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San Antonio Spurs Trivia Questions And Answers

Spurs trivia quiz questions with the answers.

 

San Antonio Spurs Trivia Questions And Answers

Who are the San Antonio Spurs?
A: The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas.

The Spurs are the city's only team in what?
A: Any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

It's the only major-league team in the city's history to have lasted more than how long?
A: Five years.

The Spurs set several NBA attendance records while playing at the what?
A:  Alamodome.

They had the largest crowd ever for a NBA Finals game in what year?
A:  1999.

The Spurs continue to sell out  where?
A: At the smaller AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center) on a regular basis.

The San Antonio Spurs started out as the what?
A: Dallas Chaparrals .

 

Coached by Player/Coach Cliff Hagan the Dallas Chaparrals were one of 11 teams to do what?
A:  Take the floor in the inaugural season of the upstart ABA.

The Chaps second season was a bit of a disappointment, as the team finished where?
A: In 4th place with a mediocre 41–37 record.

In the playoffs the Chaparrals quickly fell to what team?
A: New Orleans Buccaneers.

In Dallas, the team suffered from what?
A: Poor attendance and general disinterest.

While the Chaparrals had been modestly successful on the court, why were they were sinking financially by their third season?
A: Because the ownership group refused to spend much money on the team.

After missing the playoffs for the first time in their existence in the 1972–73 season, nearly all of the owners wanted what?
A: Out.

A group of 36 San Antonio businessmen, led by Angelo Drossos, John Schaefer and Red McCombs worked out a what with the Dallas ownership group?
A: "lend-lease" deal.

 

Drossos and his group would lease the team for three years and move it to San Antonio, and agreed to what?
A: Return the team to Dallas if no purchase occurred by 1975.

After the deal was signed, the team was renamed what?
A: The San Antonio Gunslingers.

Before the team even played a single game the name was changed to what?
A: Spurs.

The team's primary colors were changed from the red, white, and blue of the Chaparrals to the now familiar what?
A: Black, silver and white motif of the Spurs.

The team name derives from what?
A: A spur, a metal tool designed to be worn on the heels of cowboy boots for the purpose of controlling a horse's movement and direction.

In the first game at the HemisFair Arena the Spurs lost to what team, despite attracting a noisy crowd of 6,000 fans?
A: the San Diego Conquistadors.

The team held opponents to less than 100 points how many times?
A: 49, an ABA record.

 

The early Spurs were led by what ABA veteran?
A:  James Silas.

Where did the team quickly make themselves at home?
A: At HemisFair Arena, playing to increasingly large and raucous crowds.

Despite a respectable 17–10 start during the 1974–75 season, who was fired?
A: Coach Tom Nissalke.

The owners were tired of the Spurs what?
A: Slow defensive style of games.

He would be replaced by whom?
A: Bob Bass, who stated that the Spurs would have an entirely new playing style.

The Spurs became an exciting fast breaking team on the way to  what record?
A: A solid 51–33 record, good enough for second place in the West.

In the playoffs the Spurs fell to who?
A: Te Indiana Pacers in six games.

 

Spurs had suddenly found themselves among the what?
A: The top teams in the ABA.

Moreover, their excellent attendance figures made them what?
A: Very attractive to the NBA, despite the size of the market.

In June 1976, the ABA-NBA merger took place, moving San Antonio's sole professional sports franchise into a what?
A: A new league.

The Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and New York Nets moved to the what?
A: The NBA for the 1976–77 season.