2008–09 San Antonio Spurs season

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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 >

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

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

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

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 log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

2009 playoff game log
2009 playoff schedule

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 Source: [1]

Season[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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 records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

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]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.