* This was the final season of the [[NBA on ABC]]. However, the network would regain NBA coverage starting in the [[2002–03 NBA season|2002–03 season]].
* The [[Philadelphia 76ers]] finished with a 9–73 record. Their 0.110 winning percentage was the all-time worst mark in the NBA until the [[2011–12 NBA season|2011–12]] [[Charlotte Bobcats]] finished a [[2011 NBA lockout|shortened season]] with a 0.106 winning percentage. It remains the worst record for an 82-game season. The 76ers also became the first team to lose 70 games in a season and the only team to win fewer than 10 games in an 82-game season.
== Season recap ==