Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/9/12
The San Antonio Spurs have now lost three key members of their staff with assistant coaches Don Newman and Jacque Vaughn leaving for New Jersey and Orlando, and they've now lost yet another gem of a front office executive in Dennis Lindsey. With the success the Spurs have had well over the last decade, it's no wonder that several staff members and coaches have been recruited elsewhere in bigger roles. Sam Presti and Kevin Pritchard are among the notables, along with Mike Brown and Monty Williams, who hired James Borrego away from the Spurs. The Spurs family tree extends across the NBA with several executives, head coaches and assistants. Even columnist Peter Vecsey noted in a recent column that he'd love a position with the Spurs because it usually turns into promotion within the team or being hired away in a greater capacity. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich obviously knows his success breeds this type of recruiting from within the Spurs "family," which is probably why he endorsed L...
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