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Usually D-League players are the ones that get called up to the NBA, but Toros coach Taylor Jenkins will be recieving his "call-up" of sorts as he leaves the Toros, where he's coached the last five years, to join former San Antonio Spurs top assistant Mike Budenholzer's staff in Atlanta.
“Taylor is a talented, hard-working coach who has a great grasp of the system that we are going to implement," Budenholzer said. “He gained valuable experience working in the NBA Development League the past five seasons and with his attention to detail and energy, he will be an asset to my staff.”
Jenkins was an assistant under both Quin Snyder and Brad Jones, before being promoted to head coach before last season. Jenkins is now the third consecutive Toros head coach to get promoted to an NBA coaching position after Snyder left for Philadelphia and Jones went to Utah last year.
Jenkins and Budenholzer have worked closely before, and in fact as recently as the NBA Finals. According to Ridiculous Upside, Budenholzer put Jenkins in the role of an advanced scout throughout the Finals.
Jenkins should find himself comfortable in a new system with Atlanta, especially if Budenholzer keeps or uses some of the same Spurs offensive and defensive schemes, since Jenkins ran the same system in Austin. Aside from that, he'll also be working under a familiar face in GM Danny Ferry, who worked directly with the Toros in his last stint with the Spurs.
While the Spurs likely have several options to replace the vacant head coaching position, assistant Ken McDonald seems the most obvious choice and a good fit. After coaching under Rick Barnes at Texas, McDonald coached current NBA players Courtney Lee and Jeremy Evans in two successful runs in the NCAA Tournament with Western Kentucky. He has the experience and excelled in player development with the Hilltoppers, so he should be able to transition into a head coaching position rather smoothly.
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San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is coming off one of the toughest seasons of his career. After struggling throughout the NBA Finals, many questioned whether or not he would be back.
The Spurs answered that question very early in free agency, locking Ginobili up for likely the last contract of his career in a two-year deal.
Ginobili told Deporte Tandilense (via translation...
Manu Ginobili took a pay cut to remain with the San Antonio Spurs.
“He’s been the heart and soul of our team for many years,” R.C. Buford said. “He made a significant sacrifice to comeback and join this group.”
Ginobili signed for a reported $14 million over two seasons.
Buford expects Ginobili to remain productive, despite his natural decline in athleticism.
With the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team down 68-67 after a Charlotte three-pointer to take the lead, the Spurs had 12.3 seconds left to make something happen.
Enter guard Cory Joseph.
With plenty of time on the game-clock in the fourth quarter, Joseph took the ball down the court and with veteran-type poise, hit the game-winning shot for San Antonio. The Spurs...
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He even consistent minutes...
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As the Las Vegas leg of the 2013 NBA Summer League inches closer we look at a roster full of talented young men, some who have played in the NBA and some who have not, and we ask ourselves again, “Who needs to prove themselves the most?”
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For international NBA players, representing their home country at international games is a big honor. The San Antonio Spurs have a roster full of foreign-born players such as Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Patty Mills (Australia), and Marco Belinelli (Italy) who have represented their home country during the NBA offseason at various Olympic qualifiers.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Wizards are interested in acquiring DeJuan Blair through a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs.
Washington has interest in free agent DeJuan Blair, sources tell Y! Sign-and-trade a consideration, but Spurs may be unmoved by choices.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2013
Blair has been on the trading block...
Two things stood out for the San Antonio Spurs Summer League team in their debut, a 69-68 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. They guys with NBA experience look good. The guys who aren't have some room to improve, even though one rookie in particular looked extremely comfortable. Neither of these things are surprising, and guys needing improvement isn't exactly a bad...
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Charlotte Bobcats by a final score of 69-68 in Summer League play on Friday.
Cory Joseph had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Deshaun Thomas scored 18.
Jeffery Taylor led the Bobcats with 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 points, while Bismack Biyombo had 11 rebounds and two blocks. Cody Zeller had...
The Washington Wizards are interested in DeJuan Blair.
Blair is a free agent, but the Wizards would like to acquire Blair via a sign-and-trade.
The San Antonio Spurs may have difficulty finding an acceptable trade package for Blair from the Wizards.