The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas.
The Spurs are a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to stay 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 only the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16), and Chicago Bulls (6). The Spurs currently rank among active franchises to the highest winning percentage in NBA history, and possess a winning season record against every NBA franchise.
In their 40 NBA seasons since 1976–77, the Spurs have won 22 division titles. 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 from the 20 seasons since Tim Duncan was drafted by the Spurs in 1997. Using 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 games because of a lockout and according to their win percentage of .740, could have easily surpassed 50 wins at an 82-game season, and therefore extend the album by two more seasons). Therefore, since the 1997–98 year, the Spurs have had 20 consecutive seasons with a winning percentage of .610 or higher. The team’s achievement during that time coincides with the tenure of head coach Gregg Popovich, who’d become before replacing Bob Hill in 1996, the team manager.
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