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2007-08 San Antonio Spurs season
San Antonio Spurs
Conference Western Conference
Division Southwest Division
Founded 1967
History Dallas Chaparrals
19671970, 19711973
Texas Chaparrals
1970–1971
San Antonio Spurs
1973–present
Arena AT&T Center
City San Antonio, Texas
Team colors Black, White, and Silver
Owner Peter Holt
General manager R.C. Buford
Head coach Gregg Popovich
D-League affiliate Austin Toros
Championships 4 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)
Conference titles 4 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)
Division titles 15 (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Official website spurs.com

The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and are the current NBA Champions after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007-08 San Antonio Spurs season will be their 40th season and 30th in the National Basketball Association. ... Image File history File links San_Antonio_Spurs_logo. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Southwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The Mavericks, Rockets, Grizzlies, Spurs all came from the now defunct Midwest Division and the Hornets came from the Central Division in the Eastern Conference. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... 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Holt, a Peoria, Illinois native, lived in San Antonio, Texas as a child before moving to Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana) is the head coach of the National Basketball Associations San Antonio Spurs. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ... 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The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams (along with the Nets, Pacers, and Nuggets) to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship, which they have done four times. As of November 2006, the Spurs rank second among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history (behind the Los Angeles Lakers). With the 2007 sweep, the Spurs have the highest winning percentage in NBA Finals history. They have only missed the playoffs 4 times as an NBA franchise. For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


In their 30 NBA seasons the Spurs have captured 15 division titles, which gives the Spurs the most division titles in the NBA during the 30-year span (the Lakers are second with 14). Among the four major U.S. sports, the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees are the only other teams with 15 divisional titles during those last 30 years. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

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The Spurs in San Antonio

The Spurs are located in the San Antonio area, and the city shares a special bond with the team almost unmatched in the rest of the NBA, partially due to this being the city's only team in any of the four major U.S. professional sports. Spurs players are active members of the San Antonio community, and many former Spurs are still active in San Antonio, like David Robinson's Carver Academy and the George Gervin Youth Center. NBA redirects here. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The Carver Academy is a non-profit, private school located in San Antonio, Texas. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ...


In part because of this community involvement, Spurs fans have been among the most loyal in the NBA. The Spurs set several NBA attendance records while playing at the Alamodome, including the largest crowd ever for a NBA Finals game in 1999, and the Spurs continue to sell out the smaller, more intimate AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center) on a regular basis. The Spurs' rallying cry of "Go Spurs Go!" has endeared itself to the city of San Antonio, and the phrase pops up all over the city as the season progresses into the playoffs and the Spurs inch closer to a possible title. The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


San Antonio has also garnered praise for the way its citizens celebrate Spurs championships. When the Spurs win a title, San Antonians jam up the streets downtown, march around waving flags, throw confetti and honk car horns until dawn, but with little incidence of crime.[1] The team floats down the San Antonio Riverwalk on boats where fans can view their champions.


A unique part of every Spurs season comes in February when the team is forced into an extended road-trip due to the occupation of its arena by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This is informally known as the "Rodeo Road Trip," and a time that typically starts the Spurs' run to the playoffs; indeed, starting in 1999 the Spurs have consistently posted phenomenal road records during this period, including an NBA-record the longest single road trip winning streak (8 games, achieved in 2003). The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, USA is one of the largest Livestock Shows & Rodeos in the country. ...


As of the 2007-2008 season, the Spurs have one of the highest winning percentages of any professional team, in any sport, since the turn of the millennium.


Team history

The ABA years: Dallas Chaparrals (1967-1973)

The San Antonio Spurs started out as the Dallas Chaparrals of the original version of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. Led by Player/Coach Cliff Hagan the Dallas Chaparrals were one of 11 teams to take the floor in the inaugural season of the upstart ABA. The Chaps second season was a bit of a disappointment, as the team finished in 4th place with a mediocre 41-37 record. In the playoffs the Chaparrals quickly fell to the New Orleans Buccaneers. The team suffered from poor attendance and general disinterest in Dallas. In fact, during the 1970-71 season, the name "Dallas" was dropped in favor of "Texas" and an attempt was made to make the team a regional one, playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum, as well as Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this proved a failure and the team returned full-time to Dallas in time for the 1971-72 season, splitting their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena.[2] Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ... The Fort Worth Convention Center is an 11,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Fort Worth, Texas. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... The Lubbock Municipal Coliseum is a 7,050-seat multi-purpose arena in Lubbock, Texas. ... Moody Coliseum is an 8,998 -seat multi-purpose arena in University Park, Texas. ... The Dallas Convention Center Arena is a 7,428-seat multi-purpose arena in Dallas, Texas, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. ...


The ABA years: Coming to San Antonio (1973-1976)

San Antonio Spurs logo from 1973-1989

After missing the playoffs for the first time in their existence in the 1972-73 season, the team was put up for sale. The team was acquired by a group of 36 San Antonio businessmen, led by Angelo Drossos and Red McCombs who actually leased the team from the original Dallas ownership group, relocated the team to San Antonio, Texas and renamed them the Gunslingers. However, before they even played a game the name was changed to Spurs. The team's primary colors were changed from the red, white, and blue of the Chaparrals to the now familiar silver and black motif of the Spurs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Angelo Drossos was the owner of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team from 1973 to 1988. ... Billy Joe Red McCombs (born 1927 in Spur, Texas) is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group, a co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Vikings, and is the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at... San Antonio redirects here. ...


