Spurs Hype Team Unveiled

Silver Dancers

Nothing lasts forever, and that apparently includes the Silver Dancers, which have been the centerpiece of Spurs sidelines for 26 years, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The Spurs have announced the creation of a still unnamed hype squad to fire up fans before and during games:

"Spurs Sports & Entertainment will be  introducing a 35-member coed Spurs hype team at the beginning of the  2018-19 season that will elevate the game day experience and energize  crowds with a diverse array of unique family-friendly talents, including  tumbling, acrobatics, dance and stunts. As ambassadors of the Spurs  brand, hype team members will participate in a variety of community  events and public appearances as well as perform at home games. The name  of the team will be announced at a later date.

 “We are excited to announce our new Spurs hype  team,” said Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President Tammy  Turner. “This team will further enhance the game-night experience for  Spurs fans at the AT&T Center.”  

Auditions  for the official entertainment team of the San Antonio Spurs will be  held July 21 and Aug. 5 at the University of the Incarnate Word.  Dynamic stunt artists, tumblers, acrobats, cheerleaders, and other  performers are encouraged to attend the open tryouts. Registration  information and more details on the team will be released soon." 

The Spurs have not confirmed it, but the hype team will apparently replace the Silver Dancers.  Many pro teams are moving away from all female squads in exchange for coed athletic squads like the hype team, but this would make the Spurs the first in the NBA without a dance specific team.

Photo: The Spurs Silver Dancers perform during the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets at the AT&T Center.  (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

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