San Antonio Spurs Keeping 2014 Title Team Together Is Greatest Victory Yet

October 7th, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

SAN ANTONIO — There are corners of this league that refute the San Antonio Spurs' dynastic credentials on the basis of one—perhaps not so minor—detail.

They've yet to win back-to-back championships.

"I wouldn't call San Antonio a dynasty—a force, a great force," New York Knicks president Phil Jackson explained to reporters in April. "They haven't been able to win consecutive championships, but they've always been there."

But after winning five titles since 1999, the pressure apparently hasn't gotten to head coach Gregg Popovich.

"Why haven't we repeated? Because we haven't," Popovich said at the team's media day in late September. "If we do, it'd be great. If we don't, life will go on, and everything's cool."

It's the no-frills attitude we've come to expect from an organization that steadfastly resists any temptation to engage in media-driven narratives. 

And yet, there's little doubt this team continues to aim high. It may even have what it takes to silence those quibbles over the historic importance of repeating as champions.

Somehow—and i ...

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