In the first game at the HemisFair Arena the Spurs would lose to the San Diego Conquistadors, despite attracting a noisy crowd of 6,000 fans. A smothering defense was the team's image, as they held opponents less than 100 points an ABA record 49 times. The early Spurs were led by ABA veteran James Silas, and the team would get stronger as the season went on as they twice took advantage of the Virginia Squires, acquiring Swen Nater, who would go on to win Rookie of the Year, in November, and "The Iceman" George Gervin in January. The ABA tried to halt the Gervin deal, claiming it was detrimental to the league, but a judge would rule in the Spurs' favor, and Gervin made his Spurs debut on February 7th. The Spurs would go on to finish with a 45-39 record, good for 3rd place in the Western Division. In the playoffs, the Spurs would battle the Indiana Pacers to the bitter end before falling in 7 games. Following the season, the ownership decided to complete the purchase and to keep the team in San Antonio permanently.[3] The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Swen Eric Nater (born January 14, 1950 in Den Helder, Netherlands) is a former professional basketball player, primarily in the ABA/NBA. Nater helped John Woodens UCLA Bruins win two NCAA titles. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


The team quickly made themselves at home at San Antonio's HemisFair Arena, playing to increasingly large and raucous crowds. Despite a respectable 17-10 start during the 1974-75 season, Coach Tom Nissalke was fired as owners become tired of the Spurs' slow defensive style of games. He would be replaced by Bob Bass, who stated that the Spurs would have an entirely new playing style: "It is my belief that you cannot throw a set offense at another professional team for 48 minutes. You've got to let them play some schoolyard basketball." George Gervin and James Silas took that style to heart, as the Spurs became an exciting fast breaking team on the way to a solid 51-33 record, good enough for 2nd place in the West. Gervin: "Our whole theory was that you shoot 100 times, we'll shoot 107." However, in the playoffs the Spurs would fall to the Indiana Pacers in 6 games. The HemisFair Arena was an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. ... Tom Nissalke is a former professional basketball coach in the NBA and ABA. He has coached several teams in both leagues, and has an overall coaching record of 371-508. ... Bob Bass is a former professional basketball coach and executive who coached in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. ...


Even though playoff success would elude the team, the Spurs had suddenly found themselves among the top teams in the ABA. In 1976, the ABA folded, threatening the future of San Antonio's sole professional sports franchise. The NBA, however, decided to admit four ABA teams into the league, with the Spurs being one of them, along with the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers and the New York Nets. For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


The Spurs and the other three ABA teams agreed to pay the owners two other strong ABA teams that folded instead of joining the NBA. John Y. Brown, Jr., the owner of the Kentucky Colonels, received $3 million, which he used to purchase the NBA's Buffalo Braves and later the Boston Celtics, after selling star guard Louie Dampier to the Spurs. The owners of the Spirits of St. Louis received a portion of all television profits during their NBA tenure, whicih amounts to roughly 1/7th of the Spurs' television profit every year. This agreement has placed particular financial pressure on the Spurs and the other three former ABA teams.[4] John Young Brown Jr. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Louie Dampier (born November 20, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player. ... The Spirits of St. ...


Into the NBA: The George Gervin years (1976-1985)

Although there was some initial skepticism in league circles regarding the potential success and talent levels of the incoming ABA teams, the Spurs would prove worthy of NBA inclusion during the 1976-77 season with a record of 44-38, good for a tie for fourth place overall in the Eastern Conference. This was done in spite of significant handicaps the NBA imposed on the incoming ABA teams, limiting their draft picks and television revenues during their early time in the merged league. The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


During the 1977-78 season, George Gervin and David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets battled all season for the NBA scoring title. On the final day of the season, Thompson took the lead by scoring 73 points in an afternoon game against the Detroit Pistons. That night Gervin knew that he needed 58 points against the Jazz in New Orleans. Gervin got off to a good start by scoring 20 points in the 1st Quarter. In the 2nd, The Iceman was even better, setting a single period record with 33 points. Early on in the 3rd period Gervin scored his 58 points on the way to 63 capturing the scoring title. While Gervin was lighting up the scoreboard the Spurs were winning the Central Division with a 52-30 record. However, in the playoffs the Spurs would be stunned in 6 games by the Washington Bullets despite an outstanding series from Gervin who averaged 33.2 ppg. The following season in the 1979 Conference Finals the Spurs led the series 3-1 but the Bullets came back to win the last 3 games and came from behind to win the 7th game 107-105 handing the Spurs an absolute heartbreaking loss. The Spurs would have to wait another 20 years to make it to their first NBA finals. The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Washington Bullets may refer to either the former name of the Washington Wizards basketball team or the song by The Clash, Washington Bullets (song). ...


The Spurs would go on to capture 5 division titles in their first 7 years in the NBA and became a perennial playoff participant. However, in the playoffs, the Spurs would never find a break, losing to teams like the Washington Bullets, the Boston Celtics, the Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


As the 80s progressed, the Spurs would see their shares of highs and lows. For the first few seasons of the decade, the Spurs continued their success of the 1970s with records of 52-30 in 1980-81, 48-34 in 1981-82, and 53-29 in 1982-83. Despite their regular season success, the Spurs were unable to win any NBA championships, losing in the Western Conference playoffs to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 1981 and the Los Angeles Lakers in in 4 games 1982 and in 6 games in the 1983 Western Finals despite getting both wins at the Forum in the 1983 series. They lost every home game in both series in 1982 and 1983 vs the Lakers as Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and co were too strong. The Spurs didn't make the conference finals until 1995. The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1981-82 NBA Season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 1981 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament follow National Basketball Associations 1980-1981 season. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1982 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1981-1982 season. ... The 1983 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1982-1983 season. ...


