Denver Nuggets’ coach George Karl likes what he is seeing from the San Antonio Spurs this season and when asked who would he pick to win it the 2011 NBA title, he picked the his former team as a player, the Spurs:
“I think right now, if I had to pick a team that I think could win it, I’d probably pick San Antonio.”
They win close games,” Karl added. “They win at home, they’re a good defensive team and they are a powerful offensive team. They have more depth than I’ve ever seen them have. They have more versatility than they’ve had in a long time
“And this is the first time I’ve seen (coach Gregg Popovich) turn on the mental edge early in the season. He (usually) waits. He kind of waits for that rodeo trip, or after the All-Star (break) – let’s win 10 in a row or 13 out of 15 or something like that. He’s put the gas pedal down pretty hard all season long.” (source denverpost.com)
And how could he not pick the Spurs? The Spurs boast the league’s best record at 36-6, and winning without relying on Duncan as much should make other teams in the Western Conference a bit worried come playoffs.