1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Even in Defeat, the NBA has Learned Nothing From the Spurs

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JLOBABYDADDY, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. JLOBABYDADDY

    JLOBABYDADDY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    195
  2. JLOBABYDADDY

    JLOBABYDADDY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    195
    Sorry to the thread police for posting in the wrong forum. It was an accident.
     
  3. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    56,400
    Likes Received:
    22,911
    They were favored this season?

    Rocket River
     
  4. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    15,679
    Likes Received:
    12,114
    Getting credible NBA information from Yahoo! Finance is...well....questionable.
     
  5. knickstorm

    knickstorm Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,712
    Likes Received:
    74
    LOL...look I get it. The SPurs are remarkably consistent, great franchise. But let's not act like they run roughshod through the league. This was their first title in 7 years.

    They almost always bring the same team back, but when have they won back to back titles?? Give them their due, but let's not act like this is Celtics from the 60's.
     
  6. JLOBABYDADDY

    JLOBABYDADDY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    195
    I'm just pointing out the business like manner with which they do things. None of their players would string them along or have countless meetings. You want tone there or you don't. Sign and get it done. On the the next. Now they know on July 10 what their entire roster will look like on opening day and who their coach will be.
     
  7. SamFisher

    SamFisher Virtuous
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    51,498
    Likes Received:
    23,501
    Good god, nothing of substance at all. Wow the Spurs resigned Diaw and Mills. Big deal. Those guys weren't likely going anywhere else, and there wasn't a whole lot out there that the Spurs could have gotten instead anyway at that price point.

    Business Insider (yahoo is reposting this) has some good content, but half of their sh-t is just content mill click bait. Guess which one this is.

    Because nobody gives a **** about Diaw and Mills.

    Seriously, now we must adore the Spurs for treating run-of-the-mill contract re-ups like run-of-the-mill re-ups? Like every single ohter team in the NBA does? But now since the Spurs do it it's an exmaple of their professionalism and awesomeness.

    Seriously GTFO of here with this , I am so sick of Spurs worshipping inanity.

    The factor that nobody likes to point out - one of the reasons hwy they've been so successful, why ANYBODY is so successful, is actually this thing called luck, aka chance, aka random ass events. They got lucky and sucked the year Duncan was the top player, and not Kieth Van Horn. We wouldn't be having this conversation otherwise.
     
    #7 SamFisher, Jul 10, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014
  8. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    15,679
    Likes Received:
    12,114
    I guess you don't remember that Duncan was thisclose away from leaving San Antonio to play with Tracy McGrady and it took him a few days to think about it too?
     
  9. NotChandlerParsons

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,013
    Likes Received:
    127
    Guys, all we have to do is sign a legendary coach, get three HOFers and somehow underpay them constantly, and we can win a lot of rings. It's easy.
     
  10. JazzLakerHater

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Yeah cause it's so easy to acquire arguably the greatest coach ever, one of the top 10 players of all time and two other likely hall of famers. People need to realize how difficult it is to emulate the Spurs model.
     
  11. professorjay

    professorjay Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    9,676
    Likes Received:
    388
    This. He was heavily wooed and enjoyed his time in Orlando. He admitted as much that he nearly left.

    That's what happens. Sometimes people take their time to make tough decisions, instead of rushing into them just to satisfy impatient fans.

    BTW I'm tired of people saying the Spurs formula is suddenly the magic one to copy. There have been many championships won in many ways.
     
  12. Yung-T

    Yung-T Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    23,296
    Likes Received:
    5,491
    Five championships in 15 years not good enough? And been close several times in the years between those.

    They never had a downtime like the Lakers had after the Shaq&Kobe era and have been the most consistend contender in that timespan.

    What do you prefer, a threepeat and then being crap for 5 years, or 5 titles in 15 years while being a contender every season?
     
  13. MystikArkitect

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    5,457
    Likes Received:
    5,710
    Haha this. Let's just clone Popovich and travel back in time to kidnap a prime Duncan.

    That easy.
     
  14. beastlyball

    beastlyball Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    22
    He didn't start off as legendary, and those three didn't come to the spurs as HOFers. Give credit where credit is due please.
     
  15. SamFisher

    SamFisher Virtuous
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    51,498
    Likes Received:
    23,501
    What do you prefer, acquiring the greatest PF ever who has the longevity of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and nobody else in history? Or Hakeem Olajuwon or Shaquille O'Neal?

    Apples and oranges and there's literally no way you can "model" yourself after that; it's like saying "play the lottery more like the people who pick the winning numbers!"
     
  16. roslolian

    roslolian Rockets Only Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    18,521
    Likes Received:
    7,846
    Um OK? Obv no one likes drama, you act teams purposely want to be strung out till the deadline.

    I don't get this let's be the like the Spurs crap going on. Lol yes please let's have one of the best coaches and GMs ever and get Duncan Parker and Gino in the draft so we can have our own home grown team. So where are we getting those guys? You have no idea? Then STFU. :rolleyes:

    Seriously every team in the world would like to be the spurs. But just because they want to doesn't mean they can be the spurs.
     
  17. SamFisher

    SamFisher Virtuous
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    51,498
    Likes Received:
    23,501
    I don't even think the Spurs could be like the Spurs if you swapped their roster for a middle of the road team.

    Reunite Popovich, Presti, Buford. Give them a ticket to Orlando and move them east. It's got the same small market issues as San Antonio. Does he build them into a dynasty, guaranteed?
     
  18. Lando19

    Lando19 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    14
    None of their players were courted nor had multiple offers like a Melo or Lebron

    Obviously
     
  19. knickstorm

    knickstorm Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,712
    Likes Received:
    74
    LOL what?? The team you're trying to put down the Lakers.... have 5 titles in 15 years. The Spurs have 4 titles in 15 years.

    Plus this "downtime" you're talking about is way overblown. How could the Lakers be crap for 5 years when after the 3 peat, they made the FInals in 2004,2008,2009,2010?
     
  20. TheresTheDagger

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,131
    Likes Received:
    6,239
    If it were so damn easy to emulate the Spurs, then they wouldn't be so special.

    The thing isn't so much to try to be just like them as it is to accentuate the strengths of your own organization while working to improve on its weaknesses. That's what the Spurs did...they came up with their own formula for winning. But as others have said here, there's more than one way to become a title contender.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now