A so called Spurs fan saying Popovich and the front office are overrated because San Antonio Spurs didn’t win any titles before and after Duncan.They only won because of Tim Duncan.
Spurs was a contending team before The Admiral was hurt.They had Sean Elliot and Avery Johnson, these two players were acquired by Pop, the GM that time, you entered Mario Ellie and Jaren Jackson and it’s a 1999 NBA championship against the Cinderella New York Knicks.
In 2003 they had rookie Manu Ginobili, second year guard Tony Parker and Stephen Jackson and how about Bruce Bowen? In 2005 Spurs signed Brent Barry, who help the Spurs bench, the trade for Nazr Mohammed.
In 2007 Mike Finley was a go to guy on three, he chose Spurs over Miami Heat or Dallas Mavericks and even trading for Matt Bonner. Before 2014 they acquired Boris Diaw and Patty Mills, they had Tiago Splitter also. Signed Marco Belineli instead of Gary Neal.
These moves made by PATFO, yes Timmy was great but he needs help. Not from another superstar but even from a role player. So if we discrediting PATFO because now the Spurs aren’t great or can’t win NBA champion ships it has no sense at all.
Spurs had a bright future, with DJ coming back healthy and improve Derrick White and Lonnie Walker IV. With the help of veterans Demar Derozan and Lamarcus Aldridge, Spurs can contend on 2 or 3 years. NBA championships are for teams, and PATFO deserve on the five that they had. No doubt about it