|2016–17 San Antonio Spurs season|
|Head coach||Gregg Popovich|
|General manager||R. C. Buford|
|Place||Division: 1st (Southwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
|Playoff finish||Conference Finals
(Lost to Warriors 0–4)
|Television||Fox Sports Southwest, KENS HD, CW 35|
The 2016–17 San Antonio Spurs season was the 50th season of the franchise, 41st in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 44th in the San Antonio area. It was the first season since the 1996–97 season without Tim Duncan, who retired on July 11, 2016. With the elimination of the Detroit Red Wings from the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs on March 28, 2017, the San Antonio Spurs now hold the longest active playoff streak in any of the major North American professional sports leagues with 20 consecutive NBA Playoffs appearances.
The Spurs finished the regular season with a 61–21 record, securing the 2nd seed. In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the First Round in six games, advancing to the Semifinals, where they defeated the Houston Rockets in six games, advancing to the Western Conference Finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors in four games. This was San Antonio’s first time experiencing a playoff sweep since the 2010 Western Conference Semifinals where they faced the Phoenix Suns.
On March 08, with a 114–104 win over the Sacramento Kings the Spurs extended their league record for consecutive 50+ win seasons to 18 straight.
On April 04, with a 95–89(OT) win over the Memphis Grizzlies the Spurs secured their first back to back 60+ win seasons in team history.
The San Antonio Spurs were eliminated in 4 by the Golden State Warriors in the West Finals.
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality||School / club team|
|1||29||Dejounte Murray||PG||United States||Washington|
|2016–17 San Antonio Spurs roster|
|y – San Antonio Spurs||61||21||.744||0.0||31–10||30–11||11–5||82|
|x – Houston Rockets||55||27||.671||6.0||30–11||25–16||10–6||82|
|x – Memphis Grizzlies||43||39||.524||18.0||24–17||19–22||8–8||82|
|New Orleans Pelicans||34||48||.415||27.0||21–20||13–28||6–10||82|
|1||z – Golden State Warriors *||67||15||.817||–||82|
|2||y – San Antonio Spurs *||61||21||.744||6.0||82|
|3||x – Houston Rockets||55||27||.671||12.0||82|
|4||x – Los Angeles Clippers||51||31||.622||16.0||82|
|5||y – Utah Jazz *||51||31||.622||16.0||82|
|6||x – Oklahoma City Thunder||47||35||.573||20.0||82|
|7||x – Memphis Grizzlies||43||39||.524||24.0||82|
|8||x – Portland Trail Blazers||41||41||.500||26.0||82|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||34||48||.415||33.0||82|
|14||Los Angeles Lakers||26||56||.317||41.0||82|
|2016 pre-season game log
Total: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
Pre-season: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
|2016–17 season schedule|
|2016–17 game log
Total: 61–21 (Home: 31–10; Road: 30–11)
October: 4–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 3–0)
November : 11–4 (Home: 3–4; Road: 8–0)
December : 12–2 (Home: 7–0; Road: 5–2)
January : 10–5 (Home: 6–2; Road: 4–3)
February : 8–2 (Home: 2–0; Road: 6–2)
March : 13–4 (Home: 10–2; Road: 3–2)
April : 3–4 (Home: 2–2; Road: 1–2)
|2016–17 season schedule|
|2017 playoff game log
Total: 8–8 (Home: 5–3; Road: 3–5)
First Round: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Conference Semifinals: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
Conference Finals: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
|2017 playoff schedule|
|July 8, 2016
||To San Antonio Spurs
Draft rights to Olivier Hanlan
|To Utah Jazz
|Manu Ginóbili||1-year contract worth $14 million|
|Pau Gasol||2-year contract worth $30 million||Chicago Bulls|
|Dewayne Dedmon||2-year contract worth $6 million||Orlando Magic|
|Dāvis Bertāns||2-year contract worth $1.5 million||Saski Baskonia|
|Bryn Forbes||2-year contract worth $1.5 million||Michigan State Spartans|
|David Lee||2-year contract worth $3.2 million||Dallas Mavericks|
|Player||Reason left||New team|
|David West||1-year contract worth $1.5 million||Golden State Warriors|
|Boban Marjanović||3-year contract worth $21 million||Detroit Pistons|
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