The San Antonio Spurs are a part of the Southwest division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA. The Spurs have won the championship five times and are the only former ABA team to win a championship.
Spurs’ logo has seen plenty of redesigning over the years, but they’ve stuck with the same design since 2017. Here’s how the latest one looks: A minimal design with the team’s name in bold with a silver background.
San Antonio has the best winning-percentage for an NBA team (61.8). They’ve enjoyed tremendous success over the years and rank as a cornerstone franchise in the league. They are currently owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, a sport and entertainment organization based in San Antonio, Texas.
Peter J. Holt holds the position of Chairman and co-CEO of the Spurs Sports and Entertainment, a post he inherited from his mother in 2019. Brian Wright serves as the General Manager of the franchise after he was promoted from the assistant GM position in 2019.
The Spurs have had the same man coaching their team for the past two decades. They boast successful winning percentages due to the work of the genius that is Gregg Popovich.
Popovich has been Spurs’ head coach since 1996, and his reign is still going strong. He has guided the Spurs to five championships, which marks him as an important figure in the sport’s history.
Gregg Popovich ranks as the most successful coach in terms of career victories among the active ones. Moreover, his winning percentage makes him one of the greatest to ever do it.
Besides coaching the Spurs team, Gregg Popovich also serves as the President of the franchise.
The Spurs were initially formed in 1967 as a part of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The team’s name was coined as the Dallas Chaparrals, but they swiftly renamed as the San Antonio Spurs in 1973.
The Spurs emerged as a fairly successful team in the 70s and the 80s but never made it to the NBA Finals. Hall of Famer George Gervin spearheaded the team during this era, and Gervin made nine consecutive All-Star teams from 1977-85.
The team saw an immediate rise in their success after signing David Robinson with the first pick in the 1987 NBA draft. Robinson won Rookie of the Year in 1989 and took off from there with his extraordinary two-way dominance.
However, the Spurs still lacked a proper #2, and that is when they signed a young Tim Duncan in 1997. Duncan was destined for success, but little did people know that he would go on to become one of the greatest ever.
The Robinson-Duncan duo was called the ‘Twin Towers’ owing to their massive height and a remarkable game. A gifted Tim Duncan helped the Spurs win their maiden championship in just his second year with the team.
‘The Big Fundamental,’ as he’s known, won two titles alongside David Robinson. However, after Robinson retired, he left a huge void in the team, which was shortly filled with effect by Tony Parker and Argentine Manu Ginobili.
The Spurs last won an NBA title in 2014, and Tim Duncan retired two years later. The post-Duncan era has been a rocky road for the team as they continue to fight for the place in the West.
The Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. They’ve been hosting games at this multi-purpose arena since 2002. The arena can hold close to 18,500 people during an NBA game.
The Spurs boast of having one of the most celebrated mascots in the NBA’s history. ‘The Coyote’ was first introduced to the fans in 1983, and he is now in the Mascot Hall of Fame as well!
Spurs’ mascot is a regular entertainer during games and was even voted as the NBA Mascot of the Year in 2014.
Ever since Nike acquired the NBA’s uniform deal, they scrapped the home and road jerseys and brought out different editions. The team’s primary colors remain black and silver, while their city edition uniforms contain a camouflage design.
San Antonio Spurs have a multi-year deal with Frost Bank and became one of the early teams to sport jersey patches on their uniforms. Frost Bank currently holds that privilege, but the Spurs have tie-ups with plenty of other companies as well.
Grocery company HEB, Subway, Coco-Cola are some other partnerships that the Spurs currently enjoy.
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(1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
|Conference Titles (6)|| |
(1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014)
Division Titles (22)
|(1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)|
|12||LaMarcus Aldridge||C||6-11||250||July 19, 1985|
|31||Keita Bates-Diop (TW)||SF||6-8||229||January 23, 1996|
|10||DeMar DeRozan||SF||6-6||220||August 7, 1989|
|14||Drew Eubanks||PF||6-9||245||February 1, 1997|
|22||Rudy Gay||PF||6-8||250||August 17, 1986|
|3||Keldon Johnson||SF||6-5||220||October 11, 1999|
|33||Tre Jones||PG||6-1||185||January 8, 2000|
|41||Trey Lyles||PF||6-9||234||November 5, 1995|
|8||Patty Mills||PG||6-1||180||August 11, 1988|
|5||Dejounte Murray||PG||6-4||180||September 19, 1996|
|25||Jakob Poeltl||C||7-1||245||October 15, 1995|
|19||Luka Šamanić||PF||6-10||227||January 9, 2000|
|24||Devin Vassell||SG||6-5||200||August 23, 2000|
|1||Lonnie Walker||SG||6-4||204||December 14, 1998|
|Quinndary Weatherspoon (TW)||SG||6-3||205||September 10, 1996|
|4||Derrick White||SG||6-4||190||July 2, 1994|