HEAT played its inaugural game in the state-of-the-art AmericanAirlines Arena, beating the Orlando Magic, 111-103, in overtime.
Center Alonzo Mourning was named NBA Player of the Month for December after
averaging 23.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.29 blocks per game.
HEAT dedicated the lower media workroom in the AmericanAirlines Arena to the
late Robes Patton, former HEAT beat writer for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Activated Tim Hardaway from the injured list and placed guard/forward Rodney
Buford (bilateral patella tendinitis) on the injured list.
Placed guard/forward Dan Majerle (stress fracture, left fibula) on the injured list
and activated forward Tim James from the injured list.
Activated guard/forward Rodney Buford from the injured list and placed forward
Tim James (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
Center Alonzo Mourning starts for the Eastern Conference in the 2000 NBA All-
Star Game at the Arena in Oakland. He tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, a gamehigh
four blocks and a team-high three steals in 27 minutes as the East squad
was defeated by the Western Conference All-Stars, 137-126.
The HEAT activated guard/forward Dan Majerle from the injured list and placed
guard Rex Walters (lower back spasms) on the injured list.
HEAT claimed guard/forward Bruce Bowen off waivers and placed guard/forward Rodney Buford (tendinitis, right knee) on the injured list. Waived guard
Placed forward/center Otis Thorpe (left knee inflammation) on the injured list and activated forward Harold Jamison.
Placed guard Voshon Lenard (lower abdominal strain) on the injured list and activated guard/forward Rodney Buford from the injured list.
The Miami HEAT activated forward/center Otis Thorpe from the injured list and
placed center Duane Causwell (sprained right thumb) on the injured list.
The HEAT won its 13th consecutive game at AmericanAirlines Arena, the best home winning streak in franchise history. Guard Anthony Carter surpassed Khalid Reeves to move into third place on the HEAT's all-time rookie assists list
Pat Riley surpassed Red Auerbach for eighth place on the NBA's all-time games coached list with 1,418.
Center Alonzo Mourning named NBA Player of the Week (for week of April 3-9) for the second time this season.
With a 95-84 victory over the Orlando Magic at the AmericanAirlines Arena the
HEAT capture their fourth consecutive Atlantic Division Championship. A local
power outage during pre-game introductions delays the start of the game two
hours and six minutes.
Activated center Duane Causwell and forward Tim James from the injured list
and placed guard Tim Hardaway (sprained left foot) and forward Harold Jamison (strained left hamstring) on the injured list.
HEAT leaves forwards Harold Jamison and Tim James and guard Voshon Lenard off the playoff roster.
The HEAT defeat Detroit, 95-85, in Game 1 of the 2000 NBA Playoffs Opening Round.
The contest is the first postseason game played at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Center Alonzo Mourning is named to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team.
Center Alonzo Mourning is named the winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the
Year Award for the second consecutive year, becoming just the fifth player in
league history to win the award in consecutive seasons.
HEAT assistant coach Bob McAdoo is elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Acquired forward Chris Gatling and the 37th pick in the 2000 NBA Draft from
Denver for guard Voshon Lenard and forward Mark Strickland.
HEAT selected guard Eddie House with the 37th pick and center Ernest Brown with the 52nd pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.
L. Jay Cross resigns as HEAT Group President, Business Operations.
HEAT re-signs guard Anthony Carter and guard/forward Bruce Bowen.
Acquired guard Eddie Jones, forward Anthony Mason, guard Ricky Davis and
guard Dale Ellis from the Charlotte Hornets for forward P.J. Brown, forward
Jamal Mashburn, forward Tim James, forward/center Otis Thorpe and
guard/forward Rodney Buford.
HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick is named to the five-person medical
staff for the 2000 Men's U.S. Olympic Basketball Team.
Signed guard Eddie House.
Dr. Jack Ramsay retires as television analyst for the HEAT.
Acquired forward Brian Grant in a three-way trade with Cleveland and Portland in
which Miami sent forward Clarence Weatherspoon, forward Chris Gatling and a
conditional first-round draft choice to the Cavaliers; Portland sent Brian Grant to
Miami and guard Gary Grant to Cleveland and the Cavaliers sent forward Shawn
Kemp to the Trail Blazers.
HEAT re-signs forward Harold Jamison.
Signed free agent center Todd Fuller and free agent forward Don MacLean.
Re-signed center Duane Causwell and signed guard/forward Ron Hale.
September 25 - October 1
Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway play on the USA Men's Basketball team that captures the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Signed free agent guard Rick Brunson and signed guard/forward Jamal Robinson.
Re-signed guard Tim Hardaway.
HEAT signs free agent center Mario Bennett and free agent forward Ike Nwankwo.
HEAT releases center Mario Bennett and forward Ike Nwankwo.
Ed Pinckney, who served as Miami's radio analyst the previous three years, is named television analyst for the HEAT replacing the retired Dr. Jack Ramsay.
HEAT Assistant Coach Bob McAdoo is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
Center Alonzo Mourning announces he expects to miss the 2000-01 NBA season after learning he is suffering from a kidney disease (focal glomerulosclerosis).
The HEAT release guard Rick Brunson and guard/forward Ron Hale.
The HEAT exercise a team option on guard Ricky Davis' contract and release guard Dale Ellis. Miami places center Alonzo Mourning (focal glomerulosclerosis),
forward Harold Jamison (left knee and calf contusion) and guard Ricky Davis (right foot fracture) on the injured list.
The HEAT sign free agent forward A.C. Green and release forward Harold Jamison. Guard/forward Dan Majerle (partial tear, left hamstring) is placed on
the injured list.
HEAT Head Coach Pat Riley becomes the second coach in NBA history to win 1,000
career games as Miami downs Orlando, 105-79, in the HEAT's season-opener. Riley is
the quickest head coach or manager in any of the four major professional sports in
North America to win 1,000 games, breaking the previous mark held by Fred Clarke,
who managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900-1915, by 63 games.
Guard Ricky Davis undergoes successful surgery on his right foot.
Forward Don MacLean undergoes successful surgery on the fifth toe of his right foot.
HEAT acquire forward Cedric Ceballos from Detroit in exchange for a conditional
second-round draft choice. Guard/forward Jamal Robinson is released.
The HEAT defeat the Wizards, 93-90, at the MCI Center in Washington to earn Pat
Riley his 250th win as the HEAT's head coach. Riley is just the fourth coach in
NBA history to record at least 250 wins with two different teams.
HEAT activate guard/forward Dan Majerle from the injured list and place guard
Anthony Carter (strained left groin) on the injured list.
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