Things that happened the last time the Spurs missed the NBA playoffs
The San Antonio Spurs have been among the most successful teams of this era. They have won a championship in each other previous three decades, which is something that no current team has done. Ever since Gregg Popovich became head coach in 1997, the Spurs have transformed into a world-class organization that is a strong adherent to traditional basketball.
Apparently, this formula has worked for San Antonio, which has won five championships in the Popovich era. Though, this season has been somewhat of a disaster for the Spurs.
After losing Kawhi Leonard to multiple injuries this year, the Spurs have succumbed to the brutality of the Western Conference. Right now, the team is ranked 10th in the West, which casts a serious doubt on whether the Spurs can make the postseason this year.
For many sports fans, San Antonio been making the postseason for more than 20 years. According to the People History, here are a few notable events that happened in 1997, the last time San Antonio missed the NBA playoffs.
Princess Diana is killed in a car crash on August 31st in Paris, France
Microsoft becomes the worlds most valuable company valued at $261 billion dollars
Mother Teresa Dies in Calcutta
Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters History of Golf
Notorious B.I.G. Shot killed in drive by shooting
The world has changed dramatically since San Antonio last missed the postseason. If the Spurs were to somehow miss the playoffs this year, it will certainly become one of the league’s most disappointing news.