Spurs owner: Pending divorce won't affect team

Reuters

The majority owner of the San Antonio Spurs says her pending divorce won't affect the franchise.

Julianna Hawn Holt, chairwoman of Spurs Sports and Entertainment, told KSAT-12 TV in a statement Monday, "The franchise is safe. We are dedicated and committed to continued success."

Hawn Holt filed for divorce from Peter Holt in December, according to court documents. The couple got married in 1985 and took control of the Spurs in 1996. Peter Holt handed over daily control to Hawn Holt nearly two years ago.

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A year after Peter Holt took charge of the club, the Spurs began their ongoing 20-year streak of reaching the playoffs. The only longer streaks in NBA history were recorded by the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (22 seasons, 1950-71) and the Portland Trail Blazers (21 seasons, 1983-2003).

San Antonio has won five NBA titles under the Holts' watch.

The Spurs are currently in third place in the Western Conference after a 101-99 road loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday.

--Field Level Media

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