The Spurs is model team that is being emulated league wide. It was because they have the one of the greatest coaches of the NBA today, Greg Popovich. The Spurs is a face of consistency in the NBA as they 22 consecutive playoff appearances, this is an amazing feat.
It is very rare phenomenon that a small team in terms of scale has 5 championships under one coach tenure. The Spurs is a combination of smart people in the front office and with the luck of having a number one pick in Duncan.
Since Duncan was drafted the Spurs went from a non-playoff team to a title contender team. Duncan was paired with “the admiral” David Robinson and paired up as the “twin tower” of the San Antonio Spurs.
With Robinson retired, the torch was passed to Duncan. Duncan carried the Spurs, with the addition of a young point guard then in Parker. The big three was completed with the addition of Ginobili. These 3 brought the Spurs more championships totaling of 5 rings.
The Spurs is a team the believe in players development. They are very keen in finding gems in the draft. Parker was round 1 pick 28 and yet he is one of the greatest point guard that played the game.
Another great example is Ginobili, he was pick 57 of round 2 and look how Manu evolved as a player in the NBA. The “big three” played from 2002 – 2016 and they have become the greatest trio of NBA with 541 wins.
Another gem that the Spurs acquired was Leonard, drafted round one, pick 15. He was initially thought as the future face of the Spurs when the “big three” retired. Unfortunately, things went sour between the two parties and ended up Kawhi requesting for a trade.
Onward to the Future
Now this consistency is in jeopardy because the Spurs right now is not making the cut though it is early in the season because we are halfway. And if you are betting on this team on your favorite betting site you can check the odds of Spurs winning in this site’s homepage.
But who knows, the only we weapon they have right now is that they have the greatest mind and coach of the NBA right now. In Pop we trust!