The 2013-2014 season for the San Antonio Spurs has been a great one so far. The defending west conference champs are 12-1 with a 6-0 home record. Tim Duncan’s injuries haven’t slowed them down either. Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard, bring a young mix to the well-aged team. Splitter leads the team with 7.3 rebounds per game, while Leonard also adds in with 1.9 steals per game adding a solid blend. Tony Parker has proven himself over and over again, and continues to do so, leading the team with 18.2 ppg, and six assists per game. Greg Popovich and RC Buford’s coach-gm tree has spread even more this offseason. Brett Brown and Mike Budenholzer both got head coaching jobs. Brown’s having a better start in Philly then people expected. Budenholzer, on the other hand is not having any replication of the Spurs formula in Atlanta.
The Spurs have a philosophy that can apply to almost any group of players. It’s a formula based off of sound fundamentals, team aspects, and smart business decisions. While Miami has a great and flashy organization many people still prefer old school principals and sound basketball. The Spurs have a plan set and it will lead them back to the playoffs. When you think about though, talking about the Spurs is the same as talking about a large corporation like IBM. They have their stars but without the stars connecting, they can’t get anywhere. Their players aren’t cocky and play for the benefit of the team game.