The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. They compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The team was established in 1967 as the Dallas Chaparrals in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and was later sold to a group of San Antonio businessmen in 1973, relocated, and renamed the Spurs. The Spurs have won five NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014) and have made the playoffs every year since the 1996-97 season. The team is known for its international scouting and development of players, as well as its complicated, screen-based offense that relies heavily on movement and complete unselfishness. The Spurs have a culture of excellence and are led by long-time coach Gregg Popovich, who has been instrumental in the team's success.