Six years ago, on May 22, 2005, I decided to connect a bargain bin mic to my computer to record my thoughts on game one of the 2005 Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns. That became the first episode of the Spurscast.
The Spurs went on to win that series and eventually, their third championship. The third episode of the Spurscast was recorded the night after the Spurs won that series against the Detroit Pistons. A few episodes later, Jeff Garcia made his debut and has been at my side on the Spurscast and on Project Spurs since.
Since that night in 2005, the Spurscast has delivered latest Spurs news and analysis through two championships, several heartbreaking season-ending losses, recorded through the offseason, broadcasted at several venues throughout San Antonio, streamed live pre-game and post-game shows, covered several NBA and International events and have had the privilege of meeting many die-hard Spurs fans and Spurscast listeners. Thanks for listening through all these years, and you’ll be glad to know that we have no plans to stop any time soon.
To celebrate our sixth, we brought on Art Garcia, formerly of Turner Sports/NBA.com and currently reporting for Fox Sports and CBS Sports.
Before being a NBA reporter for Fox, CBS or Turner, Art cut his teeth right here in San Antonio at the Express-News. In fact, I still remember reading his articles on Trinity Football and UTSA Basketball.
Art talked to Jeff and I about Tony Parker’s recent comments and said while he doesn’t mind players speaking their mind, it was also disrespectful to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and GM R.C. Buford. He also mentioned some trade possibilities for Parker, with George Hill primed to take over at point guard.
We also talked about the NBA Draft, free agents the Spurs should target and Art answered several questions we received for him over Twitter.
To end the show, Art brought up a very interesting topic most Spurs fans would shy away from thinking about. The gist of the conversation was, since the Spurs are now out of the playoffs, should Spurs fans give Dirk Nowitzki his due respect? He said he isn’t expecting Spurs fans to jump on the Mavs bandwagon, but since they are the only Texas team left, and since Nowitzki is a class guy and in fact a player both Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan respect, is it time for Spurs fans to do the same thing? Be sure to listen to the podcast before commenting on the topic, because he does make some excellent points.
Thanks to Art for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us and thanks to all of our listeners for celebrating six years with us.
The Spurscast. The original Spurs podcast.
Intro Music: “No More Tears” by Ozzy Osbourne.