The San Antonio Spurs announced that they’re getting rid of their cheerleader squad.  They have decided to replace the Silver Dancers with a 35 member coed hype team.  

Via News4 San Antonio:

Spurs Sports & Entertainment will be introducing a 35-member coed Spurs hype team at the beginning of the 2018-19 season that will elevate the game day experience and energize crowds with a diverse array of unique family-friendly talents, including tumbling, acrobatics, dance and stunts. As ambassadors of the San Antonio Spurs brand, hype team members will participate in a variety of community events and public appearances as well as perform at home games. The name of the team will be announced at a later date.

“We are excited to announce our new Spurs hype team,” said Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President Tammy Turner. “This team will further enhance the game-night experience for Spurs fans at the AT&T Center.”

The cheerleaders were upset by the move and took to social media to voice their displeasure.  As they should.  This is a really strange move.  Nobody likes a coed hype team.  No wonder Kawhi Leonard wants out, via Busted Coverage:

A petition urging that the Silver Dancers stay active is up on They have already received 737 signatures and will easily reach their 1,000 goal.