History of the San Antonio Spurs
First, when the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976, four teams were added to the league, including the San Antonio Spurs. The franchise started strong, eventually, finishing with a 44-38 record in their first season in the NBA. Overall, they were led by George Gervin, who would go on to be one of the greatest players in franchise history.
In the early 1980s, the Spurs, part of the Western Conference, were a force to be reckoned with. Led by Gervin and future Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore, they won two division titles in three years. Yet, they were never able to get over the hump and win an NBA championship.
In the end, the Spurs wouldn’t experience championship success until the late 1990s. This was because they added Tim Duncan to their roster. The Duncan era saw the Spurs become a perennial contender. Eventually, they went on to win five championships in a 15-year span. Duncan, along with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, formed a dynasty that was the envy of the league.
In recent years, the Spurs have been in a rebuilding phase. They missed the playoffs in 2018 for the first time in over two decades. But with young talent, the future looks bright for the Spurs.
The Spurs have been home to some of the greatest players in NBA history. In addition to Gervin, Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili, the team has also had legends like David Robinson and George “The Iceman” Gervin. The team has also had success in the draft, selecting players like Kawhi Leonard and Dejounte Murray.
In the end, the Spurs are a team that prides itself on teamwork and unselfish play. They are a team that has been able to find success without relying on any one superstar. With a history of greatness and a bright future ahead, the Spurs are a team that’s a force to be reckoned with in the NBA’s Western Conference.
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