College

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Date

6-2019

Advisor(s)

Brian Greenwood

Abstract/Summary

Organizational culture exists within every professional sports team’s organization and makes up the organization’s DNA. The San Antonio Spurs are one such Professional Sports organization that innovates new global team building strategies that values the group as a whole over the individual. The purpose of this study was to examine the organizational culture of the San Antonio Spurs franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The researcher used a best-practices guide to evaluate the San Antonio Spurs’ corporate culture. This study found that the San Antonio Spurs are effective in their organizational culture practices, however, could focus their efforts more on appealing more to All-Star caliber free agents. To continue to have a positive corporate culture, the San Antonio Spurs should focus more efforts on gearing their coaching and player developmental programs to appeal to higher quality, more established NBA players in free agency and through the NBA Draft.

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