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The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA-NBA merger and is the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship, which they have done four times. As of July 2008, the Spurs rank third among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history. With the 2007 sweep, the Spurs have the second highest winning percentage in NBA Finals history. They have only missed the playoffs 4 times as an NBA franchise.

In their 32 NBA seasons, since 19761977, the Spurs have captured 16 division titles, which gives the Spurs the most division titles in the NBA during that 32-year span. They have made the playoffs in 19 of the last 20 seasons, and have not missed the playoffs in the 12 seasons since Tim Duncan came to the Spurs in 1997. David Robinson finally joined the Spurs for the 1989-90 season after the end of his naval commitment. While it was generally thought his arrival would make the Spurs respectable again, no one expected what happened in his rookie season. Led by Robinson, 1989 draftee Sean Elliott and free agent acquisition Terry Cummings, the Spurs achieved the then-biggest one-season turnaround in NBA history, finishing with a record of 5626. They also jumped all the way to first place in the Midwest Division. The Spurs eventually lost in the Western Conference semifinals after losing a seven-game series to the eventual Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson had one of the most successful rookie seasons for a center in NBA history, finishing the season as the unanimous Rookie of the Year while averaging 24.3 points and 12.0 rebounds.

Duncan quickly emerged as a force in the NBA during the 1997-98 season, averaging 21.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game as a power forward. He was named First Team All-NBA while winning Rookie of the Year honors. The team ended up at 5626, breaking their own record in 198990 for the biggest single season improvement for wins, but once again lost to the Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals. While both Duncan and Robinson played low-post roles, the two seamlessly meshed on the court. The March 14, 1998, game against the Chicago Bulls set the Spurs’ current regular-season home attendance record. An Alamodome crowd of 37,492 came to see Michael Jordan’s last visit as a Bull, as he led the team to its third-straight and most recent championship. As one of the most successful franchises in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs tickets have always been towards the top in the NBA.