After the 1984-85 season, Gervin, who arguably had been the Spurs' biggest star, was traded to the Chicago Bulls in what effectively signaled the end of the era that began when the Spurs first moved to San Antonio. The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


5 difficult years(1985-1989)

The next four seasons were a dark time in Spurs' history, with the team having a combined record of 115-215 from 1985-86 until 1988-89. The losing seasons and dwindling attendance often caused the Spurs to be mentioned as a potential candidate for relocation to another city. The lone bright spot during this period was the Spurs being awarded the top pick in the 1987 NBA draft through NBA Draft Lottery. The Spurs used this selection on United States Naval Academy standout David Robinson. Although drafted in 1987, the Spurs would have to wait until the 1989-90 season to see Robinson actually play, due to a two-year commitment he had to serve with the United States Navy. Although there was speculation that Robinson might choose not to sign with the Spurs and to become a free agent once his Navy commitment ended,[5] [6] Robinson decided in the end to come to San Antonio. The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Although the 1988-89 season was the second-worst in Spurs history at 21-61, it was notable for several reasons. It was the first season of full ownership for Red McCombs, who was an original investor in the team and helped solidify local ownership for the team. Additionally, the 1988-89 season featured the debut of Larry Brown as the Spurs head coach who moved to San Antonio after winning the NCAA National Championship with the University of Kansas in 1988. Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... NCAA redirects here. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ...


Mr. Robinson's neighborhood (1989-1997)

Spurs logo from 1990 to 2002.

As the 1980s ended, the 1989-90 season proved to be the rebirth of the Spurs franchise. With his tour of duty over, David Robinson arrived to the Spurs along with the newly added Terry Cummings and 1989 draftee Sean Elliott. With these additions, the Spurs achieved the then biggest one-season turnaround in NBA History, finishing with a record of 56-26. The Spurs eventually lost in the Western Conference semifinals after losing a seven-game series to the eventual Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson had one of the most successful rookie seasons for a center in NBA history, finishing the season as Rookie of the Year while averaging 24.3 points and 12.0 rebounds. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Robert Terrell (Terry) Cummings was a 69 power forward who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons. ... Sean Michael Elliott (born February 2, 1968 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former NBA basketball player. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


The Spurs began the 1990s with great optimism. The team became a perennial playoff presence, although unable to advance further than the second round of the NBA Playoffs under Brown's tutelage. Late in the 1991-92 season, McCombs fired Brown and replaced him with Bob Bass who finished the season as interim head coach. Without a healthy David Robinson, the Spurs were swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns. McCombs made national headlines during the summer of 1992 with the hiring of former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian. The Tarkanian experiment proved a flop, as the coach was fired 20 games into the 1992-93 season with the Spurs record at 9-11. After Rex Hughes filled the coaching shoes for one game, NBA veteran John Lucas was named head coach. It was Lucas's first NBA coaching assignment although he had gained recognition in league circles for his success in helping NBA players rehab from drug abuse. The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Bob Bass is a former professional basketball coach and executive who coached in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. ... The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Jerry Tarkanian (born August 8, 1930), also known as Tark the Shark, is a former college basketball coach known for colorful behavior, including habitually chewing on a towel during games, and for his public criticisms of and clashes with the NCAA. He was head coach at three different Division I... The 1992-93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Rex Hughes is a former college and professional basketball coach. ... John Lucas (born John Harding Lucas II on October 31, 1953 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ...


The Lucas era started out successfully. His coaching propelled the team to a 39-22 finish over the rest of the regular season, and the team reached the Western Conference semi-finals, losing to the Phoenix Suns. The 1992-93 season also marked the last that the Spurs would play in HemisFair Arena. In 1993 local businessman Peter M. Holt and a group of 22 investors purchased the Spurs from Red McCombs for $75 million. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Peter M. Holt Peter M. Holt, a Peoria, Illinois native, lived in San Antonio, Texas as a child before moving to Corpus Christi, Texas. ...

The Alamodome, home to the Spurs from 1993 to 2002.
The Alamodome, home to the Spurs from 1993 to 2002.

The following season, the Spurs first in the newly built Alamodome, Lucas led the Spurs to a 55-27 record but the team suffered a loss in the first round of the playoffs to the Utah Jazz, which led to the immediate firing of Lucas as head coach. Prior to the season the Spurs traded fan-favorite Elliott to the Detroit Pistons in return for rebounding star Dennis Rodman. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 303 KB) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 303 KB) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five...


Lucas was replaced by former Pacers coach Bob Hill for the 1994-95 season, which would turn out to be the Spurs' most successful regular season until 2006. Elliott returned to the team after an uneventful season with the Pistons, and the team finished with the NBA's best record at 62-20. David Robinson was named the league's Most Valuable Player. The Spurs reached the Western Conference Finals, but lost to the eventual NBA Champion Houston Rockets 4-2 After the pregame MVP award ceremony honoring David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon dominated the game, outscoring Robinson 42-22 in a narrow 1 point Rockets win. The Spurs lost Game 2 at home but took Games 3 and 4 in Houston. Game 5 of the series was highlighted by the famous Dream Shake move by Hakeem Olajuwon in Game 5 at the Alamodome the Spurs lost 113-95 in front of 35,000 fans and lost the series in Houston in Game 6. Throughout the season, and particularly in the playoffs, there appeared to be friction developing between Rodman and several Spurs' teammates, most notably Robinson, and Rodman was traded after the season to the Chicago Bulls who would win the next 3 titles. Robert G. Hill (born November 24, 1948) is an American basketball coach. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The Spurs finished the next season (1995-96) under Hill at 59-23 and lost in the Western Conference semi-finals to the Jazz. Few observers could have predicted how far the Spurs would fall during the 1996-97 season. An injury limited Robinson to just six games during the season, and Elliott also missed more than half the season due to injury. The Spurs ended the season with a 20-62 record, the worst in franchise history. Hill only lasted 18 games as coach that season, eventually being fired and replaced by Spurs General Manager Gregg Popovich, who had also served a stint under Brown as an assistant coach. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana) is the head coach of the National Basketball Associations San Antonio Spurs. ...


