The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the best franchises in the NBA for the last decade in a half.
They have been a model example for winning, and winning the right way, with defense, teamwork, and unselfishness.
The Spurs have showed our kids you can be very successful without playing dirty or cheap. The Spurs do not scream at referees, and they are very composed in times of adversity.
But do the Spurs have enough talent for one last title push? It is very unlikely they can even make the conference finals now, even though this year is their last shot at greatness.
Tim Duncan, the pillar of excellence for the NBA the last 10 years or so, is aging to the point he is not a dominant player anymore, but still very good.
Injuries have been an issue for the Spurs as well over the years, as star guard Manu Ginobili has had a tough time staying healthy.
The ongoing saga of determining point guard and 2007 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker’s future is a story that will not go away. There has been much speculation he will sign with the New York Knicks next summer.
If there is a coach that can handle any type of problem, it is Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. He is one of the most underrated coaches ever, and a master tactician.
Most importantly the players respect him, and when the players respect the coach, a team can achieve anything. Gregg is the perfect man for the Spurs, and his coaching ability may give them one more opportunity at NBA Finals glory.