The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team Located in San Antonio, Texas.
The Spurs are a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA.
The Spurs are just one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and the sole former ABA team to have won an NBA championship The Spurs’ five NBA championships are the fourth most in history (tied with the Golden State Warriors) behind just the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16), along with Chicago Bulls (6 ) ). The Spurs currently rank among busy franchises to the highest winning percentage in NBA history, and have a winning head-to-head regular season record against every NBA franchise that is busy.
In their 40 NBA seasons as 1976–77, 22 division names have been won by the Spurs. They have made the playoffs in 27 of their last 28 seasons (since 1989–90) and have only missed the playoffs four days considering entering the NBA; they have not missed the playoffs in the 20 seasons because Tim Duncan was drafted by the Spurs in 1997. With their 50th win at the 2016–17 season, the Spurs extended their record for most consecutive 50-win seasons to 18 (the 1998–99 season was shortened to 50 matches due to a lockout and according to their win percentage of .740, could have easily surpassed 50 wins in an 82-game season, and therefore extend the album by 2 more seasons). Thus, since the 1997–98 season, the Spurs have had 20 successive seasons with a winning percentage of .610 or higher during the regular season which is also an NBA record. The team’s achievement in that time coincides with the tenure of present head coach Gregg Popovich, who had been before replacing Bob Hill in 1996 the team manager.