Spurs news and notes: Cavs coach favorite franchise is the Spurs, Celtics fans watching the Spurs, and more


• Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott’s favorite franchise is the San Antonio Spurs:

To be clear, coach Byron Scott’s favorite franchise is the San Antonio Spurs, who draft well, develop their own talent and have won multiple championships. (sacbee.com)

• RedsArmy.com looks at the Spurs as the playoffs are fast approaching.

• The Austin Toros lost to the Texas Legends last night hurting their chase for the number eight spot in the D-League playoffs. Check out the recap at Toros Nation.

• Express News’ Tim Griffin shares some quotes the Spurs media relations hands out after the Spurs’ win over the Sacramento Kings.

• Former Spurs players Sean Elliott and Brad Lohaus and current Spur Richard Jefferson were ranked number one, four and six respectively as the best players out of Arizona:

No. 1 Sean Elliott, Tucson Cholla: The small forward could score 42 points without breaking  a sweat and sit for the final 10 minutes of the game in high school. He lost out to Mitch Smith and Phoenix Alhambra in the 1985 state semifinals, but Elliott went on to help lead Arizona to the 1988 Final Four. He was a two-time  Pac-10 Player of the Year, was a two-time  NBA All-Star and won a championship ring with the San Antonio Spurs.

No. 4 Richard Jefferson, Phoenix Moon Valley: The 6-7 forward led Moon Valley to a state  championship his senior  year, before  leading UA to the national championship game his junior year in 2001. That team lost to Duke in the final. Jefferson then went into  the NBA,  and, statistically has the best career scoring average in the NBA  (16 points a game) than any Arizona prep player who made it to the top level.

No.6 Brad Lohaus, Phoenix Greenway: The 6-11 center had some memorable court wars in high school  with Alarie, before moving on to Iowa, where he averaged 11 points and seven rebounds his senior year when Iowa lost in the NCAA Elite Eight. He logged a 10-year NBA career. (azcentral.com)

• Danny Ferry, vice president of basketball operations for the Spurs, was at the Mountain West Conference men’s basketball tournament on Friday for the semifinals. (lvrj.com)

• Pounding the Rock shares some photos from the Spurs-Kings game.

• Here is how you can enter for a chance to score some free tickets to the upcoming Spurs-Portland Trail Blazers game on March 28 at the AT&T Center:

1. Follow @TiqFeed_Texas on Twitter.

2. Once you’ve followed, send out a tweet that says “Follow @TiqFeed_Texas” and include your favorite live Texas sports moment, followed by the hashtag #LoneStarTiqs for chance to win free Spurs tickets.

3. One person who tweets that out will win a free pair of tickets to the March 28 Spurs-Trail Blazers game.