1996-97

Summary and Awards / Teams
Season: Scores / Standings / Leaders

NBA 1996-97 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1996-1997 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1997 NBA Champion
Chicago Bulls
1997 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Chicago Bulls
4 - 2
Utah Jazz
Finals MVP
Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Chicago Bulls
69-13 (.841)
Season MVP
Karl Malone
Utah Jazz
Defensive Player
Dikembe Mutombo
Atlanta Hawks
Rookie of the Year
Allen Iverson
Philadelphia 76ers
Coach of the Year
Pat Riley
Miami Heat
All-Star Game MVP
Glen Rice
Charlotte Hornets
Most Improved Player
Isaac Austin
Miami Heat
6th Man of the Year
John Starks
New York Knicks
Scoring Leader
Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls
29.6 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Dennis Rodman
Chicago Bulls
16.1 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Mark Jackson
Denver Nuggets /
Indiana Pacers
11.4 assists per game
Steals Leader
Mookie Blaylock
Atlanta Hawks
2.7 steals per game
Blocks Leader
Shawn Bradley
New Jersey Nets /
Dallas Mavericks
3.4 blocks per game