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1997-98 Basketball Final NBA Standings Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Per Game
WLPctGBForOpp
*Miami5527.671?95.090.0
?New Jersey4339.5241299.698.1
?New York4339.5241291.689.1
Washington4240.5121397.296.6
Orlando4141.5001490.191.2
Boston3646.4391995.998.5
Philadelphia3151.3782493.395.7
Head Coaches: Mia? Pat Riley (3rd season); NJ? John Calipari (2nd); NY? Jeff Van Gundy (3rd); Wash? Bernie Bickerstaff (2nd); Orl? Chuck Daly (1st); Bos? Rick Pitino (1st); Phi?Larry Brown (1st).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Miami (61-21); 2. New York (57-25); 3. Orlando (45-37); 4. Washington (44-38) 5. New Jersey (26-56); 6. Philadelphia (22-60); 7. Boston (15-67).

Central Division

Per Game
WLPctGBForOpp
*Chicago6220.756?96.789.6
?Indiana5824.707496.089.9
?Charlotte5131.6221196.694.6
?Atlanta5032.6101295.892.3
?Cleveland4735.5731592.589.8
Detroit3745.4512594.292.6
Milwaukee3646.4392694.596.4
Toronto1666.1954694.9104.2
Head Coaches: Chi? Phil Jackson (9th season); Ind? Larry Bird (1st); Char? Dave Cowens (2nd); Atl? Lenny Wilkens (5th); Det? Doug Collins (2nd, 21-24) was fired and replaced by assistant Alvin Gentry (16-21) on Feb. 2 on an interim basis; Cle? Mike Fratello (5th); Mil? Chris Ford (2nd); Tor? Darrell Walker (2nd, 11-38) resigned on Feb. 13 and was replaced by assistant Butch Carter (5-28).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Chicago (69-13); 2. Atlanta (56-26); 3. Charlotte (54-28); 4. Detroit (54-28); 5. Cleveland (42-40); 6. Indiana (39-43); 7. Milwaukee (33-49); 8. Toronto (30-52).

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Introduction to the Final NBA Standings for the 1997-98 Season