2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season

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2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season
Division champions
Head coachGregg Popovich
ArenaAlamodome
Results
Record58–24 (.707)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Lakers 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Net Southwest, KENS, KRRT
RadioKLEY
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

The 2001–02 NBA season was the Spurs' 26th season in the National Basketball Association, the 29th in San Antonio, and 35th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, the Spurs acquired Steve Smith from the Portland Trail Blazers, and signed free agents Bruce Bowen and second-year guard Stephen Jackson; this was the Spurs' last season at the Alamodome, as they moved into the brand new AT&T Center the next season. The Spurs won 20 of their first 24 games, then posted a 13-game winning streak in March and won their final nine games, finishing first place in the Midwest Division with a 58–24 record; the season saw Tim Duncan earn his first NBA MVP award joining David Robinson as the only Spurs to win the award,[2] and was selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, while first round draft pick Tony Parker made the All-Rookie First Team.

The Spurs breezed past the Seattle SuperSonics in five games in the first round, but they were eliminated in the next round by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in five games, and for the second year in a row, the Spurs had their playoff run ended by the Lakers. Following the season, Antonio Daniels was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and Terry Porter retired.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 28 Tony Parker PG  France
2 55 Robertas Javtokas C  Lithuania
2 57 Bryan Bracey F  United States Oregon

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 12 United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State Fullerton
F 2 United States Bryant, Mark 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Seton Hall
G 33 United States Daniels, Antonio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bowling Green
F/C 21 United States Virgin Islands Duncan, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Wake Forest
F 35 United States Ferry, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Duke
G 1 United States Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
G/F 3 United States Jackson, Stephen Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Butler CC
C 15 United States McCaskill, Amal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Marquette
G 9 France Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
C 44 United States Parks, Cherokee 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
G 30 United States Porter, Terry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UW-Stevens Point
C 50 United States Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
F 31 United States Rose, Malik 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Drexel
G 7 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) New Mexico
G 8 United States Smith, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 32–9 26–15 21–3
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 1 30–11 27–14 16–8
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 8 29–12 21–20 15–9
x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 14 25–16 19–22 8–16
Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 30 18–23 10–31 9–15
Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 31 20–21 7–34 8–16
Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35 15–26 8–33 7–17
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 3
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
5 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 17
9 Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22
10 Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25
11 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 33
12 Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 34
13 Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 38
14 Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40



z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2001-02 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–3
Boston 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–4 3–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 0–4 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
Detroit 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1
Houston 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 0–3 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–2
Miami 1–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
New Jersey 1–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
New York 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Toronto 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0
Washington 3–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2001–02 game log
Total: 58–24 (Home: 32–9; Road: 26–15)
2001–02 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Seattle SuperSonics Last Playoff Meeting: 1982 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SAS-SEA)

Venue TV Time (EST) Recap
1 April 20 Seattle 89 San Antonio 110 1-0 Alamodome NBC 5:30 Recap
2 April 22 Seattle 98 San Antonio 90 1-1 Alamodome TNT 9:30 Recap
3 April 27 San Antonio 102 Seattle 75 2-1 KeyArena NBC 5:30 Recap
4 May 1 San Antonio 79 Seattle 91 2-2 KeyArena TNT 10:30 Recap
5 May 3 Seattle 78 San Antonio 101 3-2 Alamodome TNT 9:30 Recap
San Antonio wins series 3–2

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-SAS)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 5 San Antonio 80 Los Angeles 86 1-0 Staples Center NBC 5:30et/2:30pt Recap
2 May 7 San Antonio 88 Los Angeles 85 1-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt Recap
3 May 10 Los Angeles 99 San Antonio 89 2-1 Alamodome TNT 9:30et/8:30ct Recap
4 May 12 Los Angeles 87 San Antonio 85 3-1 Alamodome NBC 5:30et/4:30ct Recap
5 May 14 San Antonio 87 Los Angeles 93 4-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt Recap
Los Angeles wins series 4–1

Player statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bruce Bowen 59 59 28.8 .389 .378 .479 2.7 1.5 1.1 .4 7.0
Mark Bryant 30 3 6.9 .455 .750 1.5 .3 .2 .1 1.9
Antonio Daniels 82 13 26.5 .440 .291 .752 2.1 2.8 .6 .1 9.2
Tim Duncan 82 82 40.6 .508 .100 .799 12.7 3.7 .7 2.5 25.5
Danny Ferry 50 2 16.0 .429 .434 .944 1.8 1.0 .3 .2 4.6
Jason Hart 10 0 9.2 .526 .000 1.000 1.3 1.2 .7 .1 2.6
Stephen Jackson 23 1 9.9 .374 .250 .706 1.1 .5 .7 .1 3.9
Amal McCaskill 27 0 5.7 .408 .462 1.3 .1 .2 .4 1.9
Tony Parker 77 72 29.4 .419 .323 .675 2.6 4.3 1.2 .1 9.2
Cherokee Parks 42 1 5.6 .361 .375 1.4 .2 .2 .2 1.5
Terry Porter 72 0 18.0 .424 .415 .819 2.3 2.8 .6 .2 5.5
David Robinson 78 78 29.5 .507 .681 8.3 1.2 1.1 1.8 12.2
Malik Rose 82 1 21.0 .463 .083 .720 6.0 .7 .9 .5 9.4
Charles Smith 60 22 19.0 .425 .267 .646 2.2 1.3 .9 .7 7.4
Steve Smith 77 76 28.7 .455 .472 .878 2.5 2.0 .7 .2 11.6

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bruce Bowen 10 10 34.5 .410 .440 .500 3.3 1.4 1.1 .7 6.8
Mark Bryant 9 4 10.1 .450 .500 1.3 .1 .1 .2 2.3
Antonio Daniels 10 0 22.4 .455 .375 .864 2.7 1.5 .7 .3 9.5
Tim Duncan 9 9 42.2 .453 .333 .822 14.4 5.0 .7 4.3 27.6
Danny Ferry 10 0 15.5 .303 .350 .250 2.0 .8 .0 .1 2.8
Tony Parker 10 10 34.1 .456 .370 .750 2.9 4.0 .9 .1 15.5
Cherokee Parks 5 0 8.6 .286 .000 2.2 .0 .0 .4 1.6
Terry Porter 10 0 13.1 .371 .294 .500 .9 .8 .4 .0 3.3
David Robinson 4 4 20.3 .474 .000 5.8 1.3 .8 .8 4.5
Malik Rose 10 3 29.2 .479 .000 .740 7.9 1.4 1.0 .5 12.9
Charles Smith 4 0 4.8 .667 .500 .8 .5 .5 .3 1.3
Steve Smith 10 10 29.8 .368 .263 .967 3.4 1.7 .8 .1 10.3

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added
Via draft

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost
Via trade

Via free agency

Retired

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001-02 San Antonio Spurs
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Kidd Loses M.V.P. To Duncan, Officials Say". New York Times. May 7, 2002. Retrieved August 22, 2017.

See also[edit]