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2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season

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Head coach  Gregg Popovich
Record  58–24 (.707)
Arena  Alamodome
Place  Division: 1st (Midwest) Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish  West Conference Semifinals (eliminated 1-4)
Television  Fox Sports Net Southwest, KENS, KRRT

The 2001-02 NBA season was the Spurs' 26th season in the NBA, the 29th in San Antonio and 35th season as a franchise. During the offseason, the Spurs acquired Steve Smith from the Portland Trail Blazers and signed free agent Bruce Bowen. This was the Spurs' last season at the Alamodome, as they moved into a new arena for the next season. The season saw Tim Duncan earn his first NBA MVP award joining David Robinson as the only Spurs to win the award, 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 finished first in the Midwest Division with a 58–24 record. They breezed past the defunct Seattle SuperSonics 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.

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

West First Round

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

West Conference Semifinals

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

Awards and records

  • Tim Duncan, NBA Most Valuable Player Award
  • Tim Duncan, All-NBA First Team
  • Tim Duncan, NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • Bruce Bowen, NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • Tony Parker, NBA All-Rookie Team 1st Team
  • References

    2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season Wikipedia


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