2011–12 San Antonio Spurs season

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2011–12 San Antonio Spurs season
Division Champions
Kawhi Leonard's rookie 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 (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[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA draft
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  Canada University of Texas
2 42 Dāvis Bertāns Small forward  Latvia Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2 59 Ádám Hanga Shooting guard  Hungary Assignia Manresa (Spain)

Roster[edit]

2011–12 San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. 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 (C) 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)

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

Pre-season[edit]

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[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758 0.0 28–5 22–11 12–4 66
x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 26–7 15–18 7–8 66
x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 23–10 13–20 8–5 66
Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 22–11 12–21 6–8 66
New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 11–22 10–23 3–11 66


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-San Antonio Spurs * 50 16 .758 66
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 47 19 .712 3.0 66
3 y-Los Angeles Lakers * 41 25 .621 9.0 66
4 x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 66
5 x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 10.0 66
6 x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 12.0 66
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 66
8 x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 14.0 66
9 Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 66
10 Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 17.0 66
11 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 22.0 66
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 24.0 66
13 Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 27.0 66
14 Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 28.0 66
15 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 66

Game log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012 playoff game log
2012 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

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

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Eric Dawson Signed 10-day contract[7] Austin Toros
T.J. Ford Undisclosed[8] Indiana Pacers
Gani Lawal Undisclosed[9] Phoenix Suns
Ike Diogu Undisclosed[10] Los Angeles Clippers
Malcolm Thomas Undisclosed[11] Los Angeles D-Fenders
Boris Diaw Undisclosed[12] Charlotte Bobcats
Patrick Mills Undisclosed[13] Portland Trail Blazers
Justin Dentmon Signed 10-Day contract[14] Austin Toros

Subtractions[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Spurs' Popovich named Coach of the Year". National Basketball Association. May 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Spurs finish off Jazz". National Basketball Association. May 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spurs complete sweep of Clippers". National Basketball Association. May 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Notebook: Spurs 120, Thunder 111". National Basketball Association. May 30, 2012. 
  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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