2010–11 San Antonio Spurs season

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2010–11 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coach Gregg Popovich
General manager R.C. Buford
Owner(s) Peter Holt
Arena AT&T Center
Results
Record 61–21 (.744)
Place Division: 1st (Southwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in First Round to Memphis Grizzlies (2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FS Southwest
KENS
KMYS
Radio WOAI
KCOR (in Spanish)
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 San Antonio Spurs season was the 44th season of the franchise, 38th in San Antonio and 35th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft

The Spurs entered the Draft with their two original picks.[9] They used the 20th overall pick to select James Anderson, junior guard from Oklahoma State. Anderson had been named the Big 12 Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, averaging 22.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 33 games. With the 49th pick the Spurs chose Ryan Richards, a 6-11 forward from England.[10] The Spurs went on to sign Anderson on July 23.[11]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 20 Anderson, JamesJames Anderson Guard  United States Oklahoma State (Jr.)
2 49 Richards, RyanRyan Richards Forward  United Kingdom CB Gran Canaria (Spain) 1991

Free agency[edit]

Entering the offseason, four Spurs players were unrestricted free agents: Keith Bogans, Matt Bonner, Ian Mahinmi and Roger Mason.[12] Additionally, Richard Jefferson exercised the early termination option on the final year of his contract and he too became an unrestricted free agent.[13] Jefferson, however, re-signed with the Spurs to a less remunerative but longer deal shortly after.[14] The Spurs also re-signed Bonner, which was considered a top priority by general manager R.C. Buford,[15][16] while Bogans, Mahinmi and Mason signed with the Chicago Bulls, the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks respectively.[12] Following his performances as a member of their Summer League squad in July, when he led the team in scoring, the Spurs signed free agent Gary Neal. The 6-6 guard had gone undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and spent the next three season playing in Europe.[17]

Pre-season[edit]

The Spurs announced the their training camp roster on September 27, one day before the start of the training camp itself. The 18-man roster included the additions of Marcus Cousin, Thomas Gardner, Bobby Simmons and the Spurs 2008 draft pick James Gist.[4] The Spurs also announced an addition to their coaching staff, as former Spurs player Jacque Vaughn was named an assistant coach.[18] Kirk Penney joined the training camp on September 28,[19] while Gardner was waived two days later, leaving the roster size unaffected.[20]

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

After finishing the season as the #1 seed in the West, the San Antonio Spurs faced the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. Little did everyone know how dangerous Memphis was in the postseason. The Spurs were forced to play game 1 without Manu Ginobili, as he sat out with a sprained elbow. As a result, Memphis won game 1, stealing home court advantage from the Spurs. The Spurs then rebounded in game 2 with a win. However, things deteriorated as the series shifted to Memphis for the Spurs, as the Grizzlies took both games 3 and 4, putting San Antonio on the brink of getting knocked out in the first round. Game 5 shifted back to San Antonio. A memorable moment for this game was when Gary Neal hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to end the game, forcing overtime, in which San Antonio got a needed win for game 5. However, game 6 went back to Memphis, and the Spurs faced their demise by being knocked in the first round in six games. This is the second time in NBA history that a #8 seed knocks off a #1 seed in a seven-game format.

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 1 Anderson, Kyle (DP) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1993–09–20 UCLA
F/C 11 Ayres, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1987–04–29 Arizona State
F/C 16 Baynes, Aron (FA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1986–12–09 Washington State
G 3 Belinelli, Marco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1986–03–25 Italy
F/C 15 Bonner, Matt (FA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–04–05 Florida
G -- Cotton, Bryce 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1992–08–11 Providence
G -- Dangubić, Nemanja (DP) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1993–04–13 Serbia
F 23 Daye, Austin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–06–05 Gonzaga
F/C 33 Diaw, Boris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1982–04–16 INSEP (FRA)
F/C 21 Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1976–04–25 Wake Forest
G 20 Ginóbili, Manu Injured 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
F 7 James, Damion (FA) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–10–07 Texas
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) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–06–29 San Diego State
G 8 Mills, Patty Injured 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–08–11 Saint Mary's
G 9 Parker, Tony (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1982–05–17 INSEP (FRA)
C 22 Splitter, Tiago 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 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: 2014–06–26

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Antonio McDyess DeJuan Blair
PF Tim Duncan Matt Bonner Tiago Splitter
SF Richard Jefferson Steve Novak Da'Sean Butler (NBA DL)
SG Manu Ginóbili Gary Neal James Anderson Danny Green
PG Tony Parker George Hill Chris Quinn

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744 36–5 25–16 10–6
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4 29–12 28–13 8–8
x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15 28–13 18–23 9–7
x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15 30–11 16–25 8–8
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18 25–16 18–23 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 x-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 y-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log Total: 61–21 (Home: 36–5; Road: 25–16)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

On November 19, when San Antonio beat the Utah Jazz to go 10–1, it marked the best start to a season in franchise history.

Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Richard Jefferson Signed 4 year contract for $38 million San Antonio Spurs
Matt Bonner Signed 4 year contract San Antonio Spurs
Tiago Splitter Signed 3 year contract for $10 million Spain Saski Baskonia
Chris Quinn Terms Undisclosed United States New Jersey Nets
Danny Green Terms Undisclosed United States San Antonio Spurs
Da'Sean Butler Terms Undisclosed United States Miami Heat

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Ian Mahinmi Free agent Dallas Mavericks
Roger Mason, Jr. Free agent New York Knicks
Keith Bogans Free agent Chicago Bulls
Ime Udoka Waived

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Chris Duncan (October 7, 2010). "Spurs fall to Rockets". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
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  10. ^ "Spurs select Anderson and Richards in 2010 NBA Draft". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). June 24, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Spurs Sign 2010 Draft Pick James Anderson". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). July 23, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "2010 free agent tracker". nba.com. National Basketball Association. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Spurs' Jefferson opts out of contract, becomes free agent". nba.com (National Basketball Association). June 30, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Jefferson back with Spurs after opting out of deal". nba.com (National Basketball Association). July 21, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Spurs re-sign forward Matt Bonner". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). July 13, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  16. ^ Trey Kerby (July 14, 2010). "Matt Bonner inks deal with Spurs, looks to spend it all on meat". Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo! Inc.). Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Spurs sign Gary Neal". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). July 22, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Spurs add Jacque Vaughn to coaching staff". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). September 24, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Spurs add Kirk Penney to training camp roster". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). September 28, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Spurs waive Thomas Gardner". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). September 30, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011.