May 31, 2024 - News

Calling all dancers

The Spurs' mascot Coyote dances with members of the San Antonio Spurs Hype Squad.

The Spurs mascot, Coyote, dances with members of the hype squad. Photo: Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

Tumblers and breakdancers, this is your chance to break into the NBA.

Driving the news: The audition process for the Spurs Hype Squad, the team of dancers and stunters that performs during game breaks, kicks off tomorrow.

Why it matters: The coming season is looking bright, with the Spurs poised to make big draft moves or trades to surround stunningly good big man Victor Wembanyama as he embarks on his second campaign.

  • Plus, the Spurs will play again in Austin, team officials tell Axios, and in France.
  • Since its founding in 2018, the Spurs Hype Squad has made appearances in Mexico City, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Taiwan.

How it works: Applicants will be judged on "energy and engagement, skills, individual talent, athleticism and embodiment of the Spurs team values," per a Spurs news release.

What's next: Online applications can be submitted from June 1 through June 20, followed by interview and performance rounds.


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