Our forecast for 2003-04

Will the Nets reach the Finals for a third straight year? And will the Spurs repeat? We have the answers.

Updated: October 24, 2003, 12:12 AM ET

TEAM PREDICTIONS FOR 2004
  Worst record Eastern finals Western finals NBA finals
David Aldridge,
ESPN
Hawks Nets over Pacers Lakers over Spurs Lakers over Nets
Jerry Bembry,
ESPN the Magazine
Jazz Nets over Pistons Spurs over Lakers Spurs over Nets
Ric Bucher,
ESPN the Magazine
Hawks Pacers over Nets Spurs over Lakers Spurs over Pacers
Chad Ford,
ESPN Insider
Jazz Nets over Hornets Lakers over Kings Lakers over Nets
Eric Karabell,
Fantasy Games
Wizards Nets over Pistons Lakers over Spurs Lakers over Nets
Joe Lago,
ESPN.com
Jazz Pacers over Nets Lakers over Spurs Lakers over Pacers
Chris Palmer,
ESPN the Magazine
Jazz Pistons over Nets Spurs over Lakers Spurs over Pistons
Jon Pessah,
ESPN the Magazine
Bucks Nets over Pistons Spurs over Mavericks Spurs over Nets
Dr. Jack Ramsay,
ESPN
Wizards Nets over Hornets Spurs over Wolves Spurs over Nets
Dan Shanoff,
Page 2
Cavaliers Nets over Pistons Lakers over Spurs Lakers over Nets
Bill Simmons,
Page 2
Warriors Pacers over Nets Lakers over Mavericks Lakers over Pacers
Marc Stein,
ESPN.com
Jazz Nets over Pistons Spurs over Mavericks Spurs over Nets

INDIVIDUAL AWARD PREDICTIONS FOR 2004
  Most Valuable Player Coach of the Year Rookie of the Year Sixth Man Defensive Player Most Improved Exec of the Year
David Aldridge,
ESPN
Shaquille O'Neal Mike Dunleavy Carmelo Anthony Troy Hudson Ben Wallace Moochie Norris Kevin McHale
Jerry Bembry,
ESPN the Magazine
Tim Duncan Bill Cartwright Carmelo Anthony Derek Fisher Ben Wallace Michael Olowokandi Kevin McHale
Ric Bucher,
ESPN the Magazine
Tim Duncan Rick Carlisle Chris Bosh Jim Jackson Bruce Bowen Troy Murphy R.C. Buford
Chad Ford,
ESPN Insider
Kevin Garnett Hubie Brown Carmelo Anthony Antawn Jamison Ben Wallace Eddy Curry Mitch Kupchak
Eric Karabell,
Fantasy Games
Tim Duncan Phil Jackson Carmelo Anthony Donyell Marshall Ron Artest Zach Randolph Mitch Kupchak
Joe Lago,
ESPN.com
Tim Duncan Rick Carlisle LeBron James Antawn Jamison Ron Artest Zach Randolph Mitch Kupchak
Chris Palmer,
ESPN the Magazine
Tracy McGrady Don Nelson Carmelo Anthony Keith Van Horn Ben Wallace Rafer Alston R.C. Buford
Jon Pessah,
ESPN the Magazine
Tim Duncan Paul Silas Carmelo Anthony Hedo Turkoglu Amare Stoudemire Eddy Curry Kevin McHale
Dr. Jack Ramsay,
ESPN
Kevin Garnett Flip Saunders Carmelo Anthony Darrell Armstrong Ron Artest Yao Ming Kevin McHale
Dan Shanoff,
Page 2
Gary Payton Jeff Van Gundy Carmelo Anthony Antawn Jamison Ben Wallace Nene Hilario Kevin McHale
Bill Simmons,
Page 2
Paul Pierce Jeff Bzdelik Carmelo Anthony Vin Baker Ron Artest Darius Miles,
Zach Randolph
Danny Ainge
Marc Stein,
ESPN.com
Tim Duncan Phil Jackson LeBron James Antawn Jamison Gary Payton Eddy Curry Mark Cuban,
Donnie Nelson

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