2011–12 San Antonio Spurs season

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2011–12 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coach Gregg Popovich
General manager R.C. Buford
Owner(s) Peter Holt
Arena AT&T Center
Results
Record 50–16 (.758)
Place Division: 1st (Southwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Western Conference Finals to Oklahoma City (2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FS Southwest
KENS
KMYS
Radio WOAI
KCOR (in Spanish)
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 San Antonio Spurs season is the 45th season of the franchise, 39th in San Antonio and 36th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates

  • April 27: Defeating Golden State in the season finale, the Spurs achieved their 13th consecutive 50+ win season, a new NBA record.
  • May 20: Spurs completed another series sweep, defeating the L.A. Clippers with a 102-99 win in the second round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.4
  • May 29: With the Spurs Game 2 victory over the Thunder, their 20th consecutive, the Spurs became only the 4th team in NBA history to win 20 or more straight victories.5
  • June 6: The Spurs are defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals in a six game series.6

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 15 Kawhi Leonard Small forward  United States San Diego State
1 29 Cory Joseph Point guard  United States University of Texas
2 42 Dāvis Bertāns Small forward  Latvia Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2 59 Ádám Hanga Shooting guard  Hungary Assignia Manresa (Spain)

Roster

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 25 Anderson, James 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1989–03–25 Oklahoma State
C 45 Blair, DeJuan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1989–04–22 Pittsburgh
F/C 15 Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–04–05 Florida
G/F 34 Byars, Derrick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1984–04–25 Vanderbilt
F/C 33 Diaw, Boris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1982–04–16 France
F 21 Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1976–04–25 Wake Forest
G 20 Ginóbili, Manu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1977–07–28 Argentina
G/F 4 Green, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–06–22 North Carolina
G/F 3 Jackson, Stephen 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1978–04–05 Oak Hill Academy (HS)
G 5 Joseph, Cory 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991–08–20 Texas
G/F 2 Leonard, Kawhi 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1991–06–29 San Diego State
G 8 Mills, Patrick 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–08–11 Saint Mary's
G 14 Neal, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1984–10–03 Towson
G 9 Parker, Tony (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1982–05–17 France
F/C 22 Splitter, Tiago 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–01–01 Brazil
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Will Sevening
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Matt Herring

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2012–04–25

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C DeJuan Blair Tiago Splitter Matt Bonner
PF Tim Duncan Boris Diaw
SF Kawhi Leonard Stephen Jackson Derrick Byars
SG Manu Ginobili Danny Green Patrick Mills James Anderson
PG Tony Parker Gary Neal Cory Joseph

Pre-season

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations, the programmed pre-season schedule, along with the first two weeks of the regular season were scraped, and a two-game pre-season was set for each team once the lockout concluded.

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season

Standings

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758 28–5 22–11 12–4
x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9 26–7 15–18 7–8
x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .554 14 23–10 13–20 8–5
Houston Rockets 34 32 .508 16 22–11 12–21 6–8
New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29 11–22 10–23 3–11


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 47 19 .712 3
3 y-Los Angeles Lakers 41 25 .621 9
4 x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9
5 x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 12
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 14
9 Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16
10 Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 17
11 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 22
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 24
13 Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 27
14 Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 28
15 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29

Game log

2011–12 game log
Total: 50–16 (Home: 28–5; Road: 22–11)
2011–12 season schedule

Playoffs

Game log

2012 playoff game log
2012 playoff schedule

Transactions

Trades

March 15, 2012
To San Antonio Spurs
To Golden State Warriors
June 23, 2011
To San Antonio Spurs
To Indiana Pacers

Free agents

Additions

Player Signed Former Team
Eric Dawson Signed 10 day contract7 Austin Toros
T.J. Ford Undisclosed8 Indiana Pacers
Gani Lawal Undisclosed9 Phoenix Suns
Ike Diogu Undisclosed10 Los Angeles Clippers
Malcolm Thomas Undisclosed11 Los Angeles D-Fenders
Boris Diaw Undisclosed12 Charlotte Bobcats
Patrick Mills Undisclosed13 Portland Trail Blazers
Justin Dentmon Signed 10-Day contract14 Austin Toros

Subtractions

Player Reason Left New Team
Da'Sean Butler Waived Austin Toros
T.J. Ford Retired N/A
Steve Novak Waived New York Knicks
Antonio McDyess Waived N/A
Gani Lawal Waived Chorale Roanne
Ike Diogu Waived Capitanes de Arecibo
Malcolm Thomas Waived Los Angeles D-Fenders

References

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Report: http://www.nba.com/2012/news/05/01/coach-of-the-year/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2". 
  3. ^ "Report: http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2012/westseries1/index.html?ls=st&g=4&t=gs". 
  4. ^ "Report: http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2012/westseries1/index.html?ls=st&g=4&t=gs". 
  5. ^ "Report: http://www.nba.com/games/20120529/OKCSAS/gameinfo.html". 
  6. ^ "San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder recap". espn.go.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Spurs Sign Eric Dawson to Second Ten-Day Contract". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Spurs sign T.J. Ford". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Spurs sign Antonie Hood and Ganie Lawal". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Spurs Sign Ike Diogu". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Spurs Sign Malcolm Thomas". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Spurs Sign Boras Diaw". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Spurs Sign Patrick Mills". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Spurs Sign Justin Dentmon". Retrieved 8 June 2012. 

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