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The one thing standing between Spurs and a true dynasty

One thing has remained elusive for the Spurs over the past two decades, one thing has kept the perennial contenders and their Hall of Fame core from checking every item off the list of things that constitutes a dynasty: winning back-to-back championships. Well, after their run to a championship last June, the Spurs enter this season with all of the pieces to do just that — even...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Sign Kawhi Leonard… Now!

Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America San Antonio Spurs: Sign Kawhi Leonard… Now! By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… With the San Antonio Spurs, it is hard to question them, as they have the best team in the NBA, the best GM in the NBA, the best coach in the NBA, have the best franchise in the NBA and just won another championship (5th with Pops-Duncan...
Via HoopStuff
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nearly Half of NBA GMs Believe Spurs Will Repeat

With the NBA season (finally!) right around the corner, it’s time for NBA.com to release their annual GM Survey. Every year the league surveys all 30 GM’s on their picks for everything from MVP to NBA Finals winners to break-out star, and the results are always discussion-starters. After the San Antonio Spurs shocked the world and absolutely dismantled LeBron James and the Miami...
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Latest trailer for ‘Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs’ puts Manu Ginobili in focus

In the latest sneak peek at the NBA TV special, “Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs,” puts Manu Ginobili in focus. In the preview, Tim Duncan admits he thought Manu was just another Euro experiment while Tony Parker strongly felt coach Popovich and Manu would not be able to work together during his rookie year. […]
Via Project Spurs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Spurs in focus for ‘Champions Revealed’ NBA TV Special

The new season is upon us the and defending 2014 NBA champions, San Antonio Spurs, will be the focus on an upcoming NBA TV special called “Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs.” In the trailer, Spurs’ Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich take a walk down memory lane and talk about the […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

We don’t know when a team’s reign is done until it’s done. That’s not a trivial truism, full of cliches and signifying nothing; it’s a conclusion reached after considering cognitive biases and the history of the league. Memphis may have already peaked when they reached the western conference finals and Marc Gasol won Defensive Player of the Year, but the growing rate from...
Via Analytics Game
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: How many championships do the Phoenix Suns have?

Thursday’s preseason game between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs went off without head coach Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills and Tiago Splitter. Suns owner Bob Sarver took to the PA system to apologize to Suns fans.Sarver said he understood that fans were unsatisfied and disappointed by the Spurs’ roster. “It was just a gesture...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Facebook page dedicated to Tim Duncan that claim he’s ‘an extra-dimensional superjesus’

Now I’ve seen it all. San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan has done it all in the NBA. Five NBA titles, NBA MVP honors, countless All-Star game appearances, and considered one of the best ever to grace the NBA hardwood. His play is out-of-this-world, and at least one Facebook page thinks Duncan has done all of […]
Via Project Spurs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' no-shows prompt apology, gift offer from Suns' owner

PHOENIX -- Suns managing partner Robert Sarver took advantage of a break during the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason game to apologize for what ended in his team's 31-point victory. He also offered to provide a gift for fans required to watch the home team's blitzkrieg that featured three -- yes, three! -- point guards on the floor at the same time during a riveting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Observations: Spurs fall to Suns

Thursday evening, the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Phoenix Suns 121-90. To read a full recap of the game, check out D. Hyrum Vaughn’s article from after the game. Though the Spurs were without their head coach, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills, they still had players like Tony […]
Via Project Spurs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan working to rediscover jumper after down season

It is Tim Duncan’s 18th NBA season, and the first-ballot Hall of Famer has no intention of easing into retirement. At roughly 250 pounds, Duncan looks as lean and cut as ever, having spent another summer carefully monitoring his diet and working on his jab with local boxer Jesse “James” Leija. All in the hopes of, as he put it on Tuesday, “just trying to survive” in a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason: Experience opportunities for young Spurs players vs. Suns

The San Antonio Spurs’ 2014-15 preseason will continue Thursday evening in Phoenix, as the squad will be hosted by the Suns (2-1). If you are hoping to get another look at Kyle Anderson in major minutes, Thursday might be your chance, since starting small forward Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter, and Patty […]
Via Project Spurs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau Wants Bulls To Get Into Mind-Set Like Spurs

