Can the San Antonio Spurs Do It One More Time?

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Chris Daws in NBA
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The date was April 28th, 2009. And for the first time in nine years, the San Antonio Spurs sat in their locker room on the wrong end of a first round playoff series. They had been utterly dominated by the Dallas Mavericks, 106-93, and the series had pretty much followed the same tone as the game that had just ended. The last time the Spurs felt defeat in the first round was back in 2000, and this was when Tim Duncan was injured, Tony Parker was playing in France, and Manu was playing Euro League ball, on his way to an MVP. Wake up call for the Spurs and Gregg Popovich. This offseason for the Spurs had a distinctly "Win now, not later" theme to it. They traded for Richard Jefferson, added Antonio McDyess in free agency, and gambled on DeJuan Blair in the NBA Draft. Jefferson's $29 million c ...

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