Although the 1996-97 season was not successful on the court for the Spurs, the offseason proved to be the opposite. With the third-worst record in the league, the Spurs won the NBA's draft lottery, which gave them the top pick in the 1997 draft. The Spurs used their pick to select Wake Forest University product and consensus All-American Tim Duncan. The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ...

The drafting of Tim Duncan in 1997 was a turning point in the history of the Spurs.
The drafting of Tim Duncan in 1997 was a turning point in the history of the Spurs.

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The championship era (1997-present)

The Twin Towers: Duncan and Robinson (1997-2003)

Duncan quickly emerged as a force in the NBA during the 1997-98 season, averaging 21.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game as a power forward. He was named First Team All-NBA while winning Rookie of the Year honors. The team ended up at 56-26, breaking their own record in 1989-90 for the biggest single season improvement for wins, but once again lost to the Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals. While both Duncan and Robinson played low-post roles, the two seamlessly meshed on the court. The March 14, 1998, game against the Chicago Bulls set the Spurs' current regular-season home attendance record. An Alamodome crowd of 37,492 came to see Michael Jordan's last visit as a Bull, as he led the team to its third-straight and most recent championship. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


With a healthy Robinson and Duncan and the additions of playoff veterans such as Mario Elie and Jerome Kersey, the Spurs looked forward to the 1998-99 season. Prior to the beginning of training camps, however, the NBA owners, led by commissioner David Stern, locked out the players in order to force a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBA Players Association (NBAPA). The season was delayed over three months until resolution on a new labor agreement was reached in January 1999. Mario Antoine Elie (born November 26, 1963 in New York City, United States) is a former professional basketball player. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is the contract between the NHL and the NHLPA that defines the structure of procedural, financial, and disciplinary relationships between the NHL, its teams, and its players. ... The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...

Three of the San Antonio Spurs' four championship trophies
Three of the San Antonio Spurs' four championship trophies

Playing a shortened 50-game season, the Spurs ended up with a 37-13 record. The team was just as dominant in the playoffs, rolling through the Western Conference with a record of 11-1. They faced the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals and, on June 25, 1999, won the series and the franchise's first NBA Championship in Game 5 (final score: 78-77) on the Knicks' home court, Madison Square Garden. Duncan was named the Finals MVP. The victory by the Spurs was not only the first NBA title to be won by a former ABA team, but also was the first Finals appearance by a team from the ABA. The Spurs also set a new NBA Finals one-game attendance record when 39,554 fans attended Game 2. The previous record was set only two days earlier, when 39,514 spectators attended Game 1. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1374 KB) Three Larry OBrien Trophies on display in San Antonios AT&T Center. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1374 KB) Three Larry OBrien Trophies on display in San Antonios AT&T Center. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


Coming off their first NBA Championship the Spurs were still among the best teams in the West and battling for first place in the Midwest Division during the 1999-2000 season. On March 14th the Spurs playoff spirits got a lift when Sean Elliott, who received a kidney transplant prior to the season, returned and played in the last 19 games. As the season wound down Tim Duncan would suffer a knee injury and the Spurs finished in second place with a 53-29 record. Without Duncan, the Spurs would be knocked out of the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns in four games. The long-term viability of the Spurs franchise in San Antonio was, however, achieved during the 1999-2000 season, as Bexar County voters approved increases on car rental and hotel taxes which would allow for the construction of a new arena near the Freeman Coliseum. The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Sean Michael Elliott (born February 2, 1968 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Bexar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, built in 1949, has been host to thousands of events including the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, concerts, trade shows, motor sports, circus, professional sports including professional bull riding, basketball, hockey, boxing and wrestling. ...


The Spurs finished with 58-24 records for both the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons but found themselves suffering playoff ousters in both seasons from the eventual NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers getting swept from the 2001 Conference Finals and the 2002 Second Round. The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Entering the 2002-03 season, the team knew it would be memorable for at least two reasons, as David Robinson announced that it would be his last in the NBA and the Spurs would begin play at their new arena, the SBC Center, named after telecommunications giant SBC, whose corporate headquarters are located in San Antonio. (SBC became AT&T after its acquisition of its former parent company.) To mark this occasion, the Spurs revamped their "Fiesta" logo and reverted to the familiar silver and black motif (though, during the time of the Fiesta logo, the uniform remained silver and black). The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $175 million, financed by county issued bonds which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car rental tax increase and an additional contribution... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


This version of the Spurs was very different from the team that had won the title a few years earlier. Second-year French star Tony Parker, drafted by the Spurs in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, was now the starting point guard for the Spurs. The squad featured a variety of newly acquired three-point shooters, including Stephen Jackson, Danny Ferry, Bruce Bowen, Steve Kerr, Steve Smith and Argentina product Manu Ginóbili, a 1999 second-round draft choice playing in his first NBA season. Mixing the inside presences of Duncan and Robinson with the newer outside threats, the Spurs earned a 60-22 record. In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Suns, Lakers and Dallas Mavericks en route to facing the New Jersey Nets in the NBA Finals. The series against the Nets marked the first time two former ABA teams would play each other for the NBA Championship. The Spurs won the series 4-2, giving them their second NBA Championship in franchise history. Duncan was named both the NBA Regular Season and Finals MVP for the season. Robinson would retire after this season. This article is about the French basketball player. ... Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. ... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Steven (Steve) Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association player. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentinian basketball player. ... The 2003 NBA playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2002-03 NBA season. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ...


The Big Three: Duncan, Parker and Ginóbili (2003-present)

The Spurs visit the White House after their championship in 2003.
The Spurs visit the White House after their championship in 2003.

