Since the beginning of the Tim Duncan era in San Antonio, the San Antonio Spurs have been perennial title contenders, winners of 50-plus regular season games (except the 1999 lockout-shortened season) season-in and season-out, and made the postseason annually which included four NBA titles along the way.
The Spurs have been the model franchise for years and have been the blueprint for other teams to follow. With selfless Hall of Fame bound players such as Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, San Antonio has set the standard team play with egos checked at the door.
And Bucks' O.J. Mayo has taken notice.
Milwaukee heads into the new season with new faces. Aside from Mayo, former Spur Gary Neal, Caron Butler, and Brandon Knight, the Bucks will look to make the playoffs and Mayo looks to the Spurs as to what it takes to make a successful team.
Not only that, Milwaukee will have to build chemistry, understand roles they will fill and play team ball just like San Antonio.