The San Antonio Spurs have had many successful seasons in their franchise history. They have five NBA Championships, six conference titles, and 20 division titles. They have had many great players in their franchise history, such as George Gervin, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili. What are the best Spurs teams in franchise history?
1994-95 San Antonio Spurs
The 1994-95 San Antonio Spurs team went 62-20 under Bob Hill. The 62 wins marked the second most in franchise history. David Robinson led the Spurs that season, as he averaged 27.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. Robinson won the MVP award as well. Avery Johnson and Sean Elliott were also big contributors for a Spurs team that lost in the conference finals to the Houston Rockets in a tough six game series. While this was the only team on the list that didn’t win a title, it marked the most successful season in franchise history that Gregg Popovich wasn’t the coach for.
1998-99 San Antonio Spurs
It was a shortened season and only Popovich’s second full season leading the Spurs, but that didn’t stop the Spurs from winning their first title in franchise history. The Spurs went 37-13 (.750) in the season, being led by Duncan and Robinson. Duncan averaged 21.7 points and 11.4 rebounds in the season. He also won Finals MVP as the Spurs beat the Knicks convincingly in five games. The Spurs dominated in the playoffs winning 15 of 17 games against Minnesota, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland, and New York.
2002-03 San Antonio Spurs
This season was very important in Spurs history as they won the first title with the big three (Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili) and it was Robinson’s last season. Duncan was dominant that year winning Finals MVP and the regular season MVP. The Spurs went 60-22 and won every playoffs series in six games. Coach Popovich won his first coach of the year award.
2013-14 San Antonio Spurs
After being one rebound away in game six of the NBA Finals from winning the NBA title, the year before. The Spurs took on the same Miami Heat in the finals in 2014 and destroyed them in five games. The Spurs, just like a year before were seen as a top team that would eventually fall off as their core (Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili) was aging, but that wasn’t the case. The trio turned the clock back, with the help of rising star Kawhi Leonard and took what was theirs. Having the best scoring bench in the league didn’t hurt either.