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Spurs Cracked Open Their Championship Window But For How Long?

After the Dallas Mavericks easily dispatched the Manu-less Spurs in five games in the first round of last year’s playoffs, the general consensus from media and fans around the league was that the Spurs championship window with this current team was closing fast. Despite winning their division, the Spurs never looked like a dominant team […]

Top 5 Spurs Rivals

Every good story has a protagonist and an antagonist. There is a conflict with the good guys on one side and the bad guys on the other. Eventually a resolution is reached. Usually in our culture it’s the good guy who comes out on top but this is not always true. Sports are no different. […]

End of the Week Links 9/13/2009

With David Robinson’s induction to the Hall of Fame, I’ve broken this edition of Spurs links into two groups: Robinson related links and Spurs related links. Enjoy. Robinson San Antonio Business Journal – It is a short interview with Robinson but his character shines through like always. Ball Don’t Lie – Kelly Dwyer watches might […]

Was David Robinson Soft?

We continue with David Robinson tribute week here at Project Spurs with a look at the “soft” label given to him during his playing career.    David Robinson’s list of accomplishments is lengthy, including rebounding, blocked shots and scoring titles to go with the Defensive Player of the Year and MVP award.  He is the only […]

End of The Week Links 9/5/2009

NBA.com – The links are heavy this week with David Robinson and Bruce Bowen articles. This one about David Robinson sums up his career nicely. There will never be another player in the NBA like Robinson. I feel luck to have witnessed him in person. Express-News – Buck Harvey gives Bruce Bowen a nice farewell […]

Was Bruce Bowen A Dirty Player?

Bruce Bowen’s retirement was probably met with cheers from around the league, including both opposing players and fans. The cheers were probably the loudest in Phoenix. With Bowen retiring, it is only fitting to look back and try to decide his legacy. Unfortunately it is a legacy that is up for debate. On one hand […]

Ginobili’s Top 5 Games

Recently Project Spurs have looked at Tim Duncan’s and Tony Parker’s top five games, now it is time to look at Manu Ginobili.  The Argentine elicits mixed reactions from around the league. Many people dislike him for flopping and embellishing contact, but it is hard to deny his many unique talents.  Ginobili might be the only […]

Parker’s Top 5 Games

Last week Project Spurs looked at Tim Duncan’s top five games of his career.  There were requests to see a list of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili’s top five games as well, so today we will look at Parker’s. Parker has come a long way since his first couple seasons in the league.  He was an inconsistent […]

End of the Week Links 8-28

Bleacher Report – They are previewing 30 teams in 30 days and recently looked at the Spurs. Most of the preview centered around the addition of Richard Jefferson. They did not mention the return of a healthy Manu Ginobili, who should have just as big of an impact. Express News – Jeff McDonald discusses how […]

Duncan’s Top 5 Games

Today we are looking at Tim Duncan’s five best games including the playoffs. As always, I found my information on basketball-reference.com. They have this nifty stat called Game Score that was created by John Hollinger to give each performance a rating. While not a perfect stat, it is a good starting point, and I used […]

Top 5 Spurs Coaches

5. Doug Moe (1976-1980, 177-135, .567) – During the late 70’s, the Spurs were a runnin’ and gunnin’ team led by George Gervin, Larry Kenon and James Silas. Moe was at the helm of these teams, helping them consistently rank among the league leaders in pace and scoring. His best season record-wise came in 1977-78 […]

End of the Week Links 8-21

Bleacher Report – Playing the role of Debbie Downer this week is Bleacher Report! Will the high expectation of the Spurs lead to disappointment when old age kicks in and they don’t win a championship? Perhaps. Does that mean the Spurs should lower their expectations? Fat chance. RealGM – Another ranking of who had the […]

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The mythical second year jump

Players improve in their second year with a team, especially if that team is the Spurs, who have intricate defensive rotations and demand full effort. At least, that’s the perception fans around the league have. For the Spurs, fans can point to Stephen Jackson increasing his minutes by 18 and points by 8. There is […]

End of the Week Links

The first couple weeks of August have to be the slowest news period for the NBA – free agents have been signed, trades made, and summer leagues come and gone. Right now the players are off enjoy a cocktail on a secluded beach somewhere. Coaches are relaxing without worrying about coddling some superstar, except for […]

End of the Week Links

This is a new weekly feature here at ProjectSpurs where we will provide links to Spurs related articles from around the Internet. It is a work in progress, so expect it to change as time goes on. The ultimate goal is to help you waste time at work, because really, we would all rather read […]

Spurs big men from championship teams to today: Part 3

This is the final installment in a three-part look at the big men the Spurs had during each of their championship seasons. A main focus for the Spurs this season was improving their frontcourt, and this will allow us to compare the current frontcourt to previous ones. Today we will look at the 2009 team […]

Spurs big men from championship teams to today: Part 2

This is the second in a three-part look at the big men the Spurs had during each of their championship seasons. A main focus for the Spurs this season was improving their frontcourt, and this will allow us to compare the current frontcourt to previous ones. Today we will look at the 2005 and 2007 […]

Spurs big men from championship teams to today

This is the first in a three-part look at the big men the Spurs had during each of their championship seasons. A main focus for the Spurs this season was improving their frontcourt, and this will allow us to compare the current frontcourt to previous ones. Today we will look at the 1999 and 2003 […]

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