Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/13/12
You wouldn’t say Patty Mills got a lot of playing time as member of the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, his role was really the “human victory cigar” during the playoffs, only getting minutes in blowout victories and of course, waving his towel relentlessly from the bench. You did get to see a little bit of his talent during the regular season when Coach Pop rested the starters, but aside from that, he mostly rode the bench. Despite all that, Spurs assistant coach and head coach of the Australian national team, Brett Brown says Mills’ time with the Spurs was invaluable. “I think it resurrected his career,” Brown said. “He was caught at a cross-roads where he was in between leagues, he was in between teams. To be able to be brought in by such a great franchise like the Spurs and have the opportunity to again be with me … it was a win on everyone's part. “The Spurs were fortunate to have him, he was fortunate to have the Spurs and if you put your Boomers hat on, basketball in
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