Austin Spurs

The Austin Spurs are an American basketball team of the NBA G League based in Cedar Park, Texas. The team plays their home games at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The team has made the postseason in 8 out of their 14 seasons in the NBA Development League.

Austin Spurs
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2001
HistoryColumbus Riverdragons
2001–2005
Austin Toros
2005–2014
Austin Spurs
2014–present
ArenaH-E-B Center at Cedar Park
LocationCedar Park, Texas
Team colorsBlack, silver, white[1][2]
              
General managerLandry Fields
Head coachBlake Ahearn
OwnershipSpurs Sports & Entertainment
Affiliation(s)San Antonio Spurs
Championships2 (2012, 2018)
Conference titles4 (2005, 2008, 2012, 2018)
Division titles5 (2005, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Websiteaustin.gleague.nba.com

On October 15, 2014, after the San Antonio Spurs purchased the franchise, the team colors and logo were changed to reflect the silver and black motif used by the Spurs.[1]

Franchise history

The Austin Spurs were established in Columbus, Georgia, as the Columbus Riverdragons. The franchise in 2005 was sold to Southwest Basketball, LLC, and were relocated to the city of Austin, Texas. Following the relocation, the franchise changed their name and logo becoming the Austin Toros, which was unveiled on August 10, 2005. The Toros name was the only NBA-associated team and first D-League team to possess a nickname of Spanish origin. The Toros began play during the 2005–06 season.

On June 28, 2007, the Toros were acquired by the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the second D-League team to be owned by an NBA team, after the Los Angeles D-Fenders were purchased by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006.[3]

On August 9, 2010, the Toros announced they would move to the Cedar Park Center from the Austin Convention Center and for the 2010–11 season.

On April 28, 2012, the Toros defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Game 3 of the NBA D-League Finals to capture their first championship in franchise history.[4]

On October 15, 2014, the team announced that they would be changing their name to the Austin Spurs, in reference to their parent team.[1]

On April 10, 2018, the Spurs defeated Raptors 905 to secure their second G League championship.[5]

In 2019, the Spurs played in the 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup in Rio de Janeiro, as the first G League team to play in the tournament.[6] Austin lost in the semi-final to Flamengo.

Home arenas

Season-by-season

SeasonDivisionFinishWinsLossesPct.Postseason results
Columbus Riverdragons
2001–023rd3125.554Lost Semifinals (Greenville) 1–2
2002–036th2327.460
2003–046th1828.391
2004–051st3018.625Won Semifinals (Roanoke) 96–89
Lost NBDL Finals (Asheville) 67–90
Austin Toros
2005–066th2424.500
2006–07Eastern5th2129.420
Austin Toros
2007–08Southwestern1st3020.600Won Semifinals (Sioux Falls) 99–93
Lost D-League Finals (Idaho) 1–2
2008–09Southwestern2nd3218.640Won Round 1 (Idaho) 119–116 (OT)
Lost Semifinals (Colorado) 111–114
2009–10Western2nd3218.640Won Round 1 (Dakota) 2–1
Lost Semifinals (Rio Grande Valley) 1–2
2010–11Western8th2228.440
2011–12Western2nd3317.660Won Round 1 (Erie) 2–1
Won Semifinals (Canton) 2–1
Won League Finals (Los Angeles) 2–1
2012–13Central2nd2723.700Won Round 1 (Bakersfield) 2–0
Lost Semifinals (Santa Cruz) 0–2
2013–14Central6th1931.380
Austin Spurs
2014–15Southwest1st3218.640Won Conf. Semifinal (Bakersfield) 2–1
Lost Conf. Final (Santa Cruz) 1–2
2015–16Southwest1st3020.600Won Conf. Semifinal (Rio Grande Valley) 2–1
Lost Conf. Final (Los Angeles) 1–2
2016–17Southwest4th2525.500
2017–18Southwest1st3218.640Won Conf. Semifinal (Rio Grande Valley) 117–91
Won Conf. Final (South Bay) 104–93
Won League Finals (Raptors) 2–0
2018–19Southwest3rd2030.400
Regular season481417.536
Playoffs2620.565

Current roster

Austin Spurs roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
F/C 14 Eubanks, Drew (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1997–02–01 Oregon State
G 4 Farrell, Matt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996–03–15 Notre Dame
G 30 Green, Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1993–05–05 Texas A&M
G 34 Hommes, Daulton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1996–07–04 Point Loma Nazarene
G/F 0 Johnson, Keldon (NBA) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1999–10–11 Kentucky
G 11 King, Tevin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–11–15 South Dakota State
F 5 Lawson, Dedric 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1997–10–01 Kansas
G 2 Ledbetter, Jeff 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988–06–15 Idaho
F 7 Metu, Chimezie (NBA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1997–03–22 Southern California
C 33 Pippen, Kavion 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–10–15 Southern Illinois
G 25 Robinson, Galen 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997–03–31 Houston
F 19 Šamanić, Luka (NBA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 2000–01–09 Croatia
G 15 Weatherspoon, Quinndary (TW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1996–09–10 Mississippi State
G 24 Williams, Kenny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996–11–18 North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–28

