The San Antonio Spurs are now less than one month away from the first day of the regular season. For all intents and purposes, the offseason is now in the rearview mirror and fans can begin to prepare themselves for games.
Thankfully, though, fans will have the opportunity to get a taste of the Spurs before the regular season begins. The team recently released their schedule, including the preseason, and we're only a week away from the start of the action. Here is what fans will have to look forward to in the coming weeks.
San Antonio Spurs training camp begins September 28, preseason October 4
That's right-- training camp for the San Antonio Spurs will begin only one week from today. During this time, some of the Spurs' newest free agent acquisitions will have the chance to get acquainted with the coaching staff, the team's system, and their new teammates. That being said, it already appears that all of the Spurs' new players are getting more familiar with their teammates and the city.
The Spurs' media day will also more than likely occur sooner rather than later. While it was delayed substantially this past season since the regular season did not begin until December, if the past is any indicator, I would expect media day this season to happen within the next couple of weeks. Back in 2019, for example, Spurs media day occurred on September 30.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, comes the preseason. This year, three of the Spurs' five preseason games will be at home in the AT&T Center, including their first game against the Utah Jazz on October 4.
After that, the Spurs will face the Pistons in Detroit, the Heat at home, the Magic in Orlando, and finally the Rockets in San Antonio. While fans shouldn't necessarily expect to see the Spurs playing at their absolute best in these games, it could be another opportunity to see Spurs rookies Josh Primo and Joe Wieskamp before they (assumingly) head to Austin.
Until then, fans ought to begin getting excited. While the coming regular season will present some unique challenges that the Spurs haven't faced in some time, fans will have the chance (sooner rather than later) to see what this young team can accomplish.