The “San Antonio Spurs” is a team situated in San Antonio, Texas. The team is a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On the ABA-NBA merger happened in the year 1976, the Spurs were one of the four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams which has remained unbroken and the only former NBA team who successfully won an NBA championship league at the time of their ABA years.
In all the NBA championships, Spurs were recognized as one of the five NBA teams which ranked as the fourth in line in the history of NBA leagues. On the franchise records, Spurs also ranked the second among the dynamic franchises, with the highest ratings of the NBA history sprawling only with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Since 1976 and 1977 of their 38 NBA seasons, the team’s hard work and dedication in their games has been awarded after winning a total record of 20 division titles. San Antonio Spurs is recognized as one of the most valuable team until present times. For the record, the total playoffs were 24 out of 25 seasons from 1989 until 1990.
Just like all the NBA teams, San Antonio Spurs had missed playoffs since entering the NBA, however, the team has missed playoffs for four times only and got rejuvenated after recruiting Tim Duncan in the year 1997. During Duncan’s arrival, San Antonio Spurs have not missed the playoffs in 17 seasons.
The success of San Antonio Spurs has been proven for years and up to date, in fact, they just had their 50th win in the 2013 and 2014 season. Their 50th win record was stretched to a 50 plus win including the 1989-1990 season, the win percentage of .740, and the 50 wins in an 82-game season. After the year 1996, the team’s former head coach Bobb Hill left the Spurs and was replaced by Gregg Popovich, Gregg is the team’s current head coach who has had a longer term with the San Antonio Spurs after Hill’s departure.