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1991–92 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the Spurs' 16th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, the Spurs acquired Antoine Carr from the Sacramento Kings, then in December signed free agent Vinnie Johnson. After a 10–3 start to the season, the Spurs struggled with mediocrity holding a 21–17 record in late January, as head coach Larry Brown suddenly stepped down and took a coaching job with the Los Angeles Clippers. Under replacement Bob Bass, the Spurs would play slightly stronger finishing second in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. David Robinson was selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, made the All-NBA First Team and was named Defensive Player of The Year. In the first round of the playoffs, the Spurs were swept by the Phoenix Suns in three straight games. Following the season, Rod Strickland signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers, Bass was fired as coach and Johnson retired.

1991–92 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coachLarry Brown, Bob Bass
ArenaHemisFair Arena
Results
Record47–35 (.573)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Suns 0–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKSAT-TV
Home Sports Entertainment
RadioWOAI
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 49 Greg Sutton PG   United States Oral Roberts

RosterEdit

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 40   Anderson, Willie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgia
PF 35   Carr, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wichita State
C 30   Copa, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Marquette
PF 34   Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
SF 32   Elliott, Sean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
PF 21   Green, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
PG Error in Template:Nts: Fractions are not supported   Johnson, Vinnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Baylor
C 50   Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
SF 5   Royal, Donald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Notre Dame
PG 1   Strickland, Rod 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) DePaul
PG 23   Sutton, Greg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oral Roberts
SG 6   Tucker, Trent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Minnesota
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 37-4 18–23 20-6
x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 8 31–10 16–25 18-8
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13 28-13 14–27 12-14
Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 21 18-23 6–35 8-18
Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 33 15-26 7-34 11-15
Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 40 9-32 6–35 9-17
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28
11 Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 33
12 Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991-92 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 2–2 0–5 0–5 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Chicago 5–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 0–2
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–5 1–1
Detroit 4–1 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–0
Houston 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–4 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
Miami 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Milwaukee 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–6 0–4 2–3 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Orlando 2–2 0–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–0
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–4 3–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(4) Phoenix Suns vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Suns win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Player statisticsEdit

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

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Willie Anderson 57 55 33.1 .455 .232 .775 5.3 5.3 .9 .9 13.1
Steve Bardo 1 0 1.0 . . . 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Jud Buechler 11 0 12.7 .500 . .333 2.0 1.0 .7 .3 3.0
Antoine Carr 81 27 23.0 .490 .200 .764 4.3 .8 .4 1.2 10.9
Tom Copa 33 1 4.0 .550 . .308 1.1 .1 .1 .2 1.5
Terry Cummings 70 67 30.7 .488 .385 .711 9.0 1.5 .8 .5 17.3
Sean Elliott 82 82 38.0 .494 .305 .861 5.4 2.6 1.0 .4 16.3
Tom Garrick 19 5 19.7 .473 .000 .625 2.2 3.3 1.1 .1 5.2
Sidney Green 80 1 14.1 .427 . .820 4.3 .5 .4 .1 4.6
Sean Higgins 6 0 6.0 .267 .000 1.000 1.3 .7 .3 .0 2.5
Avery Johnson 20 14 23.2 .509 .200 .750 1.8 5.0 1.1 .2 6.8
Vinnie Johnson 60 23 22.5 .405 .317 .647 3.0 2.4 .7 .2 8.0
Tony Massenburg 1 0 9.0 .200 . . .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Paul Pressey 56 7 13.6 .373 .143 .683 . 2.5 .5 .3 2.7
David Robinson 68 68 37.7 .551 .125 .701 12.2 2.7 2.3 4.5 23.2
Donald Royal 60 4 12.0 .449 . .692 2.1 .6 .4 .1 4.2
Rod Strickland 57 54 36.0 .455 .333 .687 4.6 8.6 2.1 .3 13.8
Greg Sutton 67 2 9.0 .388 .292 .756 .7 1.4 .4 .1 3.7
Trent Tucker 24 0 17.3 .465 .396 .800 1.5 1.1 .9 .1 6.5
Morlon Wiley 3 0 4.3 .600 . . .3 .3 .0 .0 2.0

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Antoine Carr 3 3 36.3 .545 .500 .625 7.7 1.0 .7 3.7 19.7
Terry Cummings 3 3 40.7 .515 .000 .500 11.3 2.3 1.3 1.3 26.0
Sean Elliott 3 3 45.7 .475 .625 .889 4.3 2.7 1.0 1.3 19.7
Sidney Green 3 0 15.7 .300 . .750 3.7 .7 .0 .0 3.0
Vinnie Johnson 3 0 23.0 .458 .500 .500 2.7 2.3 1.7 .3 8.3
Paul Pressey 3 2 15.3 .333 .500 1.0 1.0 1.0 .3 4.3
Donald Royal 3 2 19.0 .556 . .556 4.0 .0 .7 .7 5.0
Rod Strickland 2 2 40.0 .591 . .625 3.5 9.5 1.5 1.0 15.5
Greg Sutton 2 0 7.5 .333 .000 1.000 .0 1.0 .5 .5 3.5
Trent Tucker 3 0 12.7 .429 .200 1.000 1.0 .7 .0 .0 4.7

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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