The San Antonio Spurs will be tipping off their regular season against the Charlotte Hornets on October 19th, and there’s plenty to be excited about in the Alamo City.
Not only will the Silver and Black be embarking on their 50th Anniversary your as an NBA franchise, but they'll also be hosting four special games in an effort to expand their market and give nearby audiences in Austin and Mexico chances to see them.
In a season in which Gregg Popovich's squad isn't expected to make much noise, the name of the game will be establishing which young guys will be part of the Spurs' long-term future in San Antonio. Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell are expected to shine brightest while Joshua Primo is expected to make his own leap following an intriguing rookie season.
With the season-opener less than 65 days away, here are five things you should know about the 2022-23 campaign for the San Antonio Spurs.
1. The Spurs will be honoring Manu Ginobili in their season-opener
Manu Ginobili is set to be enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame on September 10th, and the Spurs are planning to honor that at halftime of their season-opener against the Charlotte Hornets on October 19th.
"Ginobili will be on hand as his jersey in the rafters of the AT&T Center will be revealed with a Hall of Fame distinction at halftime,” says the Spurs’ official press release. Everyone in the building will also receive a limited edition T-shirt in collaboration with the popular Twitter account, NBA Paint, to pay tribute to Ginobili’s accomplishment.