The Sound of Spurs

The Sound of Spurs

50 years ago, the basketball landscape in the city of San Antonio would be changed forever with the arrival of an ABA team that bloomed into one the NBA’s pillar franchises known for doing things the correct way. Join us as we pull back the curtain at what went into the success over the last 50 years and why it continues to resonate with new audiences today. Hosted by Spurs radio voice Bill Schoening, the podcast features interviews with Spurs legends and some never-before-heard stories from the people who were there from the very beginning.


December 6, 2022 28 min

Antonio Daniels takes us inside his journey from Columbus, Ohio, to the NBA and life after the NBA. Antonio explains why you must think about life after basketball because eventually "you're going to wake up from the dream." Antonio also shares how the tragedy of losing his brother at 22 years old shaped him. Later, Antonio talks about how he climbed into the top-5 of the NBA draft his senior season and then he discusse...

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Gene Banks takes us inside his journey that led him to the NBA which includes growing up playing basketball - a game he once hated - in Philadelphia. Gene shares how divine intervention led him to play at Duke and then he explains how dropping in the NBA draft after being projected top-10 was the best thing for him. Gene also talks about the adjustment moving to San Antonio, his time overseas and his foundation.


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Matt Bonner takes us inside his NBA journey from playing overseas to winning championships with the San Antonio Spurs. Matt explains why he played college basketball at the University of Florida and then he shares how playing basketball overseas was the most memorable time of his career. Matt shares what his first impressions of San Antonio were after being traded there and then he dives into what separates San Antonio's organi...

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November 15, 2022 31 min

James Silas takes us inside his journey from the ABA to the NBA. James explains how people from their city did two things growing up and then he shares his unusual draft day story. James provides insights into what it was like being a part of the San Antonio community and then he shares where his nickname originated from. Bill asks James why he wore #13 and about his injury at the end of his career. James finishes up touching on hi...

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November 8, 2022 30 min

NBA Champion Brent Barry takes us inside his lifelong journey in the NBA. Brent talks about his time as a ballboy for the Golden State Warriors, his recruitment out of high school, and how he was the last to know where he got drafted in the NBA. Brent also shares stories about the 1996 slam dunk contest and his relationship with Manu Ginobili. Brent discusses the 2005 NBA title he won with the Spurs and what it's like being in ...

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November 1, 2022 24 min

George “Iceman” Gervin looks back on the evolution of The Spurs over the past 50 years — the dedication of the Spurs’ fans, the vision of Spurs leadership, and falling in love with San Antonio. The Iceman compares the modern day NBA to the ABA, and talks about the perks of playing international ball. 

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