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The 2011–12 NBA season, the 66th season of the National Basketball Association(NBA), began with the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the owners of the 30 NBA teams and the NBA's players. The previous CBA, which was ratified in 2005, expired at 12:01 AM EDT on July 1, 2011, resulting in a lockout. With the new deal in place, the regular season was shortened from the normal 82 games per team to 66, because of the nearly two months of inactivity. The season began on December 25, 2011, and ends on April 26, 2012.

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 [hide] *1 Transactions

[edit]TransactionsEdit

[edit]Free agencyEdit

Main article: List of 2011–12 NBA season transactions

Free agency started on December 9, 2011.[1]

[edit]Coaching changesEdit

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2010–11 coach 2011–12 coach
Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson Mike Brown
Houston Rockets Rick Adelman Kevin McHale
Golden State Warriors Keith Smart Mark Jackson
Toronto Raptors Jay Triano Dwane Casey
Detroit Pistons John Kuester Lawrence Frank
Minnesota Timberwolves Kurt Rambis Rick Adelman
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Sacramento Kings Paul Westphal Keith Smart (interim)

[edit]OffseasonEdit

[edit]2011 NBA lockoutEdit

Main article: 2011 NBA lockout

The lockout was the fourth work stoppage in the history of the NBA. It began at 4:01 UTC (12:01 am EDT) on July 1, 2011. The main issues dividing the owners and the players were revenue sharing and the structure of the salary cap. During the lockout, teams could not trade, sign or contact players and players couldn't access NBA team facilities, trainers, or staff members. All preseason games (scheduled to begin October 9) and the first six weeks of the regular season (scheduled to begin November 1, through December 15) were canceled.[14][15] Some players signed contracts to play in other countries, and most had the option to return to the NBA as soon as the lockout ended.

On November 26, 2011, after 15 hours of talks, a tentative deal was reached; once officially ratified, the NBA will start a revised 2011–12 season.[1] Owners allowed players to have voluntary workouts at team sites starting December 1.

On December 8, 2011, the lockout ended when the owners and players ratified a new CBA agreement.[16]

[edit]PreseasonEdit

Training camp began on December 9. A revised two-game preseason schedule was planned.[17]

[edit]Regular seasonEdit

A revised 66-game regular season began on December 25, 2011, with five Christmas Day games, two more than the original schedule.[18]The league built a new schedule from scratch based on available arena dates. In October, the league allowed arenas in Los Angeles andChicago to reassign NBA dates for other events. The number of games between conferences is affected as was the case in the 1999 lockout, when each team played only five or six interconference games in a 50-game schedule. Normally, each team plays teams in the other conference twice each.[19] Teams will play 48 conference games and 18 non-conference games in a 66-game schedule, compared to 52 conference games and 30 non-conference games in a normal 82-game season.[20] Teams will play on average two more games per month and also be required to play three-consecutive games at least once in the season. In total, the league will have 42 sets of back-to-back-to-back games. The three-game set, or "triple", has not occurred since the shortened 1999 season, which featured 64 triples and sloppier play due to tired players.[21][22] Before that, the last occurrence was two decades earlier.[22]

[edit]StandingsEdit

[edit]By divisionEdit

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Philadelphia 76ers 3 2 .600 0–0 3–2 0–0 5
Boston Celtics 4 3 .571 3–0 1–3 1–1 7
Toronto Raptors 3 3 .500 0.5 1–1 2–2 1–0 6
New York Knicks 2 4 .333 1.5 1–2 1–2 1–1 6
New Jersey Nets 1 6 .143 3.0 0–2 1–4 0–1 7


Central Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Chicago Bulls 6 1 .857 2–0 4–1 1–0 7
Indiana Pacers 4 2 .667 1.5 2–0 2–2 2–1 6
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 3 .500 2.5 2–1 1–2 1–1 6
Milwaukee Bucks 2 4 .333 3.5 2–0 0–4 0–0 6
Detroit Pistons 2 4 .333 3.5 2–2 0–2 1–3 6