In the 2003-04 season, coming off their second NBA Championship, the Spurs, playing with 9 new players, struggled early as they missed the presence of David Robinson while the new players struggled to fit in, as they held a 9-10 record on December 3rd. However, the Spurs would turn it around, as they ended December on 13-game winning streak and quickly climbed back to the top of the NBA standings. The Spurs would battle all year for the top spot in the Western Conference, as they ended the season on another strong note winning their final 11 games. However, they would fall 1 game short of a division title and the best record in the West, posting a record of 57-25. In the playoffs, the Spurs remained hot as they swept the Memphis Grizzlies in 4 straight games. In the second round, the Spurs found themselves in another showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs' winning streak would continue as they captured the first two games at home, bringing their winning streak from the end of the regular season up to 17 games. However, as the series shifted to Los Angeles, the Spurs would suddenly have trouble finding the basket, as they lost both games as the Lakers evened the series. The series was playing out similarly to the match-up between the two teams a year earlier. In Game 5 at the SBC Center, Tim Duncan seemingly delivered the Spurs a 73-72 win as he gave the Spurs a lead with a dramatic shot with just 0.4 seconds remaining. However, the Lakers' Derek Fisher would launch a game-winner as time expired which would go in, giving the Lakers a stunning 74-73 win to take a 3-2 series lead.[7][8][9] The Spurs protested the shot, arguing that the clock started late, which the Spurs claimed was why replays showed Fisher got off the shot in time.[10][9] An AP report and the three officials in attendance stated that replays showed the shot was released by Fisher before time expired.[9][11] The officials, however, could not consider the Spurs' claim that the clock did not start immediately when the ball was inbounded. After the stunning loss, the Spurs traveled to Los Angeles for Game 6, where they lost the game and the series. The Spurs spent the following offseason tweaking the team. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


With the acquisition of guard Brent Barry from Seattle, and the later additions of center Nazr Mohammed from New York (acquired in a midseason trade of Malik Rose), and veteran forward Glenn Robinson from free agency, alongside regulars Bruce Bowen, Robert Horry, Tony Parker, Manu Ginóbili, and Tim Duncan, the Spurs finished the 2004-05 season with the second-best record in the Western Conference at 59-23, and the best record in the Southwest Division. In the postseason, the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-1, the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 and the Phoenix Suns 4-1 before advancing to the NBA Finals, where they won the NBA championship for a third time in seven years on June 23, 2005 by defeating the Eastern Conference champion and defending NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, four games to three. Tim Duncan was named Finals MVP, becoming only the fourth player to win the MVP award three times (joining Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Michael Jordan). Also, Manu Ginóbili established himself as an NBA star, earning local, national, and international fan praise (particularly in his home country of Argentina) and a berth in that season's All-Star Game. Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (first name pronounced NAH-Zi) (born September 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks. ... Glenn Big Dog Robinson (born January 10, 1973 in Gary, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA, currently not on any team and inactive. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), also known as Manu Ginobili, is an Argentine basketball player. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...

AT&T Center at night.
AT&T Center at night.

In the 2005-06 season, the Spurs acquired veteran free agent Michael Finley who along with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili and newly-named All-Star Tony Parker, broke their franchise record for wins in a season (63-19) and qualified for the playoffs for the ninth year in a row. (Until this season, the Spurs and Indiana Pacers shared the NBA's longest active consecutive playoff appearance streak with nine in a row — see Active NBA playoff appearance streaks - though San Antonio has qualified for its 10th consecutive appearance during the 2006-07 season, while Indiana's playoff streak ended.) However, the defending-champion Spurs were eliminated in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks in a 7-game semifinal series that, due to a quirk in the playoff ranking system, featured the two top teams in the conference. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1391 KB) The AT&T Center at night I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1391 KB) The AT&T Center at night I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The following is a list of National Basketball Association teams with the most consecutive (active) seasons appearing in the playoffs: (NBA Finals appearances during streak in parentheses) 9 seasons San Antonio Spurs (1998-99 Won Championship, 2002-03 Won Championship, 2004-05 Won Championship) 8 seasons Sacramento Kings 6 seasons... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...


After their disappointing defeat at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs entered the 2006-07 season refreshed with renewed determination, as they felt fatigue played a large role as they failed to win a second straight NBA Title. The Spurs would begin their 2007 season on foreign soil as they opened up their training camp in France in October 2006, which they thought could build camaraderie between players. The Spurs would get off to a strong start in the regular season, but as the season unfolded, the Spurs failed to live up to their lofty expectations. Following a 9-7 record in January, the Spurs started February with a 1-3 record. They struggled down the stretch in many of those defeats, and the Spurs quickly found themselves far behind the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns. In fact, the Spurs were, during this period, a mere 1.5 games ahead of the third-place Houston Rockets in the Southwest Division. Trade rumors began swirling around the Spurs. Unaccustomed to struggling during the regular season, the Spurs were frustrated. But despite the uncertainty, the Spurs had a reservoir of stability to fall back on, and it started with Tim Duncan. With the trade deadline quickly approaching, Popovich would have to chose whether or not to keep the team together. His decision was not to make a trade. Then, it was as if their whole season had magically turned around in one moment. With quiet determination, the Spurs spent the rest of the season flying under the radar, winning thirteen games in a row during February and March. The Spurs won those games with either tough defense or by hitting big shots down the stretch. With that streak, the Spurs began climbing back up in the Western Conference standings. Despite their massive turnaround, the Spurs would not catch the Mavs who would win the Southwest Division by nine games. However, with the NBA's top ranked defense and a 58-24 record, the Spurs entered the postseason in good shape. When the bell rang for the second season, they were able to put the Denver Nuggets away in 5 games. While the Spurs were bouncing the Nuggets, the Mavericks, who had an NBA best 67-15 record in the regular season, were unraveling, losing to the Golden State Warriors in six games. The Mavericks upset loss set the Spurs second round series against the Phoenix Suns as the key series in the entire NBA Playoffs, as some even called it the "real NBA Finals". The Spurs went on to win 4-2 in the very contentious and controversial series versus the Suns. Those who said the second round series against the Suns was the true NBA Finals would be proven right, as the Spurs easily dispatched the Utah Jazz in five games to reach the NBA Finals. In the 2007 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers and captured their fourth title in nine years and becoming a dynasty.For the 1st time for San Antonio someone other than Tim Duncan won the NBA Finals MVP.Tony Parker dominated scoring 24.5 ppg from 57% shooting. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Future outlook

