with Lorne Chan

Ten Years Of The Spurs In Austin

Every time an Austin Spurs player makes his NBA debut, a framed photo of them goes up on the wall of Austin’s front office conference room. There’s Jonathon Simmons, who made the Austin Spurs through an open tryout in September 2013, whose journey to San Antonio has been called the “greatest story in basketball.” And now there’s a problem. Since Simmons, Joseph, and dozens more Austin Spurs have gone on to NBA careers, the wall of photos is out of space.

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Silver & Black Select Derrick White And Jaron Blossomgame

Five years ago, Derrick White was a high school senior whose only scholarship offers were from a junior college in Wyoming and a partial from Division II Colorado-Colorado Springs. Taking a housing stipend to attend Colorado-Colorado Springs, White had a growth spurt soon enough. He was the first All-American in program history before he transferred to the University of Colorado. On Thursday, the Spurs selected the former zero-star recruit in the first round of the NBA Draft with the No. 29 pick.

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Popovich Teams With Food Bank To Fight Childhood Hunger

There is no offseason for the San Antonio Food Bank, which serves an area where nearly 200,000 children face food insecurity. There is no statistic that aggravates Spurs coach Gregg Popovich more than the fact that one in four children faces food insecurity, where they don’t know when their next meal will be served.

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