Southeast Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Miami Heat 7 1 .875 3–1 4–0 3–1 8
Orlando Magic 5 2 .714 1.5 4–0 1–2 2–0 7
Atlanta Hawks 4 3 .571 2.5 2–1 2–2 2–1 7
Charlotte Bobcats 2 4 .333 4.0 1–2 1–2 0–3 6
Washington Wizards 0 6 .000 6.0 0–2 0–4 0–2 6
Western Conference
Northwest Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Portland Trail Blazers 5 1 .833 4–0 1–1 3–0 6
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 2 .714 0.5 3–1 2–1 1–1 7
Denver Nuggets 5 2 .714 0.5 4–0 1–2 1–1 7
Utah Jazz 3 3 .500 2.0 3–0 0–3 0–1 6
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 4 .333 3.0 2–3 0–1 0–1 6


Pacific Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Los Angeles Clippers 3 2 .600 2–1 1–1 1–0 5
Los Angeles Lakers 4 4 .500 0.5 4–1 0–3 0–2 8
Phoenix Suns 2 4 .333 1.5 1–2 1–2 1–0 6
Golden State Warriors 2 4 .333 1.5 2–2 0–2 0–2 6
Sacramento Kings 2 5 .286 2.0 2–2 0–3 1–0 7


Southwest Division *v *d *e W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
San Antonio Spurs 5 2 .714 5–0 0–2 2–1 7
Memphis Grizzlies 3 3 .500 1.5 2–1 1–2 1–1 6
Dallas Mavericks 3 5 .375 2.5 3–2 0–3 0–1 8
New Orleans Hornets 2 4 .333 2.5 1–2 1–2 0–0 6
Houston Rockets 2 4 .333 2.5 2–0 0–4 1–1 6

[edit]By conferenceEdit

# Eastern Conference *v *d *e
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Miami Heat * 7 1 .875 8
2 Chicago Bulls * 6 1 .857 0.5 7
3 Orlando Magic 5 2 .714 1.5 7
4 Philadelphia 76ers* 3 2 .600 2.5 5
5 Indiana Pacers 4 2 .667 2.0 6
6 Atlanta Hawks 4 3 .571 2.5 7
7 Boston Celtics 4 3 .571 2.5 7
8 Toronto Raptors 3 3 .500 3.0 6
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 3 .500 3.0 6
10 Charlotte Bobcats 2 4 .333 4.0 6
11 Milwaukee Bucks 2 4 .333 4.0 6
12 New York Knicks 2 4 .333 4.0 6
13 Detroit Pistons 2 4 .333 4.0 6
14 New Jersey Nets 1 6 .143 5.5 7
15 Washington Wizards 0 6 .000 6.0 6
# Western Conference *v *d *e
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Portland Trail Blazers * 5 1 .833 6
2 San Antonio Spurs* 5 2 .714 0.5 7
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 5 2 .714 0.5 7
4 Los Angeles Clippers * 3 2 .600 1.5 5
5 Denver Nuggets 5 2 .714 0.5 7
6 Los Angeles Lakers 4 4 .500 2.0 8
7 Utah Jazz 3 3 .500 2.0 6
8 Memphis Grizzlies 3 3 .500 2.0 6
9 Dallas Mavericks 3 5 .375 3.0 8
10 Phoenix Suns 2 4 .333 3.0 6
11 New Orleans Hornets 2 4 .333 3.0 6
12 Golden State Warriors 2 4 .333 3.0 6
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 2 4 .333 3.0 6
14 Houston Rockets 2 4 .333 3.0 6
15 Sacramento Kings 2 5 .286 3.5 7

[edit]Notable occurrencesEdit

[edit]Milestones/Records SetEdit

[edit]IndividualEdit

[edit]TeamEdit

[edit]AwardsEdit

[edit]Players of the weekEdit

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 LeBron James (Miami Heat) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/1) [32]

[edit]ReferencesEdit

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  32. ^ "LeBron, Durant named NBA Players of the Week". NBA.com. Janrury 3, 2012.

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