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In 1999, fresh off their first NBA Championship, with a roster set to return almost in its entirety, the San Antonio Spurs traded their first round pick, Leon Smith, and tabbed a few foreign prospects in the second round; most notably, one Emanuel Ginobili (as he was called on draft night) with the 57th pick.
On that night the Spurs practically invented the draft-and-stash—a strategy in which they select an intriguing young foreign prospect and allow them to develop overseas on someone else’s dime. It’s a process that has served the Spurs well, working as a sort of pseudo-free agent pipeline of established players to which the Spurs have exclusive negotiating rights. By selecting Livio Jean-Charles (France) in the first round, and Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State) in the second, the Spurs are once again taking the long view with their draft.
Jean-Charles was pegged as one of the top-20 players on the Spurs’ draft board, according to general manager R.C. Buford. At 6-...
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I’m not really sure why this was necessary but everyone is entitled to their opinion. San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green through Game 5 of the NBA Finals had set a record for most 3s hit in a Finals series and had many thinking he was the favorite for MVP (the Spurs were up 3-2). [...]
San Antonio Spurs second round draft pick Deshaun Thomas is letting it sink in he is now part of the NBA.
The 6'7" forward spoke about being drafted by the Spurs and feels great about joining the team. From saying the system fits him to praising Gregg Popovich, Thomas feels he is a solid fit in San Antonio.
Check out what Thomas had to say about becoming a member...
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw is expected to his exercise his player option on his contract and remain with the Spurs for the 2013-2014.
Spurs forward Boris Diaw expects to opt-in to the final year of his contract paying $4.7 million next season, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 28,...
The San Antonio Spurs may not have won the 2013 NBA title but their 2012 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards, finished his season with Vienna a champion.
Richards and BC Vienna defeated Oberwart, 68-55, 3-2 in the best of five series to capture the A Bundesliga title in the Austrian League. Richards averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game and in the title game, finished...
With the 58th pick in the NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select Deshaun Thomas, a 6'7" forward from Ohio State. This guy can put the ball in the hole. But enough of that analysis. This is the guy that refused to give the Spurs his phone number at the NBA Draft Combine.
“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now...
The San Antonio Spurs just won’t go away. Gregg Popovich led the Spurs within one game of their fifth NBA Championship with a combination of their star trio and several young role players who have completely bought into the direction of the franchise. The team has a few key free agents this NBA off-season and their number one priority should be keeping their core in tact.
Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Obero has announced his retirement from basketball (via Argentinean site La Gaceta) and will be mulling over offers to work in the NBA.
"I do not play with people's anxiety, I am a former basketball player," said Oberto.
This is Oberto's second time retiring. He announced his retirement while still in the NBA (with...
Note: Quixem Ramirez and I completed this email thread during the NBA Draft, specifically following the selection of Livio Jean-Charles
Trevor Zickgraf: Alright, the San Antonio Spurs draft Livio Jean-Charles from France. What was your first reaction to this pick, Q?
Quixem Ramirez: Full disclosure: I knew next to nothing about Livio Jean-Charles prior to his selection. Does...
The San Antonio Spurs NBA coaching tree just grew bigger as teams continue to dip into San Antonio's coaching ranks.
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown as their next head coach according to the New York Daily News.
Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the...
On Thursday evening during the NBA Draft, news broke claiming San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was set to become the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, just after the draft, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford said the reports of the Brown-76ers hiring still weren’t official and said people were jumping the gun on that situation too early.
Move over Eva Longoria! There is a new Mrs. Parker in town--or there will be whenever she and Tony Parker get married.
Yes, ladies, it appears that the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs is off the market.
It appears that the good folks at TerezOwens were in a Twitter conversation with the Spurs guard and he let a little something slip:
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Manu Ginobili doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note.
The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the Finals proved costly in their loss to the Miami Heat.
"After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that...
Brett Brown grew up in Maine, rooted for the Celtics and played college basketball at Boston University. It appears he’s interested in returning to his roots.
The longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant coach has expressed interest in filling the vacant head coaching position for the Boston Celtics, league sources told the Boston Globe on Friday.
However, Brown may not be on the market...
Boris Diaw has decided to exercise his player option with the San Antonio Spurs for the 13-14 NBA season.
Diaw will earn $4.7 million.
The NBA Draft is upon us. There's already been a lot of rumors about trades, pick promises, etc. The San Antonio Spurs have been linked to one prospect, Erick Green, and a top five pick from last year, Thomas Robinson. Since it's the Spurs, you'll hear them linked to a fraction of players and trades as other teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been linked to half...