San Antonio Spurs: Every regular season record in franchise history

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media during a press conference after Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2017 AT
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media during a press conference after Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2017 AT /
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Every regular season record in the San Antonio Spurs’ history since 1973-74.

The San Antonio Spurs became storied franchise beginning in 1999, when they won their first NBA championship. This continued four more times, winning in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.

To get to the NBA Finals, the Spurs needed to have successful regular season records. They did this throughout the 2000’s and into the 2010’s. Success was even found in the 1990’s, with the David Robinson-led teams that were near the top of the Western Conference.

Below is the history of the Spurs’ regular season records, year by year. It begins with 1973-74, the first year the organization was known as the “San Antonio Spurs.”

  • 1973-74: 45-39 (ABA) – The first season as the “San Antonio Spurs.”
  • 1974-75: 51-33 (ABA)
  • 1975-76: 50-34 (ABA)
  • 1976-77: 44-38 (NBA)
  • 1977-78: 52-30
  • 1978-79: 48-34
  • 1979-80: 41-41
  • 1980-81: 52-30
  • 1981-82: 48-34
  • 1983-84: 37-45
  • 1984-85: 41-41
  • 1985-86: 35-47
  • 1986-87: 28-54
  • 1987-88: 31-51
  • 1988-89: 21-61
  • 1989-90: 56-26
  • 1990-91: 55-27
  • 1991-92: 47-35
  • 1992-93: 49-33
  • 1993-94: 55-27
  • 1994-95: 62-20
  • 1995-96: 59-23
  • 1996-97: 20-62
  • 1997-98: 56-26
  • 1998-99: 37-13 – The Spurs won the NBA championship in the strike-shortened season, defeating the New York Knicks in the Finals.
  • 1999-00: 53-29
  • 2000-01: 58-24
  • 2001-02: 58-24
  • 2002-03: 60-22 – The second NBA championship the Spurs won, as they defeated the New Jersey Nets.
  • 2003-04: 57-25
  • 2004-05: 59-23 – The third title San Antonio won, as they defeated the Detroit Pistons in the Finals.
  • 2005-06: 63-19
  • 2006-07: 58-24 – The fourth championship the Spurs won, as they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals.
  • 2007-08: 56-26
  • 2008-09: 54-28
  • 2009-10: 50-32
  • 2010-11: 61-21
  • 2011-12: 50-16
  • 2012-13: 58-24
  • 2013-14: 62-20 – The fifth championship the Spurs claimed when they defeated the Miami Heat in the Finals.
  • 2014-15: 55-27
  • 2015-16: 67-15 – Despite being 67-15, the Spurs finished with the second-best record in the NBA. Only the Golden State Warriors (73-9) topped them.
  • 2016-17: 61-21

It’s a long history for the Spurs, as they haven’t won fewer than 50 games in a full season since 1996-97. The 1997 NBA Draft saw them select Tim Duncan, and the rest was history for the organization. That was their only year of fewer than 47 wins in a full season since 1988-89, too.

Next: Top 10 First-Round Picks in Spurs History

The Spurs will look to build on this in the 2017-18 season, as they attempt a sixth NBA championship. Will it be a third consecutive 60-win season for the franchise and four in the past five years?

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