The Spurs appear poised to contend for NBA titles for several years to come. In the 2007-08 season, they will return 11 of their 15 players from the 2006-07 championship team, including 11 of the 12 players that played in the 2007 NBA Playoffs (they traded Beno Udrih, who played 20 total minutes in the post-season). Their three key players (Duncan, Parker, and Ginóbili) are under contract until at least 2010. The Spurs will also have some flexibility with their 2008-09 roster, as they only currently have 8 of their 14 players with guaranteed contracts for that season. The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... Beno Udrih (born July 5, 1982 in Celje, Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian professional basketball player, currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ...


In the 2007 NBA Draft, the Spurs selected Brazilian forward Tiago Splitter and University of Arizona forward Marcus Williams, adding to their many prospects to which they have rights. The Spurs later waived Williams before the 2007 season began. The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marcus Williams (born November 18, 1986) is an American college basketball player who plays small forward for the University of Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Spurs fans have made links with Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (which also goes by the name Spurs), with the two teams having mutual support for each other. The clubs are planning a business agreement whereby each other's merchandise is sold at the other club (similar to Manchester United F.C. and New York Yankees).[citation needed] Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


On June 28, 2007, just before the 2007 NBA Draft, the Spurs announced that they have purchased the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League, becoming the second NBA team to purchase an NBADL team (the Los Angeles Lakers were the first, having purchased the Los Angeles D-fenders). This move makes the Spurs the sole NBA affiliate of the Toros and gives them greater control over the management of the team, including coaching and the offensive and defensive schemes that the team uses. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Los Angeles D-Fenders are a team in the NBA Development League. ...


Season-by-season records

Main article: San Antonio Spurs seasons

Arena history

Dallas (Texas) Chaparrals

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Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers

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Retired numbers

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Notable former players

For a complete list of current and former players, see the San Antonio Spurs players category. Willie Lloyd Anderson Jr. ... Eugene Lavon Gene Banks (born May 15, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Walter Berry (born May 14, 1964 in New York City) is a former pro and college basketball player. ... Francis Anthony (Frank) Brickowski (born August 14, 1959 in Bayville, New York) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Brickowski, a 610 power forward/center from Pennsylvania State University, was selected with the 11th pick of the third round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the... Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah[1]) is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the New Orleans Hornets. ... Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is a retired 16-year National Basketball Association journeyman player well known for the sunglass shades he wore onto the court. ... Maurice Mo Edward Cheeks (born September 8, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Robert Terrell (Terry) Cummings was a 69 power forward who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons. ... Mike DAntoni (born May 9, 1951 in Mullens, West Virginia) is a basketball coach and former basketball player. ... Antonio Ray Daniels (born 19 March 1975 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After playing college basketball at Bowling Green State University, he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies (now Memphis Grizzlies) with the fourth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft. ... Johnny Dawkins (born September 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.) is a former star college basketball player at Duke University and point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers and is currently the associate head coach at Duke. ... Coby Joseph Dietrick (born July 23, 1948 in Riverside, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Vincent Vinny Joseph Del Negro (born 9 August 1966) is a 64 former National Basketball Association player who was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. ... Mario Antoine Elie (born November 26, 1963 in New York City, United States) is a former professional basketball player. ... Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960 in Marietta, Georgia) was a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Michael Eugene Gale (born July 18, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player. ... Andrew Gaze (born July 24, 1965 in Melbourne, Australia) is Australias best known basketball player, and possibly its best ever. ... Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. ... Rich Jones is an English guitarist born in Coventry in 1973. ... George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951, in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player and current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. ... Larry Joe Kenon (born December 13, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former professional basketball player. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Michael Anthony Mitchell (born January 1, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an NBA basketball player from 1979 to 1988. ... Swen Eric Nater (born January 14, 1950 in Den Helder, Netherlands) is a former professional basketball player, primarily in the ABA/NBA. Nater helped John Woodens UCLA Bruins win two NCAA titles. ... Mark Allen Olberding (born April 21, 1956, in Melrose, Minnesota) is an American former professional basketball player. ... William Edward Bill Paultz (born July 30, 1948) is a former professional basketball player nicknamed The Whopper and standing 611. Except for Basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, Paultz made more consecutive playoff appearances than any other player in professional basketball history. ... William Edward Perdue (born August 29, 1965 in Melbourne, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Following a stellar college career at Vanderbilt University, in which he was named Southeastern Conference player of the year and SEC male athlete of the year in 1988, he was selected... Chuck Connors Person (born June 27, 1964 in Brantley, Alabama) is a former professional player in the National Basketball Association. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Herman Reid, Jr. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Alvin Cyrrale Robertson (born July 22, 1962 in Barberton, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 1993, and for one final season in 1995-96. ... 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He is a 7-foot power forward/center. ...

