2006–07 Miami Heat season
|2006–07 Miami Heat season|
|Gary Payton's final season|
|Head coach||Pat Riley|
|Arena||American Airlines Arena|
Division: 1st (Southeast)|
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
First round |
Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
|Television||FSN Florida, Sun Sports|
The 2006–07 Miami Heat season was the 19th season of the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Despite injuries to several players, including Dwyane Wade, the Heat repeated as Southeast division champions. With a record of 44–38, it was clear that the Heat was not the same team of years past. The Heat ended the season with a four-game playoff sweep to the Chicago Bulls in the first round. Following the season, Gary Payton retired.
- June 28 – The 2006 NBA draft took place in New York City.
- July 8 – The free agency period started.
- October 10 – The Heat played their first preseason game versus the Detroit Pistons at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- October 31 – The Heat's regular season began with a home game versus the Chicago Bulls. Where the championship rings were handed out to the members of the 05-06 Championship team
2006 NBA draft
The Miami Heat had no selections in the 2006 NBA draft after the following trades:
- t On July 14, 2004, the L.A. Lakers acquired a 2006 first-round draft pick, Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant from Miami in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal. The L.A. Lakers used the 26th pick to draft Jordan Farmar.
- af On January 31, 2006, Toronto acquired Miami's 2006 second-round draft pick and New Orleans's 2009 second-round draft pick from New Orleans/Oklahoma City in exchange for Aaron Williams. Previously, New Orleans/Oklahoma City acquired Miami's 2006 second-round draft pick on September 30, 2005 from Boston in exchange for Dan Dickau. Previously, Boston acquired 2006 and 2008 second-round draft picks, Qyntel Woods and the draft rights to Albert Miralles on August 8, 2005 from Miami in a five-team trade with Miami, Memphis, New Orleans/Oklahoma City and Utah. Toronto used the 56th pick to draft Edin Bavčić.
|2006–07 Miami Heat roster|
|2006 Pre-season Game Log: 2–5–0 (Home: 1–2–0 ; Road: 1–3–0)|
|1||October 10||Detroit Pistons||84–64||Miami Heat||Loss||Coliseo Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico)||0–1|
|2||October 14||Miami Heat||81–91||Atlanta Hawks||Loss||Philips Arena||0–2|
|3||October 17||New Orleans Hornets||105–109||Miami Heat||Win||American Airlines Arena||1–2|
|4||October 20||Miami Heat||95–96||Memphis Grizzlies||Loss||FedEx Forum||1–3|
|5||October 21||Miami Heat||93–103||San Antonio Spurs||Loss||AT&T Center||1–4|
|6||October 24||Miami Heat||92–82||Orlando Magic||Win||TD Waterhouse Center||2–4|
|7||October 25||Houston Rockets||96–71||Miami Heat||Loss||American Airlines Arena||2–5|
|6||x-New Jersey Nets||41||41||.500||12|
|11||New York Knicks||33||49||.402||20|
- "Lakers Acquire Odom, Butler, Grant and a Future First Rounder for Shaq:". NBA.com/Lakers. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 14, 2004. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "Raptors Trade Aaron Williams". NBA.com/Raptors. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 31, 2006. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
- "Celtics Acquire Point Guard Dan Dickau". NBA.com/Celtics. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 30, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
- "Heat Acquire Antoine Walker, Jason Williams & James Posey". NBA.com/Heat. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 8, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009.