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The Seattle SuperSonics were a National Basketball Association team in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The team was founded in 1967-68 and moved to Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008-09.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Oklahoma City Thunder National Basketball Association Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City 2008-09
Seattle SuperSonics Climate Pledge Arena Seattle 1995-96 2007-08
Tacoma Dome Tacoma, Washington 1994-95 1994-95
Climate Pledge Arena Seattle 1985-86 1993-94
Kingdome 1978-79 1984-85
Climate Pledge Arena 1967-68 1977-78

Trophy Case

  • National Basketball Association Championships: 1 (1978-79)
  • Western Conference Championships: 3 (1977-78, 1978-79, 1995-96)
  • Western Division Championships: 0
  • Pacific Division Championships: 5 (1978-79, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
  • Northwest Division Championships: 1 (2004-05)
  • Playoff Berths: 22 (1974-75, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2004-05)

Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
National Basketball Association
1967-68 23 59 33 5th in Western Division Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (28 regular season games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (four regular season games)
Tacoma Sports Arena, Tacoma, Washington (three regular season games)
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle (two regular season games)
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix (one regular season game)
Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion, Olympia, Washington (one regular season game)
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (one regular season game)
Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, Washington (one regular season game)
1968-69 30 52 25 6th in Western Division Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (36 regular season games)
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (four regular season games)
Tacoma Sports Arena, Tacoma, Washington (one regular season game)
1969-70 36 46 12 5th in Western Division Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (36 regular season games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (three regular season games)
McArthur Court, Eugene, Oregon (one regular season game)
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (one regular season game)
1970-71 38 44 10 4th in Pacific Division
8th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (34 regular season games)
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle (six regular season games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (one regular season game)
1971-72 47 35 22 3rd in Pacific Division
6th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (40 regular season games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (one regular season game)
1972-73 26 56 34 4th in Pacific Division
8th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1973-74 36 46 11 3rd in Pacific Division
6th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1974-75 43 39 5 2nd in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated Detroit Pistons 2-1 (best-of-three)
Defeated by Golden State Warriors 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (40 regular season games + five postseason games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (one regular season game)
1975-76 43 39 16 2nd in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated by Phoenix Suns 4-2 (best-of-seven) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
1976-77 40 42 13 4th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1977-78 47 35 11 3rd in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 2-1 (best-of-three)
Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Denver Nuggets 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Washington Bullets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + 11 postseason games)
Kingdome, Seattle (one postseason game)
1978-79 52 30 0 1st in Pacific Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Washington Bullets 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Kingdome, Seattle (41 regular season games + nine postseason games)
1979-80 56 26 4 2nd in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 2-1 (best-of-three)
Defeated Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Kingdome, Seattle (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle (two postseason games)
1980-81 34 48 23 6th in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Kingdome, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1981-82 50 32 5 2nd in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated Houston Rockets 2-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by San Antonio Spurs 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Kingdome, Seattle (41 regular season games + five postseason games)
1982-83 48 34 10 3rd in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated by Portland Trail Blazers 2-0 (best-of-three) Kingdome, Seattle (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
1983-84 42 40 12 3rd in Pacific Division
5th in Western Conference
Defeated by Dallas Mavericks 3-2 (best-of-five) Kingdome, Seattle (37 regular season games + one postseason game)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (one postseason game)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington (four regular season games)
1984-85 31 51 31 4th in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Kingdome, Seattle (37 regular season games)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington (four regular season games)
1985-86 31 51 31 5th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1986-87 39 43 26 4th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated Dallas Mavericks 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated Houston Rockets 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + five postseason games)
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle (two postseason games)
1987-88 44 38 18 3rd in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated by Denver Nuggets 3-2 (best-of-seven) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1988-89 47 35 10 3rd in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated Houston Rockets 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (39 regular season games)
Kingdome, Seattle (two regular season games + four postseason games)
1989-90 41 41 22 4th in Pacific Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
1990-91 41 41 22 5th in Pacific Division
8th in Western Conference
Defeated by Portland Trail Blazers 3-2 (best-of-five) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (38 regular season games + two postseason games)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington (three regular season games)
1991-92 47 35 10 4th in Pacific Division
6th in Western Conference
Defeated Golden State Warriors 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Utah Jazz 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (37 regular season games + four postseason games)
Kingdome, Seattle (four regular season games)
1992-93 55 27 7 2nd in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated Utah Jazz 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated Houston Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Phoenix Suns 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (36 regular season games + 10 postseason games)
Kingdome, Seattle (four regular season games)
Yokohama Arīna, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Nippon-koku (one regular season game)
1993-94 63 19 0 1st in Pacific Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated by Denver Nuggets 3-2 (best-of-five) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
1994-95 57 25 2 2nd in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 3-1 (best-of-five) Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1995-96 64 18 0 1st in Pacific Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated Sacramento Kings 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated Houston Rockets 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Utah Jazz 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + 11 postseason games)
1996-97 57 25 0 1st in Pacific Division
2nd in Western Conference
Defeated Phoenix Suns 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Houston Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
1997-98 61 21 0 1st in Pacific Division
2nd in Western Conference
Defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
1999 25 25 10 5th in Pacific Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (25 regular season games)
1999-2000 45 37 22 4th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated by Utah Jazz 3-2 (best-of-five) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2000-01 44 38 12 5th in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
2001-02 45 37 16 4th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated by San Antonio Spurs 3-2 (best-of-five) Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2002-03 40 42 19 5th in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
2003-04 37 45 19 5th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (40 regular season games)
Saitama Sūpā Arīna, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken, Nippon-koku (one regular season game)
2004-05 52 30 0 1st in Northwest Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated Sacramento Kings 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by San Antonio Spurs 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
2005-06 35 47 9 3rd in Northwest Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
2006-07 31 51 20 5th in Northwest Division
14th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)
2007-08 20 62 35 5th in Northwest Division
15th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle (41 regular season games)