Current roster

San Antonio Spurs roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 17 Flag of the United States Barry, Brent 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oregon State
F 15 Flag of the United States Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Florida
SF 12 Flag of the United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State-Fullerton
F/C 21 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Wake Forest
SG 4 Flag of the United States Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wisconsin
SG 20 Flag of Argentina Ginóbili, Manu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Argentina
PF 25 Flag of the United States Horry, Robert 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Alabama
SF 1 Flag of the United States Johnson, DerMarr 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Cincinnati
C 28 Flag of France Mahinmi, Ian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) France
F/C 7 Flag of Argentina Oberto, Fabricio 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Argentina
PG 9 Flag of France Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) France
PG 3 Flag of the United States Stoudamire, Damon 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Arizona
F/C 40 Flag of the United States Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) TCU
SF 5 Flag of Nigeria Udoka, Ime 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Portland State
PG 11 Flag of the United States Vaughn, Jacque 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last change: 2008-04-11
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Matthew (Matt) Robert Bonner (born April 5, 1980 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American professional basketball player currently with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. Standing 610 at 240 lb, Bonner was drafted out of the University of Florida by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is the fastest growing California State University campus. ... Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. ... 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The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ian Mahinmi (pronounced ; born November 5, 1986 in Rouen, France) is a French basketball player. ... Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Fabricio Raúl Jesús Oberto (born March 21, 1975 in Las Varillas, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He is a power forward/center and 207 cm (6 9) and 110 kg (243 lb). ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kurt Vincent Thomas (born October 4, 1972, in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Ime Sunday Udoka (pronounced EE-may you-DOE-kuh[1]) (born August 9, 1977 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player of partial Nigerian descent. ... Portland State University Portland State University is a public state urban university located in downtown Portland, Oregon. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jacque Vaughn (born February 11, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets in the NBA. He played collegiately at the University of Kansas and was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Draft. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana) is the head coach of the National Basketball Associations San Antonio Spurs. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pomona College is a private residential liberal arts college located 33 miles (53 km) east of downtown Los Angeles in Claremont, California. ... 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Unsigned draftees and development league signees

The Spurs have been uncommonly successful among NBA teams in finding foreign talent as demonstrated by selecting Manu Ginóbili ( 1999 NBA Draft 57th pick) and Tony Parker ( 2001 NBA Draft 29th pick) who have both become All Stars. The Spurs own the NBA rights to the players listed in the table below. The typical pattern is to allow the player to develop in leagues outside the USA. The player is free to negotiate contracts in other leagues and is not obligated to play in the NBA. Sometimes, a player's overseas contract may have an expensive buyout clause that would discourage the Spurs from seeking to bring him in. Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentinian basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ...

C Robertas Javtokas 2001 NBA Draft 56th pick
C Sergei Karaulov 2004 NBA Draft 58th pick
SF Viktor Sanikidze 2004 NBA Draft 42nd pick
PF Tiago Splitter 2007 NBA Draft 28th pick

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Head coaches

Years Active Name Record (W-L) Winning Percentage Playoff Record
(W-L)
Postseason Percentage Playoff Appearances Division Titles Conference Titles NBA Championships Current Status
19961–present Gregg Popovich 576-276 .676 92-51 .643 10 6 4 4 Head Coach, Spurs
1994–961 Bob Hill 124-58 .681 14-11 .560 2 2 0 0 Fired by Seattle SuperSonics, April 2007
19922–94 John Lucas 94-49 .657 6-8 .429 2 0 0 0 Retired from coaching
19922 Jerry Tarkanian 9-11 .450 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 Retired from Fresno State in 2002
19923 Bob Bass 26-18 .591 0-3 .000 1 0 0 0 Retired as GM of New Orleans Hornets in 2004
1988–923 Larry Brown 153-131 .539 7-7 .500 2 2 0 0 Executive VP, Philadelphia 76ers
1986–88 Bob Weiss 59-105 .360 0-3 .000 1 0 0 0 Fired by Seattle SuperSonics, January 2006
1984–86 Cotton Fitzsimmons 76-88 .463 2-6 .250 2 0 0 0 Deceased
19834–84 Bob Bass 26-25 .510 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 Retired as GM of New Orleans Hornets in 2004
19834 Morris McHone 11-20 .355 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 Head Coach, Sioux Falls Skyforce
1980–83 Stan Albeck 153-93 .622 13-14 .481 3 3 0 0 Partially paralyzed by stroke in 2001
19805 Bob Bass 8-8 .500 1-2 .333 1 0 0 0 Retired as GM of New Orleans Hornets in 2004
1976–805 Doug Moe 177-135 .567 9-13 .409 3 2 0 0 Assistant Coach, Denver Nuggets

1During the 1996–97 season, Bob Hill coached 18 regular season games. Hill was fired on December 10, 1996, and Gregg Popovich coached the reaming 64 regular season games.
2During the 1992–93 season, Jerry Tarkanian coached 20 regular season games. Tarkanian was fired on December 18, 1992, Rex Hughes then coached one regular season game and John Lucas coached the remaining 61 regular season games as well as the playoffs.
3During the 1991–92 season, Larry Brown coached 38 regular season games. Brown was fired on January 21, 1992, and Bob Bass coached the remaining 44 regular season games as well as the playoffs.
4During the 1983–84 season, Morris McHone coached 31 regular season games. McHone was fired on December 28, 1983, and Bob Bass coached the remaining 51 regular season games.
5During the 1979–80 season, Doug Moe coached 66 regular season games. Moe was fired on March 1, 1980, and Bob Bass coached the remaining 16 regular season games as well as the playoffs. Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana) is the head coach of the National Basketball Associations San Antonio Spurs. ... Robert G. Hill (born November 24, 1948) is an American basketball coach. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... John Lucas (born John Harding Lucas II on October 31, 1953 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ... Jerry Tarkanian (born August 8, 1930), also known as Tark the Shark, is a former college basketball coach known for colorful behavior, including habitually chewing on a towel during games, and for his public criticisms of and clashes with the NCAA. He was head coach at three different Division I... The campus on a sunny day California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA. The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin... Bob Bass is a former professional basketball coach and executive who coached in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942, in Easton, Pennsylvania) was most recently the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Lowell Fitzsimmons (October 7, 1931–July 24, 2004) was a native of Hannibal, Missouri who was a college and NBA basketball coach. ... Bob Bass is a former professional basketball coach and executive who coached in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Morris (Mo) McHone is a former professional basketball coach. ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... Stan Albeck is a former professional basketball coach. ... Bob Bass is a former professional basketball coach and executive who coached in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Rex Hughes is a former college and professional basketball coach. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


