Washington Wizards
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Franchise Overview

Seasons in Washington DC

1974-2022

49 23 1
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

65 31 1
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2013 - 2022)

47.2% 5 0
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Championships

Championship Years

1978

Washington Wizards History

Overview

The Washington Wizards have played a total of 65 seasons. Their first season was in 1951, and their most recent season was in 2022.

Have the Washington Wizards 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 division do the Washington Wizards play in?

The Washington Wizards currently play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the best start to a Wizards season?

The best start to a Wizards season was the 1975 Washington Bullets, who started the season 7-0. The second best start to a season was the 1979 Washington Bullets, who started the season going 4-0. The third best starts to a Wizards season was the 2018 Washington Wizards and the 2006 Washington Wizards, who both started the season at 3-0.

What was the worst start to a Wizards season?

The worst start to a Wizards season was the 2013 Washington Wizards, who started the season at 0-12. The second worst start to a season was the 2012 Washington Wizards, who started the season with 8 losses. The third worst starts to a Wizards season was the 2021 Washington Wizards, the 2009 Washington Wizards, the 2008 Washington Wizards, the 1967 Baltimore Bullets and the 1954 Baltimore Bullets, who all started the season with 5 straight losses.

When was the last time the Wizards were in the playoffs?

The Washington Wizards last made the playoffs in 2021, when they lost the Eastern Conference First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 31 times in their 65 seasons.

When was the last time the Wizards missed the playoffs?

The Washington Wizards last missed the playoffs in 2022.

When was the last time the Wizards won a playoff series?

In 2017, the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference First Round.

When was the last time the Wizards lost a playoff series?

In 2021, the Washington Wizards lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What years did the Wizards make the NBA Finals?

While in Washington DC, the Washington Wizards have appeared in the NBA Finals 3 times, in 1975, 1978 and 1979. In their full franchise history, they've appeared in 4 NBA Finals. In Washington DC, they appeared in 3 NBA Finals as the Washington Bullets, in 1975 and 1978-1979. In Baltimore, they appeared in one NBA Finals as the Baltimore Bullets, in 1971.

How many NBA Titles have the Wizards won?

The Washington Wizards won the NBA Finals once, in 1978.

Washington Wizards Postseason Results

Year Record Result
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 Washington DC

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