Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/14/12
The Spurs aren't immune to making coaching changes early in seasons, not that anyone really remembers or notices. It's just the thought of San Antonio canning a coach now seems as foreign as the Spurs' internationally-laden roster. The NBA's ultimate model of consistency and stability doesn't do rash. The Spurs stay the course, cranking out essentially the same product today as they did at end of the last century. Alamo City old-timers likely recall Gregg Popovich pink slipping Bob Hill just 18 games into 1996-97. How about that Jerry Tarkanian NBA run that lasted 20 games in 1992? Those with memories that predate the births of the One Direction boys know the league's most accomplished coach didn't get his career off to the smoothest of starts. Spurs Nation was calling for Pop's head 14 games into the 1999 season with the team sitting 6-8. The outcries didn't fall on deaf ears, but San Antonio ownership stuck with Pop and the program he was trying to build. The Spurs won their f...
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