List of current contracts

Black amounts indicate initial contract payments; red amounts are extended amounts

Player/Coach Date Signed Duration Pay 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Notes
Tim Duncan 7/18/2003 $101,796,108 $19,014,187 $20,598,703 $22,183,218 $18,700,000 $21,300,000 $40 mil 2-year Extension signed 11/2/2007
Tony Parker 11/2/2004 $48,150,000 $10,500,000 $11,550,000 $12,600,000 $13,500,000
Manu Ginobili 7/16/2004 $29,700,000 $9,075,000 $9,900,000 $10,725,000
Bruce Bowen 7/24/2002 $12,125,000 $4,125,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $8 mil 2-year Extension signed 10/7/2007
Matt Bonner 7/13/2007 $8,877,570 $2,678,000 $2,959,190 $3,240,380
Kurt Thomas $8,091,187 $8,091,187 Acquired in trade with Seattle 2/10/2008.
Ian Mahinmi 8/23/2007 $7,879,987 $938,760 $1,009,200 $1,079,640 $1,948,750 $2,903,637 Team option for 2009-2010 season and 2010-2011 season. Qualifying offer for 2011-2012 season.
Robert Horry 8/3/2005 $3,630,000 $3,630,000
Fabricio Oberto 7/19/2007 $3,600,000 $3,600,000
Michael Finley 9/2/2005 $3,103,000 $3,103,000
Jacque Vaughn 7/13/2007 $2,481,865 $1,219,590 $1,262,275
Ime Udoka 8/17/2007 $2,080,000 $1,000,000 $1,080,000
Vassilis Spanoulis $1,944,000 $1,944,000 Acquired in trade with Houston 7/13/2007. Released 8/23/2007.
Damon Stoudamire 2/4/2008 $609,795 $609,795
Darius Washington 10/3/2007 $128,148 $128,148 Waived 12/28/2007.
Jeremy Richardson 1/20/2008 $84,022 $84,022 10 day contract expired 1/30/2008.
DerMarr Johnson 12/29/2007 $42,872 $42,872 Waived 1/7/2008.
Keith Langford 12/28/2007 $23,731 $23,731 Waived 1/7/2008.
Marcus Williams 9/29/2007 $9,492 $9,492 Waived 12/29/2007.
Team Salary $234,966,572

[12] Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Emanuel David Ginobili (Spanish: Ginóbili) (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), better known as Manu Ginobili, is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... Matthew (Matt) Robert Bonner (born April 5, 1980 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American professional basketball player currently with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. Standing 610 at 240 lb, Bonner was drafted out of the University of Florida by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round... Kurt Thomas is the name of the following notable people: Kurt Thomas - a current NBA player Kurt Thomas - an American gymnast Categories: Disambiguation ... Ian Mahinmi (pronounced ; born November 5, 1986 in Rouen, France) is a French basketball player. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Fabricio Raúl Jesús Oberto (born March 21, 1975 in Las Varillas, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He is a power forward/center and 207 cm (6 9) and 110 kg (243 lb). ... Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Jacque Vaughn (born February 11, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets in the NBA. He played collegiately at the University of Kansas and was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Draft. ... Ime Sunday Udoka (pronounced EE-may you-DOE-kuh[1]) (born August 9, 1977 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player of partial Nigerian descent. ... Vassilis Spanoulis (Greek: Βασίλης Σπανούλης; born August 7, 1982 in Larissa, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Spanoulis was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (50th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. ... Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... Darius Myron Washington Jr. ... Jeremy Terrell Richardson (born February 11, 1983 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks. ... DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980, in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player currently with the Benetton Treviso of the Serie A. After attending the University of Cincinnati with future NBA players Kenyon Martin, Ruben Patterson and Kenny Satterfield, and draftee Steve Logan, he was selected sixth... Marcus Williams was a backup tight end for the Oakland Raiders in 2003 who was forced to retire after teammate Bill Romanowski broke his eye socket with a punch. ...


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References

  1. ^ City Celebrates NBA Title, San Antonio Style, USA Today, 1999.
  2. ^ Dallas Chaparrals History
  3. ^ Spurs ABA History
  4. ^ Spirit of ABA deal lives on for Silna brothers. ESPN.com.
  5. ^ SPORTS OF THE TIMES; THE ROBINSON PLOT THICKENS, The New York Times, May 18, 1987.
  6. ^ The Summer Our Ship Came In, Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, May 20, 2007.
  7. ^ "Parker perplexed once again", San Antonio Express-News, May 14, 2004.
  8. ^ "S.A. is heartbreak city", San Antonio Express-News, May 14, 2004.
  9. ^ a b c Fisher’s Jumper Gives Lakers Dramatic Game 5 Win, NBA.com, May 13, 2004. Last accessed February 7, 2007.
  10. ^ Triple Crown bid nabs viewers, Houston Chronicle, May 17, 2004.
  11. ^ No Time to Lose, The Washington Post, May 14, 2004, Last accessed February 7, 2007.
  12. ^ San Antonio Spurs SalariesHoopsHype.com
  13. ^ [1]ESPN.com San Antonio Spurs Transactions
  • All facts and records taken from the San Antonio Spurs' history section.

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