San Antonio Spurs Tickets
Sadly, the San Antonio Spurs said goodbye to longtime franchise player Tim Duncan this offseason, as the 39 year-old was finally caught by Father Time. With Duncan no longer on the roster, the Spurs signed Pau Gasol in free agency to work in tandem with LaMarcus Aldridge in the frontcourt. San Antonio also added David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon, two big guys, to this talented squad. Head coach Greg Popvich is a master at taking veterans and new players, and getting them to work together very harmoniously on the court. This Spurs roster may not contain Duncan anymore, but it is very deep and Popvich has a slew of talent to work with this season. We can’t forget about Kyle Anderson who is on the verge of breakout stardom, and fan favorite rookie Dejounte Murray as well.
This San Antonio franchise has used the same formula for almost 20 years and it seems to keep working for them. Expect this team to be back in the post season, finishing atop the Southwest Division with ease. Fans should be sure to secure your San Antonio Spurs tickets early, as this team, will be an exciting one to watch all season long
The San Antonio Spurs were one of the founding teams in the ABA. They actually started as the Dallas Chaparrals. This stopover in Dallas lasted six seasons, and those six seasons included five trips to the playoffs. Eventually the Chaparrals moved west to San Antonio and changed their to the Spurs. That first season in a new city went relatively smoothly thanks to the George “The Iceman” Gervin.
Gervin led the Spurs to five first place finishes in the division and remained one of the few stars to stick with the ABA team after the merger of the leagues. Impressively, San Antonio played in three conference finals, though they never managed to play in the NBA Finals. The Spurs have actually spent most of their seasons in the playoffs instead of ending it in the lottery. When the team did struggle, they have managed to find a star. In the late 1980s this was David Robinson and in the late 1990s it was Tim Duncan.
As of the late 1990s, San Antonio has also been one of the few NBA teams to be able to scout foreign players. They picked up Tony Parker from France and Manu Ginobili from Argentina so that once Robinson retired the trio of Duncan-Parker-Ginobili took over. This meant that the Spurs seamlessly shifted from the NBA Finals winner in 1999 to the NBA Finals winners in the odd years in the first decade of the 21st century (2003, 2005, and 2007).
As Duncan aged, Ginobili endured more and more injuries and Parker went through a celebrity divorce. This meant Coach Gregg Popovich had to be the next person to make a shift. He focused a little less on defense and little more on an offense based on the perimeter play of Parker and Ginobili. All this has consistently kept the Spurs in the postseason, where they expect to remain for seasons to come.