Tom Thibodeau is looking for his core players to get in a mindset similar to the San Antonio Spurs. In the two preseason games the Spurs played overseas last week, veteran Tim Duncan played 33 and 35 minutes, while Tony Parker played 35 and 36. ‘‘I’m watching San Antonio, and they’re going after it,’’ Thibodeau said. ‘‘Parker, Duncan, they’re playing huge minutes...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan, Parker help Spurs beat Fenerbahce Ulker

ISTANBUL (AP) Tim Duncan had 23 points and Tony Parker added 22 to help the San Antonio Spurs beat Fenerbahce Ulker 96-90 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Parker and Duncan each had seven rebounds and Parker also had seven assists for the defending NBA champion Spurs, coming off a 94-93 loss to Alba Berlin on Wednesday night in Germany. Manu Ginobili added 12 points and eight...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan is the greatest player of our era

USA Today named the San Antonio Spurs their fourth-most watchable team for this upcoming NBA season. However, they were burying the real news in there. USA Today said Tim Duncan is the greatest player of this era in the NBA (which isn’t wrong by the way) and totally took a shot at Kobe Bryant in the […]
Via Project Spurs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban might hate the Spurs, but he respects Tim Duncan

The owner of the Dallas Mavericks has never been afraid to voice his usually strong opinion about officials, other teams (especially the Rockets recently), and players. Well, he took a kinder approach when talking about San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and his potential retirement after this season. Cuban hopes to honor Duncan in their last […]
Via Project Spurs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Pop going to be ‘sad’ once Tim Duncan retires

San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan’s days playing in the NBA is nearing an end. After 17 years, Duncan has a resume that makes him a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame and he really doesn’t have anything more to prove. And along side him for all those years, has been head coach Gregg Popovich who […]
Via Project Spurs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich dreads approaching end of Tim Duncan’s career

Whenever the thought pops into his mind, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich tries to quickly remove it and move on, lest he get overly consumed with something that hasn’t happened. But Popovich knows that someday soon — possibly after this season, maybe the next, but soon — he will step onto that practice court on One Spurs Lane and Tim Duncan will not be there to crack...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich 'Very Possible' To Continue Coaching Even After Duncan Retires

Gregg Popovich discussed his partnership with Tim Duncan and admitted he tries not to think about the possibility of the ending. “When he’s not at practice, I’m going to be little depressed, I think,” Popovich said. “It makes me sad. I’m going to miss it an awful lot…I’ll think about it when it happens and it’ll be tough, but until then I’m not going to start...
Via RealGM
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Text Tim Duncan Asking for Help

The Indiana Pacers are no longer the juggernaut of the Eastern Conference. A year removed from championship inspirations, the Pacers simply are searching for an identity after the departure of Lance Stephenson and the unfortunate injury to Paul George. The San Antonio Spurs put on a basketball clinic during their dismantling of the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals.  The Pacers would...
Via Thacover2
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Text Tim Duncan Asking for Help

The Indiana Pacers are no longer the juggernaut of the Eastern Conference. A year removed from championship inspirations, the Pacers simply are searching for an identity after the departure of Lance Stephenson and the unfortunate injury to Paul George. The San Antonio Spurs put on a basketball clinic during their dismantling of the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals.  The Pacers would...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs GM Buford on what it will take for a repeat, life after Tim Duncan and more

As the new season gets set to kick off, the San Antonio Spurs will have another shot at doing something the franchise has never done — repeat as NBA champs. Whether it was a critical foul, a lucky shot to fall in with less than a second on the clock or injuries, it seems the […]
Via Project Spurs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: The Best Of The Spurs

San Antonio Spurs: The Best Of The Spurs By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Best Player- Tim Duncan – He may be starting in his 18th season in the association, but Tim Duncan is still one of the best players in the league, nevermind just on his team. It says a lot about a player when a stat line of 15.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game is considered one of their worst...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert texts Tim Duncan for advice on how Spurs do it

The San Antonio Spurs are considered to be a model NBA franchise, even for players who aren’t even on the team. Such is the case for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, who says he texts Tim Duncan for advice. At the Pacers’ media day on Tuesday, Hibbert revealed that he watched the Spurs in the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Pacers’ Roy Hibbert leans on San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan quite heavily. He has trained with Duncan on numerous occasions and now it seems Hibbert wants to dig deeper and learn the ins and outs of the Spurs’ ball movement. Apparently Hibbert and the Pacers want to copy the Spurs’ ways and will do anything […]
Via Project Spurs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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