The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and the second-most populated city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019.
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The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
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The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The AT&T Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas, United States.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship.
The ABA–NBA merger was the merger of the American Basketball Association with the National Basketball Association, which after multiple attempts over several years occurred in 1976.
The Spurs' five NBA championships are the fourth most in history behind only the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls.
The Spurs currently rank first among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history, and have a winning head-to-head regular season record against every active NBA franchise.
In their 40 NBA seasons since 1976–77, the Spurs have won 21 division titles.
They have made the playoffs in 24 of the last 25 seasons and have only missed the playoffs four times since entering the NBA; they have not missed the playoffs in the 19 seasons since Tim Duncan was drafted by the Spurs in 1997.
Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
With their 50th win in the 2016–17 season, the Spurs extended their record for most consecutive 50-win seasons to 18.
Thus, since the 1997–98 season, the Spurs have had 20 consecutive seasons with a winning percentage of.610 or greater during the regular season which is also an NBA record.
Only the team's current head coach, Gregg Popovich, who had been the team's general manager before replacing Bob Hill in 1996, has had a longer tenure with the Spurs.