Sunday, October 5, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: San Antonio Spurs

We continue our three-day weekend in Texas in our "30 Teams in 30 Days" NBA season preview series by making a stop in San Antonio to see what's the 411 with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, as they begin their quest to repeat as champions once again this season, with a talented, veteran lineup.

Last season's record: 62-20(1st in Southwest Division and Western Conference; Def. DAL 4-3 in Western Conference 1st Round; Def. POR 4-1 in Western Conference Semi-finals; Def. OKC 4-2 in Western Conference Finals; Def. MIA 4-1 in NBA Finals)

Head Coach: Gregg Popovich(19th season, 967-443)

Arena: AT&T Center(18,581)


When you talk about teams that have a tradition of great players, you think of the San Antonio Spurs, who had a lot of great names that donned the Spurs uniform for many years, including George Gervin and David Robinson, to the three men that have built the Spurs over the last decade and a half, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili.  These three were indeed the driving force for last year's edition of the Spurs to finish first in not only their own division, but in the entire Western Conference with a 62-20 mark, and going through Dallas in the first round, Portland in the Western Conference Semi-finals, and taking down the Thunder of Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals, setting up the showdown everyone would be talking about, the rematch against the Miami Heat and the big three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade in the 2013 NBA Finals.

After the series was tied up at 1 game a piece, San Antonio would take the next three games en route to winning it all, and to add another piece of championship hardware to the AT&T Center lobby.  This season, many predict the Spurs to repeat again as champions, with of course, Tim, Tony, and Manu leading the way, and Gregg Popovich entering his 19th season on the bench in San Antonio, with a solid group ready to contribute and to hopefully deliver another title to San Antonio this season.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series:

  • Sunday: Dallas Mavericks
  • Monday: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Tuesday: Denver Nuggets
  • Wednesday: Utah Jazz

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