High drama part of Spurs’ entry to NBA 40 years ago.

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“We sort of had a gentleman’s agreement not to lie to each other and to listen to each other,” said Robinson, who retired in 2009 after 40 years with the Express-News, including a long stint as sports editor that began when the Express and News were morning and afternoon dailies. […] when Robinson learned Drossos had made plans to attend the NBA owners meeting June 15-17, 1976, at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, he immediately turned to his Deep Throat for guidance. Eager to bag the mother of all scoops in San Antonio — that the Spurs would join the NBA — Robinson was prepared as sports editor to lobby Express-News publisher Charlie Kilpatrick for a trip to New England should Drossos even hint at the possibility of an ABA-NBA merger. “If we don’t cover the NBA owners meeting will we look like idiots?” Robinson asked Drossos. Forty years ago, the Spurs were galaxies removed from the sparkling, model franchise they are today……Read More

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