worst start to a season was the 2011-12 Washington Wizards, who started the season with 8 losses. The third worst starts to a Chicago Zephyrs season was the 2020-21 Washington Wizards, the 2008-09 Washington Wizards, the 2007-08 Washington Wizards, the 1966-67 Baltimore Bullets and the 1953-54 Baltimore Bullets, who all started the season with 5 straight losses.

When was the last time the Chicago Zephyrs were in the playoffs?

While in Chicago, the Chicago Zephyrs never made the playoffs.

When was the last time the Chicago Zephyrs missed the playoffs?

While in Chicago, the Chicago Zephyrs last missed the playoffs in 1963.

When was the last time the Chicago Zephyrs won a playoff series?

The Chicago Zephyrs have never won a playoff series.

When was the last time the Chicago Zephyrs lost a playoff series?

The Chicago Zephyrs have never lost a playoff series.

What years did the Chicago Zephyrs make the NBA Finals?

While in Chicago, the Chicago Zephyrs have never appeared in a NBA Finals. In their full franchise history, they've appeared in 4 NBA Finals. In Baltimore, they appeared in one NBA Finals as the Baltimore Bullets, in 1971. In Washington DC, they appeared in 3 NBA Finals as the Washington Bullets, in 1975 and 1978-1979.

How many NBA Titles have the Chicago Zephyrs won?

While in Chicago, the Chicago Zephyrs have never won a NBA Finals.

In their full franchise history, they've won the NBA Finals once, in 1978 as the Washington Bullets.

Chicago Zephyrs Postseason Results

Year Record Result
2023 11-11 Pending – Season Ongoing
2022 35-47 Missed Playoffs
2021 34-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2020 25-47 Missed Playoffs
2019 32-50 Missed Playoffs
2018 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2017 49-33 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2016 41-41 Missed Playoffs
2015 46-36 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2014 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2013 29-53 Missed Playoffs
2012 20-46 Missed Playoffs
2011 23-59 Missed Playoffs
2010 26-56 Missed Playoffs
2009 19-63 Missed Playoffs
2008 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2007 41-41 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2006 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2005 45-37 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2004 25-57 Missed Playoffs
2003 37-45 Missed Playoffs
2002 37-45 Missed Playoffs
2001 19-63 Missed Playoffs
2000 29-53 Missed Playoffs
1999 18-32 Missed Playoffs
1998 42-40 Missed Playoffs
1997 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1996 39-43 Missed Playoffs
1995 21-61 Missed Playoffs
1994 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1993 22-60 Missed Playoffs
1992 25-57 Missed Playoffs
1991 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1990 31-51 Missed Playoffs
1989 40-42 Missed Playoffs
1988 38-44 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1987 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1986 39-43 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1985 40-42 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1984 35-47 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1983 42-40 Missed Playoffs
1982 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1981 39-43 Missed Playoffs
1980 39-43 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1979 54-28 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1978 44-38 Won Finals
1977 48-34 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1976 48-34 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1975 60-22 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1974 47-35 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1973 52-30 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1972 38-44 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1971 42-40 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1970 50-32 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1969 57-25 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1968 36-46 Missed Playoffs
1967 20-61 Missed Playoffs
1966 38-42 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1965 37-43 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1964 31-49 Missed Playoffs
1963 25-55 Missed Playoffs
1962 18-62 Missed Playoffs
1954 16-56 Missed Playoffs
1953 16-54 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1952 20-46 Missed Playoffs
1951 24-42 Missed Playoffs
Years the team was not located in Chicago

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