Austin Toros

Austin Toros
Austin Toros
Austin Toros logo
Founded 2001
History Columbus Riverdragons
2001–2005
Austin Toros
2005–present
Arena Cedar Park Center
City Cedar Park, Texas
Team colors Black, Silver, White
(2007–2008 through present)
              
Slate, Maroon, Gold, White
(2005–2006 through 2006–2007)
                   
Orange, Navy, Silver, White
(Columbus Riverdragons – 2001–2002 through 2004–2005)
                   
Head coach Brad Jones
Owner San Antonio Spurs
Championships none
Division titles 2 (2004–05, 2007–08)
Affiliations San Antonio Spurs
Website www.nba.com/dleague/austin/

The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Cedar Park, Texas, United States.
The team plays home games at Cedar Park Center.

Their logo is the design of a bull and basketball with the state of Texas in the background. After the San Antonio Spurs purchased the franchise, the team colors and logo were changed to reflect the silver and black motif used by the Spurs.

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Franchise history

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The Columbus Riverdragons franchise from Columbus, Georgia was awarded to the city of Austin, Texas in mid-2005 and the new name was unveiled on August 10, 2005. The Toros began play during the 2005–06 season. Their official colors were originally red, blue, and gold. The Toros name is currently the only NBA-associated team and first D-League team to possess a nickname of Spanish origin. Along with the Asheville Altitude and the Huntsville Flight sold to Southwest Basketball, LLC, the Columbus Riverdragons moved to Austin in 2005.

On February 22, 2007, head coach Dennis Johnson died of an apparent heart attack after a workout with his players.[1] After an interim coach guided the team for the rest of that season, Quin Snyder was named as the team's head coach for 2007–08. [2]

Previous Logo of the Austin Toros (2005–2007)

On June 28, 2007, the Toros were acquired by the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, becoming the second D-League team ever to be owned by an NBA team, after the Los Angeles D-Fenders were purchased by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006. [3]

On August 9, 2010, the Toros announced it would move to the Cedar Park Center from the Austin Convention Center and would play in their new facility starting in the 2010-11 season.

Season-by-season

Season Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Columbus Riverdragons
2001–02 3rd 31 25 .554 Lost Semifinals (Greenville) 2–1
2002–03 6th 23 27 .460
2003–04 6th 18 28 .391
2004–05 1st 30 18 .625 Won Semifinals (Roanoke) 96–89
Lost D-League Finals (Asheville) 90–67
Austin Toros
2005–06 6th 24 24 .500
2006–07 Eastern 5th 21 29 .420
Austin Toros
2007–08 Southwestern 1st 30 20 .600 Won Semifinals (Sioux Falls) 99–93
Lost D-League Finals (Idaho) 2–1
2008–09 Southwestern 2nd 32 18 .640 Won Round 1 (Idaho) 119–116 (OT)
Lost Semifinals (Colorado) 114–111
2009–10 Western 2nd 32 18 .640 Won Round 1 (Dakota) 2–1
Lost Semifinals (Rio Grande Valley) 2–1
2010-11 Western 8th 22 28 .440
Regular season 263 235 .528
Playoffs 8 9 .471

Current roster

Austin Toros rosterC
44 United Kingdom Boateng, Eric 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 257 lb (117 kg) Arizona State
G 10 United States Johnson, Carldell 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Alabama–Birmingham
F 18 United States Lyons, Leo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Missouri
F 24 United States Thomas, Lance 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
Head coach
  • Brad Jones
Assistant coach(es)
  • Taylor Jenkins
  • Alex Lloyd
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Daisuke Yamaguchi

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) Assigned from NBA team
  • Injured Injured
  • * High school

Roster
Last transaction: October 22 2011

Players of note

Retired numbers

Former

Affiliates

References

  1. ^ Associated Press. "Former Celtics guard Johnson dies suddenly at 52." Associated Press/ESPN February 23, 2007 http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2775430
  2. ^ Press Release, NBA Development League: "Austin Toros Name Quin Snyder Head Coach." June 6, 2007. http://www.nba.com/dleague/austin/snyder_070606.html Retrieved August 1, 2010
  3. ^ NBA Development League, Press Release: "Spurs Purchase Austin Toros of NBA Developmental League" http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/spurs_toros_070628.html June 28, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2010.

External links


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