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The Spurs are the 2nd NBA team to own and function their own D-League associate, joining the Los Angeles Lakers who own the Los Angeles D-fenders.

throughout the 2006-07 season, the Lakers hired their own coaching employees to teach the “Triangle Offense” to the D-fender players and mainly notably used the task system to enable guard Jordan Farmar to turn out to be the 1st player to contribute in an NBA game and D-League game in the similar day.

The toros

The National Basketball Association announced today that the 2006-07 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs have signed an agreement to purchase the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League (“D-League”) from Southwest Basketball, LLC.

There are 16 teams that make up the D-League.
The Austin Toros joined the NBA D-League on May 4, 2005, when it was announced that the team from Columbus, Ga. would relocate to Austin.
The Toros play their home games at the Austin Convention Center (2,750).

Spurs Purchase Austin Toros of NBA Developmental League

The National Basketball Association announced these days that the 2006-07 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs have signed an accord to buy the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League (“D-League”) from Southwest Basketball, LLC.

There are sixteen teams that comprise the D-League.
The Austin Toros joined the NBA D-League on May 4, 2005, when it was proclaimed that the players from Columbus, Ga. would relocate to Austin.
The Toros play their home games at the Austin meeting Center (2,750).
Austin finished the 2006-07 season with a 21-29 record.
Spurs guard James White played in fifteen games with the Toros through the 2006-07 season.
The Toros are coached by Quin Snyder. Snyder is used as the head coach at the college of Missouri from 1999-2006. He led the Tigers to four successive NCAA tournament berths throughout his tenure. His evidence at Missouri was 127-91.

"The Spurs are one of the most appreciated and well-run associations in sports,” said NBA official David Stern. “When the four-time champions appreciate the benefits of invest in the D-League, it’s a great referendum on our minor league's aptitude to develop players, coaches and front place of office staff for NBA teams.”
As owners of the Austin D-League franchise, the Spurs will supervise all features of the association, including the offensive and defensive systems the Toros sprint in practices and games. San Antonio will also have elite rights to assign its players with 1 or 2 years of NBA knowledge to the Toros. Austin is coached by previous University of Missouri coach Quin Snyder.
“The San Antonio Spurs organization is thrilled to add the Austin Toros to our family,” said Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford. “The D-League has a proven track record of developing talent both on and off the court. By owning our own team, we are at the present in a great position to expand our young players within our system and with our contribution. It’s a terrific chance for us and we can’t wait to get started.”
The Spurs are the second NBA team to own and function their own D-League affiliate, amalgamation the Los Angeles Lakers who own the Los Angeles D-fenders. During the 2006-07 season, the Lakers hired their own coaching staff to educate the “Triangle Offense” to the D-fender players and mainly notably used the task system to enable guard Jordan Farmar to turn out to be the first player to participate in an NBA game and D-League game in the same day.
"The D-League is a huge source of talent and a great forum for young players and coaches to develop their skills," said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "Our ownership of the D-Fenders has been a great opportunity for the Lakers association and we are looking forward to rolling to develop our relationship with the D-League in the future."
Since the NBA began the project system with the D-League prior to the 2005-06 season, NBA teams have assigned 53 players a total of seventy seven times, including thirty selections from the 2005 and 2006 NBA Drafts. Last season, a total of forty seven former NBA draft picks played in the D-League. Lottery selections for example Portland’s Martell Webster (sixth pick overall in 2005), Golden State’s Patrick O’Bryant (9th pick, 2006) and Seattle’s Mouhamed Sene (10th pick, 2006) were assign to their individual team’s D-League affiliate.
Entering its 7th season, the D-League – the NBA’s slight league established to expand talent across all disciplines for the NBA – will be relocate its headquarters from Greenville, S.C. to New York City to help foster the D-League's sustained growth by giving it direct right of admission to the support and resources of the NBA and WNBA. throughout the 2006-07 season, 19 NBA teams assigned twenty four players to D-League rosters. as well, every referee hired by the NBA as 2002 has worked in the D-League, while coaches, sporty trainers and front place of work decision-making are too being developed.

 

 

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