San Antonio – The third episode of Spurs Flashback, a 90-minute weekly show highlighting memorable games in Spurs history, will air Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. The show will feature San Antonio’s tenure in the ABA, ranging from the beginning of the Spurs franchise to the ABA-NBA merger when the Spurs were officially accepted into the NBA on June 17, 1976.
Tomorrow night’s show is hosted by Andrew Monaco and Sean Elliott and was taped in front of a live-studio audience made up of season ticket holders on Friday, November 18 at the AT&T Center’s H-E-B Fan Zone. The special on-set guest for this show was Mark Olberding, who played for the Spurs in the ABA during the 1975-76 season. He played six-plus seasons with San Antonio. Overall he played 12 seasons (one ABA and 11 NBA) in his professional career, with averages of 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 946 games.
This episode highlights two in-depth features with Red McCombs, a story on the ABA-NBA merger, a look into the 1975 ABA All-Star Game hosted by San Antonio and a narrative remembering HemisFair Arena.
On the set, Olberding remembered his playing days in the ABA fondly. "It was very special. I was very fortunate. I got to the ABA in ’75 so that was the last year of the ABA before the ABA and NBA merged," he explained. "We had some classic matches between the Nuggets and the Nets with Dr. J. and everything. It really was a wild league."
Spurs Flashback will continue to air every Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. Each show will feature a special on-set guest, as well as features and memories from players, coaches, media and season ticket holders from that highlighted season.
Following each broadcast, Spurs fans can check-out a 10-minute feature called ‘Postgame’ on spurs.com that will feature additional interviews, questions and insight with Elliott, Monaco and studio guests. For more information on the series and the broadcast schedule, visit spurs.com.
Due to regional agreements, customers of DIRECTV and Dish Network will not receive the program.