San Antonio Spurs

Founded: 1967
Team Owner: Peter Holt
Head Coach: Gregg Popovich
Team Icon: Tim Duncan
Overall Record: 2262-1550
D-League Affiliate: Austin Spurs
Championships: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
Arena: AT&T Center
Arena Capacity: 18,581
Arena Co-Tenants: San Antonio Stars (WNBA), San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
City: San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio's basketball squad was originally the Dallas Chaparrals which was an ABA team that was purchased and moved to San Antonio in 1973. The new ownership group decided to call them the San Antonio Gunslingers, but they never played a game with that name.

Perhaps someone wasn't sure about the Gunslingers, so they held a name-the-team contest to get some feedback from the San Antonio fans. This resulted in Spurs as the team's name which they have been ever since.

<< Western Conference | Dallas Mavericks | Houston Rockets | Memphis Grizzlies | New Orleans Pelicans | San Antonio Spurs