Players with NBA experience

NBA call-ups

Season Player NBA team Date(s) called up and contract(s) signed
2001–02 Tremaine Fowlkes Los Angeles Clippers February 23, 2002: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on March 5, 2002
- signed for the rest of the season on March 15, 2002
2004–05 Obinna Ekezie Atlanta Hawks January 10, 2005: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on January 20, 2005
- signed a multi-year contract on January 31, 2005
- waived on July 5, 2005
2005–06 Marcus Fizer Seattle SuperSonics March 8, 2006: Signed a 10-day contract.
2005–06 Marcus Fizer (2) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets March 31, 2006: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed for the rest of the season on April 10, 2006
2005–06 Derrick Zimmerman New Jersey Nets April 18, 2006: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
2007–08 Marcus Williams San Antonio Spurs December 26, 2007: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on December 29, 2007
2007–08 Keith Langford San Antonio Spurs December 28, 2007: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on January 7, 2008
2007–08 DerMarr Johnson San Antonio Spurs December 29, 2007: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on January 7, 2008
2007–08 Andre Barrett Los Angeles Clippers March 1, 2008: Signed a 10-day contract.
2007–08 Marcus Williams (2) Los Angeles Clippers March 28, 2008: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
2007–08 DerMarr Johnson (2) San Antonio Spurs April 11, 2008: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
2008–09 Malik Hairston San Antonio Spurs December 22, 2008: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on April 8, 2009
2008–09 Pops Mensah-Bonsu San Antonio Spurs February 25, 2009: Signed a 10-day contract.
- contract got terminated on March 4, 2009
2008–09 Pops Mensah-Bonsu (2) Toronto Raptors March 5, 2009: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
2008–09 Marcus Williams (3) San Antonio Spurs April 8, 2009: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on October 25, 2009
2008–09 DeMarcus Nelson Chicago Bulls April 9, 2009: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on July 30, 2009
2009–10 Alonzo Gee Washington Wizards March 7, 2010: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on March 18, 2010
2009–10 Curtis Jerrells San Antonio Spurs March 24, 2010: Signed a multi-year contract.
- traded to the New Orleans Hornets on October 18, 2010
- waived on October 24, 2010
2009–10 Alonzo Gee (2) San Antonio Spurs March 29, 2010: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on November 16, 2010
2009–10 Dwayne Jones Phoenix Suns April 5, 2010: Signed a multi-year contract.
- traded to the Toronto Raptors on July 14, 2010
- waived on August 13, 2010
2010–11 Marcus Cousin Utah Jazz March 9, 2011: Signed a 10-day contract.
2010–11 Kyle Weaver Utah Jazz March 31, 2011: Signed a 10-day contract.
2010–11 Marcus Cousin (2) Houston Rockets April 10, 2011: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on December 24, 2011
2011–12 Carldell Johnson New Orleans Hornets December 9, 2011: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on February 7, 2012
2011–12 Lance Thomas New Orleans Hornets December 9, 2011: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on December 31, 2011
2011–12 Lance Thomas (2) New Orleans Hornets February 6, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on February 16, 2012
- signed a multi-year contract on February 27, 2012
- waived on July 10, 2013
2011–12 Eric Dawson San Antonio Spurs February 20, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
2011–12 Eric Dawson (2) San Antonio Spurs March 16, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
- contract got terminated on March 24, 2012
2011–12 Justin Dentmon San Antonio Spurs March 24, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
2011–12 Lester Hudson Cleveland Cavaliers March 30, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on April 9, 2012
2011–12 Justin Dentmon (2) Toronto Raptors April 6, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract.
2011–12 Lester Hudson (2) Memphis Grizzlies April 20, 2012: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
2013–14 Dexter Pittman Atlanta Hawks February 22, 2014: Signed a 10-day contract.
- contract got terminated on February 27, 2014
2013–14 Dexter Pittman (2) Houston Rockets April 10, 2014: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on April 15, 2014
2014–15 JaMychal Green San Antonio Spurs January 18, 2015: Signed a 10-day contract.
2014–15 JaMychal Green (2) Memphis Grizzlies February 2, 2015: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on February 19, 2015
- signed a multi-year contract on March 2, 2015
- became a free agent on July 1, 2017
2014–15 Bryce Cotton Utah Jazz February 24, 2015: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on March 6, 2015
- signed a multi-year contract on March 16, 2015
- waived on October 20, 2015
2014–15 Jarell Eddie Atlanta Hawks March 5, 2015: Signed a 10-day contract.
2015–16 Bryce Cotton (2) Phoenix Suns November 25, 2015: Signed a contract for the rest of the season.
- waived on January 7, 2016
2015–16 Jarell Eddie (2) Washington Wizards December 23, 2015: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on October 22, 2016
2015–16 Orlando Johnson Phoenix Suns February 5, 2016: Signed a 10-day contract.
2015–16 Orlando Johnson (2) New Orleans Pelicans March 9, 2016: Signed a 10-day contract.
2016–17 Hollis Thompson New Orleans Pelicans February 23, 2017: Signed a 10-day contract.
- signed a 2nd 10-day contract on March 5, 2017
2016–17 Patricio Garino Orlando Magic April 3, 2017: Signed a multi-year contract.
- waived on August 1, 2017
2018–19 Julian Washburn Memphis Grizzlies January 15, 2019: Signed a two-way contract.

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
GWLWin%GWLWin%
1Jeff Malone2001–200520010298.510523.400
2Dennis Johnson2005–2007984553.459
3Quin Snyder2007–20101509456.6271266.500
4Brad Jones2010–20121005545.550963.667G League Champion (2011–12)
5Taylor Jenkins2012–2013502723.540422.500
6Ken McDonald2013–201720010694.5401266.500
7Blake Ahearn2017–present1005248.5204401.000G League Champion (2017–18)

NBA affiliates

Austin Spurs

Austin Toros

Columbus Riverdragons

  • None

In international competitions

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

Year Round W L W%
2019Fourth place02.000
Total 0 2 .000

References

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