2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season

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2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season
Midwest Division Champions
Head coach Gregg Popovich
Arena Alamodome
Results
Record 58–24 (.707)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Southwest, KENS, KRRT
Radio KLEY
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

The 2001-02 NBA season was the Spurs' 26th season in the NBA, the 29th in San Antonio and 35th season as a franchise.[1] This was the Spurs' last season at the Alamodome, as they moved into a new arena for the next season. The season saw Tim Duncan earn his first NBA MVP award, becoming the first Spur since teammate David Robinson in 1995 to win the award. San Antonio finished first in the Midwest Division with a 58-24 record. They breezed past the defunct Seattle SuperSonics in the first round, but they were eliminated in the next round by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 28 Tony Parker PG  France
2 55 Robertas Javtokas C  Lithuania
2 57 Bryan Bracey F  United States Oregon

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SF 12 United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State Fullerton
PF 2 United States Bryant, Mark 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Seton Hall
SG 33 United States Daniels, Antonio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bowling Green
PF 21 United States Virgin Islands Duncan, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Wake Forest
PF 35 United States Ferry, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Duke
PG 1 United States Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
SF 3 United States Jackson, Stephen 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Butler CC
C 15 United States McCaskill, Amal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Marquette
PG 9 France Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
C 44 United States Parks, Cherokee 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
PG 30 United States Porter, Terry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UW-Stevens Point
C 50 United States Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
PF 31 United States Rose, Malik 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Drexel
SG 7 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) New Mexico
SG 8 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 32–9 26–15 21–3
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 1 30–11 27–14 16–8
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 8 29–12 21–20 15–9
x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 14 25–16 19–22 8–16
Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 30 18–23 10–31 9–15
Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 31 20–21 7–34 8–16
Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35 15–26 8–33 7–17
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 3
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
5 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 17
9 Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22
10 Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25
11 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 33
12 Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 34
13 Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 38
14 Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40



z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Seattle SuperSonics Last Playoff Meeting: 1982 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SAS-SEA)

Venue TV Time (EST) TV Commentators
1 April 20 Seattle 89 San Antonio 110 1-0 Alamodome NBC 5:30 Mike Breen & P.J. Carlesimo
2 April 22 Seattle 98 San Antonio 90 1-1 Alamodome TNT 9:30 Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
3 April 27 San Antonio 102 Seattle 75 2-1 KeyArena NBC 5:30 Tom Hammond & Matt Guokas
4 May 1 San Antonio 79 Seattle 91 2-2 KeyArena TNT 10:30
5 May 3 Seattle 78 San Antonio 101 3-2 Alamodome TNT 9:30
San Antonio wins series 3–2

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-SAS)

Venue TV Time
1 May 5 San Antonio 80 Los Angeles 86 1-0 Staples Center NBC 5:30et/2:30pt
2 May 7 San Antonio 88 Los Angeles 85 1-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt
3 May 10 Los Angeles 99 San Antonio 89 2-1 Alamodome TNT 9:30et/8:30ct
4 May 12 Los Angeles 87 San Antonio 85 3-1 Alamodome NBC 5:30et/4:30ct
5 May 14 San Antonio 87 Los Angeles 93 4-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt
Los Angeles wins series 4–1

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bruce Bowen
Mark Bryant
Antonio Daniels
Tim Duncan
Danny Ferry
Jason Hart
Stephen Jackson
Amal McCaskill
Tony Parker
Cherokee Parks
Terry Porter
David Robinson
Malik Rose
Charles Smith
Steve Smith

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bruce Bowen
Mark Bryant
Antonio Daniels
Tim Duncan
Danny Ferry
Tony Parker
Cherokee Parks
Terry Porter
David Robinson
Malik Rose
Charles Smith
Steve Smith

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]