Working behind the scenes of every NBA is a strength and conditioning coach.
Some are good at their job and some set the professional standard. Mike Brungardt is one of the best in his field and is the only strength and conditioning coach in the history of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.
Brungardt is retiring after 17 years of service with the team. He had his work cut out for him in those 17 years.
Keeping players physically together on four championship runs. Working through tough injuries with key players such as Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker to keep the Spurs’ championship hopes alive. Coach Popovich described his service to the team the best when he said
“All of us will miss Mike a great deal,” said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. “He has been an important part of the Spurs success over the last 17 years. He built our strength and conditioning program from the ground up and remains one of the best in the business. He has the respect and admiration of everyone in the organization, from players to coaches to front office staff. On a personal note I hate to see Brungy leave. He is a good friend and a wonderful man.”
From everyone on the Project Spurs staff we wish ”Brungy” the best on whatever endeavor or path he chooses next.