1974–75 San Antonio Spurs season

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1974–75 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coachTom Nissalke (18–10)
Bob Bass (33–23)
Owner(s)Angelo Drossos
John Schaefer
Red McCombs
ArenaHemisFair Arena
Results
Record51–33 (.607)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Western)
Conference: 2nd
Playoff finishWest Division Semifinals
(Lost to Pacers 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWOAI-TV
RadioKKYX
< 1973–74 1975–76 >

The 1974–75 San Antonio Spurs season was the second season for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs made their debut on October 18, 1974, vs the Indiana Pacers in Indiana, winning 129–121 in double overtime.[1] Afterwards, the Spurs would win the next two games, getting to a quick start. In December they would be 21–18 after finishing 7–10 in the month (with a 5 gaming losing streak at one point and even firing their coach midway in the season), but they would win 30 of their last 45 games (having 7-game winning streak at one point), finishing with over 50 victories for the first time in Spurs history. In the 1975 ABA Playoffs, the Spurs once again lost in the first round 4–2 to the Indiana Pacers.

ABA Draft[edit]

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Leonard Robinson Tennessee State
Collis Temple LSU
Fred Saunders Syracuse
Kim Hughes Wisconsin
Eugene Short Jackson State
Gary Anderson Wisconsin
Gerald Cunningham Kentucky State
Luke Witte Ohio State
Hercle Ivy Iowa State
Walter Luckett Ohio
Charles McKinney Baylor
Mike Ogan Carson Newman

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Spurs Opponents Record
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2

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Season standings[edit]

1974–75 ABA Western Standings
Western Division W L PCT. GB
Denver Nuggets 65 19 .774
San Antonio Spurs 51 33 .607 14
Indiana Pacers 45 39 .536 20
Utah Stars 38 46 .452 27
San Diego Conquistadors 31 53 .469 34

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Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Experience College
25 Coby Dietrick Power Forward 6–10 4 yr. San Jose State
23 William Franklin Small Forward 6–7 2 yr. Purdue
20 Donnie Freeman Small Guard 6–3 7 yr. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
44 George Gervin Small Forward 6–7 3 yr. Eastern Michigan
33 Rich Jones Power Forward 6–6 5 yr. Memphis
22 George Karl Power Guard 6–2 2nd yr. University of North Carolina
34 Stan Love Power Forward 6–9 3 yr. Oregon
31 Swen Nater Center 6–11 2nd yr. UCLA
13 James Silas Power Guard 6–1 2 yr. Stephen F. Austin State
40 Collis Temple Small Forward 6–5 Rookie LSU
30 Chuck Terry Small Forward 6–8 2 yr. California State University, Long Beach
21 Bob Warren Shooting Guard 6–5 6 yr. Vanderbilt

ABA Playoffs[edit]

Western Division Semifinals[5]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 April 5 San Antonio 119–122 (OT) 0–1 8,529
2 April 7 San Antonio 93–98 0–2 7,643
3 April 10 Indiana 103–113 0–3 12,217
4 April 12 Indiana 110–109 1–3 17,389
5 April 14 San Antonio 123–117 2–3 10,986
6 April 16 Indiana 100–115 2–4 15,675

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Antonio Spurs (1973–Present)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-05-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 1974–75 San Antonio Games – Basketball-Reference.com
  4. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/ABA_1974.html
  5. ^ "1974–75 ABA Regular Season Standings". Remembertheaba.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2016-07-03.

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