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Austin Toros
Austin Toros logo
Founded 2001
History Columbus Riverdragons
Austin Toros
Arena Austin Convention Center
City Austin, 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 Quin Snyder
Owner San Antonio Spurs
Championships none
Division Titles None
Affiliations San Antonio Spurs

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

Their logo (pictured, right) 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.


Franchise history


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. 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.

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.


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 25 15 .625
Regular season 219 201 .521
Playoffs 3 4 .429

Current roster

Austin Toros
Current Roster
Head Coach: Quin Snyder
Assistant Coaches: Taylor Jenkins, Alex Lloyd
Athletic Trainer: Daisuke Yamaguchi
G 6'5" Eddie Basden (UNC-Charlotte)
F 6'7" Justin Bowen (Illinois–Chicago)
G 6'3" Lewis Clinch (Georgia Tech)
G 6'6" Alonzo Gee (Alabama)
G/F 6'6" Malik Hairston (NBA) (Oregon)
G 6'1" Curtis Jerrells (Baylor)
G 5'10" Carldell Johnson (UAB)
F/C 6'10" Dwayne Jones (St. Joseph's)
F 6'6" David McClure (Duke)
C 6'11" Roderick Riley (Prairie View A&M)

As of January 31, 2010 (NBA) - Assigned by San Antonio Spurs

Players of note


Retired numbers


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