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2008–09 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2008–09 San Antonio Spurs season was the 42nd season of the franchise and the 33rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2008–09 San Antonio Spurs season
Division champions
Head coachGregg Popovich
General managerR.C. Buford
ArenaAT&T Center
Results
Record54–28 (.659)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Southwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Mavericks 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Southwest, KENS, KMYS
RadioWOAI
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

In the playoffs, the Spurs lost to the Dallas Mavericks in five games in the First Round.

Key datesEdit

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 26 George Hill Point guard   United States IUPUI
2 45 Goran Dragić Point guard   Slovenia Union Olimpija
2 57 James Gist Power forward   United States Maryland

RosterEdit

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 15   Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
F 12   Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State Fullerton
F/C 21   Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Wake Forest
G/F 4   Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wisconsin
G 20   Ginóbili, Manu   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Argentina
F/C 90   Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
G 3   Hill, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) IUPUI
F 28   Mahinmi, Ian   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) France
G 8   Mason, Roger 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Virginia
C 7   Oberto, Fabricio 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Argentina
G 9   Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
F/C 40   Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) TCU
F 5   Udoka, Ime 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Portland State
G 11   Vaughn, Jacque 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 28–13 26–15 10–6
x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 1 33–8 20–21 9–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 4 32–9 18–23 7–9
x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 5 28–13 21–20 9–7
Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .284 30 16–25 8–33 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game logEdit

2008–09 game log
Total: 54–28 (Home: 28–13; Road: 26–15)
2008–09 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2009 playoff game log
2009 playoff schedule

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 Source: [1]

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Blake Ahearn 3 0 6.3 .333 .500 1.000 .3 .7 .3 .0 2.7
Matt Bonner 81 67 23.8 .496 .440 .739 4.8 1.0 .6 .3 8.2
Bruce Bowen 80 10 18.8 .422 .429 .538 1.8 .5 .5 .2 2.7
Austin Croshere 3 0 7.7 .222 .000 .000 3.3 1.0 .0 .0 1.3
Tim Duncan 75 75 33.7 .504 .000 .692 10.7 3.5 .5 1.7 19.3
Desmon Farmer 3 0 18.0 .286 .250 1.000 2.0 .7 .0 .0 4.3
Michael Finley 81 77 28.8 .437 .411 .823 3.3 1.4 .5 .2 9.7
Manu Ginóbili 44 7 26.8 .454 .330 .884 4.5 3.6 1.5 .4 15.5
Drew Gooden 19 1 16.8 .490 .000 .789 4.4 .2 .2 .2 9.8
Malik Hairston 15 0 10.3 .490 .000 .286 1.9 .9 .4 .5 3.3
George Hill 77 7 16.5 .403 .329 .781 2.1 1.8 .6 .3 5.7
Roger Mason 82 71 30.4 .425 .421 .890 3.1 2.1 .5 .1 11.8
Pops Mensah-Bonsu 3 0 6.7 .714 .714 3.3 .0 .3 .3 5.0
Fabricio Oberto 54 11 12.5 .587 .000 .571 2.6 1.1 .1 .2 2.6
Tony Parker 72 71 34.1 .506 .292 .782 3.1 6.9 .9 .1 22.0
Kurt Thomas 79 10 17.8 .503 .000 .822 5.1 .8 .4 .7 4.3
Anthony Tolliver 19 0 10.9 .292 .220 .500 2.2 .9 .3 .1 2.7
Ime Udoka 67 3 15.4 .383 .328 .609 2.8 .8 .5 .2 4.3
Jacque Vaughn 30 0 9.7 .320 1.000 .889 .7 1.8 .2 .0 2.2
Marcus Williams 2 0 1.5 1.000 .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Matt Bonner 5 5 20.0 .217 .231 1.000 3.2 .0 .6 .4 3.0
Bruce Bowen 5 2 26.0 .538 .556 1.000 3.0 .6 .6 .0 4.2
Tim Duncan 5 5 32.8 .532 .607 8.0 3.2 .6 1.2 19.8
Michael Finley 5 5 28.6 .441 .467 .750 3.0 1.0 .2 .2 8.0
Drew Gooden 4 0 17.8 .333 .000 1.000 3.8 .3 .3 .3 7.3
George Hill 4 0 19.0 .333 .375 .857 2.0 .5 .5 .3 5.8
Roger Mason 5 3 21.6 .375 .368 .667 1.6 1.8 .2 .0 6.6
Fabricio Oberto 2 0 11.0 .667 1.000 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 6.0
Tony Parker 5 5 36.2 .546 .212 .710 4.2 6.8 1.2 .2 28.6
Kurt Thomas 5 0 16.0 .455 .750 4.6 .4 .2 .4 2.6
Ime Udoka 5 0 20.8 .350 .125 .400 4.6 .8 .8 .2 3.4
Jacque Vaughn 2 0 10.5 .400 .500 .0 2.0 .0 .0 3.5

The Spurs were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks.

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

Tim Duncan became the first player in NBA history to be an All-NBA selection in his first twelve seasons. Duncan is one of only eight players in the history of the league to be selected twelve times.[2]

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference.
  2. ^ a b c McDonald, Jeff (May 14, 2009). "Spurs' Duncan, Parker grace All-NBA teams". San Antiono Express-News. Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved May 21, 2009.