San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Cory Alexander G 6-1 185 2 Virginia 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
9 Willie Burton G 6-6 210 6 Minnesota 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
33 Antonio Daniels G 6-4 195 0 Bowling Green 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
15 Vinny Del Negro SG 6-4 185 7 North Carolina State 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
21 Tim Duncan FC 6-11 250 0 Wake Forest 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
32 Sean Elliott SF 6-8 205 8 Arizona 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
4 Reggie Geary SG 6-2 187 1 Arizona 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
7 Carl Herrera F 6-9 215 6 Houston 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago / Venezuela
2 Jaren Jackson SG 6-4 190 6 Georgetown 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Avery Johnson PG 5-10 175 9 Southern 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Brad Lohaus FC 6-11 230 10 Iowa 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
41 Will Perdue C 7-0 240 9 Vanderbilt 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
45 Chuck Person SF 6-8 220 11 Auburn 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
50 David Robinson C 7-1 250 8 Navy 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
31 Malik Rose F 6-7 250 1 Drexel 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
54 Charles Daniel Smith PF 6-10 230 9 Pittsburgh 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
3 Monty Williams SF 6-8 225 3 Notre Dame 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States

1997-1998 Spurs Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Johnson V. Del Negro J. Jackson T. Duncan D. Robinson
Rotation R. Geary   S. Elliott   W. Perdue
Rotation     C. Person   B. Lohaus
Rotation     M. Williams    
Lim PT     W. Burton C. Herrera  
Lim PT       M. Rose  

1997-1998 Midwest Conference Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz62-20-
2San Antonio Spurs56-266
3Minnesota Timberwolves45-3717
4Houston Rockets41-4121
5Dallas Mavericks20-6242
6Vancouver Grizzlies19-6343
7Denver Nuggets11-7151

1997-1998 Spurs Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Tim Duncan All-NBA First Team (1998)
David Robinson All-NBA Second Team (1998)
David Robinson Player Of The Week (12/28/97, 02/01/98)
Tim Duncan Player Of The Week (03/01/98)
Tim Duncan All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1998)
David Robinson All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1998)
Tim Duncan Rookie Of The Year (1998)
Tim Duncan All-Rookie First Team (1998)
Tim Duncan Rookie Of The Month (Nov 97, Dec 97, Jan 98, Feb 98, Mar 98, Apr 98)
Tim Duncan Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
David Robinson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Avery Johnson NBA Sportsmanship Award (1998)

1997-1998 Spurs Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tim Duncan 82 39.1 21.1 11.9 2.7 0.7 2.5 3.4
David Robinson 73 33.7 21.6 10.6 2.7 0.9 2.6 2.8
Avery Johnson 75 35.7 10.2 2.0 7.9 1.1 0.2 2.2
Jaren Jackson 82 27.1 8.8 2.6 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.3
Vinny Del Negro 54 31.9 9.5 2.8 3.4 0.7 0.1 1.0
Monty Williams 72 18.2 6.3 2.5 1.2 0.5 0.3 1.1
Chuck Person 61 23.9 6.7 3.3 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.1
Will Perdue 79 18.9 5.0 6.8 0.7 0.3 0.6 1.0
Sean Elliott 36 28.1 9.3 3.4 1.7 0.7 0.4 1.6
Carl Herrera 58 8.9 2.9 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.7
Cory Alexander 37 13.5 4.5 1.3 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.3
Malik Rose 53 8.1 3.0 1.7 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.8
Reggie Geary 62 11.0 2.5 1.1 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.7
Willie Burton 13 3.3 2.1 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Brad Lohaus 9 11.3 2.1 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3

1997-1998 San Antonio Spurs Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tim Duncan was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on July 23, 1997.

David Robinson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. David Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on October 1, 1987. David Robinson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on December 5, 1995.

Acquired via Trade

Sean Elliott was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Detroit Pistons on July 19, 1994. Sean Elliott re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 1995.

Will Perdue was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the Chicago Bulls on October 2, 1995.

Monty Williams was acquired in a trade by the San Antonio Spurs from the New York Knicks on February 8, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Willie Burton signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs on February 24, 1998. Willie Burton re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on March 6, 1998. Willie Burton re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on March 16, 1998.

Vinny Del Negro signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 28, 1992.

Reggie Geary signed a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 1997.

Carl Herrera signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 28, 1995.

Jaren Jackson signed a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 1997.

Avery Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs on July 21, 1994. Avery Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 2, 1997.

Brad Lohaus signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs on April 1, 1998. Brad Lohaus re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on April 11, 1998.

Chuck Person signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on July 21, 1994.

Malik Rose signed a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 1997.

1997-1998 San Antonio Spurs Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Pych President of Business Operations 1992-1993 N/A
Peter M. Holt Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman 1995-1996 Owner (San Antonio Spurs, 1993 to )
Gregg Popovich Head Coach, VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1996-1997 Vice President of Basketball Operations (San Antonio Spurs, 1994 to 2002)
Hank Egan Assistant Coach 1994-1995 N/A
Mike Budenholzer Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Video Coordinator (San Antonio Spurs, 1994 to 1996)
R.C. Buford Assistant General Manager 1997-1998 N/A
Joe Prunty Video Coordinator 2000-2001 Video Coordinator (San Antonio Spurs, 1997 to 2000)